12 Best Breakfast Spots on Maui

When visiting the Island of Maui, brekkie lovers will be more than impressed. On all four corners of the island, there is a fantastic selection of breakfast spots.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, this article is for you. It’s the most up-to-date list online, and each one of these Maui breakfast spots offers a unique and tasty menu.

Best Breakfast Spots on Maui

As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and on Maui, it’s the most epic way to start the day! We’ve broken this article down by Maui’s most popular neighborhoods and locales, so check it out and let us know what you think. Enjoy!

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Colleen’s At The Cannery

Haiku

Suppose you happen to wake up in Haiku and wonder where to go for coffee—no worries, brah! You have to get yourself to Colleen’s at the Haiku Marketplace. You will be happy that you found this Haiku gem, and will soon realize that you are drinking the best cup of Joe available on the north shore. With a fresh and caffeinated morning perspective, your people-watching skills will be turned up to the max, and you’ll be ready for a day of lounging and exploring Maui’s North Shore.

Favorite items on the breakfast menu at Colleen’s include the traditional Cannery Breakfast, French Toast, Haiku BLT, a variety of Eggs Benedicts, Organic Tofu Vegetable Wrap, and more. One of our all-time favorites is the Hangover Cure; it’s a mélange of black forest ham, oven-roasted potatoes, jack and cheddar cheeses, onions, and green chiles all sautéed together.

We love that Colleen’s uses local ingredients whenever possible. Their breakfast smoothies are delicious, and the Cannery Bloody Mary is the bomb! Don’t forget to say “Mahalo!” to your server on the way out!

Colleen’s also offers Lunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner Service. Next door is Colleen’s Bar, a great place to enjoy a pau hana with friends or meet up for a late-night cocktail.


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Kula Bistro

Upcountry

Kula Bistro is located in Kula across the street from Morihara’s Store in Lower Kula. For Maui residents, it’s in the exact location as the OG Cafe 808. (Good vibes!)

Besides offering one of the most bangin’ breakfasts on Maui, the Kula Bistro also provides a delicious lunch and dinner menu. Please note: Kula Bistro is BYOB. Guests are invited to bring beer and wine into the restaurant but just wait to open it inside the restaurant; no open bottles or cans are allowed. Luckily for visitors, Morihara’s is located right across the street, so you can buy a bottle or a six-pack and walk over to the Bistro.

Besides the incredible menu and large portions, one of the most extraordinary things about Kula Bistro is the atmosphere. Super chill vibes, friendly and attentive service, and lots of alohas are served here!

Breakfast items at Kula Bistro are aplenty! The menu is broken down into Benedicts, Frittatas, Local Favorites, French Toast & Pancakes, and many tasty side dishes. We love the Mahi Mahi Benedict, the Snow Crab & Spinach Frittata, and we adore the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pancakes.

As a noteworthy mention, dining at Kula Bistro means supporting local Maui farms and vendors. Here’s a Maui restaurant that serves healthy portions and celebrates and supports the Maui community. You can’t go wrong here!

Please check their website for the most up-to-date hours. (Currently, they are closed for breakfast on Mondays.)


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Kihei Caffe

South Maui & Lahaina

Kihei Caffe has been a legendary Maui breakfast spot for a long time. Now, they have two locations: Kihei and Lahaina. Having more amazing breakfast options is always good news!

One of the best things about Kihei Caffe is that they serve breakfast all day long! So, if you’re thinking about having “brinner” (brekkie-dinner), this place is for you!

This spot is totally casual and serves up some of the best breakfast plates on Maui. If you’re looking for a low-key environment where you can keep your sunglasses on throughout your meal then definitely check out Kihei Caffe. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will fall in love with this Maui breakfast spot.

The Kihei location is across the road from Kalama Park. You can quickly go for a morning swim, grab breakfast and a coffee, and plan your perfect South Maui adventure.

