No doubt, there are lots of places to grab a bite and a beverage in South Maui. I stumbled upon this little gem while seeking out a fast, cheap and hearty breakfast spot that wasn’t coming from a drive-thru or convenience store. Upon entering Java Cafe the rich aroma of coffee fills the air and lively patrons and friendly staff are moving to and fro. The cozy cafe is well stocked with pastries, bagels, Hawaiian blend coffees and hot food items. I was blown away when I saw the prices — the breakfast menu ranges from $2.25-$8.99. Hot drinks include coffee or tea, espresso, lattes, their well-known Mexilatte and Mexiccino and cafe mocha 12oz range from $2.45-$3.75.
They also offer wraps, paninis, flatbread pizzas and salads but I’ve only stopped in for breakfast (the tacos and lox are also great); they are apparently diving into the cold pressed juice business as well. If you’re in the area and looking for something to quench your thirst and your hunger for an affordable price be sure to stop by.
Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital
marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA
and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University.
An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.