Moke’s Bread & Breakfast

Moke's Bread & Breakfast – Elevate Your Day with Delicious Eats in Kailua
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want to dine on culinary perfection in a laidback setting, Moke’s Bread & Breakfast is the way to go. Set in the heart of Kailua, this beloved eatery rolls out all the local favorites with a smile. Just make sure that you’re ready to put in a little wait for a table to open up because this joint is quite popular with locals and tourists alike.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Do you want to start your Oahu adventures with a hearty meal? Just head on over to Moke’s Bread & Breakfast for a bite to eat. This popular Kailua eatery goes big on the flavors and delivers generous portions to match. Better yet, their eatery boasts a beachy vibe that promises to help you kick back and relax before all the fun starts.

In order to get a taste of Moke’s Bread & Breakfast home-cooked fare, you’ll need to arrive ready to wait for a table to open up. They’re incredibly popular with locals and tourists alike, making it hard to get a seat right when you walk through the doors. More often than not, you’ll have about an hour wait ahead before even getting seated. Expect another long wait for your food to arrive once you get your order into the kitchen.

Most of their tables are located inside their cozy dining room, although they do have a few out front as well. When the weather cooperates, it’s nice to sit out on the patio and enjoy an open-air dining experience. You cannot lose by choosing to eat inside either, especially if you dig their truly homey atmosphere. Friendly service abounds at Moke’s Bread & Breakfast no matter where you decide to eat, so choose what suits you best and then get ready for pure goodness to come your way.

On their menu, you’ll find everything from their signature rib eye plate to farm-fresh omelets of all kinds. You can customize your meal with their ala carte offerings as well, which range from a side of hash browns to a honey butter biscuit. Do yourself a favor and order their muffin of the day, and then have them wrap it up on the go to have as a snack later on.

Their must-try items include:

Lilikoi Pancakes
The Lilikoi Pancakes are a fan favorite at Moke’s Bread & Breakfast and for good reason. Their light, fluffy pancakes perfectly hold up under the hearty portion of perfectly sweet and tart lilikoi syrup. You can order just two pancakes, but it’s best to go with three if you’re feeling hungry enough.

Auntie Harriet’s French Toast
Auntie Harriet’s French Toast lets you savor a time-honored family recipe always made with care. Their crew starts this dish well before you arrive by making their homemade bread by hand. Then, they dip it into the batter, fry it on the griddle until golden, and then top it with butter and powdered sugar.

Home-Made Corned Beef Hash
A Moke’s Bread & Breakfast house specialty, the Home-Made Corned Beef Hash is always made from scratch when you order. The chef prepares this dish by frying chopped brisket with potatoes and green onions. Once that’s done, it goes on the plate alongside two eggs cooked how you like them and either rice or hashbrowns.

Do you absolutely adore all their breakfast favorites? If so, you can elevate your next bash by ordering their catering services or renting out their dining room. If you go with catering, they’ll prepare party pans filled with pancakes or fried rice, plus scrambled eggs and bacon. Go with the private party in their dining room if you want to have a custom menu made by their chef.

Insider Tips:
-For the best chance at a relatively short wait, arrive at Moke’s Bread & Breakfast by 9 am.
-Never park in the lot across the street. You will end up with your car towed away at your expense. Instead, look for a metered spot on the street. Be sure to bring plenty of coins to feed the meter.
-If you’re in a hurry, you can call to order takeout. Just let them know what you want, and they’ll get it ready to go by the time you arrive.
-Ask Moke’s Bread & Breakfast about their secret menu for even more tasty items to savor.