Breakfast at CInnamon’s inspired great anxiety in Geneve, Marie and me when we went this summer, because the menu is full of amazing, one-of-a-kind creations. Geneve and I already both have menu-anxiety, feeling that which dishes we order is an important decision with only one correct answer (that we do not know). Even the butter can be substituted out for homemade macadamia nut blossom honey butter. The pancake offerings alone at Cinnamon’s include:
- Guava Chiffon (check out their website to see a picture, they look so good! Next time I must try them)
- Local corn pancakes with blueberries
- Red velvet
- Cinnamon Apple
We all agreed to share a short-stack on pancakes, and since I’d just seen some other red velvet pancakes on the Food Network, I chose those.
Marie and I had eggs Benedict: hers (at the top of this post) was with crab cake, and mine was with lau lau, pulled pork that has been wrapped and cooked in taro leaves.The pork was flavorful and unusual with hollandaise sauce, but it ended up working well together. Marie let me try a bite of hers, but I don’t really like seafood or shellfish, so I won’t comment on that. The hash browns were crunchy on the outside and soft and oily on the inside. I wouldn’t eat them all the time since they’re probably pretty unhealthy, but they were delicious. Luckily you can get a half order, which is more than enough food (especially if you’re sharing something on the side).
This was actually only my second time ever at Cinnamon’s, and I can’t wait to go back and try something new next time I’m home. Afterwards, I drove over to nearby Lanikai beach to read in the sunshine and digest that huge breakfast.
Location: 315 Ulunia St., Kailua, HI 96734 Phone: (808) 261-8724