Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast/Brunch restaurants in Maui and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Stella Blues Cafe and Deli thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Gazebo Restaurant, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast/Brunch.

Moana Bakery & Café
This fashionable cafe serves terrific gourmet cuisine throughout the day, but it can't be beat for breakfast, especially when mist hangs in the air and the whole day lies ahead. The coffee, freshly brewed and flavorful, is great no matter how it's prepared. It's also an incredible complement to the flaky French pastries they craft on the premises. If you crave something more substantial, you'll find eggs benedict, omelets, hearty pancakes, and more. They'll even customize dishes with fresh seafood if you want an authentic island experience. Lunch and dinner served too. (808-579-9999)

Stella Blues Cafe and Deli
With Grateful Dead posters and a penchant for organic foods, this eatery might seem like a holdover from the '60s, but it's actually more mainstream than that. Loud and animated, the place is busy throughout the day, accommodating everyone from bikers to families. Breakfast brings all of your morning favorites, including pancakes, omelets, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and French toast. You'll also find yogurt, fresh fruit, bagels, and a tofu-vegetable scramble for the vegetarian crowd. Juices, smoothies, and coffee drinks (iced and hot) round out the menu and combat hunger pangs until lunchtime rolls around. (808-874-3779)

Kula Lodge Restaurant
The views from Haleakala are nothing less than inspiring, and you can enjoy the full effect from this rustic lodge perched on the mountainside. It's also a wonderful place to have breakfast, especially when you try it Hawaiian-style. That means local eggs, Portuguese sausage, and a bounty of fresh, island produce. Choose steak and eggs if you've got a hearty appetite, or look to the rock-shrimp omelet or maybe banana and macadamia nut pancakes topped with tropical fruit. If your tastes are a little more tame, you'll also find a variety of classic dishes and everything else you need to jumpstart a day in paradise. (808-878-1535)

Charley's Restaurant and Saloon
Found along Maui's north shore and named after the owner's dog, this restaurant is a favorite with those making the journey to Hana. Breakfasts are huge, whether you opt for a fluffy pancake or a savory omelet. Breakfast burritos and eggs benedict are also on the menu and are a terrific way to ward off hunger for a day of adventure. Always busy, Charley's welcomes people of all sorts. You're as likely to encounter a gaggle of windsurfers on the way to Ho'okipa Beach as you are to see area musicians strike up a chord. (808-579-9453)

Honolua Store
Well-known as a convenient place to pick up whatever groceries and other necessities you might need, this catch-all establishment holds aisles of produce, clothing, and other must-haves. It's also a laid-back eatery where you can wake up over a cup of steaming coffee or savor the goodness of hot biscuits and eggs. If you're an early riser, make this your first stop, and if you treasure your sleep time, know that they have salads and sandwiches for lunch. Make sure to give them a try. (808-669-6128)

Plantation House Restaurant
Breathtaking views of pineapple fields, distant islands, and lush vegetation leave diners awestruck at this upscale restaurant. Teak furnishings, broad windows, and elegantly set tables distinguish the interior, and the cuisine brings together Hawaiian and Mediterranean sensibilities. At breakfast, that means crab cake benedict with roasted pepper hollandaise, Molokai sweet bread French toast, and local pineapple with cinnamon sour cream sauce. Pleasant service and a fireplace make the experience that much more enticing. Plus, breakfast is served till 3pm! (808-669-6299)

Grandma's Coffee House
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. (808-878-2140)

Gazebo Restaurant
So you want a local place? One that's intimate, with great views, reasonable prices, and fantastic food? Then you'll score big at the Gazebo, whose substantial popularity is evident from the moment they open. Lines form early as people try to get one of the few tables and treat themselves to omelets, eggs benedict, or the signature macadamia nut pancakes with coconut syrup. If you decide to come later in the day, you'll find sandwiches, salads, hamburgers, and plate lunches to munch on. Expect to hang out around the pool and in the parking lot while you wait. (808-669-5621)

Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop
Leoda's menu features hand crafted specialties made fresh daily using only Maui's freshest ingredients. They take a unique approach to many classic or traditional favorites...some call it glorified grandma comfort food. ((808) 662-3600)

Maps and Directions

Moana Bakery & Café 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Hawaiian
Neighborhood: PAIA
Cost: $$
Stella Blues Cafe and Deli 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Kihei
Cost: $$
Kula Lodge Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Neighborhood: Kula
Cost: $$$
Charley's Restaurant and Saloon 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: Paia
Cost: $
Honolua Store 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Neighborhood: Kapalua
Cost: $
Plantation House Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: European, Hawaiian, Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Lahaina
Cost: $$$
Grandma's Coffee House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Deli, Hawaiian
Neighborhood: Keokea
Cost: $
Gazebo Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: NAPILI
Cost: $
Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Bakery, Deli
Neighborhood: Lahaina
Cost: $
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