BREAD + BUTTER Adds New Coffee and Wine Cafe to Honolulu Dining Scene

Since its soft opening in May, the eatery has steadily churned up diners interested in the new, convenient concept.

HONOLULU* (JULY 28, 2015) – The newest concept by Hide Sakurai – the local restaurateur behind Shokudo Restaurant and Buho Cantina y Cocina – BREAD + BUTTER brings popular dining staples like sandwiches, pizzas and pastas to the heart of Ala Moana. Located on Kapiolani Boulevard, next to Shokudo, BREAD + BUTTER is designed to fit Sakurai’s vision for an intimate gathering place that offers healthy, grab-and-go options.

“I spoke with people who live in the area and realized that many of them are on-the-go and don’t have time to cook at home,” says Sakurai. “I wanted to create a place unlike anything else here, where people can come to catch up with a friend, conduct a business meeting or grab a glass of wine after a day at the office.”

From the menu to its design, the restaurant focuses on simplicity. The self-service concept seats about 50 people, spread out over different options from couches to lounge on, traditional tables and chairs, bench seating to a full-service bar. Serving three meals daily, the eatery provides a variety of options making it easy and appealing for customers to pay multiple visits throughout the day.

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On the menu are dishes inspired by Chef Arnoldo Masa Gushiken’s Japanese and Spanish influences, with an American and local twist. Chef Masa – who grew up in Argentina and worked in Japan before coming to Hawaii – brings his background to signature dishes like personal paella, squid ink pasta, beef tongue curry and breakfast dashimaki tamago. More traditional dishes find a local flair like the taro + banana pancakes, smoked ahi salad sandwich, kalua pork sandwich and iberico pork + local pipikaula. Those pouring into BREAD + BUTTER in the morning will want to check out their coffee program created in partnership with Honolulu Coffee Company’s master roaster and founder, Raymond Suitor. Each cup of coffee at BREAD + BUTTER is approached with attention to detail in Suitor’s technique of artisan roasting specialty Kona coffee.

But BREAD + BUTTER’s gourmet beverage selection doesn’t end there. After work, customers can experience the eatery’s Pinot program, established with the help of Master Sommelier Roberto Viernes, one of only three Master Sommeliers in the state of Hawai’i.

As the General Manager for American Wine and Spirits of Hawai’i, Viernes has a deep understanding of wine and love of Pinot Noir. He brings this experience of traveling to classic wine growing regions around the world to stock BREAD + BUTTER with a versatile selection of unique and specialty wines that that pair perfectly with the tapas-style menu.

“We are trying to make ourselves very accessible by offering convenience. At BREAD + BUTTER you can enjoy your morning coffee, grab a salad to go, then end your day with a glass of wine after work,” says Justin Mizufuka, senior marketing manager. “There aren’t a lot of places in the area that you could visit three times a day and have a different experience every single time.”

BREAD + BUTTER is open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Complimentary validated parking is available in the building.

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BREAD + BUTTER is one of three restaurants by local restaurateur Hide Sakurai – owner of Shokudo and Buho Cocina y Cantina. Located on Kapiolani Boulevard, next to Shokudo, BREAD + BUTTER ‘s is a unique concept working to provide healthy and convenient options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Serving both gourmet and grab-and—go food options throughout the day, the self-service model of the restaurant allows customers to either have a seat in the modern design comfort of the restaurant – featuring lounge areas and high tops – or take their orders to go. BREAD + BUTTER is open daily from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. with validated parking available.

Smoked salmon + dill cream, $7.

Red bean + brie sandwich $4.95.

Taro + banana pancakes, $10.95.

Dates + bleu cheese mousse, $7.

Beet + peach arugula salad, $12.

Shrimp peperroncino with squid ink pasta, $16.95

Beef short rib loco moco, $16.95.

Personal paella, $15.

SPAM & Quail Egg Musubi

Freshly brewed cortado

*Press release and images courtesy of Crystal Yamasaki, AdStreamz, Inc.

Related links:
Bread + Butter – Yelp user reviews
Something new: Bread + Butter – Frolic Hawaii
Bread + Butter: New Spot on Kapiolani – Flickr photo stream by Melissa Chang (<there’s an image of their menu in this photo stream)

P.S. Yours Truly (Pomai) has been invited by Bread + Butter to attend their private grand opening party later this week. A full report to follow soon after!

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, since it’s not mentioned in the press release, yes, Bread + Butter replaces the space that was for a long time Angelo Pietro’s next to Shokudo. Angelo Pietro’s has moved, and will soon open in a space in Kaimuki  @ 1108 12th avenue. formerly Kaimuki Grill. And if you’re familiar with Kaimuki Grill, famous for their Beef Jerky Crisps, not to fret, as you can still get them through their sister company, Aloha Edibles (tel. 808-732-2292).