Spalding House Cafe. In the exclusive Makiki Heights neighborhood above the city, the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House's casual cafe spills out of the ground floor of the museum onto the lush, expansive lawn with a million-dollar view of the city and Diamond Head. Sit inside when it's hot, grab an outdoor table when the tradewinds are blowing. The short, Mediterranean-accented menu features items such as housemade soups, gourmet sandwiches, a hummus plate with
fresh pita, and a roasted vegetable salad with curried quinoa. The cafe offers a $30 "Lauhala and Lunch" picnic for two, which includes a choice of sandwich or salad for each person, dessert bars, and beverage packed in a picnic basket—grab a tatami mat and lay your spread under the huge monkeypod tree on the museum grounds. 2411 Makiki Heights Dr., Makiki, Honolulu, HI, 96822. 808/237–5225. No dinner. Closed Mon.
2411 Makiki Heights Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822, United States