Top things to do in Kalaheo

Top Choice Historic Site in Kalaheo

Lawaʻi International Center

Spiritual. Stirring. Enchanting. Such words are often used to describe this quiet place. Originally this was the site of a Hawaiian heiau, but in 1904 Japanese immigrants placed 88 miniature Shingon Buddhist shrines…
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 Desserts in Kalaheo

Fresh Shave

Out of a shiny vintage Aristocrat trailer comes the best shave ice on the island, made using fresh, organic and often local ingredients such as apple bananas and coffee. Opening hours vary, but be forewarned that th…
Market in Kalaheo

Kalaheo Farmers Market

Just a straightforward, small-town produce market. It's one of the countywide Sunshine Markets, so no shopping allowed before the whistle blows.
Park in Kalaheo

Kukuiolono Park

Unless you’re staying in Kalaheo, you’ll probably skip a visit to this little park with its own nine-hole golf course. It's worth a quick stop for a stroll through the Japanese garden. Better still is the Hawaiian R…
Cafe in Kalaheo

Kauai Kookie Bakery & Kitchen

Stop at this roadside diner for simple but filling breakfasts, bentō and Asian and island-style fusion dishes served as plate lunches to an almost exclusively local customer base. It does an authentic oxtail soup to…
Pies in Kalaheo

The Right Slice

Homemade pies with local ingredients. Delicious for take out. They'll even pack it up and ship it back to the mainland.
Hawaiian in Kalaheo

Lanakila Kitchen

A local's haunt, this tiny cafe with a cause serves a steam table of meat and fish dishes, which you can pick and mix for plate lunches, such as chicken laulau, teriyaki fish, tofu stir-fry and more. It also does on…
Arts in Kalaheo

Collection at the Cafe

An airy walk-through gallery 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 has all the patagucci clothing you could ever ask for – plus a limited supply of surfboards and camping gear. You're on your own here: service can be inattentive and slightly ru…