1. Café Kaila
If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast in Market City Shopping Center, Café Kaila is the place to be. With authentic breakfast favorites and Hawaiian twists on classic dishes, there’s something for everyone at this popular hangout.
We recommend starting with the Belgian malted waffles – sugar-dusted and topped with butter, they’re sure to get your day off to a great start!
2. Koko Head Cafe
If you’re craving brunch food but don’t want to get up early, head over to Koko Head Cafe in Kaimuki.
This popular spot is always packed with customers, thanks to celebrity chef Lee Ann Wong. Breakfast staples like pancakes, omelets, and eggs benedict are all on the menu, but make sure to try the Cornflake French Toast – soft buttery bread soaked in black paper infused maple syrup. Trust us, you’ll get a taste of paradise.
3. Scratch Kitchen
At Scratch Kitchen, they know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why they’ve made it their mission to serve up only the best food for you and your family.
Bright, airy, and with an open kitchen, Scratch Kitchen is always a welcoming sight. A one-stop-shop for delicious breakfast and lunch items, this restaurant’s cereal pancakes and creme brûlée french toast are not to be missed! Seasonal menu rotations mean that you’ll never grow bored of the options here.
YogurStory is a fantastic place for breakfast if you’re ever in Honolulu. They have several famous dishes, like their ube pancakes and loco moco made with prime rib. The servings are incredibly large, so you definitely won’t go away hungry!
It’s one of the most popular places to eat breakfast in Honolulu, so the wait time can be long. If you don’t want to wait or are really hungry, it would be best to skip and plan ahead for the next day.
5. Moena Café
Tucked away in the Koko Marina Center near Hanauma Bay, Moena Café exudes a relaxed Hawaii-vibe.
If you’re ever looking for a place to get coffee and breakfast before tackling the Koko Head hike, this is the spot.
This eatery is known for its delicious, oversized pancakes and short rib loco moco. Fans can’t get enough of it!
6. Sweet E’s Café
Come to Sweet E’s Café when you’re looking for a delicious, hearty meal that’ll satisfy your cravings.
Their menu is full of mouth-watering dishes that are sure to please, and they’re just 10 minutes from Waikiki. They are so popular with diners that they keep coming back for more!
Make sure to try the Extreme Mess – it’s one of their most popular items for good reason.
7. Eggs ‘n Things
This Hawaiian restaurant has built a solid reputation over the last 30 years, with several locations across Oahu.
Their secret ingredient? Love! All of their dishes are made with quality ingredients and served in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Just be prepared to wait in line – it’s worth it!
8. Arvo Café
If you’re one of those people who loves breakfast more than anything, then Arvo Café is the place for you.
They don’t just have any old avocado toast – they’ve got a loaded avocado on toast that will knock your socks off. And their coffee? To die for. Whether you like it black, with milk, or creamy and sugary, they’ll make it just the way you want it. Not to mention, every single dish here is mouth-wateringly good no matter what you choose.
9. Aloha Kitchen
Aloha Kitchen offers a delightful respite from the busyness of downtown Waikiki. This small breakfast joint is especially famous for their soufflé pancakes. The pancakes served here are light, airy, and melt in your mouth–truly a step above other restaurants’ pancakes.
You’ll find both Hawaiian staples and unique dishes, such as the Kalua pork loco moco. Get there early to avoid a wait, but even if you do have to wait, it will be worth it!
10. M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar
If you’re ever in Waikiki and feeling famished at an odd hour, stop by the M.A.C 24/7 diner inside the Hilton Beach Hotel.
They’ve got all the breakfast staples you could want, from local-style benedicts to indulgent red velvet pancakes. If you love food challenges, then you’ll adore the M.A.C Daddy Pancake Challenge: finish three 14″ pancakes within 90 minutes and your meal is complimentary!