The newly opened second location is on Keawe Street in Lahaina. It’s just steps away from Mala Wharf and Lahaina’s Baby Beach.

All items on Kihei Caffe’s breakfast menu are fairly priced and finger-licking good. Our favorites are the Papaya Delight, Biscuits & Gravy, Huevos Rancheros, Pork Fried Rice & Eggs, Loco Moco, and Blackened Fish & Eggs. The Cinnamon Rolls are also excellent!

You’ll be more than pleased no matter what you choose to order at Kihei Caffe. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of their Maui coffee on your way out!


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Papa'aina MAUI

Lahaina

Papa’aina MAUI is one of Maui’s newest restaurants. Located at the Pioneer Inn in Historic Lahaina Town, this place offers a menu to match the excellent location.
At Papa’aina, foodies experience a menu created by a Top Chef, Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong. Her list of accolades is quite extensive! She’s been featured in media outlets throughout the US many times, opened the infamous Koko Head Cafe on Oahu, and was one of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars.

Here you’ll find a menu that offers more than meets the eyes (or taste buds)! Menu items are locally sourced as often as possible, and the daily specials are incredible.

Chef Wong’s breakfast/brunch menu is nothing short of amazing. The menu is so diverse that you will need to visit more than once to truly take it in. So far, our favorite breakfast items are the Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits, Fish & Eggs, Steak Poke, Macadamia Nut Ricotta Pancakes, and Breakfast Ramen. These items are just the tip of the iceberg (or volcano) regarding the brunch and lunch items on the menu. Everything is fantastic!

Honestly, Papa’aina is such a welcomed addition to Maui’s restaurant scene. It’s an awesome place to enjoy breakfast or brunch with friends in Lahaina. We’d also like to note that Papa’aina has some seriously fantastic breakfast libations!

Don’t sleep in too late and do not forget to make reservations. Brunch is from 8am-2pm daily.


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Paia Bowls

Paia

Located in Historic Paia Town, Paia Bowls is owned by local Maui surfers and brothers, Ian and Luke Walsh.

It’s a creative and healthy cafe on Maui’s North Shore that’s become super popular with the water sports community, residents, and visitors. At Paia Bowls, guests can look forward to a streamlined menu of organic options: acai bowls, smoothies, coffee drinks, Golden Tumeric Latte (yummy), and Kombucha on tap.

Acai Bowls are made to order and can be completely customized. First, guests choose from a Blend Bowl (acai, strawberries, blueberries, and bananas) or a Surf Bowl (frozen acai puree). They’re both topped with organic hemp granola, fresh bananas, and coconut flakes, and then drizzled with honey. They also have a vast selection of additional toppings like fresh tropical fruit, bee pollen, spirulina, maca powder, wheatgrass, cacao nibs, and almond butter.

If you love smoothies, you’ll be in seventh heaven here. Choose from the Aloha, Lanai, Paia, Hana, Haleakala, or the Jaws. The Paia is our favorite, made with acai, strawberries, blueberries, cacao nibs, bee pollen, spirulina, and coconut oil. They also serve up “Functional Smoothies,” a selection of smoothies with extra boosts for immunity, energy, endurance, collagen, anti-inflammatory properties, and more.

Paia Bowls isn’t just one of the healthiest cafes on Maui’s North Shore; it’s also a hot spot that fosters aloha and positive vibrations. Make sure to stop by next time you’re in Paia Town!


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Baked On Maui

Haiku

Located in the Pauwela Cannery, Baked On Maui is a quaint Haiku coffee shop and cafe. Open for breakfast and lunch, this is a great Maui spot for checking out the local scenery in a hip environment. Just steps away from Baked on Maui are surfboard shaper studios, retail vendors, art galleries, a hardware store, a small organic grocery, and more. We also love that they have outdoor seating, so you can easily meet friends for a meal in the shade or just sit outside with your laptop and a latte. (Hey, Maui residents, they are also dog-friendly!)

