After each of our early-morning shoots on Friday and Saturday (4 a.m. wakeup), we went to Tip Top for breakfast.
It turns out that they're celebrating their 100-year anniversary this year. Here's a really nice video that I found online about it.
The bakery section is at the entrance. I bought a couple bags of their cookies.
I forget how much these were, but I thought that they were too expensive so I didn't get any. Awww . . . poor Kona, yah.
We resisted these.
But not these. We broke down and got a chocolate chip cookie on our second visit.
Here is the restaurant portion. I think the guy in white is third generation owner Owen Ota. I recognized him in the video.
On Friday I got a scoop of fried rice ($4.00) and side-order spam ($3.00).
Les got the fried noodles ($7.25).
We both shared a pancake ($5.50) and agreed that it was really, really good. I think it was the texture that we liked.
We returned again on Saturday morning after driving out to Hanalei for picture-taking first.
We both ordered pancakes this time, mine with bananas ($6.00). I shoulda got the plain . . . the bananas were too tart for my liking. More worse, Les figured out later that we coulda saved choke money if we had ordered one two-piece serving which was $6.50 instead of two separate one-piece servings which are $5.50 each. Ack!
We also each ordered side-order vienna sausage ($3.00).
On the way out I saw this retro horoscope scale. There was no way I was gonna get on it. I only stopped to quickly take this picture. And Leslie? I swear she almost made an "X" at it with her forearms.