Monday, July 8, 2013

Gorilla In The Cafe

I went to this little Waikiki cafe awhile back, but was very impressed. Small, but a perfect place for a midday pick-me-up. I found that it is loved by many who work around the area, as lots of people stopped in for a quick bite or caffeine upper.

They have a variety of paninis, macarons, pastries, bottled drinks, parfaits, and other to-go food, not to mention a big menu of espresso and cold drinks. I really wanted to try everything (as usual), but settled on Salmon Caper Focaccia. I really wanted to also try the Croque Monsieur Tartine, but that will have to wait til next time! I also ordered Yuzu Iced Tea (which my friend, Dene swore by) and a Caramel Latte!

The Yuzu Iced Tea was everything that it was hyped up to be. Seemed simple to make- Iced Tea, and Yuzu marmalade. Mmmmm, does anyone know where to get the marmalade?! If I had that, I'd put it on everything! The Caramel Latte was pretty, but didn't excite me like the Yuzu Iced Tea did. I highly recommend this citrusy refresher!

As for the Salmon Caper Focaccia, I liked it too, but was more impressed by the dressing on the salad! I believe it was Maui Onion dressing, and can be found in a big bottle at Costco. I immediately went to buy myself a bottle of this stuff. So delicious! Not too onion-y at all.

Gorilla in the Cafe (and their parking) is located in the Bank of Hawaii building in Waikiki, next to Teddy Bear World. Look for the life-size Teddy Bear waving 'Hello!' to everyone, and Gorilla is right there!

PS- I have yet to try any of their Macarons, but have no fear, I'm definitely going back! 

Caramel Latte

Salmon Caper Focaccia

Look at all the sweet Yuzu marmalade at the bottom! MMMM!

Perfect little lunch or snack!

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