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.
Here are some of the top spots in Ka’anapali for the most important meal of the day. We have cross-checked our picks with top sites like Maui Magazine, Pride of Maui and Tripadvisor to make sure we’re offering you the best breakfasts to enjoy in Kaanapali. Bon appetit!
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
Choice Health Bar
This super healthy menu features plant-based dishes and eco-friendly practices. There are basics like acai bowls, avo toast, cold pressed juices and smoothies, but if you’re looking for something different, go for the raw pizza or the green papaya golden rice. Open daily 8am to 3pm. choicehealthbar.com
Duke’s Beach House
Many travelers find themselves returning to Duke’s Beach House for another taste of their French toast or eggs Benedict. Diners can enjoy breakfast on the waterfront patio under tiki umbrellas. Save room for a slice of Hula Pie! Open daily 8am to 9pm. dukesmaui.com
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 5pm with a daily happy hour 2pm to 5pm. napilikai.com/dining
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