These are Maui’s best coffee shops. This list may seem short, but we wanted to keep it true. We attempted to highlight the locally owned establishments as well as provide spots in Maui’s most popular locations.
sipmemaui.com - 3617 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768 - (808) 573-2340
2. Belle Surf Café – Kihei
Quiet, quirky, quaint, and cute is the best way to describe this hidden gem. Boasting some of Maui’s best espresso drinks along with sweet and savory crepes, you can’t go wrong here. This café is a rare escape from the touristy hustle and bustle of Kihei.
bellesurfcafe.com - 1794 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
3. Akamai Coffee – Drive Thru - Kihei & Kahului
Akamai started serving coffee to the commuters of Maui with a cute drive through that is still serving up top notch coffee. This location can be found in the parking lot of Kahului's Home Depot. With the success of their drive through they were able to expand to Kihei and continue to serve through a drive-through window as well as indoor and outdoor seating. Excellent coffee and espresso roasted on Maui makes this one of our top picks. www.akamaicoffee.com/
4. Maui Coffee Roasters – Kahului
Centrally located in Kahului, this is a great spot for locals heading to work. Also, a great stop before or after a flight. You can sample a plethora of Hawaii's beans since they roast their beans in the back ensuring many choices of the freshest cup on the island. Classic coffee shop ambiance makes this place as welcoming as delicious.
mauicoffeeroasters.com - 444 Hana Hwy b, Kahului, HI 96732 - (808) 877-2877
5. Paia Bay Coffee – Paia
Paia Bay has one of the best settings. Sip on your coffee amongst tropical flowers and potted palms. This garden setting removes you from the hustle and bustle of eccentric Paia. Here you can let down from shopping at the many cute boutiques that Paia has to offer. They have great food options as well.
paiabaycoffee.com - 115 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779 - (808) 579-3111
6. Island Vintage Coffee – Kaanapali
This is a great spot not only for coffee but food as well, serving both breakfast and lunch. Nicely located in Whalers Village it is easy to access with nice shopping and an easy walk to the beach where you can sip and watch the whales and waves.
islandvintagecoffee.com - 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Unit L5 Lahaina, HI 96761 - (808) 868-4081
Side Notes: I'm passionate about coffee. I once had a cappuccino that changed my life, and I've ben searching for that same sip ever since.
Coffee shops have historically been a crossroads for people to come together and exchange ideas and experiences. They are special places and are often the best place to get the latest news. If you are looking for a place to meet new people and learn a towns essence, I always recommend seeking out the local's favorite coffee shop.
The routine of coffee is one of my favorites. It is how many highlight the start of their day. If you prefer the ritual of grinding your beans, boiling your water, and brewing at home, I would highly recommend Maui Oma Coffee. They expertly roast Kona Prime and 100% Maui Grown Beans including Red Catuai, Maui Mokka, and a 10% blend. I love the Maui Grown Red Catuai and a rare Big Island bean from Ka'u.