5 Places To Grab A Great Breakfast In Kihei Maui
Good Morning Maui!! You’re here finally and are up with the birds. Time for a yummy breakfast but not sure where to go for the best island breakfast? We’ve got you covered in our breakfast guide with 5 places to grab a great breakfast in Kihei.
Does the sound of banana macadamia nut pancakes make your tummy grumble? How about a bowl of fresh fruit salad, island style?
Let’s start with a quick and light breakfast version for those on the go or in search of a healthy start to their day –
Quick, Healthy & Light
Located in a non-descript light industrial park near two fitness centers, Brekkie Bowls food truck serves up healthy Açaí or Pitaya (dragon fruit) bowls to locals and visitors ‘in the know’. Here’s the inside dish, pick your base (Açaí or Pittaya), pick two fruit toppings, add some toppings like almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds or gogi berries and head to the beach to watch the day get started. Don’t forget your kombucha, coffee or fresh smoothie!! Brekkie Bowls are all organic, no added sugar and ono delicious.
What is Açaí you ask? Açaí berries come from the Acai palm. They’re small grape sized berries that pack a nutritional punch of antioxidants, beneficial fiber and heart-healthy fats. How about Pitaya? Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit is the fist sized fruit of the Cereus pitahaya plant that also boasts powerful nutritional benefits. Check our our post on visiting Maui’s only Dragon Fruit Farm!
Location: 300 Ohukai Rd B2 -202, Kihei, HI 96753 (In front of Makena Crossfit)
Hours: 7:30 am to 1 pm
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Hearty or Healthy
Nalu’s South Shore Grill
Next up on our breakfast tour of Kihei is Nalu’s South Shore Grill. Nalu’s is known for their fantastic night entertainment and dinners but they serve up a mean breakfast too! They serve up Loco Moco all day so those who want to really fuel up are all set! Not sure what Loco Moco is all about, check out our Ultimate Food Guide To Hawaiian Local Foods and read all about it.
Nalu’s also serves up Açaí and Pitaya bowls but you might want skip the bowls and give their signature pancakes served with a homemade rum syrup, Maui Gold pineapple, bananas, and mac nuts a try. Yum! Maybe add a side of Malasadas? eh?
It’s very casual here, order at the counter and seating is open.
Nalu’s South Shore Grill
Hours: 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Location: 1280 S Kihei Rd Ste 132, Kihei, HI 96753
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Something For Everyone
Next up is by far one of Kihei’s most popular breakfast spots and the line out the door is testimony to just how popular this beach cafe is. Situated right on South Kihei Road, for years, Kihei Caffe has been dishing up delicious breakfasts to locals and visitors alike. If eating hearty breakfast while sitting outside and watching the world go by sounds good to you then this is the spot. Breakfast is served all day, no problem if you sleep in!
Remember those banana macadamia nut pancakes I mentioned earlier (you can get mac-nut French toast too)? Yep, you can get them here along with all of your traditional breakfast favorites and a few new local style dishes.
Tip – Get there early to avoid the line and to grab one of the outdoor seats. Also go early if Pecan Sticky Buns is your thing, they sell out early. Or grab your food to go and head to the beach across the street.
Hours: 5:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 1945 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
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Hearty and Local
808 Grindz Cafe
This hidden gem is tucked back in the Safeway shopping mall. Famous for their Mac-Nilla sauce for their pancakes and waffles but they have just about everything under the breakfast sun as well. Casual atmosphere, order at the counter and all food is ‘to-go’ – you can take it to the beach, back to the condo or sit at their outside tables. Since the weather in Maui is lovely most any time of the year, you can’t go wrong no matter where you choose to sit and eat.
You’ll find a lot of local-style influence in their menu (like Loco Moco, fried rice or Kalua pork hash). How about trying the Kawabanga Breakfast with ubiquitous Spam on the side! Hows that for local-style!!
Where does 808 and Grindz come from? 808 is the local area code, and grindz is the local Pidgin term for food, good food.
808 Grindz Cafe
Location: 225 Piikea Ave, Kihei, HI 96753
Hours: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm (breakfast and lunch all day)
Ka’ana Kitchen at the Andaz Hotel
Our number 5 pick goes all out. If you really want to treat yourself to an elegant breakfast at one of Maui’s premier fancy schmancy hotels then Ka’ana Kitchen is the place. The breakfast buffet will set you back roughly $50 per person (excluding gratuity) and for the buffet, it’s best if you arrive earlier rather than later, they seem to slow down stocking the breakfast bar around 10am. Breakfast can also be ordered off the menu, of course, and items such as Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with coconut creme, macadamia nuts and pineapple compote or Poached Eggs and Sweet Potato cake intrigue the palate.
Free Valet Parking can be validated at the restaurant.
Location: 3550 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753
Hours: 6:30 am – 11:00 am
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Looking for more Maui vacation ideas? Lots of things to see and do,
come on over and visit our Local Maui Guide or Maui Events Calendar!
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