When I woke up this morning, I had only one thing on my mind... BUTTON UP CAFE in the Pearl City Plaza. I knew that I'd be buttoning up my shorts at home just to get there and be forced to unbutton it upon finishing their delicious menu! Located in a cozy strip mall off of 719 Kamehameha Hwy. Pearl City, Hi 96782, is this not-so-hidden gem that brings a smile to my face and drool to my mouth when I speak of them!! BUTTON UP CAFE was the spot to stop at for breakfast or brunch to make your stomach happy!
My first impression was that there wouldn't be enough parking, but I was very surprised to see a lot of stalls available and a security guard monitoring the site. This put my mind at ease as I'm always thinking..."would I recommend this place to my parents or grandparents?" I TOTALLY WOULD!
When I arrived I thought it was going to be a full service restaurant with a server but instead you come up to the counter to place your order and sit down as it will come to you when ready. The young lady working today was so sweet as she suggested tasty treats to try as it was our first time. She knew what she was talking about as our food tasted amazing! (Sidenote: NO MSG is used homemade kalua pork, corned beef, hamburger, and Korean braised short rib)
(Side order Fried Rice)
(Kalua Pork Loco Moco with 2 scoops of rice, one scoop Mac Salad, 2 eggs and brown gravy on homemade patty)
(Click Above: This is bound to make your mouth water)
(Korean Braised Short Ribs with tater tots)
(Special: NuTella French Toast <Special can change>)
I felt in order for me to profile this NUTELLA FRENCH TOAST appropriately, I should show it to you in 3 different pictures depicting each piece of it! From the top to the bottom, each bite was just the right amount of sweetness to go with savory! Be sure to stop by and try this one before it's too late!
I LOVED everything about this place...the location was hidden, it's a small restaurant that offers exciting choices to make your breakfast or brunch mouth watering good!
Now be sure you keep this in mind, at the current time only CASH is accepted so be sure to bring your green hand money! I would hope they could start accepting credit/debit cards in the near future as it is 2018. But it goes without saying that we definitely will be returning soon as there is so much left on the menu to try!
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A BIG MAHALO to everyone at "BUTTON UP CAFE" for the great tastes of your menu and for helping us celebrate a birthday brunch the way it should always be celebrated...with GREAT FOOD, FANTASTIC COMPANY, EASY PARKING and a REASON TO RETURN!