The Best Spots For Brunch In Honolulu

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Breakfast and the beach go hand-in-hand in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. With a diverse mixture of venerable local restaurants, to new, environmentally conscious cafes, the islander capital has a breakfast for everyone. Enjoy our list of top-notch brunch spots on the sunny shores of the Aloha State.
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Duke’s Canoe Club

Breakfast omelet

Duke’s Canoe Club in Waikiki provides the best of both, quality and quantity, with beach side seating, and a food selection to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Their made-to-order omelets are the specialty, although their hula pie has become a famed brunch indulgence for vacation-going couples and honeymooners.

Duke’s Canoe Club, 2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-923-0711

Liliha Bakery is one of the most popular bakeries in Honolulu and with good cause. Since 1950, this bakery has been putting out some of the island’s best loved treats, including its legendary coco puffs and ensamadas. The hot breakfast comes diner-style, and includes all the traditional Hawaiian classics: spam, portuguese sausages, eggs, rice and a hearty helping of French toast!

Cafe Kaila

Cafe Kaila has today become one of the most popular coffee shops in Honolulu. Everyone seems to have a personal favorite at this restaurant, from their Belgian waffles piled high with fresh fruit and savory portuguese sausages, to its delicious cinnamon French toast. Cafe Kaila is worth finding in the Market City Shopping Center, and although it is small, it will certainly pack a delicious punch for breakfast!

Sweet-E’s Cafe

If it is a sweet breakfast you’re looking for, then dining at Sweet-E’s Cafe is the way to go. Their blueberry cream cheese-stuffed French toast is the most wildly popular dish here, drawing crowds into the cozy cafe. However, Sweet-E’s does offer a variety of savory dishes too, including a good mix of hashes, fried rice and egg dishes.

Island Brew Coffeehouse

From Coffee Beans to Coffee

Island Brew Coffeehouse is a great place to come for an environmentally conscious cup of coffee, a locally sourced meal, or just a wonderful view of the Hawaii Kai Marina. The simple breakfast menu provides all that is required for the morning, including a small, diverse selection of options and paleo diet-friendly baked goods. Their coffee is very good, with a large amount of it grown in the state of Hawaii itself.

Island Brew Coffeehouse, Hawaii Kai Marina, 377 Keahole St, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-394-8770

Ray’s Cafe

This Honolulu hole-in-the-wall is much more than what it looks like on the outside. Ray’s Cafe is the place for all things savory, specializing in huge portions of meaty breakfast plates. This restaurant is off-the-beaten-path but is certainly worth coming to for a hefty breakfast plate.

Heavenly Island Lifestyle

This restaurant promotes ingredients grown on the island in a very delicious way. Although the prices here are fairly high, it is only because Heavenly Island Lifestyle offers dishes that other venues cannot replicate, like pork belly eggs Benedict, or their Big Island honey French toast.

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