COVID UPDATE Aloha! This post — Where to Find the Best Breakfast on Kauai — was updated in March 2021. However, as we have all learned, things can change overnight, so please check with each restaurant before visiting. We’ve included phone numbers and links to websites below. Mahalo!
Need to fuel up before a long day of exploring the beauty of the Garden Isle? After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Here are our favorite breakfast spots on Kauai.
Hanalei Bread Company
Located in the heart of Hanalei, this organic bakery and coffeehouse is locally owned and operated. There’s a scrumptious selection of breakfast toasts, bowls and smoothies. Breakfast is served all day to enjoy on the lanai. During Covid times, Hanalei Bread Company is open daily 7am to 5pm. hanaleibreadco.com
Kalaheo Cafe is a beautiful place to start your day, as it’s located in the lush upcountry of Kauai. The hearty breakfast menu includes their signature “Upcountry Breakfast” and “Bagel Benny,” plus there are bloody marys. During Covid times, Kalaheo Cafe is open Thursday to Saturday for breakfast 7am to 2pm and for dinner 5pm to 8pm. Open Sunday to Tuesday 7am to 2pm. kalaheo.com
Kilauea Bakery & Pizza
If you’re craving something sweet and savory, this popular bakery is your best bet for breakfast. Their breads and buns are freshly baked. Have a hot cup of joe and the breakfast stromboli before your morning nap on the beach. During Covid times, Kilauea Bakery is open daily 6am to 8pm. kilaueabakery.com
Little Fish Coffee
These guys are serving up flavorful breakfast dishes to keep you swimming all day. The menu is a delightful spread of acai bowls, bagels, sandwiches, smoothies and coffee. The fruits and veggies are locally grown and the coffee is organic and fair-trade. What else do you need before 11am? During Covid times, Little Fish is open daily 7am to 1pm, and is grateful for your business. littlefishcoffee.com
Kauai native and award-winning chef Noelani Planas leads the kitchen of Red Salt, located inside the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort. If you’re in the mood for a decadent breakfast, look no further than the lobster Benedict. Or try he lemon pineapple souffle pancakes, which are so delicious they were featured on The Food Network. During Covid times, breakfast is served daily 6:30am to 11am. Red Salt would be delighted to serve you. meritagecollection.com
Living Foods Market & Cafe
This foodie hub is a one stop shop for all your culinary needs. The deli case is full for your grab and go needs, or there’s a nice lanai to enjoy your breakfast. The bacon and egg pizza is insanely good alongside their house-roasted coffee. kukuiula.com