Top 10 Places to Get Coffee on Maui

Local ExpertLast updated: September 1, 2018

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where to get coffee on mauiHawaii is only state that grows coffee, and Americans consume more than a third of the total coffee grown in the world today. To sum up, we're no stranger to a good cup'a joe. During your next trip to Maui, we encourage you to branch out from your regular Starbucks go-to and head to one of Maui's best local coffee shops, all of which serve truly delicious variations of caffeine in a cup.

Please enjoy our list of the 10 best coffee shops on Maui, in no particular order, and mahalo for supporting our local businesses!

MAUI'S BEST COFFEE SHOPS

#1 Paia Bay Coffee

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After their original opening in 2011, Paia Bay Coffee took a brief hiatus to move into a new location in Paia Town, just beside the Chevron Station on the Makai side. Customers are welcomed in a cozy outdoor garden seating area, dotted with string lights, fruit trees, plants and simple table seating. If you didn't already know you were in Paia, a good indication is the coffee shop clientele, which typically includes plenty of surfers, yogis and artists.

Paia Bay Coffee
Grab one of the many espresso drinks and breakfast items and enjoy a relaxing outdoor meal before hitting the beach or browsing shops in Paia Town.

Hours: Open Daily from 7am-5:30pm

Location: 115 Hana Highway, Paia

Menu Highlights: Espresso, Eggs with Goat Cheese, Tuna Salad

For more information, please visit Paia Bay Coffee.

#2 Maui Coffee Roasters

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A local favorite since its opening in 1982, Maui Coffee Roasters specializes in small batch roasting of Hawaiian and international coffee. Located conveniently in Central Maui, arrive early to grab a seat at one of the small tables inside the brightly-adorned cafe, which tends to get crowded during peak hours. Browse local art while you wait for your order, and order one of their yummy breakfast bagels to kick-start your morning.

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Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 6pm (kitchen closes at 5pm), and Sundays from 8am to 4pm (kitchen closes at 2:30pm)

Location: 444 Hana Highway, Kahului

Menu Highlights: Cold Brew Coffee, Iced Toddy, Huevos Bagel

For more information, please visit Maui Coffee Roasters.

#3 MauiGrown Coffee

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Ka'anapali Estate, once part of the Pioneer Mill sugar plantation, is a 500-acre coffee estate located 4 miles north of West Maui's Lahaina Town. If you're interested in the coffee-growing process, or have some extra time to explore, self-guided tours of the plantation are encouraged, which offers excellent panoramic views of Maui. This is a great place to sample several different kinds of coffee and learn more about the local growing and roasting process.

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Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 6:30am to 5pm, Closed on Sundays

Location: 277 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina

Menu Highlights: Maui Mokka, Lava Flow, Peaberry

For more information, please visit MauiGrown Coffee.

#4 Alba's Cuban Coladas

Albas Cuban Coffee Stand

Alba’s Cuban Coladas was first opened in March of 2016. Not only is Alba’s one of the best places for coffee in Maui, it’s also the first place on Maui that offers a menu full of Cuban delights. Here, you can enjoy a cup of powerful Cuban coffee that will definitely get your day going! Cuban coffee is world renowned for it’s strength and rare flavor. Cuban coffee drinks pack so much potency that they're typically enjoyed by a thimble-sized shot called a “buchito” in Spanish.

This Maui coffee spot is named after the owner’s Cuban abuela (grandma). Alba’s Cuban Coladas is a dedication to Cuban culture, a love for family and a satisfied belly.

When visiting Alba’s, look forward to awesome views and Cuban coffee drinks like Cafe con Leche (latte), Cortadito (double shot of espresso with steamed evaporated milk), Cuban Colada (sweetened espresso served in a demitasse) or a Bucci (shot of strong Cuban espresso).

Making coffee at Alba's Cuban Coffee stand.

Alba’s Cuban Coladas also serves up some mouthwatering Cuban dishes that will most definitely satisfy your Latin culinary cravings. Their Arroz Con Pollo is the best you’ll find West of Miami, and you should definitely taste their Bocaditos and Camarones Enchilados.

Hours & Location: Monday-Wednesday 8am-1:30pm at Kahului Harbor (Beach Road), Closed on Thursday, Friday 8am-1:30pm at Kahului Harbor (Beach Road) and Saturdays 7am-1pm at the Kahului Swap Meet (back parking lot of UHMC)

Menu Highlights: Cuban coffee drinks and Bocaditos

For more information, please visit Alba’s Cuban Coladas

#5 Wailuku Coffee Company

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If you're the type who likes to sit back, relax and enjoy the view with your morning cup of coffee, this is "where the hip come to sip" on Maui, and the perfect place to do just that. Located in historic Wailuku Town, Wailuku Coffee Company is charming in a way that doesn't try too hard. Grab a comfy seat at one of the several indoor or outdoor tables and people-watch to your heart's desire. This is great place to enjoy breakfast before exploring nearby Iao Valley State Park, or check out local art and live music during Wailuku First Friday.

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Hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 5pm (kitchen closes at 4pm), and Sundays from 8am to 3pm

Location: 26 North Market Street, Wailuku

Menu Highlights: Cappuccino, Fresh Squeezed Juice, Veggie Bagel

For more information, please visit Wailuku Coffee Company.

