Parents can drink their coffee, and kids can play!
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Moms of little ones, listen up! If you need a moment of sanity, you have to check out Keiki and the Pineapple. The cafe offers a safe environment where the kids can run around and you can have a moment of peace. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson went to check it out.
Keiki and the Pineapple is located at 909 Kapiolani Boulevard and serves as a place where adults can have their coffee and not be stress or judged about their kids not sitting still. It’s also a great opportunity for families to meet other families with kids similar in age.
Owner Tiffany Morrissey says the food offered at the cafe is health conscious and mostly plant based.
“I chose to do this because most places that have a kid’s menu will offer processed foods or frozen stuff like nuggets and pizza,” she explains. “I wanted to provide food that I would be proud of and actually feed my kid. I also have a lot of friends with dietary restrictions, so we make a range of foods from tuna melts to vegan rice bowls to gluten free acai bowls!”
Like many businesses, Keiki and the Pineapple has had to adapt to these unprecedented times.
“We’ve shifted our model and now offer private dining reservations by the play area,” Morrissey says. “What this means is when you reserve your spot, you get the entire inside part of the café with the play area to yourselves to eat, drink and just enjoy your time like everything is normal again for one whole hour.”
The times are set every day and is limited to one hour so that the staff has enough time to clean, sanitize and disinfect everything after each family.
“We spend 20 to 30 minutes doing this and we allow everything to air dry,” she explains. “We are so dedicated to cleaning everything thoroughly that we actually get on our hands and knees and wipe down the entire play area.”
While you’re at the café, don’t forget to check out the merch rack! There you can find things like shirts, shorts, bows and baby toys, all made by locally mom-owned businesses.
“We always support local. So you can have a coffee and go shopping!” says Morrissey.
For more information: Keikiandthepineapple.com, or on Facebook and Instagram: @keikiandthepineapple