A true “microcafe” in the mold of Montreal’s La Distributrice, meet Hawaii’s brand new Central Cafe, located inside the First Hawaiian Bank in Honolulu. It’s got it all – a La Marzocco Strada, pour overs, a Bonmac halogen syphon bar, and training/consulting from Blue Bottle Coffee. More from Honolulu Magazine:
Max and Mary Suiter transformed the former broom closet into its current Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired space. Max and his brother, Raymond, started Honolulu Coffee Co., hence the attention to detail in the coffee and espresso drinks. The beans are supplied by Raymond, who started a roasting business after leaving Honolulu Coffee Co: The cafe uses mostly blends, including one with 100 percent Kona coffee. To accompany your cup, Cafe Central offers pastries primarily from Fends Boulangerie, supplementing the baked-goods case with blueberry doughnuts from St. Germain Bakery, banana bread from Cakeworks and oatcakes from Akamai Foods. Cafe Central also scoops Il Gelato gelato: An affogato (gelato with a shot of espresso) is a popular request here.
We just can’t get enough of it! A broom closet? Who would’ve thunk?