#6 Hawaiian Village Coffee

Hawaiian Village Coffee

This West Maui gem, located in a discreet strip mall in Kahana, offers a lovely mix of local souvenirs with a side of delicious coffee drinks and snacks. With a full espresso bar and several Hawaiian coffees to choose from, definitely don't ignore the case of freshly baked pastries and bagels, delivered daily. If the wind is causing a troublesome reading session at your nearest beach, head here instead. Hawaiian Village also offers 5 Mac computers with printing capabilities (for a small fee), and the service is always friendly and prompt.

Hawaiian Village Coffee

Hours: Open Daily from 6am to 6pm

Location: 4405 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina

Menu Highlights: Espresso, Rosemary Bagel, Energy Ball

For more information, please visit Hawaiian Village Coffee.

#7 Grandma's Coffee House

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If you're planning to make the winding drive to the summit of Haleakala Volcano to witness a beautiful Maui sunrise, reserve some time to stop at Grandma's Coffee House on your way back down. Located in Upcountry Maui's scenic town of Kula, Grandma's has been a long-time breakfast, coffee and talk story staple for decades. Grandma began roasting and blending organic Arabica coffee in 1918, and four generations later, the family tradition is still going (and growing) strong. All of Grandma's Coffee is hand-picked, pulped, dried and roasted onsite, and you can even see the roaster, now over 100 years old, through a viewing window in the shop.

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Hours: Open Daily for Breakfast & Lunch from 7am to 5pm; Dinner Available Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to 8pm

Location: 9232 Kula Highway, Kula

Menu Highlights: Coffee, Banana Pineapple Cake, Eggs Benedict

For more information, please visit Grandma's Coffee House.

#8 Bad Ass Coffee

Bad Ass Coffee

Named after the legend of the Kona Nightingale, which was actually the bellowing sounds of donkeys carrying loads of coffee up and down the mountain, Bad Ass Coffee opened their first location in 1989 in Kona, Hawaii. Serving locally grown coffee from Molokai, Kauai and Maui, in addition to 100% Kona coffee, Bad Ass Coffee is a casual and friendly place to stop for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up before hitting some of West Maui's best attractions.

Bad Ass Coffee

If you're on the search for souvenirs, check out their selection of cigars, snacks, clothing, gift baskets, and other Bad Ass merch.

Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 5am to 9pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 7am to 8pm

Location: 3636 Lower Honoapiilani Road & 671 Front Street, Lahaina

Menu Highlights: Granita, Bad Ass Mocha

For more information, please visit Bad Ass Coffee.

#9 Lava Java Coffee Roasters

Opened 5 years ago by two long-time Maui residents, Lava Java took over the former site of Kihei's Bad Ass Coffee, located conveniently across the street from Kalama Park. After establishing a relationship with local coffee growers, they now happily serve 5 different Maui-grown coffees, four of which come from Maui-grower Kimo Faulkner's Plantation. Customers are greeted with complimentary samples of the Frozen Kona Mocha, and the laid-back location directly across from the ocean makes this a great early-morning go-to for coffee lovers in South Maui.

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best coffee mauiHours: Open Daily from 6am to 8pm

Location: 1941-A S. Kihei Road, Kihei

Menu Highlights: Granita, Full City Roast, Gecko Balls

For more information, please visit Lava Java Coffee Roasters.

#10 The Coffee Store

Referred to as "Napili's living room", The Coffee Store is a local favorite on Maui's northwest side.

Coffee Store

With friendly, personalized service and a menu that utilizes the best in local ingredients, The Coffee Store serves an assortment of delicious, unique coffee drinks and a wide variety of homemade baked goods, including muffins, bread, pastries, quiche and more. This is a great spot for lunch or breakfast if you're planning on exploring nearby Honolua Bay, and like any good coffee shop, expect a crowd.

Coffee Store
Hours: Open Daily from 6am to 6pm

Location: 5095 Napilihau Street, Suite #108, Napili

Menu Highlights: Banana Mocha, Coconut Macaroons, Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar

For more information, please visit The Coffee Store.

BONUS: Kuau Store

Kuau Store Coffee

Located on Maui's north shore, Kuau Store is the last place to stock up on food and drinks before setting out to explore the Road to Hana.

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While not strictly a coffee shop, Kuau Store serves up a wide assortment of goodies to ensure a smooth (and caffeinated) Maui morning road trip, including cold-pressed coffee, standard coffee drinks, local snacks, to-go picnic lunches, plate lunches, smoothies, juices and kombucha on tap. Located about a mile past Paia Town, Kuau Store is located just past the surfboard fence on your left hand side, with plenty of parking for an easy morning stop.

Hours: Open Daily from 6:30am to 7pm

Location: 701 Hana Highway, Paia

Menu Highlights: Cold-Pressed Coffee, Americano, Poke Bowls, Kale Salad

For more information, please visit Kuau Store.

Mahalo for reading Pride of Maui's list of the Best Local Coffee Shops! While it's not particularly hard to peel yourself out of bed each morning in paradise, a little caffeine always goes a long way. Happy sipping, and aloha! Tell us about your favorite Maui coffee shop is in the comments below.

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