Nostalgic for sun, sand, and the aloha spirit? Islands cafe brings authentic Hawaiian culture to the lower-mainland. Their mission is to “Share what we love about Hawaii with our local community.” The Owner, Rob Harding, says Islands Cafe has, “The Food, the drinks, and the surf culture all in one place.”
As an avid Hawaii lover, Islands Cafe is one of my favourite places to be reminded of all the best parts of Hawaii. The vintage-surf decor, tasty Acai bowls, and freshly roasted Hawaiian coffee, transport me to my happy place. I can always expect to be greeted by a smiling barista, and served food or drinks made with the upmost care. The overall atmosphere created at Islands Cafe, keeps me a devoted customer.
The word Aloha is at the heart of Hawaiian culture, but dig deeper into the saying, and it embodies a spiritual meaning about the Hawaiian way of life. Hawaiians strive to live the aloha spirit which denotes LOVE, peace, unity, and kindness. Islands Cafe and its close connection to Hawaii, reminds me to cultivate the aloha spirit in my daily life here in Vancouver.
A Taste of Paradise: Gracie’s Favourites
ACAI BOWL– $10.50
This tropical mixture blends frozen açai, strawberries, blueberries, and banana into a sorbet, topped with granola, bananas, seasonal berries, coconut, and drizzled honey.
Made with 100% fresh fruit, this smoothie blends vanilla, papaya, banana, orange juice, almond milk, and fresh lime.
Made with Maui grown espresso beans, this latte tastes like the Island in a cup.
Recommendation: order with a palm tree or pineapple stencil.
DATE BAR– $3.75
Packed full of fresh dates, this bar is as nutritious as it is delicious.
Check Out Islands Cafe
Islands Cafe has carved out a piece of Hawaii, and brought it to Vancouver. For signature Hawaiian cuisine and a great dining experience, visit Islands Cafe in White Rock or Surrey.
White Rock- Makai
1237 Johnston Rd. White Rock, BC
Monday- Saturday 7:30am- 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am- 5:00pm
#40 – 16041 24th Ave., Surrey BC
Monday- Saturday 7:30- 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am- 5:00pm
Acai bowl image retrieved from: https://eatwildgreens.com/2017/09/03/simple-summertime-acai-bowl/
Kaui smoothie image retrieved from: https://www.happyandhealthy.co/blog/recipe/papaya-banana-smoothie/
Cafe late image retrieved from: https://www.ubereats.com/ca/vancouver/food-delivery/islands-cafe/Q9oiqynMRzmQ93wNWhsXLw
Date bar image retrieved from: https://www.lazycatkitchen.com/healthy-date-bars/