to the north shore but first…coffee

For a change of pace, us city dwellers take a road trip to the North Shore. Rolling out early is easy because the dress code is simple – pony tail (pigtails for Chrissy), bathing suit, shorts, and slippahs.

While the dawn light is still pastel pink and lavender, we cruise towards the H2. With each passing mile, we slip from concrete towers to fields striped in red terra and jade spiky pineapple plants.  Our deep exhales are quickly followed by hunger and the desire for caffeine.

Just after exiting H2,  “country” begins in Wahiawa and time accordingly slows down. Parking the car in the unpaved lot and swinging our legs out of the car – we stretch and follow the aroma of roasted coffee beans to Green World Coffee Farm.

We roll with the easy vibe, scan the walls to find our favorite posters, and share our amusement over the most clever of slogans. On the grassy area adorable keiki scoot around while their mamas huddle over a mug of coffee.

Up today –  a mango matcha smoothie, an ice coffee and a freshly picked blossom from this cutie.

Next – off to Hale‘iwa for whatever waits for us there!

Green World Coffee Farm

71-101 Kamehameha Hwy

Wahiawa, HI 96786

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nostalgic for the home kitchen – try this place

It is said that a kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where we fuel our bodies, work, gather together, entertain and hang out. This multi-purpose and highly utilized room is easily the most central part of any house. With comings and goings throughout the day, it is a happy hub.

If this feels nostalgic, it is because we have forfeited these routines for the nomadic mobility hectic schedules demand. Thankfully, the familiarity of chilling out in the kitchen exists at Morning Brew.

Morning Brew welcomes us and invites us to feel at home in their extended kitchen. Encouraging community, their  “Come one, come all” philosophy extends past the perk of free wifi. More than just a coffee shop we find the folks here downright neighborly.

And just like the cooks in our families, Morning Brew takes care of our welfare by offering wholesome food.  Locally sourced and organic, they use vegan and gluten free friendly ingredients with no sacrifice to taste. Morning Brew is sensitive and considerate of special dietary needs and preventing cross contamination, they employ best practices to ensure that every meal is a positive experience.

We really regret eating healthy today… said no-one ever.

As we prepared this post for publishing, we found that the chicken curry salad was calling us.  Dropping everything to cruise over to Morning Brew for lunch we had the good luck to come across POW! WOW! Hawai’i  prepping to paint Morning Brew’s Kakaako exterior wall.  Not that we needed one more reason to return to Morning Brew this week but we have one. We want to go on Wednesday to follow the progress on their new mural!

Morning Brew

685 Auahi Street #113
Honolulu, HI 96813

600 Kailua Road
Kailua, HI 96734

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