Nearly ten years ago my friend Jenn brought me to a tiny brunch spot in Waikiki that had recently opened its doors. Barely able to keep-up with the demand Cream Pot has grown into a notorious, highly sought-after and famed breakfast spot on the outskirts of Waikiki. Bursting with flavors which include house-made caramel and rich dark chocolate this eatery serves up fresh crepes, french toast, benedicts and their famous soufflé pancakes.
With its victorian interior, secret garden-esque exterior and a visible line outside and inside, you're better off making reservations before heading over. Servers are dressed in chef's coats and the owners are bustling through seating, bussing tables, cashing people out and grabbing beverages for guests.
Despite the hectic scene and the long wait for those who didn't call ahead of time, it is quaint, charming and delightful. A must is the soufflé pancake. The are offered with a variety of toppings, although my fave and the most popular is the mixed berry. The two hockey puck sized pancakes are light, fluffy, milky and tenderly sweet yet custardy. The flavor whisks you away to another place and the fresh berries offer a mesmerizing freshness mixed with tart and tangy. There really isn't a need for sauce or syrup, they are simply topped with fresh whipped cream and ready to devour. Believe me when I tell you these Soufflé Pancakes from Cream Pot are worth every cent and are definitely Ono Eats!
Cream Pot - located in the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel
444 Niu St, Honolulu, HI 96815
Hours: · 6:30AM–2:30PM
Phone: (808) 429-0945
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