Maui Food and Dining

Hui No Ke Ola Pono Celebrates Re-opening of Café

January 12, 2017, 7:41 PM HST
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After several months of remodeling and reorganization, Hui No Ke Ola Pono is proud to announce the re-opening of Simply Healthy Café on Friday, Jan. 13. The in-house café is dedicated to providing diabetic-friendly, high fiber food, seasoned with fresh herbs. Leaders invite you to enjoy the low-salt, low-sugar and low-fat culinary creations of the newly renovated café, which is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Café manager Alena Ornellas says “Simply Healthy Café provides our local community with a delicious and affordable meal choice consistent with cardiac or diabetic sensitive patients.”

The café is proud to influence healthy food choices to an estimated 350 individuals, from keiki to kupuna. It provides lunches to four preschools, AluLike at Paukukalo, and Kupuna Home deliveries, serving a total of around 3,000 meals.

“Simply Healthy Café is the perfect representation of our organizational mission: to improve the health status of Native Hawaiians by empowering generations to be their own advocates,” said Executive Director Joseph (Joey) Gonsalves. “For a lot of us, taking ownership of our health starts with our dietary choices, and Simply Healthy Café helps set the tone for how we can do that.”

The opening ceremonies on Friday, Jan. 13 will consist of a blessing and leadership address starting at 10:45 a.m., with lunch services to follow immediately after. For more information, please contact Hui No Ke Ola Pono at (808) 244-4647.


Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Inc. is a private, non-profit community-based Native Hawaiian Health Care System. The majority of its funding comes via a federal grant from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) under the provision of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act.

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