It was a beautiful sunny day in downtown Hilo. We visited Hilo Farmers Market, had coffee at Just Cruisin Coffee, and finally bought mochi at Two Ladies Kitchen.
Big Island Day 7 Itinerary
- [Breakfast] Cafe 100
- Downtown Hilo (This Post)
- Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
- [Snack] What’s Shakin
- Akaka Falls State Park
- [Snack] Tex Drive-in
- Waipio Valley Lookout
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.
We visited the market on a Friday and didn’t expect to see a lot. We arrived early and didn’t see 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 would love to buy some, but eventually, we didn’t purchase any because it was our last day.
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.
Address: 835 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Two Ladies Kitchen
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 to bring home and two separate ones for later. They are the best I’ve ever had outside of Japan!
Address: 274 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Frankly speaking, there weren’t too many things to see in downtown Hilo. However, I highly recommend getting mochi at Two Ladies Kitchen before leaving the city!