Restaurants

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 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…
Top Choice Cafe in Kailua

Moke’s Bread & Breakfast

Locals reading the paper or petting their dogs at the blue-checker-clothed tables are the norm at this open-air cafe. The famous lilikoʻi (passion fruit) pancakes and fresh veggie frittatas are mighty fine. It has p…
Cafe in Waikiki

Veranda

For colonial atmosphere that harks back to early-20th-century tourist traditions, traditional afternoon tea comes complete with finger sandwiches, scones with pillowy Devonshire cream and tropically flavored pastrie…
Cafe in Honolulu

Mission Social Hall & Cafe

At the historic Hawaiian Mission Houses, this counter-serve cafe run by well-known local chef Mark Noguchi, serves lunch five days per week. This is staple stuff with an island twist in a lovely setting. The menu ro…
Cafe in Waimanalo

Hawaiian Island Cafe

Eclectic comfort food keeps the regulars happy and entices newcomers at this cute cafe. Pizza, sandwiches, acai bowls and various breakfast items plus daily specials are all expertly prepared and boast island accent…
Bakery in Waikiki

Leonard’s

It’s almost impossible to drive by the Leonard’s eye-catching vintage 1950s neon sign without seeing a crowd of tourists. This bakery is famous for its malasadas (sweet deep-fried dough rolled in sugar) Portuguese-s…
Cafe in Haleʻiwa

Coffee Gallery

Coffee lovers rejoice over the house-roast beans and brews here in the back of the North Shore Marketplace. At least poke your nose in here for some marvelous odors, and not just the coffee kind. Besides the hand-ro…
Cafe in Waikiki

Kaimana Farm Cafe

Food fresh right off the farm is the ethos at this creative and healthy cafe. Most dishes are vegetarian (although the pork-belly Benedict is a winner) and range from acai bowls to omeletes and on to sandwiches and …