(Honolulu, HI)— At this point, it should be no surprise that Hawaiian Aroma Caffé is ready to take over the world starting with Waikiki. With three locations in Honolulu—two in Waikiki, one in the business district of Downtown—Hawaiian Aroma Caffé is ready to nearly double to their collection of artisan chic Italian-style cafés with two additional locations in Waikiki.
The first of the two will open early December at OHANA® Waikiki East by Outrigger in the former Kimo Bean location on the second floor. The Kaiulani Avenue-facing stairway entrance leads up to a comfortable 1,300-sqft space in-line with its signature surf- inspired, retro-chic, open-aired venue that shines with owners Jonathan and Mor Rotmensch’s impeccable style.
The second of the two is slated to open early 2018 within T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii in an in the form of a 360-degree open café. The creatively designed kiosk will stand near within the bustling lobby on the Royal Hawaiian Avenue side of the gourmet department within a 500-sqft space. Hawaiian Aroma Caffé will offer an exclusive coffee blend for this location. Customers eager for their morning Hawaiian Aroma fix before 2018 can look forward to a pop-up stand in the form of coral red Vespa moped surrounded by wooden crates—as though a fresh delivery of coffee and pastries had been.
Both locales will feature Hawaiian Aroma Caffé’s signature coffees, paninis, waffles, and pastries.
About Hawaiian Aroma Caffé
The café first opened its doors in April 2016. The high-ceiling space combines European flair and Hawaiian hospitality and features a cozy nook for up to eight people with a chalkboard mural designed in collaboration with “Chalkboard Queen” Erin Ibarra of Artery Design Studio. An eye- catch living wall with ferns in terracotta pots, and vintage surf trophies that transport you to Hawaii’s yesteryears.
Hawaiian Aroma Caffé is known as a hip and Instagram-worthy gem with fashion magazines and Japanese TV shows clamoring to use the chic venue as the perfect backdrop. The open-aired and on-trend concept came to fruition by Morjon, Inc., a Hawaii-based multi-disciplinary design studio owned by the café owners themselves. Morjon visualized an idyllic locale at the center of the hustle and bustle in Waikiki. The venue’s modern architecture is given interest and texture through a blend of traditional Hawaiian motifs with surf-inspired elements and a refined retro-chic touch.
Owned and operated by the talented couple, husband Chef Jonathan Rotmensch, and wife, Mor Rotmensch, Hawaiian Aroma Caffé also boasts a notable and delicious food menu that seamlessly incorporates the Rotmenschs’ journeys in panini form. The couple both grew up in the Middle East and Europe, transplanting to Hawaii while cultivating an appreciation for Asian traditions, picking up conversational Japanese along the way. It’s safe to say that the Rotmenschs’ intuitively understand people and the importance of crafting a sensory experience through coffee and food.
The café has earned international respect for its extraordinary custom roast which integrates Hawaiian and estate-grown Guatemalan coffee through a traditional Italian method using Western techniques. The Hawaiian Aroma Caffé coffee is known to be smooth, subtly nutty with low acidity.
Guests will enjoy the range of gourmet paninis and a rotating Special of the Day that quickly sells out (keep an eye out for the ham and brie panini with truffle-infused honey!). Paired with breakfast options that include the Hawaiian Aroma Acai Bowl, Breakfast Croissants, six kinds of Belgium Waffles and omelet paninis, locals and visitors in Waikiki will quickly find this the optimal breakfast and lunch spot during the week and brunch favorite over the weekends.
Hawaiian Aroma Caffé currently has three locations: The Davies Pacific Building in Downtown Honolulu, Ilikai Hotel, and most recently at Holiday Inn Beachcomber.
Hawaiian Aroma Caffé Waikiki
Address: OHANA® East Waikiki by Outrigger (Opening December 2017)
150 Kaiulani Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815
Address: T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii (Opening Early 2018) 330 Royal Hawaiian Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815
Business Hours: 9:30 AM – 11:00 PM, daily
Address: Holiday Inn Beachcomber
2300 Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815
Business Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM, daily
Instagram: @hawaiianaromacaffe (#hawaiianaromacaffe)