The spirit of Aloha seems to be in every West Maui restaurant, and with so many options, how’s a person to choose the best one? The good news is we have the local’s scoop on the best places to grab a classic breakfast, quick bite, a luxurious spread and weekend brunch. Check out our guide to the best breakfast in West Maui below, and scroll down to read more about each restaurant and our favorite dishes from each.
Best Breakfast in West Maui at a Glance
Our Top Picks for Classic Breakfasts
For a Quick Bite / To-Go Breakfasts
For a Luxurious Breakfast Spread
- Roy’s Kaanapali
- Sea House Restaurant
West Maui Weekend Brunch
Details & Favorite Dishes from Each West Maui Breakfast Spot
Grab breakfast on the open-air beachside patio at Aloha Mixed Plate. They source local ingredients and have options for vegetarians, vegans and those who keep gluten-free diets. We recommend their Katsu Fresh Toast, featuring chocolate banana bread pudding with a vanilla cream sauce. Breakfast is available from 8am – 11am daily.
Koa 156 serves breakfast classics like pancakes, omelettes and benedict from 9am – 1pm, seven days a week. The plating and presentation at Koa 156 is almost as delicious as the food iteself. We recommend their Banana Cream French Toast or Bacon and Cheddar Omelette.
Dine poolside and oceanfront at The Gazebo in Lāhainā! The Gazebo serves up classic breakfast fare at reasonable rates from 7:30am – 2pm daily. While just about anything you can order will be delicious, we especially love their omelettes.
Down the Hatch is so good, Guy Fiari from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives even made an appearance. Down the Hatch offers a fun twist on classic dishes, with menu items like the Lava Lava Shrimp & Avocado Omelet, Seared Ahi Benedict and Breakfast Nachos. Pair your meal with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa Carafe and you’ll be set! Breakfast is served from 7:30am – 10:30am daily.
Don’t worry, we haven’t gone off the deep end with this one – the Surfside Woodfire Pizza Kitchen serves more than just pizza (though pizza for breakfast isn’t a bad idea)! Stop in for quick bites and grab-and-go items like yogurt parfaits, muffins, coffeee and Waffled Breakfast Sandwiches. Surfside Woodfire Pizza Kitchen opens at 11am, so stop on your way out to one of West Maui’s Best Hikes.
Overlooking the 18th hole of the Kaanapali Golf Course, Roy’s Kaanapali offers a luxurious breakfast experience from 6am – 10:30am daily. While their menu changes, you can expect artfully crafted favorites like Crab Cake Benedict, Avocado Toast, French Toast and traditional Puka Breakfast platters.
Enjoy open-air seating and views of the Napili Bay as you feast on sea-to-table cuisine, prepared by Chef Alexander Stanislaw’s team. The Sea House Restaurant serves breakfast from 7am – 2pm daily, with beverage services starting at 8am. We love the Molokai Sweet Potato Frittata and the Home-Made Macadamia Nut Cinnamon Roll is to die for.
Whether you choose the outdoor patio or indoor seating next to the large windows, you’ll have spectacular views while dining at Mala Ocean Tavern. If you’re looking for a brunch made from high-quality and organic ingredients, then you should absolutely eat here. Mala Ocean Tavern serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm. We love their Brioche French Toast, Huevos Rancheros or Spinach, Feta & Egg White Omelette. Try their Mimosa with Guava or Pineapple juice and you might just refuse to leave.
This award-winning restaurant serves brunch just one day a week – and you won’t want to miss it. Dine in an open-air setting with the most stunning views (you might catch yourself thinking you’re in the water). Merriman’s Kapalua serves brunch on Sundays from 9:30am – 1pm, with live music from 10am – 1pm. They offer house-pressed vegetable juice, doughnuts cooked to order and french press coffee. If that doesn’t have you rounding up the family to get ready for brunch, then think about their Keahole Lobster Benedict, Prime Corned Beef Hash & Eggs, or their Organic Big Island Cinnamon French Toast.