Best Coffee Shops in Oahu + Waikiki

January 13, 2022

Aloha to all coffee aficionados! If you’re looking for a fresh cup of joe on the island, read on! 

Did you know Hawaii is the only U.S. state growing coffee on a commercial scale dating back to the 1800’s? Samuel Reverend Ruggles, an American missionary, planted the first coffee tree in Kailua-Kona (right here in Oahu) and is the state’s top agricultural products today! If you’re in the North Shore and interested in checking out the only coffee farm in Oahu, visit Waialua Estate, home to 155-acre coffee farm that specializes in growing coffee and cacao (chocolate)!

We’ve rounded-up a few must-stop shops to get you fueled-up – here’s a guide for all the coffee lovers while you’re in Oahu and in Waikiki!

ARVO – Offering amazing blends and super avocado toast, Aussie style and Vegemite and all.

Honolulu Coffee Co. – Finest 100% Kona Coffee in the world, served from our Farm to your Cup.

Island Vintage Coffee – Locally sourced, seasonally inspired – providing the finest gourmet 100% Kona coffee for coffee lovers around the world!

Kai Coffee Hawaii – Locally grown, hand-crafted Hawaiian coffee. Choose from different brew methods such as Pour Over, Aeropress, French Press and a delicious 12-hour Cold Brew Coffee, as well as traditional drinks like Machiatto, Cappuccino, Latte to their blended Frappes.

Knots Coffee Roasters – An open-air café & bar in Waikiki located across the Honolulu Zoo! This café serves locally roasted coffee, tea, food including grab-&-go offerings and snacks for your beach or park picnics, and the offerings continue with a selection of beer, wine, and their house made Mai Tai.

Kona Coffee Purveyors – Located at The International Marketplace and just a four-minute walk from Shoreline Hotel Waikiki – Honolulu-based artisan Kona coffee roasters offers an assortment of hand-crafted espresso and coffee beverages.The flagship cafe is a collaboration with San Francisco’s James Beard 2018 Outstanding Baker b. patisserie where the pastries are produced and baked on-site daily!

Sunrise Shack Waikiki – A great pick me up spot – grab a bulletproof coffee (their specialty) or an Acai bowl or smoothie, this location is just steps from Waikiki Beach! You can also order online for pick-up! PS. Try the banana bread!