Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Kalaheo

Warehouse 3540

A welcome boost to the island shopping scene, a world away from the big-name chains of the resorts, this converted warehouse hosts a half-dozen quirky, crafty little stores, including that of acclaimed Kaua‘i...

Top ChoiceCafe in Kalaheo

Kalaheo Café & Coffee Co

Adored by locals and visitors alike, this always-busy cafe has a spacious dining room and brews strong coffee. Order egg scrambles with grilled cornbread for breakfast or a deli sandwich (kalua pork with guava...

Top ChoiceDesserts in Kalaheo

Fresh Shave

Out of a shiny vintage Aristocrat trailer comes the best shave ice on the island, made using fresh, organic ingredients such as apple bananas and coffee. Just for good measure, each menu item is named for a style...

Historic Site in Kalaheo

Lawaʻi International Center

Open for occasional tours, this sublimely peaceful site once held a Hawaiian heiau (temple). In 1904, however, Japanese immigrants placed 88 miniature Shingon Buddhist shrines along a steep hillside path here,...

Food Truck in Kalaheo


This gourmet food truck serves lunch three times weekly at Warehouse 3540. The changing menu features self-taught chef Seth Peterson’s rich, upscale take on classics like pulled pork, fried chicken or ‘colossal...

Cafe in Kalaheo

Monkeypod Jam

As well as serving pastries, coffee, sandwiches and salads, this smart little roadside cafe doubles, irresistibly, as a ‘Jam Tasting Room.’ They buy fruit from local growers, and turn it into succulent jams and...

Cafe in Kalaheo

Kauai Kookie Bakery & Cafe

This down-home diner at Kalaheo’s central crossroads caters to a largely local clientele. Along with simple but filling breakfasts, it serves Asian and island-style plate lunches including locomoco, plus...

Pies in Kalaheo

The Right Slice

This busy lime-green bakery sells takeout pies both sweet and savory, ranging from liliko‘i (passionfruit) cheesecake to chicken chilli pot pie. You can buy anything from a tiny ‘menehune’ slice to a whole pie,...

Park in Kalaheo

Kukuiolono Park

You’re only likely to visit this little park if you’re staying in Kalaheo. It’s worth a quick stop, though, to stroll through its fascinating Hawaiian Rock Garden, displaying rocks brought from nearby sites that...

Market in Kalaheo

Kalaheo Farmers Market

At this straightforward, small-town produce market – one of the countywide Sunshine Markets – no shopping is allowed before the whistle blows. It had temporarily relocated to Kalawai Park (at 2541 Paniolo Dr) at...

Arts in Kalaheo

Collection at the Cafe

An airy walk-through gallery alongside the Kalaheo Café, displaying ever-changing works by local artists including oil paintings, watercolors and prints, hand-crafted shell jewelry and more.

Sports & Outdoors in Kalaheo


This small-time Kalaheo outdoors shop stocks local branded clothing, along with a limited supply of surfboards and camping gear. Service tends to be inattentive.