The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Maui

Wave on Rock, Mokule'ia Bay, Maui | © Cindy Devin/Flickr
Wave on Rock, Mokule'ia Bay, Maui | © Cindy Devin/Flickr
Photo of Paige Watts
31 January 2017

Maui is known for its spectacular beaches, so spend your weekend brunch relaxing at some of these beach-front brunch spots and other few unique restaurants on our guide to the best brunch spots this beautiful place has to offer.

Maui is known for its spectacular beaches / Pixabay | © Pixabay

Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon

Restaurant, Pub Grub, Beer, American, $$$
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Established in 1969, Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon is a Maui landmark. Located in the former sugar plantation town of Paia close to the scenic North Shore, Charley’s retains the history and the culture of Maui. Charley’s was named after the creator’s Great Dane and originally began as a juice stand. Today Charley’s remains under the ownership of dog lovers. The venue is known for their breakfasts, featuring giant homemade pancakes that have been flipped by Willie Nelson, omelettes, and award-winning French toast.

Kula Lodge & Restaurant

Market, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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Take in the picturesque mountain views at Kula Lodge & Restaurant. Nestled in the trees at more than 3,000 feet, Kula Restaurant’s indoor and outdoor seating areas feature a view of the entire west side of Maui. The restaurant has very friendly staff, a large rustic fireplace to warm up the mountain chill, and a selection of omelettes, fruits, and pancakes. Kula Lodge & Restaurant is a great spot to start a day after watching the sunrise at Haleakala

Chez Meme Bistro & Bakery

Bakery, Bar, Bistro, French, $$$
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Chez Meme Bistro & Bakery is a casual French breakfast and lunch spot in the heart of Kihei. Enjoy Chez Meme’s homemade brioche French toast topped with fresh local fruits, cinnamon rolls, and homemade jam outside at a table in the gardens or inside in the open-air cottage. All of their dishes are inspired by the French countryside, and their omelettes are made with a French twist. They also have specialty coffees and a full bar.

The Gazebo

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, $$$
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Maui Rainbow | © Matt McGee/Flickr
Hidden out of the way at the Napili Shores condos is The Gazebo, a poolside restaurant that has a small amount of open-air seating space and offers take-out. The wait can be long, but the food and the view of Napili Bay make it worth the wait. Their menu offers a variety of pancakes, omelettes, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Try either the white macadamia nut pancakes or the pineapple pancakes for a true Hawaiian taste while you dine by the beach.

Grandma’s Coffee House

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Grandma’s Coffee House | © Ewen Roberts/Flickr
Grandma’s Coffee House | © Ewen Roberts/Flickr

Grandma’s Coffee House

Grandma’s Coffee House started in 1918 when Grandma began roasting and brewing Maui organic coffee and her home became the place to gather and gossip. Grandma’s coffee is grown on the slopes of Haleakala, the beans are picked by hand and dried naturally by the sun, and then the coffee is roasted at Grandma’s. Grandma’s Coffee House also serves homemade breakfast favorites like French toast, waffles, bagels, oatmeal, and egg dishes. Guests can enjoy a brunch outside on the scenic deck.
9232 Kula Hwy, Kula, HI, USA, +1 808 878 2140

Cow Pig Bun

Gastropub, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Cow Pig Bun is a gastropub located in Kihei’s Maui Research & Technology Park that offers Sunday brunch. Their brunch menu is small but they offer breakfast favorites such as biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and eggs benedict alongside chicken, fried steak, chilli, and a couple of different types of burgers. Enjoy a brunch with a spicy Bloody Mary and a view of the golf course and the Maui coastline here.

Honolulu Store

Bakery, Bar, Deli, American, Coffee
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Located on the grounds of the Kapalua Resort, the Honolulu Store is a landmark of Maui’s pineapple farming days in a historic plantation setting. The fresh deli offers breakfast favorites, such as the popular loco moco, Belgian waffles, banana pancakes, breakfast burritos, Honolulu omelettes, and Hawaiian-style plate lunches. The Honolulu Store offers a full-service espresso bar, fresh bakery items, and meals to-go. Enjoy a breakfast on the covered outdoor patio here with views of the beautiful Kapalua Resort grounds.

Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop

Cafe, American, Dessert, Coffee, $$$
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Leoda’s | © Lydia Fizz/Flickr
Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop is a casual counter-serve cafe with a menu of handcrafted specialties that are made fresh daily. Their menu items are made with farm-fresh, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients from local providers. Leoda’s takes a unique approach to classic and traditional favorites, such as coconut French toast, the daily frittata, the veggie patty benedict, and the seared ahi benedict.

Tasty Crust

Diner, Restaurant, American
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Tasty Crust is a classic seat-yourself diner in Wailuku. This restaurant serves home-style breakfast favorites with a local spin on them. Their sign proclaims that they have ‘World Famous Pancakes’ and their banana pancakes are a particularly popular choice. The service is friendly and the food is brought out quickly.