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The 10 Best Spots For Brunch In Honolulu
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The 10 Best Spots For Brunch In Honolulu

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Updated: 9 February 2017
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.
Duke’s Canoe Club
Duke’s Canoe Club | © Jason Helle/Flickr
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Duke’s Canoe Club

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

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Liliha Bakery

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!

Liliha Bakery, 515 N Kuakini St, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-531-1651

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Kissaten Coffee Bar

The interior of Kissaten Coffee Bar could be the set of a play or performance if the owners of the space were so inclined. This airy, contemporary cafe remains open throughout the night, and focuses on simple, healthy plates. Breakfast at the Kissaten is one of the freshest a traveler can find in Honolulu, which includes a colorful acai bowl, a savory mushroom burrito, or the house classic: the flaky croissant sandwich.

KISSATEN Coffee Bar, 88 Piikoi St, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-593-1200

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Heeia Pier General Store and Deli

This legendary shack dishes out some of the best Hawaiian comfort food on the island. At the end of a long pier, Heeia Pier General Store and Deli is definitely worth the trek for breakfast or brunch. Their menu includes a few of the classics but offers a unique mix of freshly caught fish, eggs and rice.

Heeia Pier General Store and Deli, 46499 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe HI, USA, +1 808-235-2192

Café Kaila
Breakfast at lunch, Café Kaila | © kimubert/Flickr
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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!

Cafe Kaila, Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-732-3330

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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.

Sweet-E’s Café, 1016 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-737-7771

Candi’s Cafe

As one of Honolulu’s more recent morning additions, Candi’s Cafe has quickly become one of the island’s favorite places for breakfast. Their traditional Hawaiian breakfast plates are perhaps the most reasonably priced in the city, and maintain a quality that few other restaurants can match. Come into Candi’s Cafe and meet Candi herself, and enjoy a new restaurant that is surely to become a Hawaiian tradition.

Candi’s Café, 933 N King St, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-848-8748

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Island Brew Coffeehouse

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

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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.

Ray’s Cafe, 2033 N King St, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-841-2771

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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.

Heavenly Island Lifestyle, 342 Seaside Ave, Honolulu HI, USA, +1 808-923-1100