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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended by two locals, we paused here between excursions. They were right: best cappuccino, friendly service and good location to sit at tables out of the hot sun!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024 via mobile

Having tried many espresso bars in Waikiki, Kai is my favorite. Love the flavor of the local beans they use. Kai Latte is my go to Bev every morning.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

I ordered the Kai Latte. It was very solid and included 3 shots of espresso. The flavor was slightly sweet but subtle. The service was also friendly. This is a very good stop for coffee.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Great breakfast spot next to our accommodation, always a good sign when there is a queue outside, well worth the short wait, lovely food and great coffee.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

The coffee was fresh, and the place was easy to find, right across the street from Waikiki Beach! Definitely was a good cup of coffee to enjoy while sitting on the beach!! Was recommended by a local swim on the beach!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

The best coffee in Hawaii! We saw 2 of Kai cafes were very busy on our walk every morning. Always long queue. So thought to give it a try and glad we did. From then on every morning we stopped at Kai Coffee on the...Kuhio beach side for coffee while in Waikiki. They know what real coffee is all about. My oat latte was perfect. It was creamy and had the right amount of sweetness. Delicious! I vouch for Kai Coffee anytime. They also have life music on Saturday and this place is very popular with beach goers because it's right on the beach. Staffs are friendly and service was quick and easy.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Loved good service of Marcus, Sean, Lincoln, and others. Real impressive personal device …. Thanks you made my days..

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

Cool set up, with a serving island in the middle of the store, a few tables & chairs out front and a roastery out back. Good coffee. Friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

Been back 4 times after sampling several places for proper Aussie cappuccino… so far the best coffee in Waikiki and right on the beach!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

The location is amazing, there is a little patio just on the beach. We ordered the so called Breakfast Sandwich DeLuxe, a scone and a BLT sandwich, plus cappuccino and Frappé. The drinks were ok, we could have expected better coffee as they advertise Kau...coffee (one of the best of Big Islan), they were ok but nothing special. But the food was very poor quality. The scone and sandwiches were microwaved, all flabby and over salted poor quality ingredients. Really disappointing, it tasted like poor fast food. Paradise deserve better...More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

This is the most over rated coffee in all of Hawaii. The owner is the perfect definition of nepotism. He thinks he runs the world around him and talks down to people, just because his family built this business. Big fish, in a small pond,...syndrome. I'd never go here again, and I'm a local.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

The Kai Latte is sooooo good well worth the money inside Hyatt Regency. Friendly service just know at least 20 min wait all the time

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Coffee is deep and refreshing. Great location. Be there at 6am to avoid the lines which move quickly. Another great coffee house in Waikiki!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

While the coffee was OK-ish - average cappuccino, pretty good pour over - the breakfast wraps were not very nice. One of us had a stomachache for the rest of the day.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

My favorite morning for breakfast & coffee. The coffee was SMOOTH, and the sweet crepes were ridiculously large & AMAZING.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Kai Coffee Hawaii is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5