Split between a retro ground-floor café and an airy upstairs dining space with the rustic wooden paneling of a ’70s beach bungalow, Bills Hawaii is the first U.S. outpost of celebrity chef and Aussie restaurateur Bill Granger. Granger’s ricotta pancakes and sweet corn fritters are renowned throughout his network of eateries in Sydney, London, Japan and now Seoul, though he’s best known for the creamy, delicately scrambled eggs that have been the restaurant’s signature ever since Granger opened the original Bills in Sydney.
But Bills Hawaii isn’t just about the breakfast. Granger himself may be monarch of the morning meal, but the self-taught chef is making home-style cooking and communal dining a daylong affair. His breakfast specialties are a mainstay at Bills locations around the world—if it ain’t broke don’t fix it—but Granger’s affinity for fresh, local ingredients means that each restaurant has a personality all its own. Poke, kimchi fried rice and flatbread pizzas can only be found on the menu in Hawai‘i. Head upstairs for table service, stop in for coffee and pastries or relax on the lanai with a house-infused cocktail at happy hour. You’re in for a treat whatever time of the day.