Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cafe Grace celebrates 1st anniversary with new dishes

Nadine Kam photos
A smoked duck sandwich with satay dipping sauce is a new addition to the menu at Cafe Grace.


Cafe Grace marked its first anniversary on July 29 by rolling out new dishes created by chef Jay Kaya.

The cafe’s deli-style bagel sandwiches and salads have been joined by more weighty, savory fusion offerings such as a smoked pulled pork bagel sandwich on a taro bagel and smoked duck sandwich with satay sauce.

Owner Terumi Drake insists on quality control by making everything in-house, including the cafe’s full range of sauces.

More dishes are coming, and a gluten-free bagel will also debut soon.
Café Grace by Lox of Bagels is in the Imperial Plaza, 725 Kapiolani Blvd. Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Parking is available in the building with validation. Visit, or call (808) 492-1470.

Smoked pulled pork sandwich with homemade BBQ sauce and bacon cole slaw on a taro bagel, with new sides of ratatouille and quinoa salad.

Tofu watercress salad with onions, tomatoes, tofu and homemade ginger-miso vinaigrette.

Prosciutto pizza topped with arugula, red onions and housemade sun-dried tomato aioli in place of cheese for a lighter texture.

Chicken Caesar with bagel croutons.

Dome cake with peanut butter-ganache center was inspired by pastry chef Don Gilo’s fondness for peanut butter-Nutella sandwiches. It’s $5.95.

Funds raised by sales of artwork by owner Terumi Drake’s daughter Grace and her friends will go to the Hawaii Art Alliance.
Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her coverage is in print on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact her via email at and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

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