Kona Craft Kitchen debuted simply over a 12 months in Dublin’s Bridge Park improvement. House owners Frank and Stacy Leary have been impressed by their journeys to Hawaii, particularly the kona coffees there, and determined to open their very own Columbus spot serving espresso, pastries, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
One 12 months in and the response has been deservedly constructive. They have been even chosen as certainly one of Columbus Monthly‘s Best New Restaurants 2023 (and yours really acquired to write down their section)!
Kona’s house is lengthy and brightly lit, with a bar within the middle, a sq. desk with a small gasoline firepit, and seating scattered all through, together with a non-public room and patios for the hotter months.
Company coming into the house are greeted by glass circumstances with the day’s pastries on show.
Choices rotate, however you’ll sometimes discover all the things from scones, sticky buns, and cinnamon rolls to espresso cake, candy and savory galettes, muffins, cookies, bagels, and breads.
For the reason that inspiration behind the restaurant was Hawaiian kona coffees, it is sensible that their espresso program is nicely thought-out to characteristic the beans. Along with brewed espresso you’ll discover an expertly executed menu of espresso drinks and chilly brew. I can attest to the nice cortado.
In addition to seasonal specialties just like the brown sugar latte.
From what we’ve sampled of the pastries, they’re all very nicely finished. I like a very good blueberry galette.
And you’ll’t argue with the cinnamon roll.
Kona takes a targeted method to their breakfast menu, that includes 11 gadgets that span candy and savory, and embrace vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free gadgets.
The Large Island French toast layers thick, custardy slices with fruit, whipped cream, crumbled macadamia nuts, and a spiced rum maple syrup.
The turkey biscuit sandwich is a stunning layering of house-made turkey sausage, a fried egg, white cheddar, pickled fennel, arugula, and a lemon aioli on a biscuit.
I actually loved my breakfast burrito, which makes use of a house-made hen chorizo, scrambled eggs, queso, potatoes, cilantro, and a charred tomato salsa wrapped in a flour tortilla. Filling and really flavorful. And like lots of the breakfast options, it’s served with a facet of contemporary fruit.
The hen chorizo hash is one other winner, piling a pair over simple eggs on a root vegetable hash with avocado, crispy hominy, charred tomato salsa, cotija cheese, and scallions.
The menu continues on with biscuits and gravy, metal lower oatmeal, avocado toast, acai bowls, chia seed pudding, and extra. And that’s not even entering into the brunch cocktails!
That is additionally only a spotlight of their espresso, bakery, and breakfast. Kona Craft Kitchen neatly covers all of your bases, together with lunch, dinner, and a full bar. So that they’ll provide you with loads of strong causes to go to any time of day!