Contributed by Lani Kwon
Today, June 7th, 2018, is the first anniversary of Hiking Hawaii Cafe’s present location at Doubletree Hilton Alana, on 1956 Ala Moana Boulevard!
Crystal Evans is proud of the service she and her staff provide at Hiking Hawaii Cafe, which includes guided hiking and custom private sightseeing tours of O’ahu, as well as serving delicious, freshly-made salads, wraps, paninis, pizza, açaí bowls, smoothies, juices, coffee, tea and other healthy options at their cafe.
They started as a hiking business in 2010, and they expanded to include a cafe in 2012, which also caters. They have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, as well as omnivore fare, and their food is affordably priced $6.95-$12.95.
Guided tours include transportation and sightseeing stops to the North Shore or West Side of O’ahu, ranging $165-$175, while hiking excursions include transportation and guided hikes to gorgeous locations such as Manoa Falls, Kuli’ou’ou Ridge, Makapu’u, and a sunset hike at Kalawahine. These hikes range in price $45-$65. Custom, private tours range from $50/hour for 1-2 people up to $125/hour for 5-7 people, and it’s also possible to rent a dog to come along with you. Crystal says that Leila can come along on the hikes and has been popular because “people who are traveling miss their dogs, and they can request a hike with her.”
Hiking Hawaii Cafe also has a small shop with sustainable, eco-aware products, such as stainless steel water bottles and straws, reusable utensils, as well as a hiking and travel library that clients can browse. There are also a multitude of hot sauces and other condiments for customers to enhance their food and drink to their own tastes. Unique in every way, Hiking Hawaii Cafe has become my favorite place to gather friends, family and clients.
Hiking Hawaii Cafe is a not-to-miss experience for tourists and locals alike, and I love them, and wanted to share them with you.
1956 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815 (at Doubletree by Hilton Alana on the edge of Waikiki; free valet parking with validation)
Open daily 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and available for evening event rentals
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