If you’re awake and hungry at 5am from jet lag or general vacation excitement, use that as an excuse to head to Kihei Caffe before it gets mobbed. It’s open daily from 5am-3pm and around 7am you’ll start to notice a line snaking out the door of this cash-only spot. It’s full of people waiting for breakfast dishes like banana-coconut pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and pork fried rice, as well as omelets and scrambles. Kihei Caffe is in the Kalama Village Shopping Center, and offers outdoor seating just across the street from Kalama Beach Park, which is the perfect place to walk off the overly generous portions after.
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