Baked on Maui freshly bakes all of their bread and pastries, which gives a super authentic feel and makes all of their meals even yummier.

Favorite items on the breakfast menu are the Omelets, French Toast with Strawberry Compote, and Smoked Salmon Benedict. If you’re in a rush, you can quickly stop in for a to-go order or grab some espresso drinks and pastries. The ham and cheese croissant is excellent, and no trip to Baked on Maui is complete unless you pick up a sweet treat or a loaf of their homemade bread.

At Baked on Maui, you can also pick up some cool merch. If you want to find a truly unique Maui souvenir, grab a bag of their CBD coffee beans. There’s nothing better than a stash of aloha!


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Tasty Crust

Wailuku

Tasty Crust in Wailuku is a must if you love local Hawaiian-style diner food garnished with old-school Coca-Cola branding.

This place is a great breakfast spot on Maui and one that will give you a feel for Hawaii’s local food culture. In fact, for Maui residents, it’s an institution!

At Tasty Crust, you can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but of course our favorite is breakfast.

You probably won’t find GMO-free fare at this Maui locale, but you will find many delicious comfort food items on their menu. Each item has a genuine feel of good old island livin’!

Guests here will not be disappointed by the prices or food portions. Prices are lower than expected, and the portions are large (Hawaiian-style)! Ask your server about their mini plates if you’d like to make space to try more menu items.

Our favorite breakfast items at Tasty Crust are the Banana Pancakes, the Pork Fried Rice with a Fried Egg, the Loco Moco Breakfast, and the Traditional Breakfast. Also, the coffee just hits better at Tasty Crust! If you need that strong morning cup of Joe, this place has you covered.


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Ka’ana Kitchen

South Maui

Ka’ana Kitchen is located at the Andaz Resort in Wailea. You cannot go wrong here with gorgeous Pacific Ocean views and a yummy breakfast menu.

This Maui breakfast spot is unique because it features all farm-fresh Maui foods. From the meats to the produce, cheeses to cured fish and eggs, and baked goods to pastries, you will be delighting in the heavens of a Maui-born menu. Ka’ana Kitchen is another great place to go for the holidays, family celebrations, birthday brunches, or a romantic table for two.

We have to say that the breakfast menu at Ka’ana Kitchen is somewhat short, but that’s not to disparage the divine offerings of these breakfast food selections. We’d rather say that it’s just streamlined, modern-gourmet, and to the point!

Our breakfast favorites at Ka’ana Kitchen include the Kalua Pork Benedict (served with a ponzu hollandaise and heirloom tomato salad), the Breakfast Bruschetta, Poached Eggs, and Sweet Potato Cake. The Waffles are excellent and served with caramelized bananas, coconut creme, and Nutella.

Top any of these breakfast options off with a side order of the Cured Grilled Slab Bacon and a Maui Mimosa, and believe us, you will be golden!


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Paia Bay Coffee & Bar

Paia

Located in the hub of Maui’s North Shore is Paia Bay Coffee & Bar. It is a fantastic choice for one of the best places for breakfast in Maui, but it’s also a great spot for coffee with friends, lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night events in Paia Town.

Another thing that makes this spot so convenient is the super-fast WIFI. You can also enjoy a meal and get some work done from your laptop with a tasty caffeinated bevy.

Paia Bay’s breakfast menu is nothing short of sweet perfection. All items are made from local, sustainable, and organic ingredients. They use local Maui coffee beans for all of their drinks and they serve freshly baked croissants, vegan and gluten-free options, and sweet vibes from their well-chosen staff members.

Our favorite breakfast items at Paia Bay Coffee include the Acai Bowl, Organic Eggs & Smoked Salmon, and the Vegan Bagel Sandwich made with pesto, hummus, roasted red peppers, avocado, tomato, and locally grown baby greens. A notable mention is that their homemade croissants can be ordered as a breakfast sandwich with options that include Nutella, Feta Cheese, and Bacon & Brie.

