You've heard about those "Mom & Pop" places? hole in the wall? gem of a find? Well, all of those are true in describing Cinnamon's. Friendly, outrageously good food, and so reasonably priced are also true attributes this humble, unassuming, family owned restaurant offers to their many loyal customers. I had previously looked at their menu online and tried to go here once before, but there was a 45 minute wait and my guest didn't want to stand around that long. This time, I was determined to go. As a teaser, you can check out their menu here. Everything on the menu looks amazing!
So this Saturday we got there around 10:45am. We thought we'd go for a nice brunch before taking a hike and lounging on the beach. We showed up and were greeted with a 45 minute wait again. Undeterred, though, we decided to put our names down and walk around the town for a little while. When we got back 45 minutes later, we were told that our group of 3 would be next. At least four or five other groups went before we did (all the while being assured by the hostess that we would be next). It actually got to a point that we were convinced they were seating people who arrived after we originally did. Once we were finally seated after about an hour wait, things got better.
|Red Velvet Pancakes|
I highly recommend going to Kailua and having breakfast at Cinnamon's. You can easily spend the day in Kailua and Lanikai so try to make a day of it. Have some breakfast, go kayaking, hike the pillbox, and lounge on the beach.