Daylight Mind Coffee Company Restaurant Review… we made it for breakfast
We are back at Daylight Mind Coffee Company. This time for breakfast. Yes, my wife actually got me out the door early enough to make it for breakfast. Lol. We arrived and were seated immediately. We chose to sit at the higher table and bar stool seating facing south. This way we can see over the railing. This turns out to be an excellent choice. The waves are beautiful. The slow undulating surface of the ocean in the bay causes me to relax and unconsciously reminds me to be mentally on vacation as all the cares or concerns of life melt away into obscurity.
Leise ordered a latte, a side of sausage, and the Traditional Eggs Benedict with ham, English muffin, and hollandaise sauce. I ordered black coffee. They have their coffees defined by Origin, Farm, Variety, and Cherry Processing Method. I chose the Kona, Kona Earth, Typica, Washed, Sowden Softbrew method because I like a dark full and robust flavor. Leise enjoys her latte. My coffee is a perfect combination of all that I look for in a great cup of coffee.
The eggs on the Benedict were overcooked and hard. They rectified the problem immediately by poaching some new eggs. They are done perfect and very flavorful. The ham is amazing and brings her whole meal together. Her latte was a little stronger than she likes. She likes her coffee very blonde. Side of sausage sounded good and it is. A perfect hint of spicy which hits the tip of your tongue and fades into the distance as the herbs slowly take over the back and sides of your mouth.
The Kalua Pork waffles look beautiful. They start with a base of toasted waffles. On top of that it a layer of Kalua pork, then toasted local Hawaiian macadamia nuts, Maui pineapple and topped with a drizzle of coffee BBQ sauce with whipped butter on the side. At first bite I find it to be a disgusting mix of good quality parts… which I like. I like different foods and discovering what the thoughts were in the artist chef’s mind. The Kalua pork is good but not amazing. I have been spoiled by Ippy’s Hawaiian BBQ. His is the standard by which I judge all Kalua pork. The coffee BBQ sauce is amazing. I am going to ask for a bit more. I don’t know that I would order it again, because the Kalua pork was a little lacking but I did enjoy the experience and the meal.
Both plates came with a slice of beautiful fresh papaya which is delicious and red grapes, and red grapefruit. The diversity of colors makes for a great presentation. As I finish my cup of coffee I notice the Mississippi Mud or Cowboy Coffee impression of thick layer of finely ground coffee at the end of the cup. It warms my heart and soothes my soul.
With the light live local musician playing in the background and the music the surf plays on the rocks accompanied by the light breeze on this unusually cool day makes for another amazing and memorable Daylight Mind Coffee Company experience. For ambiance I give Daylight Mind Coffee Company 5 out of 5 surfboards. For food quality I give 4 out of 5 surfboards. For service I give 5 out of 5 surfboards. Overall I give it a 5 surfboards.
Aloha, James Christopher