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Best Beachfront Brunch in Waikiki

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Vacation just calls for long lazy mornings spent mostly in bed, so don’t be ashamed! Were you tired after a day full of exploring Hawaii and slept in? Too late for breakfast but too early for lunch now? Enjoy brunch instead. Wake up to the rays of sun and indulge in the rest of the morning at one of best beachfront brunch places in Waikiki. Calming music, beach seating with amazing ocean view, and delicious meals. Mimosas included!

Barefoot Beach Cafe

Barefoot Beach Cafe is a casual restaurant on Queen’s Surf Beach in Waikiki – on the Diamond Head side. We say “casual” but this ocean view is nothing like casual! It’s a family-run cafe, so the atmosphere is definitely more relaxed and you can spend the whole day giggling in the sun. This makes this cafe perfect for a family brunch. The breakfast menu is served from 8am to 2pm and your kids will love the fluffy buttermilk pancakes!

Brunch at Duke’s Waikiki

Duke’s Waikiki is popular for a reason! Experience unique aloha spirit at this outdoor beachfront bar without having to pay overly much for the spectacular ocean view. The price range is somewhere in the middle and if you make it for your brunch during their breakfast buffet (7am to 11am), for $23 you can get whatever your heart desires. Amazing savory and sweet options and on top of that, tons of fresh fruit from local growers

Beachfront brunch at Hau Tree in Waikiki
Beachfront brunch at Hau Tree in Waikiki

Hau Tree Beachfront Brunch

Amazing beachfront brunch in Waikiki also offers Hau Tree. This restaurant is located in the lobby floor of Kaimana Beach Hotel, which has one of the best interior and exterior designs. This spot is perfect for a girlfriends’ Sunday type of brunch. They offer special brunch menu from 8am to 1.30pm including special brunch cocktails. Make sure to try their island mimosa with pineapple, orange & guava juice.

Orchids in Waikiki

Special occasion deserves a nice brunch at Orchids. Make a reservation in advance, as Orchids restaurant is famous for its Mediterranean-inspired Sunday brunch buffet. On their brunch menu (9am to 2.30pm) you will find fish and seafood specialties, omelettes and roasted veggies, or their signature cocktails and coconut cake. Besides really good food, you will fall in love with the ambience. The outdoor seating has an extraordinary view of the ocean with Diamond Head above. Moreover, the decoration is mainly white orchides matching the name of the restaurant.