Top 10 Cafes In Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - Updated 2021

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Honolulu has so much to offer its visitors, you may wonder where to even begin. You could start by taking a walking tour of the Diamond Head Crater and history buffs will want to visit the Pearl Harbor memorials, including the USS Arizona Memorial. Enjoy the warm sunshine and sandy shores of Waikiki Beach, where you can get surfing lessons or learn how to scuba dive. And once the sun goes down, you’ll want to check out the night scene that has become well known in Honolulu. With so much for you to experience, you’ll want to start your days off on a positive note in the morning, and know where to go during the day for a quick refuel. The cafes listed below are sure to fit the bill! For the top cafes to check out during your trip to Honolulu, Hawaii, be sure to keep reading.

1. Honolulu Coffee

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Posted by Honolulu Coffee on Tuesday, 8 January 2019

This local chain has grown from having a single coffee kiosk in downtown Honolulu to boasting 12 cafes spread out over 3 islands of Hawaii, as well as locations in Guam, Japan, and Canada. Step inside the downtown cafe, and you’ll quickly fall in love with the Honolulu Coffee’s Farm to Cup business model, which translates to their baked goods as well. Try one of their delicious pastries, cakes, or savory items when you stop in to grab a locally sourced cup of coffee.

Honolulu Coffee

Address: 2365 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815

Website: Honolulu Coffee

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 5:30 am - 10:00 pm

Average price for two: 10-20 USD

2. Tea Boss Kissa

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Posted by Tea Boss Kissa - Ala Moana on Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Head over to Tea Boss Kissa, and find out why they claim that tea is the new coffee (though you can certainly get a great cup of joe here too). At this cafe, they choose premium tea and brew them in varying ways to bring out the best in each tea variety. If you’re hungry be sure to grab a delicious breakfast plate or perhaps a salad or sandwich if you come in closer to the lunchtime.

Tea Boss Kissa

Address: 88 Piikoi Street, Honolulu, HI 96814

Website: Tea Boss Kissa

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm; Friday - Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

3. Hawaiian Aroma Caffe

Posted by Hawaiian Aroma Caffe on Saturday, 1 December 2018

With coffees that are locally sourced in a sustainable manner, the folks at Hawaiian Aroma Caffe know you’ll love stopping in at one of their four cafes. Inside, you’ll find a wide variety of food items, from iced or hot coffees to pastries and panini sandwiches. For the ultimate brunch experience, be sure to grab a “bottoms up” or sparkling wine cocktail to complete your meal!

Hawaiian Aroma Caffe

Address: 150 Kaiulani Ave, Honolulu, HI

Website: Hawaiian Aroma Caffe

Opening hours: Daily 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

4. Gorilla in the Cafe

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Posted by Gorilla in the Cafe on Thursday, 17 October 2013

Boasting coffee made 100% from Hawaii’s top producers, Gorilla in the Cafe is a worthy stop while visiting Honolulu. When you stop by, you’ll want to try one of their acai bowls, which come topped with only the freshest fruit, including blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, and bananas. Other food items include apple strudels, madeleines, and breakfast sandwiches.

Gorilla in the Cafe

Address: 2155 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Website: Gorilla in the Cafe

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Average price for two: 5-20 USD

5. Arvo Cafe

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Posted by ARVO on Sunday, 23 April 2017

The folks here at the Arvo Cafe believe that in order to have a great afternoon, you must have a great morning, and what better way to accomplish this than to have a delicious breakfast? At Arvo, you can get a variety of tasty toast options, including avocado and smoked salmon or try out the matcha chia pudding. Complete your meal with one of their coffee items, such as a lavender latte or cold brew.

Arvo Cafe

Address: 675 Auahi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii

Website: Arvo Cafe

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

6. Bluetree Cafe

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Posted by Bluetree Cafe on Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Open for breakfast and lunch, the Bluetree Cafe aims to offer its customers healthy food choices while supporting local farms. Stop in and try a cold-pressed juice, an acai bowl or a coffee made from locally produced coffee beans. Gluten-free pastries, salads, and wraps are available as are other vegetarian and vegan food options.

Bluetree Cafe

Address: 1009 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814

Website: Bluetree Cafe

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm; Friday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

7. Glazers Coffee

Posted by Glazers Coffee on Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Stop by and try a cup of coffee at the cafe locals lovingly refer to as the “living room of downtown Honolulu”. The specialty coffee at Glazer’s is prepared using the traditional style found in Seattle, giving their coffee a wonderful flavor, body, and aroma. Enjoy both warm and iced coffees at Glazer’s, including hazelnut and maple lattes or even vanilla or mocha frappe.

Glazers Coffeee

Address: 2700 South King ST D101, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Website: Glazers Coffee

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm; Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Average price for two: 10 USD

8. Anytime Cafe

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For a cafe that serves up a variety of dishes, Anytime Cafe shouldn’t be missed. Breakfast is served on Saturdays and Sundays with items ranging from steak and eggs to French toast with peanut butter. Dinner specials include options such as spinach linguine with shrimp and scallops to a New York steak. Known for their large menu, you’ll find plenty to love at Anytime Cafe.

Anytime Cafe

Address: 2919 Kapiolani Blvd, Ste 218; Honolulu, HI 96826

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm; Friday 10:30 am - 12:00 am; Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 am; Sunday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

9. ARS Cafe and Gelato

With a cafe and gelato shop in one place, how could you possibly pass up ARS Cafe? In the cafe, you’ll find a variety of espresso, coffees, and teas with food options including sandwiches and loaded toast, as well as baked goods such as banana bread and cinnamon rolls. Hop on over to the other side of the building and you’ll find delicious gelato that is homemade using only cane sugar and organic ingredients.

ARS Cafe and Gelato

Address: 3116 Monsarrat Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii

Website: ARS Cafe and Gelato

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

10. Peace Cafe

Posted by Peace Cafe on Friday, 2 November 2018

Take a natural approach to your dining experience and stop by Peace Cafe for delicious vegan fare. With their simplistic desire to keep harmony between man, animal, and nature, this cafe gets their foods from all local sources in an effort to support local farmers. When you stop in, try one of their lattes or smoothies and if you’re hungry, order up a sandwich or a plate from their entree menu, which includes fares such as the tofu scramble plate or Moroccan stew.

Peace Cafe

Address: 2239 S. King St. Honolulu, HI 96826

Website: Peace Cafe

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

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You want to start your day off right, don’t you? There’s no better way to do so than grabbing a hot (or iced!) cup of coffee and breakfast at one of these fabulous cafes. Try a new one each day and find your favorite cafe while vacationing in Honolulu.

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