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. We have cross-checked our picks with top sites like Maui Magazine, Pride of Maui and Tripadvisor to make sure we’re offering the best sushi you can find on Maui. Bon appetit!
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Breakfast in Wailea and Kihei
Breakfast in Kaanapali, Lahaina and Kapalua
The community of West Maui is recovering from the wildfires that devastated Lāhainā. Many restaurants are no longer in business or are temporarily closed. Please check their websites for the most recent information.