Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I’m sharing my recommendations on where to find the best breakfast in Maui. All of these spots are insanely delicious and incorporate fresh, local flavors and ingredients to fuel all your Hawaii adventures.
As the biggest of the Hawaiian islands, Maui is always brimming with new and exciting activities and places to explore. From stunning beaches to adventurous hiking, Maui is the perfect destination for a vacation getaway.
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When it comes to great food experiences on the island, nothing beats the delicious breakfast spots that Maui has to offer.
That’s why I’ve rounded up eight spots that serve some of the best breakfast in Maui. Hope you’re hungry!
Best Breakfast in Maui: My 8 Fav Spots
#1 – The Gazebo
The Gazebo is one of the most popular places to eat breakfast in Maui and often has a line out the door—but don’t let that scare you away! Thankfully the restaurant had the genius idea to serve freshly-brewed coffee while you wait which helps the time pass.
Once you’ve made it through the line, you’ll be guided to your table where unbeatable ocean views, tranquil beach-hut vibes, and some of West Maui’s tastiest breakfast foods await.
My favorite breakfast at The Gazebo is their macadamia nut pancakes—they’re so fluffy and come topped with warm coconut syrup and crushed macadamia nuts. Talk about delicious!
If you’d prefer something savory, The Gazebo also serves some heavenly fried rice that’s some of the best on the island.
Be prepared to wait 1 – 2 hours if you’re coming on a weekend!
#2 – Kihei Caffe
A guide to the best breakfast in Maui would be incomplete without Kihei Caffe. Their slogan is “A diner done Hawaiian style” and they know how to do it right!
Kihei Caffe is a classic walk-up-to-order cafe and even though there’s almost always a line, you’ll understand why after just one bite of their amazing food.
The star of the menu at Kihei Caffe is the hotcakes made with fresh pineapple, coconut, and macadamia nuts—my mouth is watering just thinking about them! They’re especially tasty with Kihei Caffe’s famous Kona coffee, a must-have before a day of adventuring.
If you’re feeling extra hungry I recommend the Kalua Pork Loco Moco. This classic Maui breakfast features two eggs cooked to order on top of shredded kalua pork and fried rice. My favorite part is the warm, brown gravy that gets poured over everything because it adds so much delicious flavor.
Colleen’s At the Cannery is a hidden gem when it comes to the best breakfast in Maui. This cozy restaurant is tucked away in an old pineapple cannery near the famous town of Paia on Maui’s North Shore.
The restaurant itself might be small, but it’s packed full of flavor. Colleen’s At the Cannery sources all of its ingredients from local farmer’s markets, so you know you’re being served some of the freshest food in town.
Their Hawaiian sweet bread french toast might be one of the best things I’ve ever tasted—and that’s saying something! The light and fluffy french toast is paired with a side of fresh fruit, whipped cream, and macadamia nut butter, creating a truly unforgettable breakfast dish.
Colleen’s At the Cannery also offers some veggie and vegan options so everyone can get in on the deliciousness.
What’s better than a delicious breakfast? A delicious breakfast that’s also good for you—talk about a win-win!
Located in the heart of Wailuku, Farmacy Health Bar is all about serving tasty and nutritious breakfasts. I love how accommodating their menu is with tons of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly dishes that use only the best local ingredients.
Farmacy Health Bar offers a variety of smoothies, acai bowls, oatmeal bowls, salads, sandwiches, and more—all of which look and taste out of this world.
My favorite item is the Farmer’s Bowl which comes with a mix of quinoa, roasted vegetables, and hummus topped with avocado and cashew cheese. Super delicious, healthy, and satisfying!
#5 – The Plantation House
Brunch is one of my favorite meals, and brunch with a view? Say less!
Located in the stunning hills of Kapalua, The Plantation House boasts sweeping views of Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho’olawe. The only thing better than the views at The Plantation House is their incredible brunch menu.
Of course, every good brunch starts with a refreshing glass of champagne. Then, it’s all about the food. The Plantation House offers a wide selection of classic Hawaiian breakfast items as well as some more creative concoctions.
If you’re looking for a delicious eggs benedict dish you have not one, but SIX options to choose from! The pork belly benedict has to be my top choice because of its succulent and tender texture that melts in your mouth.
Craving something sweet? Try their extraordinary Maui sweet bread french toast—it’s thick and fluffy, topped with local macadamia nut butter, island fruits, and toasted coconut.
Grandma’s Coffee House is a super charming restaurant that also serves some of the best breakfast dishes in Maui.
The restaurant’s namesake immigrated to the island from Puerto Rico in 1899. Her pioneering spirit led to the opening of Grandma’s Coffee House in 1918 and, four generations later, Grandma’s legacy still lives on.
Their breakfast menu includes classic diner breakfasts like egg platters, omelets, bagels, and pancake stacks, but they also offer some specialties like freshly baked banana bread.
You can’t go to Grandma’s Coffee House without trying a cup of their island vintage coffee. Made from coffee beans cultivated on the slopes of Haleakala, the flavor is honestly unreal!
If you’re headed out to Lahaina for the day, you HAVE to stop at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, a charming little cafe known for its breakfast dishes and world-famous pies.
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop sources all its ingredients from local farms and ranches. The menu is full of untraditional breakfast options like fully loaded sandwiches, pot pies, and macadamia nut pancakes, of course.
And because you’re on vacation, don’t forget to finish your breakfast with dessert—or maybe splurge and have dessert instead of breakfast! Leoda’s specialty (if you get there before they sell out) is a mouth-watering guava chiffon pie.
The coconut cream pie and chocolate mac pies are close runners-up if they’re all out of the guava when you arrive!
#8 – Kula Bistro
Last but not least, Kula Bistro is a cozy little spot right at the base of Haleakala National Park.
The menu at Kula Bistro is a mix of classic breakfast fare and unique island flavors. The pork fried rice bowls, loco moco, and the egg macadamia nut are all highly recommended—pair them with the bistro’s homemade bread and you’ve got a match made in heaven.
Kula Bistro also serves organic coffee roasted locally in Maui, and you can’t forget about their fresh juices made with all kinds of fruits and veggies.
One of the most fun things about Kula Bistro is that it’s BYOB—that’s right, you can bring beer or wine to enjoy with your meal! Nothing beats going on a volcano hike and enjoying a delicious lunch with a glass of wine or some freshly popped bubbly.
All this talk of the best breakfast in Maui is giving me serious FOMO—and now I’m craving macadamia nut pancakes! Let me know in the comments or on Insta (@wtfab) which restaurant you think serves the best breakfast in Maui.
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Maui is known for its picturesque beaches and mountains, amazing nightlife, and delicious food.
You can expect familiar favorites—like eggs, pancakes, and baked goods—and unique local dishes like fried rice and fresh smoothie bowls.
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.