Home of The Loco Moco™
Cafe 100 is the Home of The Loco Moco! One of the yummies that we are known for is our Loco Moco™. We sell about 9000 of them every month. There are tour companies and travelers that regularly visit Cafe 100 to experience Loco Moco™.
What Is It?
The original Loco Moco™ is a meal in a bowl...a helping of rice with a hamburger patty and Hilo-style brown gravy topped with an egg. It’s a simple, tasty and inexpensive breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.
We offer a lot more than just our original Loco Moco™. We have more than 30 varieties on our menu! Instead of a hamburger patty, we offer different types of meats, chicken, fish and vegetables. There are Doubles and Supers, and your eggs will be cooked just the way you like it. Watch for our seasonal and special occasion Locos too. Or invent one for us...many of you have!
Call our menu hotline at 935-MENU(6368) to hear the special Locos and meals of the day.
What does Loco Moco™ mean?
Again, this is lost to history but it is possible that it was named after the inventive customer who's nickname was said to have been "Crazy". (Back then in Hilo town, almost every young man had a nickname.) Another notion is that “Loco” was slang for “Groovy” or “Cool” back in the ’40s. Others suggest that "Loco" is merely pidgin English for "Local". In any case, “Moco” was probably tacked on to the name simply because it rhymed with "Loco".