Ohana Cafe is a wonderful local, healthy dining choice in Pinellas County. Located away from the hustle and bustle of touristy Main Street, Ohana is the perfect place to spend a relaxing morning or evening enjoying a wonderful healthy Hawaiian inspired dish.
Ohana offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served until 1:30pm on weekdays and all day on the weekend, which is great for those who do not feeling like rushing out of bed on Sunday morning for brunch!
The menu is unique in that you will find Hawaiian themed dishes, although many are vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free or are able to be accommodated to fit your dietary preferences.
Menu items which can be made gluten-free are conveniently marked as so, reducing the need to ask a million questions. In addition, vegan and vegetarian options are marked. I wish more restaurants did this as it really takes out a lot of hassle over worrying about allergens and contacting staff in advance.
Breakfast and lunch includes an assortment of favorites like: omelettes, pancakes, and oatmeal. The smoothies here are awesome. For breakfast, you will want to treat yourself to Lucy's pancake breakfast which includes 3 plant-based, GF pancakes, served alongside a side and fresh fruit. Real maple syrup and macadamia nut butter provided. These are hands down the best pancakes in the Bay! Note - regular pancakes also available.
The menu includes plenty of choices for vegans and vegetarians. In addition to 6 filling salads, you also have several sandwich options (Veggie Delight), appetizers (hummus plate and veggie platter), and drink options (green and fruit based smoothies).
Those following a gluten-free diet also have numerous choices. Many options can be made gluten-free by replacing the multigrain bread with UDI's sandwich bread or a brown rice wrap. One of the gluten free specialties is a gluten free Popover entrée, served with turkey bacon, 1 egg, and syrup.
The dinner menu includes a selection of appetizers, entrée sized salads, Hawaiian themed dinner plates (all gluten free), taco and burrito dishes, and breakfast plates.
The Very Vegan Tacos (3 blue corn hard shell tacos, black beans, avocado, onions, bell peppers, and a cilantro lime slaw) were excellent. A side of blue corn chips and salsa is included. This dish is healthy, delicious, and very filling! The portion size was very large.
Another great dinner choice is the Organic Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito (Quinoa, black beans, onions, spinach, cilantro lime slaw, jalapeno peppers, pineapple, cilantro, and tomatoes), served in your choice of a whole wheat or gluten-free brown rice wrap. Very delicious and filling!
There aren't many choices in town for Mexican food, let alone vegan options, so we were very pleased with our meals.
It's nice to have a restaurant in town that is both health conscious and delicious. Most produce used at Ohana is organic and all proteins are free of added hormones. In addition, the dairy is organic and no MSG or corn syrup are used in any dishes. Prices are moderate too; it's nice to know that the owner isn't taking advantage of those following a healthy diet.
Service is always excellent - friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.
The dining area is fresh, modern, and clean. Not much in the way of decor, although the space is attractive and well maintained. Unfortunately, this new location does not offer the same tropical vibe as the original cafe in Palm Harbor. Nevertheless, the food is great and the ambiance casual enough so you can come in before or after your morning workout.
Vegetarians and meat lovers being able to dine side by side is always a big plus. Ohana's diverse menu is sure to please everyone. Usually vegan restaurants only cater to vegans and regular restaurants can be a nightmare for vegans. The incorporation of a variety of health-based dishes for every lifestyle is a real winner.