For the past five weeks, I’ve been working downtown for HAWAI’I Magazine.
It was a nice break from my full-time job at Kapi’olani Community College, where most of us who work there eat at the cafeteria (run by our award-winning culinary arts program) or Subway. Unless you don’t mind walking to Pioneer Saloon or Fort Ruger Market, there isn’t much variety in and around campus.
So when I took this temporary gig in downtown — I’m talking in the Cades Schutte building at 1000 Bishop St., right in the middle of all the action — I was looking forward to my lunch options.
You can get just about anything you crave — and I did — in downtown, from gourmet sandwiches to lamb gyros to plate lunches.
Here are some of my favorite spots to eat in downtown:
Grand Cafe & Bakery (1 of 17)
You can't go wrong with anything on the menu at Grand Cafe & Bakery in Chinatown. It was first founded in 1923 and, though the cafe has changed since it re-opened on Pauahi Street several years ago, it maintains that throwback feel — in its dining area and food offerings.
Grand Cafe & Bakery
31 N. Pauahi St.
Got a favorite downtown spot to share? Dish here!
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