Delicious looking Eggs Benedict Dish
December 7, 2018
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Maria Mancuso

Oahu Restaurants: 5 Great Breakfast Restaurants on Oahu

Oahu is home to many good breakfast restaurants but only a few spots are considered ‘Great’ Breakfast Restaurants – here is a list of ‘5 Great Breakfast Restaurants on Oahu.’

Breakfast. It is an important meal and even more so when you are visiting Oahu since you’ll need a lot of energy to enjoy the beach, hiking, snorkeling and all that the island has to offer.

With all the many options for breakfast restaurants on Oahu, only a few restaurants standout and can be considered Great Breakfast Restaurants on Oahu, and this article showcases a few of the top picks.

Koko Head Cafe
Cuisine: Hawaiian Restaurant
Location: 1145 12th Ave C, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-732-8920

Come here with an appetite for great food!  Chef Lee Anne Wong is a Top Chef competitor and she brings her well-honed culinary talents to Koko Head Café serving some amazing creations.  Koko Head Café is famous for their sizzling iron skillet dishes including a tasty Korean-style breakfast Bibimbop.  Also worthy of a try is their Koko Moco that's made from Maui Cattle Co beef.

Come early or risk standing in line along with the loyal locals or committed tourists who have heard all the rave reviews! If you find yourself in line you can spend the time deciding on what you will enjoy once inside. Will it be the Applewood Smoked Bacon Pancakes?  Cornflake French Toast? Dumplings All Day Wong? Miso Smoked Pork Omelet?

Whatever you choose it is sure to be worth the wait.

Scratch Kitchen
Cuisine: American Restaurant
Location: 1170 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI 
Phone: 808-589-1669

The Best Brunch on Oahu? – maybe so!  This is what many claim and you’ll get no argument from us.  Scratch Kitchen is known for Corn Flake Thick Cut French Toast infused with Bacon, Loco Moco and ‘Milk & Cereal’ Pancakes to name a few items. They offer a ‘Brekky’ menu that includes Latin-inspired Papas con Chorizo, and Cochon de Lait Eggs Benny.

Anything you choose on the menu is great!

Hau Tree Restaurant
Cuisine: American Restaurant
Location: 2863 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-921-7066

One of the best view restaurants in Waikiki. Located just outside of Waikiki at the foot of Diamond Head at the New Otani Hotel. You’ll enjoy an amazing oceanfront view of the beach & sunset on their outdoor “Terrace” under beautiful Hau Trees.

Great choices include the Corned Beef Hash & Eggs topped with grilled Bananas. Try their famous Hawaiian Breakfast Platter with miniature Poi Pancakes and eggs.  

They also offer a collection of Eggs Benedict dishes, ‘The Hua Tree Lanai’s Benedict’s’ – enjoy!

Rainbow Drive-In
Cuisine: Hawaiian Restaurant
Location: 3308 Kanaina Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: 808-737-0177

Rainbow Drive-in, or ‘Rainbow’s’ as it is referred to locally, has been serving up great, affordable breakfast dishes and plate lunches for over 50 years.  While Rainbows is an absolute no brainer choice for their famous plate lunches, don’t miss this spot for breakfast and be sure to try their BBQ Steak, Eggs & Rice plate!  Their Loco Moco dish is amazing as well, and their Corned Beef Hash with Eggs and Pancakes Plate is a best bet.

Eating at Rainbows is a ‘must do’ when visiting Oahu!

Woman in Arvo Cafe on Oahu

Arvo Cafe
Cuisine: Tropical French Cafe
Location: 675 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: 808-537-2021

Let’s just start with a recommendation for their Loaded Avocado Toast and Matcha Chia Seed Pudding. Enough said.

This is a great place, Aussie inspired café.  They are famous for almost everything they serve, Coffee, Vegemite Toast, and Umami-filled food spread.  Other suggestions include, their Long Black which is an Aussie inspired coffee drink, where a double shot of Espresso or Ristretto is poured over hot water.

Arvo is set next to a quaint local flower shop, Paiko, so you get the feeling of great smelling, fresh air environment while you enjoy your meal or coffee.