Best Places to Get Coffee in Honolulu

September 27, 2021
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
Yelp

If you’re a coffee lover, then you know how to appreciate the different blends and flavors of coffees from different parts of the country. And if you find yourself vacationing in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, well … let’s just say you won’t have a shortage of great coffee drinks to sample. From coconut flavored coffee to macadamia mochas, you’ll find a wide variety of exotic coffee to stimulate your taste buds.

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Island Vintage Coffee

Treat your taste buds to genuine Hawaiian coffee

Enjoy delicious Hawaiian lattes at Island Vintage Coffee. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1450 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 1128 | Ala Moana/ islandvintagecoffee.com

Since 1996, Island Vintage Coffee (IVC) has been providing coffee aficionados the finest 100% Kona coffee. Guests to their coffee shop will enjoy foods and drinks made from quality, local Hawaiian ingredients. Be sure to try their acai bowls, made with lots of delicious fresh fruit and granola with honey. And you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of coffee drinks, including the ever-popular macadamia nut latte and Kona mocha.

Located in the Ala Moana Center mall, you’ll find plenty of spots to relax on the patio or around the coffee shop while you enjoy some excellent Hawaiian coffee.  

“Would recommend trying the Macadamia Kona Mocha and the Vintage Kona Mocha!” — Yelp Review

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Raintree Bakery Coffeehouse

Delicious coffee and baked goods await you at the Raintree Bakery Coffeehouse

Have an orange cranberry muffin along with your latte at the Raintree Bakery Coffeehouse. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1110 Pensacola St. | Honolulu

You can enjoy excellent cappuccinos at the Raintree Bakery Coffeehouse, but why stop there? This place also offers amazing baked goods for your breakfast or lunch. Sample a slice of chocolate cheesecake, a dish of scrambled eggs, or their popular pastrami panini. You can also try their vanilla egg creams, complete with a lilikoi bar. Available for dine-in or take-out, Raintree Bakery Coffeehouse offers something for everyone.

“We started off with two cappuccinos and they were excellent. I usually like sweetener in my coffee but it wasn’t needed in this one!” — Yelp Review

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Morning Glass Coffee + Café

Enjoy Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch at the Morning Glass Coffee + Café

Taste an iced latte with coconut milk at the Morning Glass Coffee + Café. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2955 E. Manoa Rd. | Honolulu/ morningglasscoffee.com

Offering both vegan and gluten-free options, Morning Glass Coffee + Café has been offering great food and coffee for 10 years. Be sure to try their iced lattes with their house-made cinnamon or vanilla bean syrup. You’ll also be able to choose from several other syrup and milk add-on options.

Beyond coffee, customers also enjoy going to Morning Glass Coffee + Café for a full breakfast, brunch, or lunch. And it’s easy to see why. With a menu offering Portuguese Sausage Fried Rice, Skillet Baked Eggs, Fried Rice Omelettes, and Kim Chee Fried Rice, you can definitely enjoy more than coffee at this popular coffee shop.

“Their iced lattes with their house made vanilla bean or cinnamon syrup is just amazing and like no other flavor I’ve tried elsewhere!” — Yelp Review

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Thang’s French Coffee & Bubble Tea

Love boba? Include it with your coffee at Thang's French Coffee & Bubble Tea

Enjoy refreshing coffee with boba at Thang’s French Coffee & Bubble Tea. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1286 Kalani St. Ste B108 | Kalihi

If you love boba, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to Thang’s French Coffee & Bubble Tea, a Vietnamese-owned coffeehouse that’s been serving customers since 1997. You can include boba in your many tea and coffee drinks. You’ll be able to choose from many flavors, including strawberry, taro, mango, and Thai tea. And be sure to try their fresh fruit smoothies — always a popular choice among the local population. Be sure to place your order early if you want to avoid a wait!

“If I’m in the mood for coffee, the blended ice coffee is also delicious.” — Yelp Review

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Island Brew Coffeehouse

Order custom blends of Hawaiian coffee at the Island Brew Coffeehouse

Enjoy your latte with a fresh acai bowl! Image courtesy of Yelp.

