Oahu’s Hip Cup of Joe: Glazer’s Coffee, Moili’ili

Posted in Food & Dining on November 5th, 2008

Glazer’s Coffee Shop is one of those places where cool people congregate and just chill a while. When I walked in, every single table sported an open laptop, sometimes two—Battleship-style—partaking of the free wi-fi. I say, if you want to be a popular java stop, you better have free wi-fi. And being right near U of H doesn’t hurt either.

The roast, which the barista said was from a company called Midnight Blues Espresso, was nice and smooth. She assured me the coffee was locally roasted, but I didn’t recognize the brand. Whatever the roast, it was a perfectly smooth antidote to the over-roasted, burned flavors you get from some chain coffeehouses (that shall remain nameless). The menu was simple, just your straight coffees and espressos, and a modest selection of baked goods. The iced coffee I ordered was so good, it was only five seconds before I’d finished it, and the sugar cookie with frosting suffered the same fate.

But what really sells Glazers is that it’s a really swanky place to see and be seen. Art by a local artist and a funky photo collage hang on the brightly painted walls. There are a LOT of college-types everywhere. In fact, an oldish guy reading about L. Ron Hubbard was the only non-coed in the place, identifiable by his lack of hardbound textbooks and/or earnest conversations about philosophy. I say: viva la college hangout!

Photo: JPhilipson

Glazers is open 7 days a week, and is located at 2700 King St., Honolulu
Visit their website at www.glazerscoffee.com


Glazer’s Coffee’s Photostream


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Oahu’s Hip Cup of Joe: Glazer’s Coffee, Moili’ili

Posted in Food & Dining on November 5th, 2008

Glazer’s Coffee Shop is one of those places where cool people congregate and just chill a while. When I walked in, every single table sported an open laptop, sometimes two—Battleship-style—partaking of the free wi-fi. I say, if you want to be a popular java stop, you better have free wi-fi. And being right near U of H doesn’t hurt either.

The roast, which the barista said was from a company called Midnight Blues Espresso, was nice and smooth. She assured me the coffee was locally roasted, but I didn’t recognize the brand. Whatever the roast, it was a perfectly smooth antidote to the over-roasted, burned flavors you get from some chain coffeehouses (that shall remain nameless). The menu was simple, just your straight coffees and espressos, and a modest selection of baked goods. The iced coffee I ordered was so good, it was only five seconds before I’d finished it, and the sugar cookie with frosting suffered the same fate.

But what really sells Glazers is that it’s a really swanky place to see and be seen. Art by a local artist and a funky photo collage hang on the brightly painted walls. There are a LOT of college-types everywhere. In fact, an oldish guy reading about L. Ron Hubbard was the only non-coed in the place, identifiable by his lack of hardbound textbooks and/or earnest conversations about philosophy. I say: viva la college hangout!

Photo: JPhilipson

Glazers is open 7 days a week, and is located at 2700 King St., Honolulu
Visit their website at www.glazerscoffee.com


Glazer’s Coffee’s Photostream


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Oahu’s Hip Cup of Joe: Glazer’s Coffee, Moili’ili

Posted in Food & Dining on November 5th, 2008

Glazer’s Coffee Shop is one of those places where cool people congregate and just chill a while. When I walked in, every single table sported an open laptop, sometimes two—Battleship-style—partaking of the free wi-fi. I say, if you want to be a popular java stop, you better have free wi-fi. And being right near U of H doesn’t hurt either.

The roast, which the barista said was from a company called Midnight Blues Espresso, was nice and smooth. She assured me the coffee was locally roasted, but I didn’t recognize the brand. Whatever the roast, it was a perfectly smooth antidote to the over-roasted, burned flavors you get from some chain coffeehouses (that shall remain nameless). The menu was simple, just your straight coffees and espressos, and a modest selection of baked goods. The iced coffee I ordered was so good, it was only five seconds before I’d finished it, and the sugar cookie with frosting suffered the same fate.

But what really sells Glazers is that it’s a really swanky place to see and be seen. Art by a local artist and a funky photo collage hang on the brightly painted walls. There are a LOT of college-types everywhere. In fact, an oldish guy reading about L. Ron Hubbard was the only non-coed in the place, identifiable by his lack of hardbound textbooks and/or earnest conversations about philosophy. I say: viva la college hangout!

Photo: JPhilipson

Glazers is open 7 days a week, and is located at 2700 King St., Honolulu
Visit their website at www.glazerscoffee.com


Glazer’s Coffee’s Photostream


read the full article »

Oahu’s Hip Cup of Joe: Glazer’s Coffee, Moili’ili

Posted in Food & Dining on November 5th, 2008

Glazer’s Coffee Shop is one of those places where cool people congregate and just chill a while. When I walked in, every single table sported an open laptop, sometimes two—Battleship-style—partaking of the free wi-fi. I say, if you want to be a popular java stop, you better have free wi-fi. And being right near U of H doesn’t hurt either.

The roast, which the barista said was from a company called Midnight Blues Espresso, was nice and smooth. She assured me the coffee was locally roasted, but I didn’t recognize the brand. Whatever the roast, it was a perfectly smooth antidote to the over-roasted, burned flavors you get from some chain coffeehouses (that shall remain nameless). The menu was simple, just your straight coffees and espressos, and a modest selection of baked goods. The iced coffee I ordered was so good, it was only five seconds before I’d finished it, and the sugar cookie with frosting suffered the same fate.

But what really sells Glazers is that it’s a really swanky place to see and be seen. Art by a local artist and a funky photo collage hang on the brightly painted walls. There are a LOT of college-types everywhere. In fact, an oldish guy reading about L. Ron Hubbard was the only non-coed in the place, identifiable by his lack of hardbound textbooks and/or earnest conversations about philosophy. I say: viva la college hangout!

Photo: JPhilipson

Glazers is open 7 days a week, and is located at 2700 King St., Honolulu
Visit their website at www.glazerscoffee.com


Glazer’s Coffee’s Photostream


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Oahu Microbrews: Brew Moon

Posted in Food & Dining on October 30th, 2008

I’m always on the lookout for a great local beer. There are precious few Hawaiian brews in the islands, so I was stoked to find local hangout Brew Moon at the Ward Shopping Centre.

I tried the Lunar Sampler—all six varieties in 4 ounce portions. I’m not usually into “girlie” beers (although admittedly I am a girl), but the very frou-frou Moonberry Wheat was my favorite, so I chased down the sampler with a pint of that. The husband liked the hoppier North Star Lager.

I’ll be honest: it wasn’t the best microbrew I’ve ever had. But it was perfectly fine, especially because it’s fresh and local. I also absolutely loved the pupus and atmosphere. I highly recommend the patio, where tiki torches blaze and you have a great view of the mountains.

And DO NOT LEAVE Brew Moon without trying some of the food. The Moon’s Beer Crackers haunt my dreams. It’s a simple and amazing beer companion: gorgonzola on flatbread with garlic. Just trust me. Oh, and did I mention that they’re discounted from 3 to 6? Yeah, I’ll be there tomorrow, pau hana!

Check out the Brew Moon website for hours and information: www.brewmoon.com


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