Island Press Coffee

Island Press Coffee - Hidden Gem Serving Fresh Coffee and Baked Goods
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Island Press Coffee serves a variety of delicious coffee drinks. They use fresh beans from Kaanapali Coffee Plantation and serve simple breakfast items and a variety of fresh slices of bread, bagels, and croissants. 

- The Local Expert Team

Island Press Coffee is in the Fairway Shops on Kekaa Street in Lahaina. When you step inside the quaint cafe, friendly baristas will greet you, and the delicious scent of fresh-brewed coffee will tantalize. 

The interior’s industrial yet chic design perfectly combines minimalism with warmth, comfort, and style. Ukuleles and assorted stringed instruments are on the walls, along with old records from Hawaiian singers and musicals like South Pacific. You’ll also discover many more Hawaiian folk art displayed throughout Island Press Coffee.

Island Press Coffee is very popular due to its tasty drinks and food and proximity to nearby resorts. Expect a line when you arrive, but visitors report that service is swift and the line moves quickly. 

Seating inside is limited, but there are several tables outside where you can sip and savor the Hawaiian weather. Aside from a variety of coffee drinks, Island Press Coffee serves breakfast, snacks, and other goodies that we’ll look at shortly, but for now, let’s talk coffee!

Island Press Coffee uses fresh, local beans from Kaanapali Coffee Plantation for their delicious drinks. You may want to try a French Press Kaanapali with the option of selecting a medium or dark roasted coffee bean. Other options are the Organic Hana in a dark roast or the Maui Mokka. 

Espresso lovers will have plenty to select from, like Americano, breve, cappuccino, and latte. One favorite with customers is the Mac Nut Latte. This drink gets four pumps of syrup to the two shots of espresso. Ask the barista to use less syrup if you prefer a less sweet drink. 

Are you craving a cold brew? Then try a Toddy! Their “Nice” cold brew comes with milk, and the “Naughty” has chocolate milk. Customers rave about the robust and nutty flavor of these drinks and that they weren’t too acidic.

Additionally, Island Press Coffee serves strawberry and mango smoothies, frappes, organic teas, and milkshakes! But these milkshakes aren’t your standard fare; these are made with coffee! Try the espresso shake or maybe the pineapple mudslide. Whichever you choose, you’re in for a taste sensation with a caffeine kick!

As we’ve already mentioned, Island Press Coffee serves breakfast items, too. They offer a breakfast croissant with either ham, bacon, or sausage. For an additional cost, you can add egg to the sandwich. 

Island Press Coffee offers several bagels and comes with cream cheese or butter and jam. Popular homemade items include their mango bread and Coconut Pineapple Mac Nut bread. These sell out fast, so arrive early!

They also sell bags of coffee like Coconut Cream, Vanilla Mac Nut, and Hawaiian Hazelnut. You can also purchase souvenir mugs, car stickers, and other souvenirs. 

When you need that first cup of coffee or a quick morning bite, we know you’ll love Island Press Coffee. Their drinks are incredible, the food delicious, and the service is prompt and polite.

Insider Tip:
Some websites list Island Press Coffee as inside Whalers General Market, but it’s nestled beside the store. The storefront, sign, and entrance are easy to spot from the parking lot.