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“Produce from owners' gardens, super friendly service”

Market Fresh Bistro
Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Makawao
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Nakui Street
Maui, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Produce from owners' gardens, super friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2009

I stumbled on this cafe while riding my bicycle up Baldwin Avenue. It is behind Makawao Steakhouse in a very atmospheric courtyard, surrounded by eclectic art galleries and shops. When I went in the staff and chef all came up and talked to me, and were so friendly, extremely welcoming and sincere. You rarely get this kind of treatment anymore, a real mom and pop establishment.

The second time I went up there (I look forward to rewarding my bicycling efforts with a stop at this cafe) the owner came outside to talk to me. He had such passion for growing his own produce & herbs, seeing the chef (his brother in law) whipping up beautiful and delicious meals with it. The customers rave about the organic and tasty dishes.

I inquired whether they would offer tours of their gardens, and he said that is in the works. He also has a wine background and I'm looking forward to their wine tastings. The prices are affordable, they strive to use all local ingredients, even the coffee. Truly the best gem on Maui, a must see. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Dinners Thurs-Sun.

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Kula, Hawaii
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“New name: Market Fresh Bistro. Best food on Maui!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2009

Anyone who can find their way to this little bistro are surely in for a treat. The name, management, and ownership have all changed, and these are all changes for the better.
I used to like the old place, but the new place is a culinary delight.
There are many chefs/restaurants who want to claim "local ingredients", but this place lives it. Menus change often due to what farmers are harvesting nearby, they even ask if "you're a farmer, let us know what you grow..." on the menus. The freshness is truly evident, many times you'll see deliveries come in.
Having been there many times now in the short time they've been open, I can honestly say that it's the best food on Maui. If you care about organic, or eating locavore this is the place for you. If you don't care much about those things but still want to eat well, this place is becoming known for what Chef Justin does best: cook with love for the food.
Make your way here, you are in for a real treat.

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Maui
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“Favorite "girls day out" place for lunch while shopping in Makawao”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2008

Cafe del Sol is very casual. They have very good sandwiches, my favorite being the Roast Chicken Salad sandwich. Eating outside can be a challenge with the birds, bugs, and falling leaves, so we eat inside, where the screened open windows still provide a light breeze. The servers are pleasant and friendly, and the prices are reasonable.

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