Lunch in Koloa

I think my favorite town on Kauai was Koloa. We stopped there for lunch and ended up spending a couple of hours shopping and taking photos.

Koloa street

Lunch was here:

Tomkats sign

Tomkats Grille had a very relaxed, outdoor atmosphere with lots of plants and breezes:


sleeping cat

This cat never budged when people walked up and down the steps.

The burgers were very good, but the dessert was to die for. Macadamia Nut Brownie Sundae!

macadamia brownie

Three of us could barely finish it.

The shops range from art to t-shirts. . . .

surfer girl

One place looked like an old gas station with this “mechanic” and vintage pump:

mechanic + pump

Loved the detail in the guy’s face.

mechanic face

There were some great signs on the building too.

Coke sign


One more “sculpture”:

Hawaiian + dog

I shared a view of the trees and mountains across the street a while back. Here’s another shot:

Koloa mtns

I love the blue on this fence.

blue fence

We had to be careful not to run over or step on the wild roosters in Kauai. They’re similar to mainland roosters, but are much more colorful. The locals call them “Moa Kane,” or just Moa.


Someone told me they were brought over by the Polynesians. Legend has it that the only time a rooster crowed at midnight was when Christ was born. There are Rooster Masses at Roman Catholic churches throughout Hawaii, according to the Oahu Island News.

This place may be boarded up, but it still has that beautiful Hawaiian charm, don’t you think?


My blog posts are going to be a bit sporadic for a while. We are moving in a month and there’s soooo much to do. I do appreciate your patience. And welcome to the new subscribers!


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15 Responses to Lunch in Koloa

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time and the last picture does it for me:)

  2. Caroline says:

    That last picture… Fantastic. But I really like the kitty on the stairs as well.

  3. Patti says:

    That last photo does look like a place where an interesting story might happen. Funny about the cat at the restaurant. Evidently letting everyone know whose place it was.

  4. Lynn says:

    great travelogue, beautiful colours, photos and dialogue..happy moving…

  5. I love everything about the sculpture of the man holding the puppy. The puppy is licking his face. His shirt is open. One eye is closed. So sweet!
    Good luck with your move.

  6. Lady Jennie says:

    Very cool! You’re moving? Lots of luck and courage. 🙂

  7. pattimoed says:

    A great glimpse of rural Hawaii. That desert does look amazing!

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