Arrivederci, Café Pesto Kawaihae: Popular local restaurant closes after 30 years in business

Manager Joceyln Cohen smiles on her last day working at Café Pesto. (Photos by LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

General Manager Michael Cohen serves a party of four Saturday. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

Owner David Palmer sits at the bar most of the day with diners and bartender Jade Cohen.

Loyal customers feast on their last meal at Café Pesto in Kawaihae Shopping Center. It was open there for 30 years.

Minnesota visitors leave Café Pesto Kawaihae satisfied after their first meal there Saturday, but unfortunately its last day open. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

KAWAIHAE — It was no surprise to find Café Pesto Kawaihae filled with loyal customers every day last week.