5 Must Try Coffee Shops in Honolulu - Marina Hawaii Vacations

5 Must Try Coffee Shops in Honolulu

Author 07-25-2023

Go to These Coffee Shops in Honolulu if You Love the Taste of Premium Coffee in the Morning

Are you a coffee connoisseur, a caffeine addict, or just someone who loves a cup of joe brewed from quality beans? No matter which of those describes you best, the issue is clear for your Honolulu vacation: you need access to a great coffee shop.

Fortunately, Honolulu is home to many fantastic cafes and coffee shops that will help you get your mornings off to a great, energized start! Read on to see our top five picks of the best coffee shops in Honolulu.

Coffee Cup with Raw and Roasted Coffee Beans

Hawaiian Aroma Caffé

Located right in Ilikai Tower, Hawaiian Aroma Caffé’s custom roast of Arabica and Robusta beans bring out a natural sweetness and subtle nutty notes in each sip. Try their special Nero Aroma – a twist on a traditional mocha with the addition of blackberry! They also serve up some of the best acai bowls on the island!

Check out the Hawaiian Aroma Caffé website to browse their menu and coffee roasts available for purchase.

Honolulu Coffee Company

This coffee shop has several locations around Honolulu, including at the Ala Moana Center and the Royal Hawaiian Center. They provide a wide selection of coffee drinks, teas, and pastries. Honolulu Coffee Company also has an Experience Center within walking distance of our rental properties, which offers private guided tours of their roastery! Learn about the roasting process for famous Kona coffee, and then grab a cup or two to taste.

Visit the Honolulu Coffee Company website to find the closest location to you and browse their menu.

Honolulu Barista Making Latte Art

Kai Coffee Hawaii

Kai Coffee Hawaii is located in the heart of Honolulu’s Waikiki neighborhood. They offer a variety of exceptional coffee drinks made from artisan-roasted Hawaiian coffee beans, as well as a selection of tasty pastries and light snacks. You can also visit their roasting center on Kapahulu Avenue, before you pick up your Leonard’s Malasadas!

Find their closest coffee shop to you by visiting the Kai Coffee Hawaii website.


ARVO is a trendy coffee shop in Honolulu’s Kaka’ako neighborhood. In addition to their tasty selection of finely-crafted coffee drinks, they offer a great selection of sophisticated breakfast and lunch dishes. All this set within ARVO’s beautiful cafe space. You’ll definitely want to snap a few photos for Instagram at this artistic coffee shop.

Check out ARVO’s website to see pictures of the shop and to browse their menu.

Woman Enjoying Latte in a Coffee Shop

The Curb Kaimuki

The Curb Kaimuki is a popular, laid-back coffee shop located in the Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu. Not only is coffee the focus of their menu, but also their minds, bodies and souls. This shop is a great option to visit, especially if you’re staying in Honolulu for a while, since they are a multi-roaster shop that offers fresh rotating selections every week.

See what roasts are served and browse this shop’s finely tuned menu on The Curb Kaimuki website.


So, if you’ve had any worries about finding great coffee in Honolulu, we hope this list has helped alleviate those concerns. Any one of these Honolulu coffee shops will serve you a great cup of joe any day of the week. If you have the time to do so, we recommend giving each of them a shot (haha, espresso pun) during your visit.

Also, be sure that you’re staying in the best accommodations at Honolulu by booking one of our Waikiki vacation rentals. Check out our catalog of luxury rentals to find your perfect place today!