Open for Lunch
Kokua Kalihi Valley Wellness Center
2229 North School Street, Kalihi
Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:30am - 1:30pm
The Roots Cafe is a gathering place for the community to come together, meet up with friends, talk story, and enjoy fresh, healthy food. Our menu changes daily, using fruits, vegetables and proteins sourced from local businesses and especially from our Food Hub farm partners; but always stays affordable with all menu items $8 or less. Stay and enjoy the ambiance of our intimate dining space, or take your order to go. We invite you to call (791-9329) or email ahead for larger group orders, as our food is hand-made with aloha and advance notice helps us serve you better.
The Roots Cafe performs select caterings to support our brother and sister organizations in sustainable food systems. Your dollars spent on Cafe caterings helps us keep our prices affordable for our community. Rates and menus vary; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
In addition to ono prepared foods, the Roots Cafe also operates the Farmacy, a mini-market stocked with produce and cultural food products from our Food Hub partners, including customer favorites like Haloa's Poi and fresh Ilio Lani Farm eggs. We look forward to expanding our product offerings, to be able to provide diversified ways for our friends to manage and celebrate their health.
The Roots Cafe hosts occasional special events such as speaker engagements, community discussion groups, film nights, and cultural celebrations. Please visit our Calendar page for information on future special events.
The Roots Cafe is a place for community interns and volunteers to learn skills related to food service and the restaurant industry, nutrition and dietetics, cultural foodways, and more. We welcome volunteers interested in these topics to work with us in the kitchen. Please see our Volunteer page for more information.
Because we work with what is available from our gardens and farms, our menu is subject to change.
Tuesday June 20th
Combo Entrees [$9]
choose any two; served with salad and hapa rice
2 Lady Farmers Pork Mandoo
Vegetable Mandoo (vegan)
Organic Vegetable Stir Fry (vegan)
Mrs. Cheng's Tofu with Olena and Ginger
served with salad
Fancy Grilled Cheese with Onions, Roasted Garlic, and Ho'oulu 'Aina Herbs
Coconut and Kabocha Soup (vegan)
make it a soup/salad combo for [$7]
Mango Coconut Tarts
Mango Lime Cooler
Thursday June 22nd
served with rice and salad
Thai Green Curry
Indian Red Curry
Cookie of the Day
Sweet Iced Kaua'i Coffee
Call (808) 791-9400 during Cafe hours, or submit the "Cafe Inquiries" form for questions or for group orders.
Group orders must be placed and confirmed no later than Monday mornings, by phone or by using the Cafe inquiries form.
Individual orders may be placed for same-day pickup by calling (808) 791-9400 during Cafe hours.
We are unable to accommodate same-day orders placed via the Cafe inquiries form.
Consumer Advisory: Our house-made kombucha has not been pasteurized and may contain harmful bacteria that can caused serious health risk to children, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems.