Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Ko Olina

The resort oasis on Oahu’s west side and the nearby boomtown of Kapolei hold several spots in all price ranges that will help you start your day right. While there are plenty of traditional options, in Hawaiʻi 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 Ko Olina for the most important meal of the day.

Ko Olina Breakfast Map

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The Beach House By 604

The Beach House offers some of the best dining views on the west side of Oahu. They have “aloha hours” from 9:30am to 11:30am with great drink specials. Start your day with a $5 mason jar mimosa next to the ocean. Open Monday to Thursday 11am to 9pm, Friday 11am to 11pm, Saturday 10am to 11pm, and Sunday from 10am to 9pm. beachhouse604.com

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Country Side Cafe

Bring your ohana and enjoy some brunch beachside! This menu has all the favorites — get ready for some savory and filling dishes like the kalua pork eggs Benedict and Da Braddhaz Breakfast. Open Monday through Saturday 7am to 2pm and Sunday from 7am to 1pm. countrysidecafe808.net

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Eggs ’n Things

Come hungry and leave full and ready for a nap at the beach. This menu is meant to be shared and offers some local breakfast favorites including the infamous loco moco, sweet macadamia nut pancakes, and refreshing acai bowls. Open daily 7am to 2 pm. eggsnthings.com

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Island Vintage Coffee

Tucked inside the small shopping center of Ko Olina Station, this indoor/outdoor cafe serves excellent Kona coffee drinks and bountiful açai bowls, laden with island goodies such as papaya, lilikoi (passionfruit), banana, honey and haupia (a coconut pudding). For a purple pop to your morning meal, try the taro bagel. There are a few tables, but it’s easy to take your breakfast to one of the nearby beaches. Open 6am to 8pm daily. islandvintage.com

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Longhi’s

Ocean views, tropical greenery, surrounded by a beautiful koi pond creates a tranquil oasis for the Ko Olina outpost of Longhi’s, which also has a second location in Wailea, Maui. Known for its Italian cuisine at lunch and dinner, breakfast features island specialties such as Loco Moco, Hawaiian Style Banana Mac Nut Pancakes and their signature breakfast dishes — Eggs Benedict served traditional with Ham, Florentine with Spinach and Tomatoes, and the indulgent Lobster or Crab Cake Benedicts. On the lighter side, Longhi’s offers açai bowls with acai and mango sorbetto, topped with coconut granola and tropical fruit. Imbibers should try a mimosa with guava, passion fruit or freshly squeezed orange juice. Open daily from 9am to 3pm. Dinner is served every night from 4pm to 9:30pm. longhis.com

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Makahiki

Celebration at the Makahiki is better known as Aulani’s Disney character breakfast, and reservations are a must for this beachside buffet offering appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and Goofy in their Hawaiian garb. Adults can graze on the ample, locally sourced Western and Asian options, from an omelette station and fresh island fruits to miso soup, pickled vegetables and fried rice. Kids who aren’t too distracted by the photo ops and live entertainment courtesy of Aunty and her ukulele will enjoy their own buffet station offering banana “dolphins,” Mickey-shaped waffles (don’t miss the coconut syrup), bacon, scrambled eggs, tater tots and pastries. Open daily 5pm to 8:30 pm. disneyaulani.com

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My Cafe

We’re sweet on the sweet stuff here, like chocolate taro haupia (coconut pudding) pancakes with gooey chocolate chips, malasada (doughnut)-style pancakes with crispy sugar coating and vanilla custard, and loaded French toast with berries, banana, coconut flakes and a taro-haupia sauce. The pretty presentations on colorful plates don’t hurt, either. Open Monday through Friday 6:30am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am to 2pm. mycafehi.com

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‘Ama‘Ama

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For an elegant breakfast in a picture-perfect setting, you can’t do better than ‘Ama’Ama at Disney’s Aulani resort. The beachfront restaurant serves up modern interpretations of classic Hawaiian cuisine, with plenty of kid-friendly options on the keiki menu. Highlights include the buttermilk pancakes with macadamia nut/Tahitian vanilla sauce and quite possibly the most epic breakfast sandwich you’ll ever eat, the ‘Ama’Ama breakfast sandwich, lobster claw, a sunny-side-up egg, avocado, heirloom tomato, butter lettuce, truffle oil and kewpie mayonnaise on a brioche bun. You had us at lobster claw. disneyaulani.com

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