The Weekly Eater: Kaneohe’s Zia’s Caffe evolves with new owner, chef

For some, living under pandemic conditions has felt like time wasted in limbo. For others it’s been a time of reflection and redirection, a catalyst for change that may have taken longer to realize in less volatile times.

As the new owner of Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe, Micah Suderman knows the nearly 20-year-old institution has to evolve if it is to survive the next 20 years.

Suderman, a certified sommelier and the director of restaurants and bars at the Royal Hawaiian resort, completed the restaurant purchase on Jan. 1, and had intended to keep working at the hotel while his wife, Sophany, managed Zia’s.

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