A message from our Kona origin farmers…
“Here’s the view from the lanai at BrocksenGate Estate. We can relax ending a successful coffee season and before beginning a new one. The trees in the foreground are 30 years old Royal Palms that line our driveway and let us peek through them at Kealakekua Bay to the northwest.”
King Kamehameha ruled the Hawaiian Islands until 1819. He defended traditional Hawaiian values, stopped the kapu system and ended human sacrifice. In 1795 he secured the islands of Maui, Moloka’i and Oahu after earlier controlling Kohala, Kona, and Hamakau. In 1878 a statute of Kamehameha was cast in Paris. During its sail to Hawaii, the ship and its cargo were lost at sea. A second statute was cast, but the original was found and today it stands in west Hawaii in Kapa’au. The copy resides in Honolulu.
To check out more about our Kona farmers, visit their webpage here.
Open only three years, Claire & Terrie have created a place where people go to share a meal with family and feel at home. The environmentally friendly, LEED Platinum design created by Maura Johnson and their wonderful staff of servers, baristas, and hostesses makes for a well rounded experience that keeps locals coming back and tourists planning their vacation around a visit. Claire Allison, the cook and magical baker behind it all, creates a diverse, delicious menu using primarily local and organic produce when she can find it. Open for breakfast, lunch, and now summertime dinners, this place is a great restaurant to stop in at whenever you are in North County or riding the coaster (Solana Beach Station). Homemade caramel lattes and butterscotch puddings are to die for as are the locals favorite – Clairecakes, made in a variety of ways from gluten-free to multigrain, cinnamon, and lemon ricotta. Visit them at clairesoncedros.com.
246 N. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075