Located in the heart of Waikiki, I heard about this fun place that serves up fresh, fruity items with lots of color and pizzaz last summer. Located on Kaiolu Street in Waikiki street parking can be a pain, but they have stalls nearby that don't have meters so at least you don't have to pay for it. Known for their acai bowls and waffles topped with gorgeous fruits, nuts and fresh whipped cream, I am glad I finally got to try this place.
Also, known as Tilia Aloha Cafe, this place is a cute cafe within a retail store that clearly caters to the Japanese clientele. Specialty items include taro, or mochi waffles, salads, bagels, fruit bowls with acai, kona red or pitaya and papaya served with ice cream. I went with two other friends so I could try a variety of items and it was tasty, full of freshness and skillfully plated. The service was a bit slow and the waiter didn't know too much about the place, like how it got its name and etc. But it was efficient enough. Here's a look at what we had to try:
The Original Taro Waffle: with seasonal fruits and whipped cream was delightful. It comes in 3 sizes (s, m and l). I ordered the small which was $5, it was good but only a quarter of the waffle, so it was pretty small. Nice flavor, great fresh fruits and a good ratio of chocolate sauce, whipped cream and I added a touch of maple syrup.
For more information visit http://tilia-aloha.com
Overall, this was a nice spot for a light brunch. The freshness was refreshing and perfect if you want something healthy with good flavors. I would go back for a nice peaceful lunch or a brunch date.