Family-run Kono's in Haleiwa feels just like that friendly breakfast and lunch deli back home because that's what it is. The crew behind the counter are a friendly bunch, and the locals who come through the door all know them. It feels like home, even to the vast amount of visitors who enjoy the spot too.
What's great about Kono's is the rather simple, but really good menu. They offer a variety of breakfast burritos with options like potatoes, bacon, eggs, pork or pesto. Bagel options range from lox and cream cheese, bagel sandwiches and pesto, tomato and cream cheese. A variety of smoothies, including a five fruit smoothies, are also offered and are a hefty helping.
Kono's is great for for a quick bite, and calling in an order is a good idea on a busy weekend morning. A few booths inside offer a place to eat, as well as a picnic table and handful of small tables outside. It can be hard to get a table here at times, so bringing Kono's to a nearby beach is a good option.
Centrally located among many shops and restaurants, Kono's can be enjoyed while shopping around town before heading out to the North Shore to watch the big surf and swim all day. Look for their custom stickers and T-shirts on the counter. Kono's is also a great place for children because they have a toy box in the back to entertain them.