[Big Island Day 7] Walking Around Downtown Hilo

It was a beautiful sunny day in Hilo. After having breakfast at Cafe 100, we wanted to have a look at downtown Hilo. We visited Hilo Farmers Market, had coffee at Just Cruisin Coffee, and finally bought mochi at Two Ladies Kitchen.

Hilo Farmers Market

Hilo Farmers Market
Hilo Farmers Market

Hilo Farmers Market is one of the biggest and the most famous farmers market on Big Island. Wednesdays and Saturdays are the big days with 200 farmers and crafters. The market is open on other days with fewer vendors.

It was early, and there weren’t a lot of people. It reminded me of the traditional markets in Taiwan. There were all kinds of fruits and vegetables, including huge avocados, papayas and guavas. I didn’t by any because it was our last day and we didn’t have utensils.

Just Cruisin Coffee

We still have a lot of time before Two Ladies Kitchen opened at 10 am. I searched for nearby coffee shops, and Just Cruisin Coffee was the top result with 4.3 stars. I had iced cappuccino, which was very tasty. The shop is located at the edge of Wailoa River State Park. I only went in a little bit and took the below photo. Looking at the pond and the green grass was very comfortable.

Waiakea Pond
Waiakea Pond

Two Ladies Kitchen

Two Ladies Kitchen
Two Ladies Kitchen. Credit: my sister.

Two Ladies Kitchen is famous for its mochi. They offer more than 10 flavours of mochi, some of which are with fresh fruits like strawberries and grapes. They also have other Japanese desserts such as manju and taiyaki. We bought two boxes of mochi and two separate ones to go. They are the best I’ve ever had outside of Japan!

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