Up and down the lists I go. I'll start at the top of the Gone ... never forgotten names. Though Eggs n' Things is located on the fringes of Ala Wai Park and the Ala Wai Canal, and though it isn't exactly "gone" it is definitely a great memory.
Back in the day, when New Wave and Punk were still kings, Eggs n' Things was frequented by a mix of tourists, locals and punk rockers from nearby Wave Waikiki. The $1.25 special — two eggs and three pancakes — was a total bargain. Tasty, filling, and best of all, E&T had coconut syrup. This was and still is a serious breakfast joint. Hardly any place carries coconut syrup.
Parking was always an issue. Ena Road and the nearby streets are always congested, but a patient driver finds a spot. The $1.25 special was good only between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. One time, Greg, Guy, Clayton (?) and I actually forgot about E&T and headed to King's Bakery for some grinds at 1 a.m. We sat, the waitress went to get the menus, and my brain clicked. What were we doing there when Eggs n' Things has the special?
It was a tough call since the waitress had already served us water. We decided to leave one quarter each and bail. We were quick, and the pancakes and eggs were good at E&T. It's been years since I've been back, probably not since the 1980s, but the special will never be forgotten by hungry, broke college kids like us. Too bad I didn't take any pics!
Since that era, E&T moved around the corner from Ena Road to Kalakaua Ave. They even have a site.
Eggs n' Things
I just checked the menu. That same eggs and pancakes special is now $6.25. Holy crap! The food still looks great though. Check out the pictures on the site.
Eggs n' Things
1911- B Kalakaua Avenue · Honolulu, Hawaii · 96815
Phone: (808) 949-0820 Fax: (808) 247-5689
11:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.