Cafes in Hawaii

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Manifest Hawaii blurs boundaries as a caffeine-purveying lounge by day, a cocktail-pouring live-music party by night, and an art gallery by choice. While Apollo rides his chariot, Waialua coffee aficionados mingle among multimedia masterpieces sipping espressos ($2), slurping cappuccinos ($3.50), or shot-gunning mochas ($4). Those who, like Popeye, prefer to get their strength from leaves rather than beans can sample the Tiger Spice chai, and others who, like Olive Oyl, have trouble making up their minds can get a taste of both chai and espresso in the Dirty chai ($4.50). Evening quaffs come brewed and bottled ($5) or freshly mixed with premium liquors ($7). Each evening brings a different band to the stage to get guests grooving, and Manifest regularly hosts special events, fundraisers, and mad-hatter-helmed tea parties.

32 N Hotel St
Honolulu,
HI
US

VG Addict fulfills dragon-slaying and Formula 1–driving fantasies with a virtual treasure trove of new and used video games, DVDs, and accessories. Customers can stop by the retail store to bask in a glorious assortment of classics and new releases for systems from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to Nintendo Wii and handheld consoles. Gamers are encouraged to test-drive games before they buy, ensuring games are in working order and haven't been exposed to damage by previous owners.

450 Kamehameha Hwy
Pearl City,
HI
US

With Flavor of Hawaii Culinary Adventures, tourists and locals can experience the culture and unique flavors of Hawaii at the same time. Its walking tour explores a variety of restaurants in Kailua or Waikiki, allowing diners to sample different dishes and interact with an award-winning chef. While walking between restaurants, tour-takers can savor the flavors of dishes such as fried rice, malasadas, haupia-glazed bread pudding, and fresh ahi poke.

600 Kailua Rd
Kailua,
HI
US

After falling in love with Wahiawa upon his first visit, master coffee-brewer Mike Richards quickly plotted a way to join the community’s eclectic crowd on a more permanent basis. The fruition of this aim, Perk-A-Lot Coffee & Sandwich Shop, marries Wahiawa’s uplifting spirit with a low-key ambiance and delicious coffeehouse fare. Since opening its doors in 2011, this up-and-coming spot has evolved into a cherished hangout for locals and coffee connoisseurs on pilgrimages from nearby islands.Mike and his friendly staff of baristas prepare café beverages behind simple wooden counters, pairing iced or steaming drinks with handmade wraps and sandwiches. When they aren’t sitting down to enjoy pastries such as lemon scones and fudge brownies, visitors can walk across the café’s checkerboard floor to view the local art that adorns the walls. On Friday nights, local poets and musicians stage performances for crowds, who signal their approval by snapping and pelting the stage with packets of sugar.

920 Kilani Ave
Wahiawa,
HI
US

Universe Juice Café harnesses solar energy to blend and squeeze organic fruit into refreshing drinks that complement a menu of fresh, healthy fare. The Mantra smoothie mixes together berries, bananas, papayas, and positive thoughts ($6.75), and the Malo Man swaggers out of the blender with banana, ginger, pa'i 'ai, and noni ($6.50), and refuses to ask directions to the nearest glass. Signature poke bowls layer spicy or shoyu-style Hawaiian ahi over rice ($8) and kale ($10.50), as savory naan flatbread paninis embrace vegetable and turkey fillings ($8.50+). Universe Juice Café's warm-colored walls and intimate café seating abut a wood-topped juice bar, creating a cozy atmosphere for dining, drinking, and blending in time to live music showcases.

66-145 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa,
HI
US

Green Tea Hawaii's supplements expedite the process of losing weight. The company’s flagship item, a nutrient-rich powdered drink, dissolves into water and becomes a slenderizing cocktail of green-tea antioxidants, natural caffeine, and amino acids. Each serving of the fruit-flavored drink boosts metabolism and unlocks the ability to smell colors. Green coffee bean extract and Montagna coffee also deliver a natural dose of caffeine, and raspberry ketones increase the body's ability to burn fat via fruit compounds. Various other powdered drinks soak into the body and replenish vital nutrients.

1450 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu,
HI
US