So what's with all the craze related to Aussie breakfasts? Have you heard about the worldwide trend to eat like an Australian and what does that mean exactly?
Well there are a couple of places in Honolulu that sport the Australian-inspired cuisine now and you can taste it for yourself, or read on for details. In my first official blog I talked about the ricotta hotcakes from "bills Waikiki". They are still, by far, the best pancakes my husband and I have ever had. But now there is a new kid on the block with a local staff who highlight some of the delicacies from down under and use local ingredients with local twists to make the flavors unique.
Tucker & Bevvy is the brainchild of a woman from Hawaii who spent 17 years running restaurants in Sydney, Australia. She started her new eatery venture in Hawaii with the Tucker & Bevy picnic shop near the Honolulu zoo, now they have expanded mauka up Kapahulu Avenue next to Tokkuri tei and above Hee Hing.
Translated from Australian slang "tucker and bevy" mean eat and drink...well this isn't your typical place to grab brunch and they don't serve simple drinks either. Open 6:30am-2:30pm daily the breakfast, brunch and lunch plates feature baby spinach, lentils, rosemary mint, prime rib roast and more. Flavors are bold and highlighted by fresh, local ingredients. The resounding theme with the menu is its a combination of a protein with a vegetable -- and apparently the theme with Aussie inspired breakfast is to eat healthily and utilize items like kale, kabocha, quinoa and tamari seeds. The crew pride themselves with serving up fresh pressed juices made to order and other refreshing liquid treats including coffee and etc.
They call it fresh, simple, healthy food. -- Aussie's typically like to eat high fiber, whole grain and fresh.
I felt the menu items were healthy, but also tasty. You don't feel bogged down and bloated when you leave. Even the ricotta pancakes were light and fluffy. If you are looking for a spot to enjoy unique flavors with vibrant colors and textures visit and find out for yourself. My favorite was the kabocha, kale and quinoa - but I would add a side of chicken sausage for added flavor. The combo of the pumpkin with the kale was great, but could've used a salty component like sausage or bacon, I know less healthy LOL.