377 Keahole St. Ste C5 | Hawaii Kai/ islandbrewcoffeehouse.com

Established in 2012, Island Brew Coffeehouse offers 100% Hawaiian coffee, including many popular favorites like Kona, Maui, and Ka’u. You can order organic lattes here as well as espresso, and the milk is organic and comes in your choice of soy, coconut, or almond. This coffeehouse emphasizes sustainability and serves its takeout orders in compostable cups.

If you’re in the mood for a full meal accompanied by a nice view of the water and the kayakers, this coffeehouse also offers a great place to enjoy your breakfast or a light lunch. Order some Spicy Avocado Toast or an Acai bowl with fresh fruit. If you want something fancier, you can sample their Eggs Benedict or a lunch sandwich on Ciabatta Bread.

“What happens when location, great coffee and fun breakfast and lunch snacks all together? Pure magic.” — Yelp Review

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Honolulu Coffee

Honolulu Coffee raises its coffee beans on its own farm

Order coffee with heart at Honolulu Coffee. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 3066 | Ala Moana/ honolulucoffee.com

Founded in 1992, Honolulu Coffee provides an exceptional Hawaiian coffee experience. Unlike other coffeehouses, Honolulu Coffee has its own coffee farm, allowing it to control how its Kona coffee is made, from the farm to the cup. Their Kona coffee beans are internationally known for their unique and natural fruit-like flavors and their coffee is recognized as some of the highest quality Kona coffee in the world.

You’ll be able to order both hot and iced drinks here, as well as some tasty treats including their croissants and acai bowls. Come in and enjoy the friendly ambience!

“The vanilla latte was well balanced between sweet and bitter. I highly recommend getting this drink if you are a latte drinker.” — Yelp Review

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Kai Coffee

Order locally grown, hand-crafted Hawaiian coffee!

Kai Coffee provides coffee brewed from beans grown in rich volcanic soil. Image courtesy of Yelp.

2493 Kalakaua Ave. | Waikiki/ kaicoffeehawaii.com

A locally-owned and operated family business, Kai Coffee offers coffee made from beans grown in rich volcanic soil, giving you a unique flavor that you won’t find anywhere else. Order from many favorites, including the macchiatos, cappuccinos, lattes, and blended frappes. And don’t forget to include some delicious snacks like their Nutella and banana crepes, kai club, and acai bowl.

“I became obsessed with the macadamia nut latte. I ordered it with coconut milk. *chef’s kiss* I got it twice during my stay in Waikiki.” — Yelp Review

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Ali’I Coffee

Enjoy cold brew coffee drinks at Ali’l Coffee

Choose from a variety of coffee options at Ali’l Coffee. Image courtesy of Yelp.

35 S. Beretania St. | Downtown/ aliicoffee.com

Try some refreshing cold brew coffee drinks on draft at Ali’l Coffee. This coffee shop also offers handcrafted “Coff-Tails” made with flavors from the local area. You can also try some tasty breakfast, brunch, and lunch items, including chia seed pudding, avocado toast, salmon bagel, or a hot pastrami sandwich. Vegan options are also available.

“I have tried numerous flavored coffees but my favorite is the Princess with all its coconut goodness.” — Yelp Review

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Coffee or Tea? Waikiki

Try multiple flavorful lattes and cappuccinos at Coffee or Tea? Waikiki

Iced lattes and boba milk tea are some of the most popular orders at Coffee or Tea?. Image courtesy of Yelp.

333 Seaside Ave Ste 150 | Waikiki

Looking for a coffee shop that offers great coffee, bubble tea, and smoothies? Then stop by Coffee or Tea? Waikiki where you can order everything from a fresh papaya shake, taro smoothie, or lychee smoothie. Of course, if it’s coffee you’re after, make sure to order a flavorful cappuccino or iced latte. And for hot days, try some of their amazing shaved ice, available in multiple fruit flavors with condensed milk and vanilla ice cream. Very refreshing!

“I got an iced latte and ice cappuccino and both were delicious with just the right amount of sweetness. They were ready in less than 2 minutes and I was out the door! Get your morning caffeine from here!” — Yelp Review

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