Keiki Bloggers-Kaimuki Adventures PT. 2

Written By: Aloha Keiki 3rd Grade Bloggers

This our conclusion to our learning trip to learn about the community of Kaimuki Town.  We had tons of fun!


STIR is a family friendly store.  It has frozen yogurt, and toppings.  STIR has a lot of flavors.  The one I like is vanilla.  I don’t have a favorite topping.  Do not put too much toppings on because they weigh your yogurt.  That is why I like STIR.  -Hunter P.  

We all got yummy yogurt and my favorite yogurt is strawberry with chocolate.  My favorite toppings  is a cherry on top.   -Nikita

Stir yogurt shop was  very kind to me and my group. When we first walked in they smiled at us.   They have free samples too, and they were kid friendly.   The directions to Stir are 3583 Waialae Ave Honolulu. Phone number to Stir (808)626-5882. The wi-fi at Stir is free. -Tyler and Nikita

The owner took the time to let us interview her.

Gecko Books and Comics

Be sure to go to Gecko Books and Comics because it has really good comics and toys.  Gecko Books and Comics close on Monday.  They are open 11:00 am-7:00 pm Tuesday, 11:00 am-7:00 pm Wednesday, 10:00 am-9:00 pm Thursday, 10:00 am-9:00 pm Friday, 10:00 am-9:00 pm Saturday, and 10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am-7:00 pm. They have all types of cards a small pack of Pokemon cards costs $4.  A larger pack costs $13.  They sell books, cards,  and comics.   -Hunter T. and Jack

The famous dragon mural outside Gecko Books and Comics.
Domo Kun!
It can get pretty busy sometimes. Be careful not to knock over anything.

Jewel or Juice

Right when we walked in they smiled at us.  Jewel or Juice has a small space but they have really good good good food!  Don’t forget to try their most popular smoothies.  These are the flavors lilikoi cream, peanut butter banana, creamy kale, and peach lychee.  It is on the corner of Waialae and Koko Head Ave.  You should go between 8:30 am-5:30 pm. They are closed on Sunday.  The kid menu is keiki size acai bowl.  When I went to Jewel or Juice they gave me a sample. When I was asking a question they were patient with me.   -Noah


Thank you for being patient with me!

PillBox Pharmacy

Kaimuki has Pillbox Pharmacy.  Pillbox has about 25 flavors of ice cream. Pillbox special ice creams are Kona Coffee, Huckleberry Heaven, Moose Tracks, and Lemon Meringue.  They are very kid friendly.   It’s a family run and started in 1974. But they don’t only sell ice cream.  They sell drinks, sweets, pens, pharmacy items, and Moa Betta cookies.    -Vini 

Everyone at Pillbox Pharmacy are so helpful.

We have been going to the Pillbox since Vini was about 2-3 yrs old. Love the place. Toni has worked there for years. The original pharmacist, Dr.” Mac” passed away several years ago but the pharmacist there now is carrying on the family tradition.   It just feels so totally like “family” every time we walk in.  -Uncle Rod

Via Gelato

 Via Gelato has very good service and if you want a Gelato and you are a keiki you can get it for just $3.   That is a pretty good deal don’t you think?  (Everything was AWESOME!!!)  Via Gelato makes hand made Gelatos everyday with a selection of yummy flavors.  If you ever go you should try Cookies and Cream and Banana Split. Just to tell you they are really nice.  -Sawa


Pipeline Bakeshop and Creamery

Pipeline is one of my favorite. Every time I go to Kaimuki, I nag my mom to go to Pipeline Bakeshop and Creamery because there pastries are so good.  Their malasadas are awesome, too.  They also have cake bombs, scones, brownies,and some banana bread.  They have malasadas, scones, and good breakfast treats. They also have friendly people. We were greeted when we came in. We got a malasada for $2.15.  -Zoemi and Joie

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Call them at: (808)738-8200

Address is: 3632 Waialae Ave.  Honolulu, HI, 96816.

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The Island Brew

The Island Brew was so quiet.   They were so friendly.  We saw the coffee dripping, it was cool.  I never saw it before.  It was open at morning and they had breakfast too.   There were yummy muffins like banana muffins and chocolate muffins.  If you ever go there you can eat yummy treats there.  The place is great. -Liana

The Island Brew greeted us with a smile and answered all of our questions even though we did not get to buy anything.


Kaimuki’s Charm

You might think that Kaimuki is old and rusty.  I challenge this.  I think that Kaimuki is a special place.  Please come to Kaimuki! Help Kaimuki stay strong! Kaimuki has First Hawaiian Bank, Crack Seed Store, and parks. -Jaedyn 

They even gave us a tour of the safe at First Hawaiian Bank!

All in all, Kaimuki is a lovely place to go when you don‘t know what to do.  Some people may think Kaimuki is not special.  I challenge this.  I feel Kaimuki just needs a second  chance.  Give Kaimuki a hand so Kaimuki businesses have a better chance of not closing.  -Jordan 

The Crack Seed Store has been around since our teacher Mrs. V was a kid!

Kaimuki has friendly people. When we went into Pipeline Cafe, they said “Hello” to us. When we went into Stir, they said “Hello”. Pretty much all the shops we went into, some one said “Hello” to us. If you like shops with friendly people, you should go to Kaimuki. I know that most people like friendly people more than unfriendly people. I hope no one is unfriendly to anyone!  -Zoemi

I always eat at To Thai For. It is nice to have the people who work there remember you.

Kaimuki has lots of memories.  You may  think Kaimuki is old but it has character too.   Kaimuki is special place because it has memories.   I feel old houses have memories.  The people who live in Kaimuki have memories.  My teacher Mrs.V is one of those people.  She moved to Pearl City but she came back to Kaimuki.  Her house is over 50 years old.  When she was a kid she went to a school in Kaimuki and now she works at the same school and her kids go to the same school as her.    -Kashari and Liana


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6 thoughts on “Keiki Bloggers-Kaimuki Adventures PT. 2

  • December 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I loved reading all of the “reviews” ! I am older than Mrs. V, and the Crack Seed Store was there when I was in middle school.

  • December 7, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Ditto Mrs. Sumida, I also loved reading all of the reviews. Since I am not from the ahupua’a o Kaimuki, I must sadly admit that I have not been to any of those places! However, this blog has inspired me to patron some of these places and support our community. Mahalo Keiki Bloggers! Keep writing!
    – Kumu Kaleihomai

  • December 8, 2016 at 6:45 am

    I am so excited to try Pipeline Cafe and Creamery after reading this review! I have a sweet tooth the size of the moon and live not far from Waialae Ave, so it looks like I may have found a place to satisfy my next craving!!!

  • December 8, 2016 at 8:44 am

    This is so awesome. I love to see Keiki involved with our Kaimuki Community. We love our Keikis! – Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery.

  • December 9, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Ooh! Crack Seed Store is the best! Thanks for all the thoughtful reviews. I can’t wait to try Pipeline Cafe.

    • December 9, 2016 at 12:59 am

      Whoops! I mean Pipeline Bakeshop!


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