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Kihei Caffe

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waterfront
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All reviews french toast pancakes pork fried rice loco moco breakfast burrito potatoes home fries macadamia nuts burger breakfast spot long line stand in line amazing breakfast worth the wait large portions first morning across the street
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lahaina location. Ordered a hamburger and a breakfast. The hamburger arrived uncooked and raw inside. Let the server know that . He looked and left with our plate. Waited a bit to see if anybody else would actually come, nobody did. Upon leaving we went...and talked to somebody, they didn’t seem to really care either. Beware of this place. Sorry that this had to happen but what mattered most is that they did not care at all . DangerousMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

So good, we ate there twice. Nice building located in the shops across the road from the Safeway. You order at the counter and then grab a table. (others have mentioned this as a hassle, but we thought it was fine the two times we...visited) Creative and varied options. There is something here for everyone's taste.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Lahaina location. Great food, great service. Lots of options for vegetarians and meat eaters. Much better food and better priced than hotel coffee shops.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very efficient little cafe for breakfast. You wait in a fast moving line, you scan the QR menu so you know by the time you get to the counter what you are going to order. Staff direct you while you are in...line so you know where to go next. Once you order they direct you to a table. It seemed like once we sat down they were already bringing out the order from the kitchen! The menu is extensive. I believe all the tables are outside. Staff very friendly, will definitely go again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 September 2021

This place opens at 6 am everyday and we would drive by it frequently, and see a line. One day on a super early outing we thought we would stop in for breakfast, but we saw a short line already and did not think we...would have time to wait. Chances are, we would have had time but didn't want to push it. So on our last day we decided to get up early and give it a go. We got there at about 6:50 I believe, there was a decent line but not too crazy. You wait in line, and then order and then you are seated. Honestly, this makes the wait feel less. We ordered the Loco Moco with Pork and the 2-2-2 which is 2 bacon, 2 eggs and 2 french toast. I added the pineapple and coconut on top of mine. Also, fyi, bonus for waiting in line to order before seated is you get to see what people before you are ordering so you can base decisions on that. Whew! The portions though, are LARGE! I would suggest splitting items to avoid waster. My husband could not eat all of his Loco Moco nor could I with the french toast.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2021

Was recommended by a local. About an hour wait. You order and pay first, then get a table. Staff brings it out to you when ready. Had the omelette, it was very good. Large portions. Very busy place, no reservations. Across the street from a...park and beach that a lot of surfers go to.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

Staying in Wailea there were not many good choices for breakfast , hence we ventured to Kihea Caffe . We were not discouraged by the line that snaked into the parking lot and glad we weren't as the line moved fast and the Host bought...out complimentary iced coffee while we waited . We ordered the 2-2-2 , eggs , bacon and French toast , delicious but we were positioned to see everything coming out and it all looked good , especially the pancakes . The only downside was out table was off kilter and caused our coffee to spill and there were annoying bugs flying around , otherwise the place was great .More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 September 2021

Busy. Had to wait to get in. The food came out fast but was uninspiring. Had the classic breakfast and chocolate chip pancakes. Average average. Not sure why there was a line up.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

Power trip employee accused me of cutting in line. I did not cut in line. Sweet girls in line in front of me told him I was always there in line. He never apologized. Then after I finished my breakfast and was finishing my coffee...he told me to hurry up… others were waiting! I still had half a cup of coffee that I had paid $5 for. Very rude guy . I like the food but will never return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021

Kehei caffe in Lahaina is perfectionism. Hawaiian style. The locals and the tourists in the know are fighting for tables. This is an order in advance at the counter and then find your table. Portions are large and delicious. We went back twice. Just Aloha...perfect. Have funMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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15 December 2016|
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Response from KLW456 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember there being any cinnamon. I believe I would have noticed since I was going for the macadamia/banana/coconut syrup waffle, and cinnamon would have stood out for me. However, if it's important, I would call... More
16 June 2016|
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Response from tabbycat12 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if Kihei Caffe has gluten free food. I would suggest checking their website, as it shows their full menu.
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21 December 2015|
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Response from 206SeattleNative | Reviewed this property |
There is not a path or walkway from Wailea to Kihei Caffe area. There is beach access from Wailea to South Kihei (Mana Kai condo complex). Then you would need to go out to the sidewalk off South Kihei Road and walk down to... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kihei Caffe

Yes, Kihei Caffe offers takeaway services.

Yes, Kihei Caffe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kihei Caffe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4