Sunday, March 3, 2013

Girls Day at Waioli Tea Room

Today's overdue BWB outing was in celebration of girls day! 

In related news also in the overdue category, I'm finally sitting still to write a blog post after an extremely busy month during which I spent 1 week out of commission due to what my doctor said was "just a cold!" My diet consisted of H2O, tea with honey, homemade chicken noodle soup, and acai bowls for 5 days straight and I couldn't even think about real, chew-requiring food, much less blog about it.

The ladies and I met today in the historic and charming Manoa Valley at the Waioli Tea Room.

It's located in a huge, old house that couldn't be more adorable if it were wrapped in a polka dot bow from Target.

Our table of 10 was situated right between the two very different rooms. It's like being inside a doll house in a very non-creepy way!

The open air and big windows are a great addition to the overall feel of the place.

For the first time in the history of the BWB we invited a male to breakfast, and on Girls Day no less! His name is Leo and he was absolutely the King of our table. Notice Mommy's lipstick on his sweet cheek :) You may remember his incredible baby shower, although he surely doesn't!

When our mouths weren't too chatting with the ladies or smooching the baby we actually ate breakfast! The menu wasn't overly creative or ambitious and the food was traditional yet delicious.

Bacon and french toast:

Eggs benedict with ham and turkey and potatoes:

Breakfast burritos with avocado, sour cream, and salsa + toast:

Fluffy waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, a breakfast trifecta!

I may have overdone the tea-drinking while sick last week so today I ordered coffee at the tea room. Please don't gauge my eyes out with upward pointed pinky fingers!

The savory versus sweet forces were raging hard in my thoughts so I made everyone happy by getting a little bit of both. The waitress recommended the butterscotch scone and it was incredible! Clearly it's a giant scone filled with butterscotch chips and topped with sugar. It was the perfect balance of sweetness and doughy, carby goodness! I must try to recreate google this recipe...

My savory selection was the eggs benedict with turkey and ham and potatoes - half order! The half order is actually on the menu and just $8.95 (vs. $12.95), so smart. The benedict was solid! A traditional English muffin and perfect Hollandaise sauce sandwiching the ham and turkey. The potatoes were yummy and not greasy at all.

We had a great time, as always! I'm now realizing that I didn't get to talk with half of the girls and get updates on their lives... we really need to do this more often.

Just after the split of one check 10 ways, we had a mini photo shoot!

As far as our brunches go this one was excellent. Nobody got drenched with beverages or became hangry [hungry + angry] due to a too-long wait for food! It's rumored that Waioli will be closing soon, although I couldn't find a definite answer.

We clearly picked the right waitress for the photo taking job!

Jaclyn, Erica, Lisa, Sam, Katie, Malia, Danielle, Lisette, Melissa and Leo, Me
Until next time ladies - Happy Girls Day!

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