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Where to go for breakfast all day

Here are Nonstop’s top spots for getting breakfast any time the mood strikes you


Posted March 19, 2013 by Melissa Chang

Let’s face it, breakfast isn’t just for breakfast anymore. When I went to Chez Kenzo with my neighbors recently, we ordered the kim chee om-rice and sausages because we love breakfast for dinner. Which got me thinking: Where else can I get breakfast, any time of day? Not just one or two items, but a whole menu of breakfast items?

The Nonstop team came up with their favorite places for all-day breakfast, and I narrowed it down to 11. (I had to get that disclaimer in there before anyone says I “forgot” to name a place.) In the elimination process, I weeded out spots that are closed for dinner, because it wouldn’t be fair to the places that keep the griddle on, around the clock. Since Hawaii is a melting pot, I included a suggestion from Diane Seo for Korean breakfast, and from Mari Taketa for Vietnamese breakfast, in case you wanted something a little different.

Liliha Bakery (1 of 11)

Liliha Bakery

News flash: If you grew up in Hawaii and don't know by now, Liliha Bakery serves breakfast 24 hours a day. Pancakes, French toast, omelettes and loco moco round out the list, but you might want to go back to basics and just have eggs with Portuguese sausage and rice. Whatever you order, make sure to have the butter roll with "nuclear jelly." (I'm sure the flavor is strawberry, but no one calls it that.) —Photo by Mari Taketa

Liliha Bakery
515 N Kuakini St.
808-531-1651
www.lilihabakeryhawaii.com

Those are our top picks for breakfast, any time of day. What are your favorites?

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  1. harrycovair
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Nobody eats Saimin for breakfast? As the broth boils, throw in a scrambled egg or two and add some leftover meat from dinner. Done deal!

  2. harrycovair
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:35 am

    No one eats Saimin for breakfast? Tell the cook to throw in a scrambled egg as the broth boils. I wouldn’t mind having Pho for breakfast but only at certain restaurants.
     
    Not to beat your disclaimer but some restaurants do serve Fried Rice all day. That’s a favorite local breakfast item (with or without a breakfast meat and/or egg on top).
     
    Of the 11 listed sites, 4 of them are open practically 24 x 7. BTW, my omelettes at Anna Millers NEVER looked as good as your pic.

  3. krisaloha
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 7:09 am

    What about Kiss My Grits???

  4. Posted March 19, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Whoa! I’ve only tried 5 of those places you’ve listed! I have some eating and trying to do! Breakfast food is one of my favorite meals of day! Alex and I LOVE Liliha and always went there at all hours of the day/night when we lived in the area…. maybe tomorrow??? Thanks for the great review as always Melissa!

  5. Posted March 19, 2013 at 7:59 am

    @harrycovair I eat saimin for breakfast whenever I can! But I don’t think people would consider it being a breakfast food. It’s like eating pizza for breakfast.

  6. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

    @LenaHanson Thanks! And….hmmm, can I crash your party? I want nuclear jelly!

  7. Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:08 am

    You suck. Now I want to eat breakfast for dinner but it is still breakfast time which wouldn’t make sense to have breakfast food now because this post is about having breakfast food anytime OTHER than breakfast time. Hmmm….now I confused myself. It made sense when I started typing this comment.

  8. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

    @krisaloha awwww yeah! Biscuits n gravy y’all! That one, I DID forget, sorry! Maybe I should go there this weekend.

  9. jlieu
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I love love Lilha Bakery! But I hate how you are making me want to go out and grab breakfast!!! :D JK JK! Breakfast is my fav and this def helps me fig out where to go! :D @ParkRat  is right – you suck!

  10. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:11 am

    @ParkRat  @harrycovair I don’t know if I have ever met anyone who eats saimin for breakfast….although from the instagrams, looks like Parkrat eats it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack!

  11. jlieu
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:11 am

    @ParkRat  @harrycovair NO PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST!!! LOL!!!! I have miso soup for breakfast – oh wait I only did that bc it spilled all in my bag this morning. :(

  12. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

    @ParkRat maybe you should have dinner for breakfast! Then all will be right with the world.

  13. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

    @jlieu I would eat your pho for breakfast. Your exquisite pho with the delicate broth.  @ParkRat  @harrycovair

  14. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:13 am

    @jlieu  @ParkRat I forgot to tell you I wasn’t going to use your lilihabakery  pics, sorry! And you ate a LOT! haha. But thanks for taking one for the team and eating there!

  15. LaurieOkawaMoore
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Holy Hardening Arteries, Batman! That pastrami eggs benedict is killer! And what a way to go!

  16. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:45 am

    @LaurieOkawaMoore LOL!!! Actually the pastrami is not as fatty as others…I was super surprised at how lean it was. And it’s BJ Penn’s favorite! Won’t eating that give me a body like BJ Penn?!

  17. Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

    @jlieu BTW – DISCLAIMER: my comment was made NOT in the literal sense as I have no first hand or second hand knowledge of that at all.

  18. Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

    @Melissa808 Actually I plan to have lunch for breakfast because I’m going to head down to @Onotogo soon and have a plate. While I order my actual lunch plate and wait for that.

  19. Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

    @Melissa808  @harrycovair Saimin! The breakfast of…..well of ParkRat!

  20. Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

    @jlieu Bummers. Does that mean that you might have misoed some calls on your phone?  @harrycovair

  21. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

    @ParkRat  @Onotogo as in, pre-lunch lunch or post-breakfast brunch?

  22. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:17 am

    @ParkRat  @jlieu gross

  23. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:43 am

    @harrycovair I do know other restaurants serve fried rice all day….these were my picks. If you have good suggestions, please leave them here! As for Anna Miller’s: I don’t know, maybe my camera is good? Not sure. I assure you I don’t know anyone there, I just randomly ate there with @LenaHanson one day.

  24. deniset73
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Liliha Bakery is a winner esp. for a late night brekkie. I also like Anna Miller’s since it’s in my ‘hood :). Hmmm…now i want breakfast food!

  25. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 11:07 am

    @deniset73 I always want breakfast food!

  26. Posted March 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

    @Melissa808 BREAKFAST! Just late one. Had the pork medallion bowl. Now waiting on my brown sugar chickie.

  27. Posted March 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

    LOVE LOVE! In fact, I’m going to link to your blog, sister!

  28. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Delicate Blossom:  Say, you were saying something about “media ho”??  Yes, yes, yes, yes, etc.  did you have to practice your lines?? LOL!  Jai really took away your thunder…he is the media ho!

  29. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    @Annoddah_Dave I would hope he does!

  30. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    @Annoddah_Dave I would hope he does!

  31. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    @Cat yee haw!! Thank you!

  32. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    @Cat yee haw!! Thank you!

  33. 808marv
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Zippy’s restaurant side serves breakfast anytime right?  Gotta go back and have the chicken n’ waffles again mmm

  34. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    @808marv ah! I didn’t know that. Maybe because I usually go to the window. I heard the orange waffles are good at zippys  too, huh?

  35. Melissa808
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    @808marv ah! I didn’t know that. Maybe because I usually go to the window. I heard the orange waffles are good at zippys  too, huh?

  36. Posted March 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I’m one of those that rarely eats breakfast in the morning. If it’s lunch time I like to go to Sweet E’s Cafe. I like the Extreme Mess breakfast and the stuffed french toast is good too. If it’s dinner time I like to go to Liliha Bakery. Mahi and eggs or Country Style Omelet: Portuguese sausage, with everything, rice and butter roll!

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Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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