Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe 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 BBQ …
Top Choice Deli in Kapaʻa

Pono Market

Line up for local grinds (food) at this longtime hole-in-the-wall serving generous plate lunches, homemade sushi rolls, spicy ahi poke bowls, savory seafood delicacies such as smoked marlin, and traditional Hawaiian…
Top Choice Cafe in Napili

Gazebo

Locals aren’t kidding when they advise you to get to the Gazebo early to beat the crowds. But a 7:10am arrival is worth it for this beloved open-air restaurant – a gazebo on the beach – with a gorgeous waterfront se…
Top Choice Cafe in Kaunakakai

Maka’s Korner

A dead-simple corner location belies the fine yet basic fare here. Molokaʻi's best burgers come with excellent fries, although many patrons are simply addicted to the mahimahi (white-fleshed fish also called ‘dolphi…
Top Choice Cafe in Maʻalaea

Maʻalaea General Store & Cafe

Located in the only original building left from the days when Maʻalaea was a small Japanese fishing village, this friendly general store and cafe offers deli eats, fresh-baked bread, and a rare focus on veggie and g…
Top Choice Cafe in Honolulu

Cafe Kaila

This place at the top of Kapiʻolani Blvd has racked up Best Breakfast gold medals in local culinary awards. And Kaila is so successful that she has opened two more shops…in Japan! Expect to queue to get in for the l…
Top Choice Cafe in Hawaiʻi Kai

Island Brew Coffeehouse

With umbrella-shaded tables gazing out at the marina, this unhurried hangout individually brews cups of Hawaii-grown coffee – try richly roasted 100% Kona, Kaʻu or Maui Mokka. Thai ice tea, espresso drinks, baked go…
Top Choice Deli in Anahola

Whaler's General Store

At first it looks like your basic minimart, but hidden among the cold drinks, snacks, flip-flops and sunblock, is a damn good deli with sushi and a range of poke by the pound. Flavors include ahi, octopus, shrimp an…
Top Choice Cafe in Hilo

Paul's Place

In a six-seat dining room, Paul serves exquisite renditions of the classics, including light and crispy Belgian waffles, robust salads and his signature eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, asparagus and a unique sauce…
Top Choice Cafe in Honolulu

Cafe Julia

In the charming old YWCA Laniakea building opposite 'Iolani Palace, Cafe Julia is a gem. Named after Julia Morgan, one of America's first female architects, who designed the building, the service and cuisine is supe…