We like Maui Coffee Roasters because, in addition to serving their own roast (which you can buy, of course), they make excellent, fresh sandwiches and salads. They aren’t fancy, but they’re simple and straightforward and made with care. You have to wait a while for your food, but you get your coffee right away (they put it out in a coffee bar). For breakfast, there’s an insane bagel sandwich with egg, cheddar cheese and jalapeno that will stoke your fire — if you can handle it. The casual, arty coffeehouse atmosphere attracts everyone from students to business people and lends itself to working on the laptop, chatting with companions or quietly reading a paper. This is our favorite place to hang out in Kahului when we’re not running errands. From 2-6pm they host “Happy Cappy Hour,” during which their commendably crafted cappuccinos are only $1.
Address: 444 Hana Hwy., Kahului, Central Maui
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Treats
Hours: M-F 7am-6pm; Sa 8am-5pm; Su 8am-2:30pm