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Best Food & Drink: Coffee and Desserts

The Diedrich coffee roaster stands in a corner like a friendly robot every Saturday, when Downtown Coffee roasts their local beans.

But what we really gotta talk about is the house-made pastries invented and baked by owner Fred Itodaka’s wife Fumiko. To wit: Gluten-free chocolate tart, Yuzu orange bar with chocolate crust, bread puddings that change with the seasons (right now it’s fresh peach); and the Matcha torte , a green tea topping with a bamboo charcoal crust “that holds onto toxins and filters them through your body,” assures barista Jonathan Lau. We’re not going to argue with that.

Honolulu Weekly

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