#21 of 211 Kauai Restaurants

Kilauea Market + Cafe

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Kilauea Market & Café – Kauai’s Full-Service Grocery Store and Restaurant in One
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

As a full-service grocery store unlike anything else, Kilauea Market & Café in North Shore Kauai lets you get all your groceries and a delicious meal in one easy stop. At their café, you can enjoy hot dishes made to order plus a coffee bar and a beer and wine bar, too. In their grocery store section, you can load up on all the fresh, frozen, and packaged foods you need.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

At Kilauea Market & Café, you can enjoy a grocery store experience unlike any other. In their market, they have all the top fresh, frozen, and packaged foods you could want, including gluten-free and non-dairy fare. With everything so well organized, it’s easy to zip in and find what you need, so you can get back to your North Shore Kauai adventures in a hurry.

With their awesome café onsite, you likely won’t want to dip back out anytime soon, however. At 6 am sharp each day, they begin whipping up hot meals made to order using the freshest island ingredients around. From their Kilauea Moco to Acai Yogurt Bowl, all their brekkie selections promise to start your day off right. No matter what you order, you’ll want to hit up the coffee bar for an energizing drink to go with your meal.

Then, at 10:30 am, the menu changes to their lunch and dinner dishes, offering even more ways to brighten up your day. You can go with their pizzas, plate lunches, burgers, and sandwiches, or specialties, including Fish and Chips. Their appetizers alone are good enough to enjoy solo, especially if you get a drink at their beer and wine bar.

Whether you come in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, save room for their tasty Malasadas by Da Bag. These little deep-fried bites come coated in your flavored sugar of choice, like guava sugar, cinnamon sugar, or lilikoi sugar. Since they’re always made to order, they arrive piping hot and ready to impress.

Once you get your items, you can dine onsite at their indoor or outdoor seating areas. If you prefer to enjoy ocean views with your meal, head north to the Kilauea Lighthouse for a picnic lunch to remember. 

Don’t miss their:

Belgian Waffle
With its bright tropical flavors, the Belgian Waffle can definitely set your day on the right path. They create this breakfast favorite by creating their waffle batter and cooking it in the waffle iron until golden brown. After the waffles land on the plate, they get a pat of luscious lilikoi butter plus syrup to your liking.

Loaded Fries
The Loaded Fries are the perfect way to whet your appetite before digging into the main course. To build this popular appetizer, they fry up their fries to a light golden brown and then top them with a hearty portion of kalua pig and a blend of cheese. Over that, the fries get chili pepper sour cream plus lomi tomato, pickled onions, and green onions.

Crispy Fish Sandwich
If you’re looking to enjoy all the best ocean flavors in every bite, go with the Crispy Fish Sandwich. They build this sandwich by coating their local fresh catch of the day in beer batter and frying it golden brown. After that, they put the fish on a robust bun before topping it with kale super slaw, yuzu Furikake tartar sauce, and avocado. Fries land alongside, but you can sub them out for a salad for an extra charge.

If you’re looking for a quick way to feed a group of four, look to their family meals for what you need. Their Kamaaina Breakfast comes with four servings of scrambled eggs, kalua hash patty, and fried rice made with everything but the kitchen sink. Want to get a Burger Fix instead? Your order will come with four Lighthouse Burgers plus Hapa Fries and Guava Sugar Mini Malasadas for all. For a little bit of comfort food, you can go with the Café Favorites to get four helpings of Poi Stew, House Salad, and Hapa Rice.

Insider Tips:
-Lovingly dubbed the Kilauea Hour, their happy hour runs from 2 pm to 5 pm each day. Come in for discounts on select appetizers and all their beer, wine, and spiked kombucha.
-You’re welcome to call ahead to order your food in case you don’t want to wait for them to cook up your selections.