A Hidden Gem in Honolulu: Discovering Morning Glass Cafe’s Delicious Offerings”

BY HELEN HWANG / Kalamalama Staff

entrance to Morning Glass( Courtesy Helen Hwang)

Morning Glass is a charming cafe in Honolulu, Hawaii that is well-known for their delicious breakfast, brunch offerings and  their high-quality coffee, which is carefully sourced and expertly roasted in-house. They offer a variety of coffee drinks, including pour-over, espresso-based drinks, and cold brew. They also have a selection of teas and other beverages available.

Their coffee is made with beans sourced from a variety of countries, including Ethiopia, Peru, and Bigisland. They roast the beans in small batches to ensure maximum freshness and flavor. Their roasting process is designed to bring out the unique characteristics of each type of bean, resulting in a rich, complex flavor profile

Long line for the coffee and pastries (Courtesy Helen Hwang)

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a friendly staff and a warm, inviting atmosphere. The decor was rustic and cozy, with wooden tables, vintage light fixtures. It’s popular hidden brunch café and have a huge line waiting to try the coffee, pastries, and breakfast. I decided to try some of their pastries and coffee, and I was not disappointed!

Pasties menu for today (Courtesy Helen Hwang)

The selection of pastries at Morning Glass was impressive, with a variety of sweet and savory options available. I tried the brioche roll chocolate and the lilikoi honey butter biscuit and both were outstanding.

The lilikoi honey butter biscuit was perfectly flaky and buttery, with a delicate, crisp exterior that gave way to a soft, fluffy interior. The layers of dough were well-defined, and the biscuit had a rich, buttery flavor that paired perfectly with a cup of coffee.

The brioche roll chocolate was also exceptional. It tender, and soft, with a generous amount of sugar around with chocolate scattered throughout the batter. It goes so well with the chocolate. It has a subtle sweetness that was not overpowering.

different type of coffee and great list of coffees(Courtesy Helen Hwang)

One of the most popular coffee drinks at Morning Glass is the pour-over. This method involves brewing coffee one cup at a time by pouring hot water over freshly ground coffee beans. The result is a clean, smooth cup of coffee that highlights the unique flavors of the beans.

For those who prefer espresso-based drinks, Morning Glass offers a variety of options, including lattes, cappuccinos, and Americanos. Their espresso is made with a blend of beans that is specifically designed for espresso drinks, resulting in a rich, full-bodied flavor. I decided to try unique coffee of ice London smog with Mac nuts. It charged extra $1.25, and the total was $8.25 and other hot London Fog which was $6.50. it’s pricey but it was worth it. The Ice London Smog with Mac Nuts taste unique. It was strong coffee and mostly with the mac nuts. People who like strong coffee I would recommend it and hot London Fog was very similar to Earl milk tea. It was super creamy and smooth.  was It being my first time I have tried this kind of coffee with the very unique coffee and similar to Earl milk tea taste.

After the wait, finally get to try the brioche roll chocolate and the lilikoi honey butter biscuit with London Fog and Londom Smog (Courtesy Helen Hwang)

After I taste the pastries and coffee, I ask some of the local and tourist people about this place. I get to know very interesting about Morning Glass. They told me that the pastry gets sold out very quickly around 7:00-8:00 am and the breakfast get sold out fast around 8:00-10am with most popular menu. Another thing I heard about the pastry that Morning Glass changes the menu everyday with different flavors. I was very surprised, but I was lucky to try some of the scones and rolls. It’s a really great location from the school and better than Starbucks.

In addition to the pastries I tried, Morning Glass also had a tempting selection of other pastries, including croissant, muffin, and Danishes. Each pastry looked just as delicious as the next, and I would love to come back and try them all!

Overall, the pastries at Morning Glass were top-notch. They were made with high-quality ingredients and expertly baked to perfection. If you’re a fan of pastries, I highly recommend stopping by Morning Glass and indulging in one (or several) of their delectable treats.

Their pastries are some of the bests in the city, and the cozy atmosphere of the cafe makes for a delightful breakfast or brunch experience. The coffee at Morning Glass also exceptional. They take great care in sourcing and roasting their beans, resulting in a delicious cup of coffee every time. If you’re a coffee lover, be sure to stop by Morning Glass and try one of their expertly crafted coffee drinks.

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