GREAT FALLS — Paniolo Cafe & Creative Catering opened downtown recently, bringing the flavors of Hawaii to Great Falls.
Owner Sedgie Davis said, "It's quite amazing, it's been on the floor plan for months and then we decided, let's do it."
Sedgie and his wife Stephanie aim to bring their Hawaiian roots to Montana.
"We just want to introduce something to the locals here," Sedgie explained, "A lot of Montanans go to Hawaii for vacation, so we just try to pull back a little of Hawaii over here - and it's authentic Hawaiian."
It took months to open, and Davis says some pandemic-related challenges remain, such as delays in shipment and finding staff.
Stephanie said they are off to a good start: "We are getting busier, so yes, we are going to have to get some staff pretty soon to come in here and help out a little bit because there's only two of us."
Despite the challenges, they say there is no better place than to put their business than in the heart of downtown.
It's located at 600 Central Avenue (suite 109), and open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Click here to visit the Facebook page for menu options.