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 are sup…
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


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

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Located in the heart of Pearl City, this convenient branch of the well-known java joint is a central spot for a quick caffeine fix, a pastry or a light bite. Also has a drive-thru option.
Cafe in Wahiawa

Cafe Lucida

This bright cafe in the center of Wahiawa features a menu of locally roasted coffee and an impressively health-conscious yet delicious range of gluten-free, vegan and organic options: try the coconut Bundt cake or g…
Cafe in Haleʻiwa

Sprout Sandwich Shop

A local favorite, this laid-back, unassuming sandwich shop serves freshly prepared sandwiches, each with unique and light-hearted island-inspired names like The Duke, made with turkey, bacon and more, or The Big Kah…