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This fine-dining restaurant occupies a quaint yellow building that once housed the historic Chock Inn Store, which catered to the Waimea ranching community beginning in 1900. Collectibles abound, such as antique porcelain pieces. Previously Daniel Thiebaut's restaurant, and now under new ownership, the revamped establishment has unveiled an all-organic, locally sourced, sustainable menu that includes everything from handmade pastas to eggplant napoleon with hamakua mushrooms to Cajun-style ahi nicoise, pan-seared scallops, and a variety of sautéed seafood options. The place to be in Waimea on a Sunday afternoon, Saffron offers a popular Sunday brunch from 10 to 2, featuring live local music and slack-key players. www.saffronhawaii.com. Credit cards accepted. Closed Mon. No dinner Sun. No lunch.