Sweet E’s serves up yummy breakfast in new location


Waihilo Chartrand

Top: Blueberry cream cheese stuffed French toast. Middle: Traditional eggs Benedict. Bottom: Traditional French toast.

By Waihilo Chartrand, Staff Writer

New location, but the same mouthwatering food. Looking for a spot to have some brunch? With 4.5 stars on Yelp and hearing only great reviews from friends, Sweet E’s is must try.

The traditional eggs Benedict with fried rice ($12.95 and $.75 extra for the fried rice) was delicious, the creamy hollandaise sauce on the Benedict and the flavorful fried rice was worth my money. The restaurant is known for its stuffed French toast, so of course I tried that as well. Three thick pieces of bread, stuffed with blueberries and cream cheese ($10.95) left my stomach happy. The French toast had me satisfied with dessert for breakfast. The portions that were provided was just right to fulfill my hunger.

Breakfast is served all day here, but if you want to order from the lunch menu, it starts at 11 a.m. with choices from salads, flatbread pizzas, and sandwiches.

This family owned business first started on a side street off Kapahulu Avenue in a tiny area that you wouldn’t even expect to be a restaurant. Sweet E’s recently moved to 1006 Kapahulu Ave, less than a mile down from the previous location. Relocating here provides more space for costumers.

When entering the restaurant, family photos can be seen against the nicely painted white walls with flower decorations as well.

If you’re not the type who wants dessert for breakfast, that’s no problem here. The restaurant has your everyday breakfast of meat and eggs with a choice of starch or pancakes ($11). The extreme mess with three large eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, ham, peppers, scallions, onions, topped with cheddar cheese is one of its well-known dishes ($13.25). Want something a little more on the sweet side? Choose from the famous traditional french toast ($8.95 or add fruits for $2.95), stuffed with banana ($9.95) blueberries and cream cheese ($10.95). For egg Benedict lovers, it offers 4 styles from, Kalua ($13.95), traditional ($12.95), corned beef hash($13.95), or veggie ($12.95).

The service here expresses the definition of aloha. The workers are smiling, laughing, and make sure you’ll have your food as soon as possible. As they interact and hold conversations with you, it makes this place feel like home and the wait goes by quickly.

Being that the restaurant doesn’t take reservations, it fills up quick so make sure to get there early. Parking in the lot outside is limited, but there is street parking if you’re lucky. This place is busy every day, but weekends seem to be a bit more crazy. On Saturday and Sunday it provides valet parking for $3 that will be added onto your bill.

The next time any of my family or friends are in town visiting I will be sure to bring them here, and i’m positive they will be craving to go back just as I am. 

I will be sure to go back and try the Kalua Benedict and banana stuffed french toast.  Open 7 days a week from 7:00a.m. to 2:00p.m., Sweet E’s Cafe is waiting for you.


Sweet E’s Cafe

1006 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

7:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Average cost $15