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Hawaii With Friends Day 9: Leavin’ Aloha Behind…

On our last morning on Oahu, we went back to the KCC Farmer’s market to get some good eats before leaving the island. We shared some oxtail pho at The Pig and the Lady, and I got some food to go as well. Got my last refill of li hing lemonade in my mason jar too. I definitely think this market is a must-do for all foodies as there is so much to sample and taste all in one place.

KCC Market on a Saturday is a must-do for us!

Delicious Li hing lemonade

Got more takoyaki

Oxtail pho from The Pig and the Lady booth. Note that the food in the farmers market is more fast-casual compared to their restaurants.

Pineapple juice in a….pineapple!!

We ate the last of our favorite papayas with lime

We checked out of the condo and made our way to the Honolulu Coffee Experience – it’s a cute little center with a giant coffee roaster in the middle, plus a coffee shop, and gift shop. It’s a nice spot to have a coffee and to read about how Kona and Ka’u coffee is harvested and roasted. A great deal there is to order a Sidecar: a shot of espresso, a small cappuccino, a seltzer (to cleanse) and some chocolate-covered espresso beans served on a tray. This is all for a little over 4 dollars, a great deal for some very good coffee.

Honolulu Coffee Co Experience Center

Giant working roaster in the middle made for some heavenly smells

Reading about Kona Coffee. Read about our experience visiting Kona coffee farms on the Big Island.

Plenty of seating to enjoy a cup of 100% Kona coffee

A Sidecar: Shot of espresso, cheap lamisil online seltzer, mini cappuccino and some chocolate covered beans. A great deal!

We had some time before the airport so we went to check out the brand new South Shore Market at the Ward Center. A plethora of local designers including crafts, art, jewelry and clothing shops under one roof. It opened just a few days earlier and it seemed everyone was there to check it out. Some fun stalls here and very cool designs, some a little bit pricey but I do like supporting the local designers here. Sorry no pics as I didn’t pull out my camera, but it’s a very chic marketplace type center.

Unfortunately it was time to leave beautiful Hawaii, we arrived at the airport and Steve went to return the car while I waited at the terminal. It really took no time at all. We went to the Plumeria Lounge to await our flight. We have been to one of the Plumeria lounges before, the one in the inter-island terminal but the one we went to this time was twice the size. It was very modern and spacious plus they have amped up their offerings in the past 2 years, with lots more food and drink, including beer and wine. We enjoyed this lounge and is a reason to fly Hawaiian Air to the islands!

Plumeria Lounge at HNL Airport


That’s the end of our November 2016 trip to Oahu! We had a great time sharing our love of Hawaii with our friends. We had a pretty active trip but we are the type who like to be on the move most of the time, with some relaxation thrown in. Not sure when our next trip is but hopefully we’ll do it again sometime soon! ALOHA!

Read more about our past trips to Oahu here and here.


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