Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Kaanapali

Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Kaanapali

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You wake up starving with a big day of vacation ahead of you… Where are you going to get breakfast? If you aren’t going to our favorite Starbucks on the planet or Island Vintage Coffee for a bagel or acai bowl, here are few sit-down options we think you’ll enjoy. On Maui, there is an abundance of choices not commonly featured on mainland menus. Loco moco — white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy — is a popular dish, as is spam musubi and Hawaiian French toast made with Portuguese sweet bread.

But wait, there’s more. We’re here to help demystify some of the unusual words you might see on menus like furikake, laulau and lilikoi — and explain which meat is being served and why. And possibly most importantly of all, provide the fun facts on the origins of local dishes.

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Feature Image: Hui Hui 

A plate of waffles topped with sliced strawberries and pineapple chunks, dusted with powdered sugar, and garnished with an orchid flower sits outdoors against a blurred green backdrop. Enjoy the best breakfast Kaanapali has to offer in this serene setting.
Photo: Castaway Cafe

Castaway Cafe​

In the mood for a brunch on the beach? Castaway Cafe has a variety of breakfast items with generous portions. Enjoy a breakfast burrito while enjoying the Hawaii breeze at this casual oceanfront cafe. Don’t skip out on the pineapple bowl. Open daily 8am to 8pm. castawaycafe.com

A white bowl filled with neatly arranged slices of cucumber, strawberries, and mango, topped with granola and a dollop of yogurt, is placed on a gray plate. The background is blurred with greenery, capturing the essence of the best breakfast Kaanapali has to offer.
Photo: Courtesy of Duke's Maui

Duke’s Maui

Many travelers find themselves returning to Duke’s Maui for another taste of their French toast or eggs Benedict. Diners can enjoy breakfast on the waterfront lanai under shaded palapas. Save room for a slice of the famous Hula Pie! Open daily 7:30am to 10pm. dukesmaui.com

Maui Breakfast
Photo: Courtesy of Ka'anapali Beach Hotel


Outrigger Ka’anapali Beach Resort
2525 Ka’anapali Pkwy., Lahaina
(808) 667-5978
Reserve on OpenTable

In true HuiHui fusion fashion, executive chef, Tom Muromoto has created the ultimate Hawaiian breakfast experience with Poi French toast, Kalo (taro) pancakes as well as a creative island-infused egg dishes and avocado toast destined for Instagram. Breakfast hours are 7am to 9pm. huihuirestaurant.com

A colorful assortment of gourmet dishes is arranged on a wooden table. Plates include seared tuna, caprese salad, a seafood dish with shrimp, a mixed poke bowl, jalapeño-covered sashimi, and a slice of dessert with an orchid flower garnish. A drink with an orchid completes the setting—perfect for the best breakfast in Kaanapali.
Photo: @seahousemaui

Sea House Restaurant

The award-winning eatery at the Napili Kai Resort is brimming with visitors excited to be in Maui along with locals coming in for the view and dining fare. There’s a casual resort vibe plus a menu featuring Pacific Rim Cuisine focusing on fresh island fish and local ingredients. Breakfast favorites are the Egg Benedicts, Molokai Sweet Potato Frittata, Haleakala Pancake and more. Open daily 7am to 9pm with a daily happy hour 2pm to 4:45pm. napilikai.com/dining

A stack of fluffy pancakes is topped with blueberries and lemon slices, drizzled with syrup, and placed on a round, reflective platter. Experience the best breakfast in Kaanapali with the beach in the background, featuring blue skies and the ocean.
Photo: Slappy Cakes

Slappy Cakes

If you’re a pancake lover, this is the Maui breakfast spot for you. Customers can make their own pancakes right at the table, so it’s a great place for both adults and children. The menu has all the breakfast must-haves and a few tasty breakfast cocktails to wash it all down with. Open 7am to 12pm. slappycakesmaui.com

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