The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Princeville

Get Your Coffee Fix at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Princeville on Kauai
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

There’s a reason—well, many of them—why Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is Hawaii’s largest specialty coffee and tea retailer. The Princeville location is the perfect place to stop and fuel up on hot and cold coffee drinks, baked goods, sandwiches, power bowls, and more during your time on the North Shore of Kauai.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Need a caffeine fix—with a side of aloha—while you’re on Kauai’s North Shore? You’ll find coffee, tea, and plenty of other tasty treats at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Princeville. 

Located inside Princeville’s Foodland in Kauai, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the perfect place to quench your thirst with cold brew coffee, hot and iced coffee, espresso, and iced espresso, lemonade, baked goods, sandwiches, power bowls, and snack packs. 

Hawaii’s largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is part of the legacy of Hawaii’s Sullivan family. Responsible for Hawaii’s first supermarket, boutique gift shops, and more, this coffee and tea chain represents the brand’s vision of continuing to bring new and exciting offerings to Hawaiian communities—and their visitors. 

Whether you’re doing a grocery store run and need a quick pick-me-up or you’re fueling up for a day of hiking, sightseeing, or lounging on the beach, a stop at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers the sustenance you need to power through your day. From basic black coffee and fancy shakes to heartier fare like bagel sandwiches and veggie bowls, there’s truly something for everyone—and for every adventure!—here. 

One thing we especially love about Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the extensive selection of plant milk options. If you’re lactose intolerant or simply prefer something aside from milk, you’re in luck here. 

And while Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf did have some staffing issues on our visit, the service was friendly and our order came quickly. 

While there’s a lot to love on the menu at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a few of our favorite items include: 

Cookie Butter Iced Blended
An iconic Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf menu item, this premium espresso drink featuring spice and brown sugar cookie notes is the ultimate decadent drink.

Cookies and Cream Ice Blended
Sweet, creamy, and loaded with crunchy cookie pieces, it’s dessert in a drink. 

Li Hing Lemonade
Our go-to beverage. It’s light, refreshing, and soooooooooo delicious.  

Matcha Ice Blended
You had us at “matcha.” 

Grilled Chicken Pesto & Arugula Sandwich
This hearty sandwich is packed with good stuff, including herb-marinated grilled chicken breast, Gouda cheese, dry Italian salami, roasted bell pepper, and house-made arugula pesto. The best part? The vibrant champagne vinaigrette.

In addition to its usual menu, you’ll also find seasonal specialties at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, such as summer’s White Mocha Ice Blended, Peeps-inspired cookies in the spring, and the traditional Winter Dream Tea Latte featuring heartwarming black tea, rooibos, sweet spice, and vanilla.

Insider Tips:
-While the Food Lion location is convenient, it also means there’s limited seating so plan on enjoying your food and drink on the go. 
-The hours at this location are very spotty due to staffing issues. Avoid disappointment by calling ahead to confirm the hours before planning your stop.
-During our visit, the store wasn’t accepting payment via the mobile app so consider having a backup payment method just in case.