Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Morning Glass to open satellite within Fishcake

Nadine Kam photos
Morning Glass staffers, from left, Ted Evans, Lani Hatakenaka and Mahina Akimoto, with owner Eric Rose, at a preview of its new Kakaako satellite location inside Fishcake.

Morning Glass Coffee will have a satellite home in Kakaako on Aug. 11, the official opening day for
Morning Glass Coffee + Pastry Bar at Fishcake, the contemporary home furnishings store and art gallery located at 307C Kamani St.

The 10-by-10 square-foot space, designed by Maura Fujihira, co-owner and lead interior designer at Fishcake, will serve primarily as a grab-and-go stop, showcasing handcrafted sandwiches and a handful of fresh pastries exclusive to this location, plus local and Stumptown coffees that put the original Manoa location on the map when owner Eric Rose first landed from Oregon.

The creative/work/share space, is also home to BoxJelly, whose founder Rachung Fujihira said, “Life isn’t compartmentalized, so this way people can get their coffee, do some work; it creates synergy.

Among Morning Glass + Pastry Bar drink specialties are Vietnamese-style iced coffees, toddy-style iced tea and sweet English breakfast tea with sugar and fresh mint.

“A coffee bar with this level of craftsmanship and attention to detail will really enhance the coworking experience for our members and visitors.”

Popular items that will be available at the Morning Glass counter will include coffees of the day prepared by the pour-over method, where each cup is individually brewed, espressos and house made sodas. Made-from-scratch pastry items will include scones, cinnamon rolls and, sweet and savory turnovers.

For a heavier snack, a limited number of mozzarella, italian, BAT (bacon, avocado, tomato) and salami sandwiches will be available.
Morning Glass Coffee + Pastry Bar will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays inside Fishcake, 307C Kamani St., in Kakaako. Call 808.366.1525.

Among savory edibles are the salame, arugula, provolone and tomato sandwiches pictured, as well as Egg-A-Biscuit sandwiches of bacon, gruyere, scrambled eggs and arugula on homemade buttermilk biscuits.

Bringing Stumptown coffee to Manoa was Morning Glass’ original claim to fame.

French Press coffees of the day will serve two, for $6.

Enjoy it all within the unique setting of Fishcake, a home furnishings, art and design gallery.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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