However, most of the restaurants featured on travel guides are over priced and under deliver. If you are looking for hidden breakfast spots in Waikiki and want to eat like a local, this guide is for you.
The best option for healthy food in Waikiki, Health Bar offers smoothies, bowls, hot breakfast, and juice. In the evenings, DaCove is a popular hangout for the sober curious crowds of Oahu.
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Home to the best breakfast sandwich in Waikiki, Bogarts is one of my all time favorite restaurants in Waikiki. On very active days I would get a breakfast sandwich from Bogarts and walk next door to DaCove and order a smoothie.
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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Diamond Head Grill is the place to go for fast and delicious plates. Inside the market are a variety of pastries, grab-and-go items, and snacks. This is really a one-stop-shop for hearty food any time of the day.
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This is the best healthy restaurant near Waikiki. Koko Head Cafe is a local gem that offers açaí bowls, smoothies, and hot breakfast items. Most of the ingredients are sourced locally and the quality is exponentially better than anything you will find in at the touristy restaurants in Waikiki.
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Looking for quality comfort food? Moke’s serves up local Hawaiian plate breakfasts. The most popular is the Loco Moco which has two scopes white rice, two hamburger patties, two eggs, and is smothered with gravy.
Image: Moke’s Bread & Breakfast
If you are looking for a more formal breakfast experience that still has the laid back Hawaii vibe, check out Mud Hen Water. This sit down restaurant has been the talk of Kaimuki since its opening. The dinners here are amazing as well.
Image: Mud Hen Water