Best places for
breakfast on Maui
They are all perfect in their own way, it just depends on where you are and what you’re looking for. We have broken this article down by Maui’s most popular neighborhoods and locales, so check it out and let us know what you think!
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Kula Bistro is located in Kula across the street from Morihara’s Store. The location might be more commonly remembered because it used to be Cafe 808. We were so looking forward to checking out the menu and environment at the newly refurbished Kula Bistro, and have to say, it’s truly unique! The Kula Bistro offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner fare, and is BYOB, which is really cool! All you have to do is run across the street to Morihara’s for a bottle of wine or a six-pack, and you’re good to go. Besides the menu, some of the greatest things about Kula Bistro is how the staff and the atmosphere are so chill. It’s exactly how an Upcountry restaurant should be.
If you happen to wake up in Haiku and wonder where to go for coffee, no worries, brah! All you have to do is get yourself to Colleen’s at the Haiku Marketplace. When you find this Haiku gem, you will not only be happy that you did, but you will soon realize that you are drinking the best cup of coffee available on the north shore, and your people watching skills have literally just turned up to the max! Opening at 6 am every day, Colleen’s is definitely a go-to for Breakfast, 7-days a week.
Located in the Pauwela Cannery, Baked On Maui is a wonderful and quaint Haiku coffee shop and cafe. Open for Breakfast and Lunch, this is a great little place to go to check 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 cool little video store, and more. We also love that they have outdoor seating, so you can easily meet friends for a meal in the sun, or just sit outside with your laptop and a latte. (Hey, Maui residents, they are dog-friendly!)
Paia Bowls is one of Maui’s newest and best additions to breakfast and healthy eats throughout the day. Located in Historic Paia Town, Paia Bowls is owned by local Maui surfers (brothers) Ian and Luke Walsh. They felt a need for a new, creative and healthy cafe on Maui’s North Shore-one that’s become super popular with the water sports community, residents and visitors. At Paia Bowls, look forward to a streamlined menu of organic options; acai bowls, smoothies, Hawaii coffee and kombucha on tap.
Located in the hub of Maui’s North Shore is Paia Bay Coffee & Bar. Not only is it 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, movie nights, and late night events in Paia Town. Another thing that makes this spot so convenient is the free, and super fast WIFI. Here’s where you can also enjoy a meal and get some work done from your laptop with a tasty caffeinated bevy.
Café Des Amis is one of the cutest, quaintest little eateries on Maui. 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, somehow wrapped in a little French package. The most popular items on the Café Des Amis menu are the crepes, and up to noon daily they have crepes for your early morning craving. All savory crepes are served with organic local baby greens and sour cream, and each sweet crepe is served with its own particular decadent splendor.
“Charley’s is my kind of place.”
Willie Nelson, (charleysmaui.com)
Since 1969, Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon in Paia has been a Maui institution! Not only is Charley’s a great place to visit to see a glimpse of Maui’s country scene, but it’s also an awesome spot for food, live music, dancing and talking story with some locals while catching a sports game. We love Charley’s in Paia!
Farmacy Health Bar is located on Main Street in Wailuku. Actually, they are right next to Request Records, and close to a variety of shopping locales, making it super easy to check out all the cool stuff that Wailuku has to offer (with a full stomach of course). Farmacy has only been open for a few months now and is one of the newest and greatest little in-the-know spots on Maui. At Farmacy, all ingredients on the menu are GMO-free, organic and from the islands! Isn’t that so radical? We love to see businesses that support the ‘aina (land) and the people.
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 really let you have a feel for Maui’s historic local food culture. No, this is not a greasy spoon kind of a place, but more like a Maui foodie institution! At Tasty Crust, you can have Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, but our favorite is definitely Breakfast.
The Plantation House in Kapalua is the creme de la creme of breakfast spots on 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.
Ka’ana Kitchen is located at the Andaz Resort in Wailea. This Maui breakfast spot is truly amazing 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.
This fabulously honest South Maui breakfast venue boldly states, “You Can’t Go Wrong At The Kihei Caffe.” Umm… they are exactly right! This spot is downright 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, definitely check out Kihei Caffe. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, you will fall in love with this Maui breakfast restaurant. Located across from Kalama Park, you can easily go for a swim, then grab breakfast and coffee, or plan your perfect South Maui adventure beginning at the Kihei Caffe.