Best Coffee Shops on Oahu


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Can’t live without coffee? Looking for the best coffee shops on Oahu?

We know exactly how you feel! The coffee shops on Oahu are great places to chill, kill time on a lazy afternoon and yes, have coffee that tastes much better than anything you’ve had at Starbucks.

Here’s a look a the best coffee shops on Oahu…

Olive and Oliver in Waikiki

Olive and Oliver is a high-end coffee shop that’s right next to the famous Surf Jacks Hotel on Oahu. This lovely cafe doubles up as a boutique. You can shop for designer clothes here and enjoy a nice Hawaiian banana latte! It’s a very picturesque coffee shop with some of the cutest coffee cups you will ever see. This is a great place to visit anytime.

Kona Coffee Purveyors in Waikiki

Kona Coffee Purveyors is another picture perfect Hawaiian coffee shop in Waikiki, located in an area that is brimming with tourists, day and night. There are plenty of great breakfast and lunch options, so you won’t go hungry. This is a great place to grab a bite after spending the day shopping or sightseeing on this part of the Island. It’s also a great place for a date. You will LOVE the outdoor patio here. Oh, did we mention that the coffee around here is really, really great? Yes, that too!

Morning Brew in Kailua

Morning Brew is a popular coffee house in the town Kailua. It has everything you would expect from a coffee shop; great Wi-Fi, excellent breakfast options, sumptuous lunch menu, and yes, the absolute best coffee, tea or espresso you’ve ever had. The place is quite spacious with 2 floors plus outside seating. There are lots of fun and tasty items you can order here, such as Belgian waffles, chocolate latte, banana latte and more.

Island Brew Coffeehouse in Hawaii Kai

Island Brew Coffeehouse is located in Hawaii Kai, right on the water. Great place to visit if you are traveling to Koko Head or Hanauma Bay. It has everything you want in a coffee shop – a perfect view of the sea, Wi-Fi and great coffee. The breakfast and lunch options are great, there’s something for everyone. The seating arrangements are perfect, with chairs under the shade by the water. It is a quaint and small local shop full of charm. Pleasant music is always playing in the background.

Island Vintage Coffee in Haleiwa

The North Shore is the least crowded and the most laid back part of Oahu. You should certainly visit the North Shore during your time here, and when you do, make your way to Island Vintage Coffee for a perfect Hawaiian latte and cappuccino. This is a delightful coffee shop where you will be surrounded by pleasant people. It is a great way to pass time on the island.

Hawaiian Island Café in Waimanalo

The Hawaiian Island Café is located on the breathtaking Waimanalo Beach. This coffee shop is very popular and has excellent ratings on social media sites. The staff is very friendly and always willing to help tourists. Hawaiian Island Cafe could easily pass off as a restaurant with the number of breakfast and lunch options offered. We suggest you try their Acai Bowl.

Chad Lou’s Coffee in Kailua

Chad Lou’s Coffee is located in a particularly busy and bustling area of the Island, Kailua, and is generally full of happy tourists. What’s great about this place? They offer the best Chai Latte you will ever have. Yes, trust us on that, you have never had anything like this before. This place has a very bohemian feel to it and is a great spot to hang out with friends. It also is a great spot to go on a date!

Coffee Gallery in Haleiwa

If you happen to visit the North Shore, you should certainly make your way to Coffee Gallery in the town of Haleiwa. This is one of the best coffee shops on the island, and located in a popular shopping center, so it’s hard to miss. There is an outdoor patio where you can relax with your coffee. We suggest you try their espresso!

ARVO in Honolulu

ARVO is a very hip and modern coffee shop which enjoys a lot of popularity with the younger crowd here on Oahu. The coffee shop has a modern, avant-garde design and looks great. The coffee is fabulous, especially the Blue Tidal Coffee, which is a specialty around here. The breakfast and lunch options include salmon and toast, avocado toast and nutella and toast.

Coffee Bean

Coffee Bean has coffee shops all over Oahu and is referred to as the Hawaiian Starbucks. It’s just as good as Starbucks in our opinion. The coffee here is good and priced reasonably. You certainly won’t be disappointed.

These are our picks for the best coffee shops on Oahu. Do you have a favorite that you would like us to add to this list? Let us know in the comments!

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