5 Reasons to Get Excited About BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank

HONOLULU Magazine’s breakfast fest returns Sunday, March 8. Here’s why we can’t wait.


The best way to start your Sunday Funday right? Carb-heavy entrées, protein-packed eggs, coffee and several sips of mimosas. And that’s just what eventgoers will find at HONOLULU Magazine’s third annual BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank taking place Sunday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Here are five reasons why we’re ready to get our brunch game on.


1. You’ll have the chance to try dishes by some of the island’s popular breakfast spots.

Cafe Kaila waffle
Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino


The best part of BrunchFest? The food (duh!). Participating restaurants this year include Over Easy, Café Kaila, The Nook Neighborhood Bistro and more, each with their own unique takes on classic breakfast dishes. Here’s the full lineup of sweet and savory dishes being served at BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank.


2. Two words: doughnut wall.

Purvé Donut Stop
Photo: David Croxford


As if Purvé Donut Stop’s wacky colorful pastries weren’t already enough to have us busting out our phones and snapping pics, the local doughnut shop will be displaying its selection of ultra decadent sweet treats in vertical form. Take a selfie, grab a doughnut, enjoy.


3. A new location with ocean views and a community-minded purpose.

Ho‘okupu Center
Photo: Olivier Koning


Owned and operated by Kupu, an environmental education nonprofit, the Ho‘okupu Center opened in March 2019 to support community workshops, educational activities and serve as a community gathering place. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor space (bonus: the indoor area has air-conditioning!), ocean views and good vibes knowing that you’re supporting a local nonprofit.


4. You get unlimited drinks.

BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank
Photo: Gregory Yamamoto


As always, your ticket gets you bottomless mimosas and endless bloody marys to sip with your breakfast bites. If day drinking isn’t your style, though, Hawaiian Aroma Caffe will be there with local artisan coffee.


5. Shop Tag Aloha’s range of sustainable tropical bags.

Tag Aloha Co. Aloha From Paradise Clutch
Photo: Courtesy of Tag Aloha Co.


Fairtrade-certified Tag Aloha Co. creates beach bags, clutches and more made with 100% organic cotton, and donates a portion of its profits to the Surfrider Foundation. The local brand will be popping up at BrunchFest with some of its most popular eco-friendly, Island-inspired designs.


HONOLULU Magazine’s BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank takes place Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ho‘okupu Center, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd., Unit F. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.