Brunch is one of those simple joys in life - sleeping in, indulging in a combo of sweet and savory, and enjoying an outing with friends or loved ones if you’re lucky. Whether you live in Hawaii or you’re just visiting, these are the top brunch spots you need to try.
Chef Lee Ann Wong serves up dishes that have become the stuff of legends at Koko Head Cafe. This popular brunch-only spot knows that brunch all day is the best way.
Papa Kona has everything you could want in a brunch restaurant. Located in Kailua Kona, this hotspot serves up delicious food along with famously outstanding craft cocktails, and don’t forget to come back at night for live music.
At the Māla Tavern, brunch isn’t just a weekend treat. Serving brunch daily from 9-2, this Lahaina legend is known for its eggs Benedict among other masterpieces.
Trust us, you’ve never had waffles the way Aloha Liege does them. This chase-worthy Lihue food truck specializes in Liege waffles (waffles made with a thicker dough than typical Belgian waffles) which taste like a cross between a doughnut and a waffle, making for an incredible brunch experience.
One of the best ways to get to know a place is to enjoy local cuisine, and it doesn’t get much more local in Hawaii than Sweet Cane Cafe. This brunch joint focuses on locally sourced organic ingredients for its smoothies, juices, sandwiches, pastries, and more.
No brunch is complete without a great cup of coffee. Head to Menehune Coffee Company in Captain Cook for delicious Kona coffee and all the brunch delights you could want.
Hawaiians have mastered the art of taking advantage of the exquisite nature around them, and you can catch the vibe at the Barefoot Beach Cafe. This incredible oceanfront restaurant has all your brunch favorites done right, from omelets to avocado toast.
If you’re looking for a healthier brunch spot, head to Hina Rae’s Cafe in Waimea. It’s best known for its good-for-you (and good-for-your-taste-buds) acai bowls, but rest assured that it also has other brunch essentials like waffles, sandwiches, and classic breakfast platters.
Want to mix it up while you’re in Hawaii? Head to Las Pinatas of Maui for a unique brunch of Mexican fare. No need to be in a rush, though, because they serve up breakfast burritos and more all day long.
The Spot North Shore isn’t just a brunch spot - it’s the brunch spot in Princeville. It’s best known for its popular bowls, including hot breakfast bowls, acai bowls, and much more.