Best Restaurants: This family-owned coffee shop-turned- restaurant on the slopes of Haleakala Crater has been helping locals get their daily fix of caffeine since 1988, when Alfred Franco opened its doors. All the coffee served comes from organically grown beans, and, using Franco's grandmother's original coffee roaster, the staff still roast and brew all their coffee in-house. All pastries are homemade fresh daily from family recipes. The lunch menu varies from day to day, but expect spinach lasagna, fresh fish, and sandwiches Unexpected favorites like the Portuguese red bean soup and the chicken curry will not disappoint either.
Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch: For generations, this family-owned business has supplied Upcountry locals and savvy visitors with organic coffee grown and roasted on the slopes of Haleakala. The cafe named after the woman who started it all is one of the best in the area for homemade treats as well. Coffee in all its exotic formulations is available, along with an irresistible display of cakes, muffins, breads, and pies. There are also sandwiches, salads, pastas, soups, hot entrees, and a host of breakfast temptations. While you're there, make sure to sample the Portuguese red bean soup or the chicken curry. And by all means, try the coffee.