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Top 5 Places for Breakfast in Waikiki

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Are you waking up in Hawaii paradise and looking for a great start to your day? The day’s first meal can set the mood for what’s to follow. There are many amazing breakfast spots in this oceanfront neighborhood. And you can immerse yourself more into Hawaiian culture by trying Loco Moco, Macadamia Nut Pancakes, Acai Bowls, and much more. We have gathered for you the top 5 places for Breakfast in Waikiki so that you can start your day right! 


Castro’s is Family owned Latin restaurant in the heart of Waikiki. Here you can enjoy an innovative menu with bright Latin flavors, Cuban classics and amazing coffee. Castro’s owners use only fresh organic ingredients sourced locally and directly from farms to create flavorful and nutritious dishes. They serve breakfast and Lunch every day from 7 AM-2 PM. 

Tres Leches French Toast

Address: 2113 Kalākaua Ave Unit 201, Honolulu, HI  96815

The most popular dishes: Tres Leches French Toast, Avocado Toast, Ropa Vieja Sandwich, Cubano Sandwich

Island Vintage Coffee

Island Vintage Coffee started to offer handcrafted Kona coffee and local food in a Honolulu mall in 1996. Likewise, this place is well known for its incredibly delicious Acai Bowls, with island goodies such as papaya, passionfruit, banana, honey and haupia (a coconut pudding). 

Keep in mind that this place is usually busy and you will have to stay in line, however, a delicious island breakfast on the ​​cozy patio area, surrounded by plants will definitely be worth to wait. They open every day from 7 AM – 9:30 PM and serve breakfast lunch and dinner. Some of the breakfast options are available only till 2 PM. All-day breakfast options are likewise available.

Top 5 Places for Breakfast in Waikiki
Haupia Moana Bowl

Address: 2301 Kalakaua Ave Suite 215, Honolulu

The most popular dishes: Original Acai Bowl, Haupia Moana Bowl, Loco Moco, Lox of Bagel Sandwich.

Barefoot Beach Cafe

Looking for a breakfast place with an incredible ocean view? Do not hesitate to choose Barefoot Beach Cafe. It is a family-owned and -operated cafe where you can enjoy an outdoor breakfast with some of the best views in Waikiki. They are whipping up delicious breakfast items like the North Shore pineapple smoothie or Loco Moco. There’s also a vegan menu. They are open Daily from 8 AM -8:30 PM. There is also Live Music Nightly, 5:30 PM -8:30 PM & Sundays 10 AM-1 PM.  

The most popular dishes: Vegan Loco Moco Steamed White Rice, Fresh Fruit Pancakes, Eggs Benedict. 

Address: 2699 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki


Basalt is a contemporary & refined yet casual restaurant that offers incredible breakfast options. Executive chef Keith Kong has lured diners (and Instagrammers) with favorites such as Basalt charcoal buttermilk pancakes (yes, they are black) and so delicious. Another feast for the eyes and belly is the avocado garden toast topped with a poached egg — a great way to start the day! The restaurant is open from Monday through Friday 11 AM to 7 PM and Saturday and Sunday 8 AM to 7 PM. 

Address: 2255 Kuhio Ave Dukes Lane Market & Eatery Honolulu, HI 96815

The most popular dishes: ​​Avocado Toast, loco Moco, Charcoal Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast. 

Top 5 Places for Breakfast in Waikiki
Charcoal Buttermilk Pancakes

Sweet E’s Cafe

Perfect for loud family breakfast. Sweet E’s serves nothing but breakfast and brunch, and both are worth the wait if there’s a line. Try eggs Benedict or an omelet with smoky-sweet kalua pork, or go bananas with a side of French toast stuffed with banana cream cheese or an entree-sized order of banana pancakes. Open daily from 7 AM to 2 PM. 

Popular dishes: Breakfast Burrito, Cream Cheese French Toast, Corned Beef Hash Benedict, Extreme Mess

Address: 1006 Kapahulu Ave Honolulu, HI 96816