House of Tiki / Hot Lava Java Coffee House

September 3, 2006 at 2:30 am 2 comments


Hot Lava Java Grand Opening Party, Costa mesa, CA

Hot Lava Java, a super cool tiki coffee house threw their grand Opening party on September 2nd in true tiki style, with a luau style bash, complete with free shave ice, da kine Hawai’ian grindz such as Kalua Pork and Manapua, Hula dancers of all ages, and live Hawai’ian music.

Hula Dancers both (very) young and (not so) old, demonstrated their Aloha skills.

The coffee bar at Lava Java(left), and a nice gaggle of tikis at House of Tiki(right)

Being the tikiphile that I am, I caught wind of the whole scene from a posting on, and decided I had to be there to check it out. The coffee shop is in the adjoining storefront to their main business, House of Tiki, and is the perfect compliment to the store. The coffee was ONO, and the vibe was pure aloha. Everyone was having a great ole time, eatin’ da kine grindz (free, no less!) and shave ice, which was served up by some young wahines at a tiki bar in front of the store.

House of Tiki / Hot Lava Java Coffee House is located at 1860 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627


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  • 1. Mr WordPress  |  September 3, 2006 at 2:30 am

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  • 2. Pua  |  September 11, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Jim…what a nice post. I wish I’d seen it when it originally posted. Those dancers were the Tropical Paradise Dancers (House of Tiki’s own Nalani Moffatt, who now works with Holden over at Tiki Farm), and those girls serving shave ice were my daughters. It really was a whole ‘ohana deal.

    Thanks for your support over the years. We’ve loved having your CDs in the store. Many mahalos and much aloha.



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