West side

A great place for breakfast is the Gazebo restaurant in Napili at the Napili Shores Resort. Located right on the water's edge, in a large gazebo, this hidden gem gives you a huge view and an even larger plate of food. With incredible views of Moloka i , the Gazebo is a place where the scenery is so distracting that your food might get cold while you gaze out at the sea. Whether you order the fluffy mac nut pancakes, 3 egg omelets, breakfast fried rice, or French toast with Moloka ' i sweet bread, you cannot go wrong. Everything on the menu is delicious and under $10. Lunch here is also good. Waiting for a table is standard on certain busy days (weekend).

If the lines at The Gazebo are too long, walk across the beach to The Sea House at Napili Kai Resort. Great restaurant at any meal, but the breakfast is especially nice and great views.

In Lahaina, the Pioneer Inn and Sunrise Cafe are two very nice local spots to get breakfast.

If you are looking for a more upscale dining experience and a view from the mountains to the sea, check out the Plantation House in Kapalua. Here you will find Guamosas (guava juice mimosas) and eggs Benedict with spicy seared ahi. The dining room is semi-open air and has incredible views of the West Maui mountains. It also overlooks the Plantation golf course home to the Mercedes championship, and a sweeping view all the way to the ocean. This is a great place to have brunch also because they serve different kinds of salads and sandwiches all morning long and into the afternoon.

Central Maui 

Wailuku - This is the business heart of the island - county and state buildings are found here. 

Wailuku Coffee Co. - on Market St. serves great hot & fluffy eggs in many ways. The breakfast burrito is excellent. Many coffee choices. Eat inside or out.

Tasty Crust - only for those who really want to eat local with locals. Located on Mill Street, which is parallel to Main St on the north side. Go here if you have a friend who lives here and can help you through the many menu choices. Bring cash, no cards accepted.

Sam Sato -  hard to find, but worth the effort. Great breakfast with the locals, open M-F only, no weekends.


If you're looking for Denny's and IHOP, they're here in this town - first one is close to the airport, the latter is in the Maui Mall.

South side

The Kihei Cafe is at 2439 South Kihei Road. Order inside at the counter from a long list of daily specials for $6-8 range, then find a table with umbrella outside on the front deck. Choices are varied (like Eggs & Bacon, Eggs Benedict or even Chinese food), so something for everyone. A must-try is the breakfast burrito, with or without meat. Unbelievable! Very large portion - share with a side of bacon and fresh squeezed oj. Very tasty.

808 Bistro offers unique and upscale breakfasts, Mango Chutney Pork Chops, Short-rib Omelet and Whale Pie (don't ask, just go try, no actual whale in it).

Moose McGillycuddy's in Kihei has an interesting mix of local dishes (loco moco, etc), Mexican (huevos rancheros, etc.) and American (chicken fried steak, etc.) favorites.

Da Kitchen in Kihei also serves up local favorites, loco moco, Portuguese sausage n' eggs and Maui Sweetbread French Toast.

Looking for a good cup of coffee and bran muffin at the Shops at Wailea? The Honolulu Coffee Company has wonderful coffee - unlimited choices and a terrific selection of breakfast muffins. Nothing like an authentic cup of Hawaiian joe to start the morning!

If you go for a walk along the beach trail in front of the resorts in Wailea, be sure to stop for breakfast at Duo at the Four Seasons. It is very casual in the morning and open-air.  It features a wonderful breakfast menu; including yogurt, berries, and granola served up like a wonderful parfait. Also, the made-to-order pancakes, waffles, french toast, and omelets taste as delicious as they look. A great treat after the long walk along the busy trail.

Upcountry is a large area with several separate areas


Charley's - on Hana Highway, it no longer features breakfast specials, yet they still serve good eggs Benedict and their large plate-size pancakes can be shared. Check the reviews on this site. 

Moana Cafe on Baldwin Ave - serves from 8am to 2pm - various breakfast foods with all the delectable pastry bits available in the cases.

Anthony's Coffee - on Hana Hwy, before the light at Baldwin Ave. Check their boards for their specials. 

Green Banana Cafe - across from Charley's. Various foods, see reviews on the site. (Tends to change names as ownership passes it on to the next one.) Has internet access. 

Cafe Mambo - casual place, on Baldwin Ave. Watch the town wake up from the big open windows. 


Colleen's Bakery and Cafe - can be intensely noisy with no sound absorption on the walls and the high ceilings. Good foods, sometimes weird servers. See reviews. 

The Daily Grindz - took over the North Shore Cafe location. No reviews here as of 10 July 2013. 'Grinds' is the local nickname for food - as in the process of eating. The teeth grind the food.


Market Fresh Bistro - on Baldwin Ave, find it tucked behind some shops on Baldwin. (Changes names with ownerships.) Has bathroom access.

Casanova's Bistro - on Makawao Ave. Various light fares. Known for its coffee beverages. No bathroom access.

Kula - these are some of the options after a sunrise trip to Haleakala

La Provence - most recent addition to upcountry breakfast and lunch choices. French bakery with al fresco dining. Small parking lot. Closed Mon. & Tue. Worth finding when coming down from the sunrise visit to Haleakala.

Grandma's Coffee House - found in a section of the island called Keokea, on the way to Ulupalakua (the winery). Great coffee (strong - no decaf) with various simple egg dishes.

Kula Lodge - Great breakfast in a cozy lodge restaurant with a full glass wall that provides amazing views over West Maui. The banana mac nut pancakes are light and fluffy. Other menu items include standard egg and meat breakfasts, Benedicts, loco moco, omelets, french toast, waffles and smoothies.


Serpico's - a new addition to the Upcountry breakfast offerings. Excellent variety of basic dishes. The pancake batter is scratch-made, which then can have extras added - blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips. Total for this as shown is $7.95 plus the $1.95 for the berries. Syrup available (not shown).

Pancakes with blueberries

Other breakfast options are Eggs Benedict, sweet bread french toast, omelets, etc. Opens at 6am, serves until approximately 10am. Then the lunch menu starts being prepared.