No stall too small!
Deciding to devote an entire day towards the sights and sounds of Lahaina, Maui, we decided to “fuel up” before starting our long trek. Of notable interest, was Cool Cat Cafe. Although having a small lineup to get in, they buzz you as soon as a table is free for you (they have patio and indoor!). Much like Helen’s Grill, back in Van City, Cool Cat Cafe is very 1950’s-esque, though I think Cool Cat does it slightly better.
Check out that rockin’ checkered tile!
Oddly enough, fries don’t come with your burger, or anything like that, so you’d have to get them separately (they cost around $3-5, last time I was there). They weren’t bad, though they weren’t that great either. Honestly, I think the best fries I’ve ever had was at Costco downtown (don’t judge! they were freshly fried!).
Here, we have the Don Ho burger. It comes with a beef patty topped with cheese and bacon and sweet Hawaiian sauce, and a slice of pineapple on the side. I was anticipating the worst as a combination like that usually falls through, but this was one seriously mean tasting burger!! For around $11, the burger itself is extremely filling, probably due to the cheese. The patty was very juicy and flavourful and was just further reinforced by the other ingredients to make a full blown flavour-blast.
I believe this one was the Hula Chicken Burger. It’s very similar to the Don Ho Burger but with Chicken instead. Stereotypically, switching a beef burger with a chicken burger would make the sandwich less flavourful, but in this situation, it was still just as awesome as the beef counterpart.
Due to us having this tourist pamplette thing from the airport, we were able to get this dessert complimentary with our meal. Holy…this was the richest, calorie-laden, belt-bustingest, heart-stoppingest concoction I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. The cream was very fresh tasting, so I take it wasn’t the generic canned stuff, and the brownie on the bottom…well it took me away to chocolate heaven.
-Delicious (but terrible for your health!) desserts
-Nice atmosphere and decor
-Value in how much you pay for your meal is questionable
Closing Comments: It’s a tourist trap, but well, why not right? They claim to be Maui’s best burger, so why not give it a try if you’re here.
Overall Rating: 3.6 PBJ’s out of a possible 5