Who doesn’t love a great cup of coffee? Did you know that Hawaii is the only state in the USA that grows coffee commercially and there are over 750 Coffee farms in Hawaii.
The largest growing coffee district in Hawaii is in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Kona coffee beans are the most popular and commonly used in cafes.
We have listed below our 10 favorite places to grab a Café Latte, Flat White or Long Black.
If you prefer drip coffee, you will find plenty of that around the Island too.
Kai Coffee Hawaii
100% pure Hawaiian coffee beans
There are currently two Kai Coffee Hawaii locations on Oahu as the Downtown location is permanently closed.
You will find the locations at Hyatt Regency Waikiki, The Alohilani Resort and also at the Lobby Bar at Alohilani Resort.
Owned by Sam and Natalie Suter, their goal is to source, roast, and provide the finest coffee with their exclusive signature blends, using coffee beans grown right here in Hawaii. Kai Coffee is a favorite of both locals and tourists, who line up outside their cafes each morning to get their coffee fix.
Kai Coffee Hyatt Regency Waikiki Kai Coffee Hawaii Lobby Bar at Alohilani Resort 2490 Kalakaua Ave, Lobby
2424 Kalakaua Avenue, #130 Hours: 6:00AM-11:00AM, Daily
in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Waikiki
Hours: 6:00AM - 5:00PM, Daily Kai Coffee Hawaii at Alohilani Resort
2490 Kalakaua Ave, Suite #131 in the ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Hotel
Hours: 6:00AM - 5:00PM, Daily
Knots Coffee Roasters
Knots Coffee Roasters are a Café and Wine Bar, located inside the lobby of the Queen Kapiolani Hotel. They have an open-air terrace seating for you to sit and enjoy your coffee and soak in the views. Knots Coffee Roasters serve locally roasted coffee, tea, food and a selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.
If you are looking for grab-&-go offerings and snacks to take to the beach, they can also help you with these.
Parking is available at the Honolulu Zoo for $1.50 per hour or there is street parking available on Kapahulu Ave.
Queen Kapiolani Hotel Lobby
150 Kapahulu Ave. Hours: 6:00AM - 4:00PM, Daily
Ars Café Gallery
Is a cute café with lots of Art on the walls in the neighborhood of Diamond Head. This café is just a short walk from Waikiki or jump on the 23 bus from Kuhio avenue and you are there in no time.
It’s only a small with limited seating inside but has great quality coffee and the Smashed Avocado on toast with poached eggs is delicious.
3116 Monsarrat Ave.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 6:30AM– 4.00PM
Friday & Saturday 6:30AM–6.00PM
Honolulu Coffee currently have active locations on Oahu from Downtown to Waikiki, including the Honolulu Coffee Experience Center on Kalakaua Avenue. The center is a café and has an adjoining coffee museum. Our favorite is at The Westin Moana Surfrider on Kalakaua Avenue. This is a great place to grab a coffee and pastry and sit by the windows which face Kalakaua Ave and people watch. The beautifully aromatic roasted Kona Coffee beans make this a great cup of coffee.
Honolulu Coffee Experience Center Moana Surfrider
2365 Kalakaua Ave. 1800 Kalakaua Avenue
Ala Moana Cafe Downtown Honolulu
Ala Moana Center Ewa Wing 1001 Bishop Street
Sheraton Poolside Cafe ` Prince Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave 100 Holomoana St
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Hours: 6.00AM - 12.00PM, Daily
Island Vintage Coffee have 5 locations on Oahu and their Island Vintage Wine which opened in August 2019 is right next door to the Café.
The Waikiki location is the most popular with jet lagged tourists as they open at 6.30am each morning and you are guaranteed to get a coffee.
The Acai bowls and Poke are also very popular and the Coffee is excellent.
Royal Hawaiian Center Island Vintage Shave Ice
2301 Kalakaua Ave #C215 Royal Hawaiian Center
Hours: 6.30AM - 9.15PM, Daily 2201 Kalakaua Ave #C215
Hours: 10.30AM - 9.00PM, Daily
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd #1128
Hours: 08.00AM - 8.00PM Mon - Sat & 08.00AM - 7.00PM Sunday
Haleiwa Store Lots Ko Olina Center
66-111 Kamehameha Hwy #503 92 -1048 Olani St, 3-103C, Kapolei
Hours: 0630AM - 3.30PM Daily Hours: 0600AM - 8.00PM, Daily
Hawaiian Aroma Caffe
Locally-grown Kona Coffee
Hawaiian Aroma Caffe have 3 locations on Oahu. They are located inside the OHANA Waikiki East Hotel, The Waikiki Beachcomber and at the Ilikai Hotel.
They blend a combination of Robusta & Arabica beans and roast them locally to perfection to bring you the perfect cup of Coffee.
There are lots of choices on the Food menu and our favorites are the Acai Waffle, Salted Caramel waffle and the Tropical Bowl.
Ohana Waikiki East Hotel Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel
150 Kaiulani Ave 2300 Kalakaua Ave
Hours: 6.00AM - 6.00PM, Daily Hours: 6.00AM - 6.00PM, Daily
1777 Ala Moana
Hours: 6.00AM - 3.00PM, Daily
If you are a coffee connoisseur, you are going to love The Curb in Kaimuki. The Coffee here is exceptional, with beans from local and national roasters, you will not be disappointed. They have an extensive drinks menu and choices include Hot Lattes, Iced Lattes, Cortados, Macchiato’s and their super popular Nitro Cold Brew. This Café is very popular with locals and also tourists.
3408 Waialae Ave Suite 102
Hours: 6.30AM - 2.00PM, Mon - Fri
Hours: 7.00AM - 3.00PM, Sat - Sun
Kona Coffee Purveyors
Kona Coffee Purveyors are located at the International Marketplace, Kuhio Mall Entrance. This is a great place to have Breakfast as they offer a large range of amazing pastries that are made fresh each day, along with fresh fruit and great coffee. This spot is so popular that many of the of popular pastries sell out before lunch. We suggest that you arrive early as there is always a line at opening.
International Marketplace, Kuhio Mall Entrance.
2330 Kalakaua Ave #160
Hours: 7.00AM - 4.00PM, Daily
Is an Australian-style Café, located in Kaka’ako. The name Arvo comes from the Aussie slang for afternoon. Here you can order a Flat White, Caffe Latte or a Long Black. If you fancy some breakfast or lunch, look no further than the delicious Matcha Chia Pudding, the Loaded Avocado toast and the Halloumi Burger.
324 Coral Street at SALT
Hours: 8.00AM - 2.00PM, Daily
Hideout Coffee is located at the Laylow Hotel in Waikiki at 2299 Kuhio Ave. To access the Coffee shop, you take the escalator up from the Kuhio street entrance. Their coffee is from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and you can pair your coffee with a delicious pastry. While you are there, make sure you look at their amazing collection of Hula Dolls behind the Reception desk.
2299 Kuhio Avenue
Hours: 8.00AM - 2.00PM, Daily