As the old saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! With a balanced meal to start your island vacation adventures off, you will get some much-needed energy and nutrition to get you going throughout the day. But more than just enjoying breakfast from the fully equipped kitchen in your Maui beachfront vacation rental, starting your mornings in Hawaii can be so much more! You could grab the perfect morning meal to fuel your Maui activities in some of the best restaurants and cafes on the island. Check out our favorite top Maui breakfast spots by area.
Love pancakes? Then you’ll surely love Slappy Cakes! You will enjoy making your own pancakes at your table in this full-service breakfast restaurant in Lahaina. With everything made from scratch using only the freshest of ingredients, you are sure to get a great meal to start your morning. Be it jams, batters, muffins or biscuits, everything is made in-house and without any processed food. Apart from make-it-yourself pancakes, they also offer various breakfast meals, locally grown and roasted coffee, and handcrafted signature cocktails.
If you enjoy pastries and baked goods for breakfast, then Leoda’s Kitchen is the perfect place for you to have some breakfast. With meals made using farm-fresh and sustainable ingredients, Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop is sure to provide you with hearty meals, such as their hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and sweet and savory pies. Located in the Historical Olowalu Town at the entrance of West Maui, you are sure to enjoy your meals in its plantation-era atmosphere.
Looking for a filling breakfast at reasonable prices? The Gazebo at Napili Shores Resort will give you just that! This open-air restaurant serves generous portions of breakfast meals at a gazebo on the beach, and with a lovely waterfront view. This restaurant is a favorite for locals and tourists alike, and one of the must-haves from their breakfast menu is the white-chocolate–macadamia nut pancakes. Aside from their breakfast meals, they also serve salads, sandwiches, burgers, and lunch plates.
Located at the Plantation Golf Course, The Plantation House offers a scenic dining experience with an elegant island fare. With the mixture of award-winning Hawaiian-Mediterranean cuisine with gracious Hawaiian hospitality, you are sure to enjoy your mornings and any other gastronomic experiences in this restaurant in Lahaina. The meals served at The Plantation House are focused on island-inspired cuisine, made using locally-grown products.
For the best breakfast in the South Maui area, this is the place to be. Serving dishes Hawaiian-style, you are sure to satisfy your cravings for some of the local classic dishes on the island. Located right off South Kihei Road and across from Kalama Beach Park, this restaurant’s laid back ambiance is sure to give you a great breakfast experience. More than just its simple and relaxing venue, Kihei Caffe also provides a large menu of sumptuous dishes, including breakfast, lunch, and keiki meals that are sure to fill your belly with great food.
Looking for the best sandwich on the island? Go to 808 Deli! Voted as Best Local Sandwich every year since 2008, 808 Deli is sure to fill your belly with the perfect sandwich meal! Located in Kihei, this sandwich shop’s menu features a selection of specialty sandwiches, breakfast, paninis, salads, gourmet hotdogs, and keiki meals. They are also popular for their takeout specialties if you want your breakfasts to go.
For quality food served in a family-oriented restaurant and bar at affordable prices, visit Charley’s. Located in Paia, this restaurant and saloon feature an easygoing ambiance, American fare and some hearty breakfast meals that are sure to energize you. Their great food, coupled with warm service and a welcoming location is what keeps locals and tourists coming. And if you are looking for some late-night entertainment, you can also enjoy some live music here in the evening.
For some of the healthiest breakfast bowls, made with only the freshest of ingredients, visit Paia Bowls. This healthy acai bowl cafe serves a variety of healthy bowl meals, topped with nothing but fresh and organic fruits and ingredients. Aside from their acai bowls, this open space healthy breakfast spot in Paia also serves Super Coffee, each with different ingredients and health benefits, smoothies, toasts, and juices.
For the best cup of coffee on the island, Grandma’s Coffeehouse is the spot. Using only the highest quality of Haleakala-grown coffee, you are sure to enjoy a cup of coffee “from the end of the rainbow.” Aside from their great-tasting coffee, Grandma’s also serves original homemade recipes ranging from different omelets, French toast, bagels, waffles and more! Aside from their delicious breakfast meals, they also offer coffee beans, jams, and jellies for sale.
For those looking for homestyle American-Hawaiian breakfast meals, the Tasty Crust is the place to be. This cozy, no-frills diner in Wailuku serves all-day breakfast meals, as well as lunch and dinner meals, all at reasonable prices. Tasty Crust is also famous for their pancakes, but they also offer other breakfast options such as eggs, omelets, muffins, and toasts.
No matter how long your stay in paradise may be, having a great start to your day every day is essential so you can make your Hawaii vacation unforgettable. Be it for business or pleasure, you will always find a lot of wonderful experiences on the island of Maui. And if you want to know the best place to stay in West Maui, check out our 2 bedroom or 3 bedroom oceanfront condos for rent. We offer affordable lodging in Maui that comes equipped with Hawaii resort-quality amenities to ensure that you have the best time here!