Palates Coffee

Palates Coffee, Locally Roasted To Please: TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Palates Coffee is a family-owned walk-up or drive-through coffee trailer popular for wonderful coffee and tea and a friendly atmosphere. The owners' mission is to serve their customers the best cup of coffee on the Island. They believe that coffee is better when it is shared and invite you to, "swing by and let them pour you a drink."

- The Local Expert Team

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Attention, coffee fanatics. You’re in for an extra special tasty treat! Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and Palate Coffee are a match made in coffee heaven. You see, this little, charming, trailer on wheels is growing in popularity for its wonderful coffee drinks and welcoming atmosphere. Husband and wife team and partners for life, David and Anna are the proud owners with a mission to serve their customers the best cup of joy around. The name Palates means, “people’s appreciation of taste and flavor.” Their tagline, “good coffee, happy palates,” is simple but deeply meaningful, especially to them.

You see, making and serving the tastiest coffee is the couple’s dream and passion. But it is more than just brewing coffee. They believe that coffee connects people while bringing people together, and invites you and your friends, “to swing by and let us pour you a drink!” 

The couple, both long-time coffee lovers, and sweethearts took a leap of faith and decided to open their very own business back in 2020. When you see your logo you’ll get a better picture of how much coffee makes them smile. Or better yet how they want you to feel when you taste their special café blends. It is simply a sketch of the bottom curve and handle of a coffee cup that looks just like a smile. And creating smiles is what they do with the freshest, made-to-order coffee, just how you like it.

From the outside of the trailer which is usually located conveniently in Kailua-Kona to the state-of-the-art coffee kitchen, this unique drive-through or walk-up set-up coffee stop should be added to your bucket list. Once you get a taste of their brews, it just might just become your favorite coffee spot in Hawaii. 

Take a look at the menu posted on the outside of the trailer. Trust us, this special spot will instantly perk you up. Keep in mind they have additional daily specials that aren’t on the regular everyday menu. Some specials, like The Honey Lavender Latte, were so popular they are now on the regular menu. This beverage features the perfect touches of honey and lavender creating a sweet, flowery blend that is perfect for enjoying on a lovely Hawaiian day! 

  • Batch Brews
  • Cold Brew
  • Espresso
  • Double Espresso
  • Americano
  • Cartado
  • Latte
  • Mocha
  • Island Honey Latte

Every cup of their brew is made with locally grown and roasted beans offering deep, rich smooth blends exclusive to the Big Island. Hawaii’s rich, fertile volcanic soil and tropical climate are ideal for growing exceptional coffee beans. The second you drive or walk up to the Palate Coffee window, you’ll start to enjoy the rich and complex aromas. The hardest part is figuring out what coffee drink you’ll order.

If coffee is not your beverage of choice. That’s ok. Palates Coffee has specialty tea blends, too. Try the Lilikoi Iced Tea, refreshing and fabulous! Or the Peach Earl Grey with a splash of oat milk…it’s so, so good!

  • Tea
  • Matcha
  • Chai Tea Latte
  • Earl Grey Brand: Peach, Black, Mint White
  • Lilikoi Iced Tea

Add on Flavorings to Customize Your Beverage

  • Mac Nut Milk
  • Oat Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Hazelnut Syrup

Palates Coffee are true entrepreneurs who are always looking for better ways to amaze their customers. They are on a mission to create the best specialty coffees and find the best ways they can to make your palate happy. After all, coffee is best when it is shared.

Insider Tip:
Visit Palates Coffee’s website,, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for timely information and location changes. Ask about their merchandise and gift cards that make thoughtful gift ideas.