Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cafe Kyra

Cafe Kyra is a espresso stand located just outside the Don Quijote supermarket off Kaheka St. in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Menu (December 2011)
After one of my workouts, I needed a quick pick-me-up -- something a little fancier than just any ol' coffee. I went with a small Espresso Macchiato ($2.25; $2.36 with tax).

Small Espresso Macchiato (Cafe Kyra)
Nice foamed milk here...standard presentation
While the barista at Cafe Kyra made my drink with espresso and foamed nonfat milk, it should be pointed out that it is not always made that way. Espresso macchiato translates to "espresso stained with milk," and somehow, there's a common misconception that the milk must be foamed (but doesn't need to be).

In any event, the drink was wonderfully prepared. A nice, robust espresso worked well against the light foamed milk. The milk also provided that light, pleasurable touch of sweetness (I like my coffee black, so it was important to me that the drink not be too sweet).

The portion size felt just a tad small, making me want to get a larger size next time. Is that a ploy to get me to spend more money there? Hmm....

Cafe Kyra has a full espresso bar for those colder Hawaii days/mornings, but they also serve smoothies and bubble drinks. The service was fine; each drink is quickly made to order. Check out Cafe Kyra and try their creations for yourself! 7/10

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