This breakfast spot also provides a super casual and comfortable environment. You can find a table under the sun or one covered by shade. Another note: the breakfast and lunch menu is served from 7am-4pm, so if you’re taking your time on vacation, you can still enjoy brekkie for lunch or in the later afternoon.


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Café Des Amis

Paia

Café Des Amis is one of Maui’s cutest and quaintest little eateries! Located in the heart of Paia Town, this gem offers a menu unlike any other in Hawaii, with a fusion of Mediterranean and Indian cuisine wrapped in a little French package.

Without a doubt, the most popular items on the Café Des Amis menu are the crepes. Favorite breakfast crepes are the Spinach, Feta, Maui Tomato, and Scrambled Egg, and the Chicken and Avocado crepe. For sweet crepes, everyone adores the warm Nutella Crepe. Crepes can also be ordered gluten-free or vegan*

Café Des Amis serves Illy Caffe coffee and espresso drinks, so you can satiate your caffeine cravings. That is unless you’re looking for a breakfast mimosa or a cocktail! The libations are super good here, and if you like sangria, it’s delicious at Cafe des Amis.

When visiting Café Des Amis, check out their lunch and dinner menu; salads, appetizer plates, and curries are excellent with a tempting glass of sangria or lilikoi margarita. Don’t forget to ask staff about live music in their Bali-esque outdoor courtyard for pau hana.

This spot is always a good time with a glass of wine, whether flying solo, dining with a loved one, or meeting up with friends. Enjoy!


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Farmacy Health Bar

Wailuku & South Maui

Farmacy Health Bar has two locations: their flagship spot on Main Street in Wailuku and a food truck in South Maui.

In Wailuku, they are right next to Request Records and close to various art galleries and boutiques, making it super easy to check out all the cool stuff that Wailuku has to offer (with a full stomach, of course).

At Farmacy, all ingredients on the menu are GMO-free, organic, and from the islands. We love to see businesses that support the ‘aina (land) and the people.

When at Farmacy, guests can feel at ease knowing that their food and juices are not only nutritious and healthy but also aimed to cure ailments. Having a meal at Farmacy will heal your mind, body, and soul! Their passion for healthy food runs deep and can be found throughout their delicious offerings.

Popular items on Farmacy’s menu include all of their smoothies and alkaline juices. Our favorite is the Tamarindo Juice because it’s so tasty and it’s a rare find in Hawaii. The Valley Isle Kombucha is also to die for, and we love the Maui Coconut Water. We also love their delicious Acai Bowl. Our favorite is the Pono Bowl, served with quinoa, soup, kale salad, cashew dressing, feta cheese, and popcorn tofu.

Everything on the menu at Farmacy is crazy good and healthy. Do not miss out on an opportunity to visit this Maui breakfast spot.


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Plantation House

West Maui

The Plantation House in Kapalua is the créme de la créme of brunch spots in West Maui. This locale is ideal for celebrating birthdays, holidays, and special family occasions.

Set above Kapalua, the Plantation House offers sprawling views of the West Maui coastline and tri-island views of Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho’olawe. Golf lovers will adore this location as it’s perched above the Kalaplua’s Plantation Golf Course. The views are nothing short of awe-inspiring!

The brunch menu at Plantation House includes specialty versions of all kinds of traditional breakfast fare, including Classic Breakfasts, Eggs, Benedicts, Fruit Plates, and Pancakes. They also have delicious salads and yummy sandwiches. Families will love eating here too, as they have a pretty diverse kid’s menu.

Our favorite items are the Banana Fosters Pancakes, the Lobster Benedict, the Warm Banana Bread, and the Portuguese Sausage Omelet.

If you like a little buzz with your brekkie, order a Guava Mimosa or the Plantation Bloody Mary. Super yum!


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We hope you have enjoyed reading this article and feel encouraged to plan some more wonderful breakfasts while visiting our gorgeous island!