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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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

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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 10pm. dukesmaui.com

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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

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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

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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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