Food Finds: Downtown
Blue Tree Cafe
If you're looking for something on the lighter side, branch out and sip on something from Blue Tree Café. Though this Downtown O‘ahu café has only been open a few months it's regularly frequented by kama‘aina (local residents) for their made-to-order beverages, acai bowls and fresh pastries.
Sandwiched between Doraku and Chai's Bistro along Kapiolani Avenue this healthy-AND-delicious smoothie shop is making ice-cold drinks a hot commodity. Waikiki Parc's Julie A. likes to mix things up with their smoothies like Blue Tree Café's popular Very Verde (a mix of kale, avocado, spinach, banana, coconut water, hemp seed, chia seed and apples).
A central spot to swing by after an event at the Neal Blaisdell Center or a morning shopping at Ward Centers, the Aoki family - which also owns Doraku - is bringing a new meaning to fresh with build-your-own juices as well as made-in-house almond milk and fresh pastries including donuts and a selection of scones.
If you have time to sit back and sip your beverage - and can snag a seat - you'll want to find parking in the Pacifica parking structure or Blue Tree Café's lot across the street.