First Look: Kona Craft Kitchen + Bar


Kona Craft Kitchen + Bar will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at Bridge Park starting Thursday, March 3.

Dubliners themselves, Kona owners Frank and Stacy Leary, saw the need for a breakfast spot that also served coffee and pastries, and even space for more lunch options .

The coffee is, of course, Kona, hand selected by the Learys and roasted in Waikiki. Pastries will be plentiful and homemade every day.

In the breakfast department, Kona’s menu ranges from the healthier, like chia seed pudding and a bowl of quinoa, to the more indulgent, like pancakes and cookies and gravy. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. on weekends, then the lunch menu takes over with starters, sandwiches, salads and more. The lunch menu will expand into dinner when a few more entrees are added to the lineup with an emphasis on seafood. Kona will cook up dishes around shrimp, salmon, sea bass and more. Whatever the meal of the day, the cuisine focuses on a true artisanal experience.

Kona offers a variety of seating areas – from plush seats up front for a quick coffee and pastry, to spots that offer a view of the action in the galley, plus bar seating and even a fire pit table. 16 seats. There’s also a private dining room that can be closed for events, and come spring, two patio spaces will be added to the mix.

Kona Craft Kitchen + Bar, 6757 Longshore St., will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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All photos by Susan Post

Kona’s space was designed by Kimberly O Design with furniture from local manufacturer A Carpenter’s Son
Guests can post with a cup of coffee and a pastry and work for a few hours
A dedicated area for coffee and take-out orders
Kona’s bar program features cocktails, Ohio craft beers and a wide range of wines from around the world
Guests can take a peek at the action in the kitchen
The fire table can accommodate up to 16 guests
Kona breakfast burrito with chicken chorizo, scrambled egg, chipotle queso, breakfast potatoes, cilantro, and charred tomato salsa, wrapped in a flour tortilla
Kona sports the Ferrari of Italian-made espresso machines
Kona’s private dining room seats up to 36 people. The space will be used during regular service, but can be reserved for meetings, events and more, and includes A/V capabilities.
Another view of the private dining room
Banana & honey toast with pistachio butter, spiced honey, cocoa nibs and mint on brioche
Kona Craft Kitchen + Bar opens at 6757 Longshore St. in Bridge Park, directly across from North Market

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