Maui Coffee Attic

Maui Coffee Attic - A Relaxed, Cozy Coffee Spot in Wailuku Beloved by Locals
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Get your coffee where the locals go and visit Maui Coffee Attic. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and coffee all day in a quaint neighborhood cafe. A cozy atmosphere, comfortable seating inside and out, and live music make this a staple gathering, coffee, and dining spot for the community.  

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Ask locals in Wailuku for their go-to coffee shop and they will likely tell you that it is Maui Coffee Attic. The friendly atmosphere of the cafe includes owners who know regulars and their pets by name. Though off the main routes frequented by tourists, this coffee shop is one that you should make a detour to. You’ll enjoy flavorful drinks, tasty baked goods, and a calm atmosphere to relax and recharge.

The café is a staple of the neighborhood offering free and paid events. Many events in the morning cost nothing to attend while most live performances in the evenings require you to pay to reserve a table for two. Evening performances often take place after the Maui Coffee Attic closes for regular operation. Morning performances take place during regular hours.

Maui Attic Coffee puts extra care into the coffee drinks they prepare. All coffees taste smooth and flavorful. Additionally, iced coffees come with ice cubes made of coffee to keep the drink tasting strong even as the ice melts. In-house baked pastries and freshly made entrees mean that you will have freshly prepared treats at any time of the day.

Try some of the following favorites from the Maui Coffee Attic menu:

Breakfast Burrito
Spicy, filling, and cheesy, the breakfast burrito is one of the savory breakfast options you can get all day. The burrito includes a warm flour tortilla wrapped around plentiful portions of potatoes, sausage, cheese, salsa, spicy mayonnaise, and scrambled eggs. A side of sour cream comes with the burrito for topping or dipping the burrito if you need to cool the spiciness.

Ube Haupia Scone
For a pastry with your morning coffee or afternoon tea, try an ube haupia scone. This dense, moist, and tender scone includes the flavors of purple sweet potato (ube) and Hawaiian coconut pudding (haupia). As a signature pastry from the cafe and a favorite treat of guests, the ube haupia scone ranks as a must-try for visitors. Plus, if you love these scones, order extras from the website to pick them up at the store the next day.

Spicy Mexican Mocha
If you like your coffee served with a kick, try the Spicy Mexican Mocha. This drink, served iced or hot, combines chocolate, coffee, and a pinch of cayenne for a flavorful, spicy morning boost. The coffee provides a major upgrade from a typical mocha.  

Lilikoi Bars
The yellow passionfruit appears in many foods and drinks around Hawaii. At Maui Coffee Attic, the bakery occasionally makes lilikoi bars. The dense filling and crust are similar in texture to a lemon bar with the tropical flavor of lilikoi. As with their highly popular scones, lilikoi bars also appear on the pre-order bakery menu if you want to buy a pan of these to pick up the following day.

Thai Iced Coffee
Thai iced coffee does not appear frequently on coffee shop menus. This drink includes strong coffee poured over ice and combined with sweetened condensed milk. Maui Coffee Attic uses frozen coffee for its iced drinks, so your coffee never becomes watered down. When you want a rich, sweet, strong coffee drink at any time of the day, order Thai iced coffee.

Do like the locals do and make Maui Coffee Attic your neighborhood cafe of choice for coffee and quick meals when in Wailuku.

Inside Tips:
-Check the Facebook page for a schedule of live music and entertainment.
-Feel free to pull down and play any of the instruments on the wall.
-You can find outlets to charge your phone, laptop, or tablet in the indoor and outdoor seating areas.
-Pastry options change daily, so you may not always have your favorite treat available. Use the chance to try something new.
-Make sure to not accidentally go to the walk-up window outside Maui Coffee Attic. This window is The Attic Shack and serves a different menu from the one upstairs.