Situated on the North Shore, a world-renowned surfing mecca, Café Haleiwa embraces its surroundings with a surf-inspired design and menu. Inside, the casual eatery is decorated with large, colorful paintings of waves and surfers, as well as original portraits painted on surfboard halves. Often said to serve the best breakfast on the island, the café utilizes common surfing lingo in popular dishes like the Breakfast in a Barrel (an egg and potato burrito with cheese and green salsa). Incorporating local and Mexican flavors, the menu also includes dinner dishes like the grilled mahi mahi with polenta and red pepper sauce.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.