Best Breakfast Honolulu & Beyond

Are you looking for the best breakfast in Honolulu? When visiting the Hawaiian islands, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not indulging in the local cuisine. After a long day of lounging on the beach or hiking in the mountains, who doesn’t get hungry? Treat yourself to a hearty breakfast the next morning and support local businesses!

Check out my ultimate breakfast and brunch spots in Honolulu! I’ve also included mouthwatering eateries all around the island of Oahu to get your day started right.

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Best Restaurants for Breakfast and Brunch in Honolulu

My number one tip for visiting Oahu is to get out of Honolulu and Waikiki and explore beyond the city! This includes foodie adventures, as well!

There are countless authentic and tasty breakfast restaurants to enjoy when vacationing on the island. Avoid the chains near Waikiki and seek out the local spots for “ono grinds”! (That means delicious food!)

For more info on local eats in Oahu, check out my blog post Must-Eat Foods in Oahu!


Address: 815 Ke’eaumoku Street, Honolulu
Hours: 7AM-5PM, Daily
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Ube Pancakes/ Waffles, Kalua Pig Benedict, Porkbelly Oinker, or Prime Rib Skillet.

My Cafe

My Cafe Best Breakfast Honolulu

Address: 563 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei
Hours: 6:30AM-2PM, Monday to Friday & 7AM-2PM Saturday to Sunday
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Pancake Flight (Lilikoi, Cookie Butta, & Chocolate Haupia), Malasada Pancakes, Country Fried Steak, or Kalua Pig Chilaquiles.

Eggs n’ Things

Address: (4 locations) 92-1047 Olani Street, Kapolei
Hours: 7AM-2PM, Daily
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Jalapeño Bacon Fried Rice & Eggs, Strawberry Nutella Crepes, or Rainbow Pancakes (Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Fresh Bananas, Strawberries, Kiwi, Blueberries, Pineapple, and Papaya).

Moena Cafe

Address: Koko Marina Center Building E, 7192 Kalanianaʻole Highway Suite #D-101, Honolulu
Hours: 7AM-2:30PM, Daily
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Short Rib Loco Moco with Fried Rice, Fruity French Toast, or Papaya Boat.

Waioli Kitchen & Bake Shop

Address: 2950 Manoa Road, Honolulu
Hours: 8AM-1PM Wednesday to Sunday, Closed Monday & Tuesday
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: House made Croissant Breakfast Sandwich, Mochi Waffles, any flavor Scones & Muffins, or Fresh Brew French Press Coffee.

The Beet Box Cafe

Address: (2 locations) 66-437 Kamehameha Hwy #104, Haleiwa
Hours: 9AM-3PM
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: The Zen, Mexicali Blues, Gluten-Free Donuts, or Cacao Bowl.

Morning Glass Coffee

Address: (2 locations) 2955 E Manoa Road, Honolulu
Hours: 8AM-1PM Tuesday to Saturday, Closed Sunday & Monday
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: London Smog, Cafe de Olla, BAT Sandwich, or Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream (trust me!).

Liliha Bakery

Address: (3 locations) 580 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu
Hours: 6:30AM-10PM, Daily
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: The Waffard, Loco Moco with Fried Rice, Oxtail Soup, Coco Puffs, Poi Mochi Donuts, or Malasadas.

Forty Niner Restaurant

Address: 4304, 98-110 Honomanu Street, Aiea
Hours: 7AM-6PM Monday to Saturday, 7AM-2PM Sunday
Price Range: $
Recommendations: Forty Niner Loco Moco (THE BEST), Sweet Leilani Blueberry French Toast, Da Elvis Pancakes, or Garlic Chicken.

Sweet E’s Cafe

Address: 1006 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu
Hours: 7AM-2PM, Daily
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Blueberry & Cream Cheese French Toast, Extreme Mess, or Corned Beef Hash Eggs Benedict.

Kountry Style Kitchen Restaurant

Address: 91-1001 Kaimalie Street, Ewa Beach
Hours: 7AM-1:15PM, Daily
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Kountry Pancake (The size of a pizza!), Salty Monkey Waffles, Avocado Bacon Bagel, or Cornbread (be sure to try it with honey!).

Rise and Shine Cafe

Address: 95-1057 ʻĀinamakua Drive, Mililani
Hours: 7:30AM-12PM, Daily
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Florentine Eggs Benedict, Key Lime Tart, or Cookie Butter Cheesecake.

The Original Pancake House

Address: (2 locations) 1221 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu
Hours: 6:30AM-1:30PM, Daily
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Sourdough French Toast, Dutch Baby, or Broccoli & Cheese Omelet.

Button Up Cafe

Address: 719 Kamehameha Hwy a102, Pearl City
Hours: 8AM-1:30PM Tuesday to Saturday, 9AM-1:30PM Sunday, Closed Monday
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Ube or Nutella Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, Kalua Pork Poutine Fries, or Korean Braised Short Rib Eggs Benedict.


Address: 315 Uluniu Street, Kailua
Hours: 8AM-2PM Monday to Friday, 7AM-2PM Saturday & Sunday
Price Range: $$
Recommendations: Red Velvet Pancakes, Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, or Baja Breakfast.

Local Joe

Address: 110 Marin Street, Honolulu
Hours: 6:30AM-2PM Monday to Friday, 8AM-1PM Saturday & Sunday
Price Range: $
Recommendations: Marc’s Malabar Mocha, Honeymoon Latte, Gelato Fraps, Breakfast Croissant, Cream Cheese Avocado Bacon Bagel, or Bagel Lox.

Best Breakfast Honolulu Conclusion

I have barely scratched the surface of amazing breakfast in Honolulu and the rest of the island of Oahu! Additional eateries I have on my must-try list include the Koko Head Cafe, Moke’s Bread and Breakfast, Over Easy, Scratch Kitchen, and The Nook Bar & Bistro.

Have you been to any of these restaurants? What is your favorite dish? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Tried Liliha today. The food wasn’t special. YogurStory and Hula Grill have way better Loco Moco’s.

    The little butter roll was great, but the jelly was flavorless.

    I liked their fried rice, but all else was so-so.


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