Manifest Hawaii blurs boundaries as a caffeine-purveying lounge by day, a cocktail-pouring live-music party by night, and an art gallery by choice. While Apollo rides his chariot, Waialua coffee aficionados mingle among multimedia masterpieces sipping espressos ($2), slurping cappuccinos ($3.50), or shot-gunning mochas ($4). Those who, like Popeye, prefer to get their strength from leaves rather than beans can sample the Tiger Spice chai, and others who, like Olive Oyl, have trouble making up their minds can get a taste of both chai and espresso in the Dirty chai ($4.50). Evening quaffs come brewed and bottled ($5) or freshly mixed with premium liquors ($7). Each evening brings a different band to the stage to get guests grooving, and Manifest regularly hosts special events, fundraisers, and mad-hatter-helmed tea parties.
Primarily purveyors of electronic cigarettes and accessories, the Volcano Vapor opened the Volcano Vapor Cafe as a relaxed space that is welcoming to both electronic-cigarette aficionados and espresso enthusiasts. More than 50 specialty coffees and drinks, free WiFi, game consoles, and an e-cigarette-friendly atmosphere make Volcano Vapor Cafe an ideal hangout for caffeination and relaxation. Premium Hawaiian beans infuse every coffee drink, from a regular cuppa joe ($1.50–$1.80) to iced lattes crowned with luscious whipped cream ($3.35–$3.75). A 60” HDTV occupies the premium real estate of the café’s scarlet walls, ready to connect with the Xbox and PlayStation 3 game consoles and play host to caffeine-fueled bouts of friendly e-competition. Volcano Vapor's free WiFi and computer consoles equipped with 24-inch touchscreen monitors provide paved access to the information superhighway. Sippers who prefer to remain stationary can lounge in sumptuous leather seats inside.
Snow Factory’s snow ice, a frosty treat best described as frozen cotton candy, is a tasty new addition to the chilled-treat pantheon. A marriage between nonfat milk and chiseled ice, fruit, and juices, snow ice forges an unbreakable bond between besties dairy and berry to enchant too-warm taste buds. Iced-dessert devotees can enjoy this low-calorie, low-sugar treat in 20 tongue-tantalizing flavors, from classic favorites such as chocolate and vanilla to the island-inspired passion fruit and piña colada. Small bowls ($2.85) satisfy petite cravings and regular size bowls ($4.25) allow for the mixing and matching of two flavors. Add a special topping ($0.50 each), such as condensed milk, chocolate syrup, or mochi, to create a conspiracy of deliciousness that self-destructs when pals pilfer unauthorized bites.
With a stay at Waikiki Parc Hotel in Honolulu (Waikiki), you'll be minutes from Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach. This 4-star hotel is close to University of Hawaii at Manoa and Diamond Head. n Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 297 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Cable programming and MP3 docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as cordless phones with voice mail. n Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. n Dining
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Waikiki Parc Hotel. n Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and currency exchange. Limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Diem 99 Cafe serves up a wide variety of dishes, desserts, and drinks. The authentic menu's variegated farescape offers vermicelli, or cold noodle, dishes in varieties like garlic chicken and barbecue pork ($7.25 each), as well as noodle-naysaying rice plates such as the baked short rib and lemon grass mahi mahi ($7.25 each). Vegetarian options are boundless at Diem 99, creating a vast playground of meatlessly delectable obstacles for hungry mouths, such as the lemon grass tofu ($6.97) and tofu curry ($7.25). Cap off a complete, authentic meal with a large banana tapioca ($2.00) and a cup of hot green tea ($1.25) . Ample free parking makes dine-in easy, but feel free to take out for a noodle night in.