Friday, August 31, 2012

Eat Like a Local on the Big Island of Hawaii: Buns in the Sun Bakery

If you are looking for a bakery to knock your socks off with extraordinary espresso and flaky, melt in your mouth, lighter than air pastries, keep looking (and let me know where in Kona you found it!) If you are looking for a quick, inexpensive breakfast in Kona, stop in at Buns in the Sun. This little family owned place is convenient, reasonably priced, and has a name that makes me think of sunburned tourist butts, which is always good for a smile. The bagels are solidly good, though the pastries always look a little heavy and greasy. (It's not easy keeping things light in this salty sea air!)

When we go, I like the Super Bagel, loaded with lox, capers, cream cheese and red onions. It's just the right amount of food and the salty twang of the capers is perfect with the sweetness of the lox and the fluffy cream cheese.

Sit outside on the heavy wrought iron furniture, sip a little weak Kona Coffee and plan out your day in Paradise. Your breakfast was less than $8, the service was cheery and you've got a beautiful day ahead of you!

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