Top 10 Places to Get Coffee on Maui

Hawaii is the 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 cuppa joe. During your next trip to Maui, when you’re wondering “Where is the best coffee near me?” 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.

top 10 places to get coffee on maui

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

Top 10 Places to Get Coffee on Maui

Paia Bay Coffee

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.

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 – 8pm

Location: 115 Hana Highway, Paia
Menu Highlights: Espresso, Eggs with Goat Cheese, Tuna Salad

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Maui Coffee Roasters

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.

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

Location: 444 Hana Highway, Kahului

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

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Alba’s Cuban Coladas

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).

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:
55 Kiopaa St., Pukalani
Monday-Wednesday 7am – 2pm, Thursday & Friday Closed, Saturday & Sunday 7am – 1pm

Menu Highlights: Maui Mokka, Lava Flow, Peaberry

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Wailuku Coffee Company

If you like to sit back, relax, and enjoy coffee shop vibes with a cup of Joe, Wailuku Coffee Company is “where the hip come to sip” on Maui. Wailuku Coffee Co. has two locations on Maui. Their flagship shop is on Main Street in Wailuku, and their second shop is in Haiku on Maui’s North Shore. Both coffee shops are well worth a visit and offer convenience and satisfaction.

This Maui coffee business has signature coffee blends. They’re available to buy and taste at their shops, or purchased online. Favorite coffee types are the 100% Kona, Vanilla Macadamia Nut, and the Hawaiian Hazelnut.

In Wailuku, guests can enjoy relaxing or using the WIFI with both indoor and outdoor seating. It’s an excellent place for breakfast, lunch or a snack. They also have rotating art on display and live music events throughout the week.

In Haiku, Wailuku Coffee Shop is at the Aloha Aina Center. Their neighbors are a gym, yoga studio, and more convenient small businesses. It’s just a quick drive from famous North Shore beaches, hiking trails, and daily commerce.

Wailuku Coffee Company’s menu is tasty and straight to the point. They have pastries, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and some seriously good coffee drinks. For those visiting with kids, you’ll be pleased to know that they also have a kid’s menu. The kid’s menu has options like yogurt parfait, grilled cheese, ham and cheese sandwiches, hummus, and veggies.

Location Info:

1. Wailuku
Address: 26 North Market Street, Wailuku 96793
Phone: 808-495-0259
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7am-5pm, Sunday 8am-5pm

2. Haiku
Address: 810 Haiku Road, Haiku 96708
Phone: 808-868-3229
Hours: Monday-Friday 6am-5pm, Saturday 7am-5pm, Sunday 7am-3pm

Menu Highlights: Lox Bagel, Greek Salad, Club House Sandwich, Going Bananas Smoothie, Carmilla Latte, Chai Latte, Iced Toddy Coffee

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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.

Hours: Open Daily from 6am to 6pm

Location: 4405 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina

Menu Highlights: Espresso, Rosemary Bagel, Energy Ball

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Grandma’s Coffee House

If you’re planning to make the winding drive to the summit of Haleakala 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.

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

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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.

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

Menu Highlights: Granita, Bad Ass Mocha

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Lava Java Coffee Roasters

Opened 5 years ago by two long-time Maui residents, Lava Java took over the former site of Bad Ass Coffee in Kihei, 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.

Hours: Open Daily from 6am to 8pm

Location: 1941-A S. Kihei Road, Kihei

Menu Highlights: Granita, Full City Roast, Gecko Balls

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The Coffee Store

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

Hours: Open Daily from 6am to 6pm

Location: 5095 Napilihau Street, Suite #108, Napili

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

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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!

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