Though its appearance resembles that of a tortilla, a crêpe is never made of corn and never used as the liner of a sombrero. Celebrate France’s flatbread with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a $35 punch card for crêpes, smoothies, and açaí bowls at Aloha Crepes in Aiea. The punch card can be used across five $7 visits.
The furling aficionados at Aloha Crepes anchor their tasty crêpes, healthy smoothies, and succulent açaí bowls with an eclectic spread of sweet and savory ingredients. Slumbering taste buds are coaxed out of hibernation with breakfast crêpes such as the Morning Glory, which enfolds melted cheeses, a scrambled egg, and a choice of meat in a blanket of delicious dough ($7). The sweet aloha crêpe drizzles strawberries in chocolate syrup and house-made sour-cream-whisked brown sugar ($6.50), and the savory sautéed veggies and creamy sauce of the Broccoli Obama Alfredo induces patriotism in diners by bellowing “yes we can” from inside the belly ($7.95).
Concavely prepared cuisine can be enjoyed with the açaí bowl, which holds together fresh blueberries, strawberries and bananas with a honey-and-bee-pollen adhesive ($5+). All fare can be washed down with a mango lassi or a smoothie concocted from mint soymilk and blueberries (both $5+). With every Groupon purchased, $2 will be donated to the American Red Cross tsunami disaster relief fund.
Aloha Crepes serves dessert all day. Of course, it's in the form of a crepe, so the light treat seems somehow appropriate for breakfast, even if you order the Aloha crepe—loaded with Nutella, a sauce of sour cream and brown sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. Additionally, Aloha Crepes sell the first and only mochi crepes. For a lighter dessert option, Aloha Snowflakes promise a treat that's part ice cream, part shaved ice with the consistency of frozen cotton candy. Snow ice comes in a variety of flavors made from fresh fruits, juices, and extracts with added milk.