Goofy Cafe & Dine

Goofy Cafe and Dine – Eat Local at Honolulu's Breakfast and Dinner Hot Spot
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Goofy Cafe and Dine is one of the most popular breakfast spots in Honolulu. Excellent food made from local ingredients, exceptional service, and a fun atmosphere keep the Goofy Cafe busy throughout its operating hours.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Located conveniently in Waikiki near the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Goofy Cafe and Dine ranks as one of the most popular breakfast options in the area and a stellar place for dinner, too. Visit this cafe for crave-able dishes that will have you returning whenever you are in the area.

This cafe focuses on bringing flavorful Hawaiian cuisine to the table with local ingredients. A consistent kitchen ensures that every dish comes out piping hot and delicious. Attentive servers keep diners satisfied and comfortable throughout their meals. Plus, the kitchen can easily accommodate the needs of vegetarians or vegans by making some meatless dishes without butter.

As a tiny cafe with a big reputation as a breakfast destination, you will likely have to wait for a table. Even on weekday mornings, the restaurant is full of hungry diners waiting for tables. Most guests had to wait half an hour before seating but almost always reported the wait was worthwhile. Make a reservation to reduce your waiting time or arrive before the restaurant opens to get your name on the list.

Breakfast is the most popular meal of the day at Goofy Cafe and Dine. The lunch and dinner options also include standout dishes.

When you visit this café, try at least one of the following stellar dishes that previous diners highly recommend:

Green Spaghetti
Pesto lovers cannot miss ordering green spaghetti from the lunch menu. The homemade pesto coating the spaghetti has a Hawaiian flavor with the addition of macadamia nuts. It also includes spinach, kale, and shrimp for a filling meal that is a favorite of many diners.

Big Island Beef Loco Moco
When visiting the Hawaiian Islands, you must have a loco moco at least once. This hearty local favorite includes brown rice, gravy, ground beef patty, and two fried eggs. Goofy Cafe and Dine uses beef and eggs from the Island of Hawaii. The kitchen prepares the silky gravy in-house. Because this dish has a few simple ingredients, their execution of them will determine the overall product. At Goofy Cafe and Dine, the homemade gravy and perfectly prepared eggs and beef put the loco moco over the top.

Kalua Pork Eggs Benedict
Imagine taking the popular brunch dish of eggs benedict and using pulled kalua pork as the meat and taro muffins for the base. The purple muffins have succulent kalua pork and poached eggs on top. A healthy coating of lilikoi-infused hollandaise sauce covers the dish. The taro muffin and lilikoi hollandaise add just enough sweetness to the dish to enhance the flavors of the rich eggs and pork. The slight changes to the classic dish make the kalua pork eggs benedict so delicious. People claim to want to return to the Island of Hawaii just for another taste of it.

Sweet Corn Fried Rice
Sweet corn fried rice stands out for its simplicity and flavors. This dish includes roasted corn on the cob pieces sliced from the cob on top of pork fried rice. Bite into this dish to experience rich roasted pork and sweet corn that blend perfectly together. Some guests noted that the kitchen accommodated their needs to make this dish vegetarian by omitting the meat and butter for cooking.

If you want fried rice with sweet roasted corn, visit Goofy Cafe and Dine during lunch serving time. This dish does not appear on the breakfast or dinner menus.

If you are near Waikiki, you must make at least one stop at Goofy Cafe and Dine. You’ll enjoy a tasty brunch of Hawaiian favorites from the tiny cafe with a big reputation for excellence.

Insider Tips:
-Ask for a free sticker as a souvenir of your trip to Goofy Café.
-Parking for the restaurant does not exist. You will need to find one of the paid parking structures in the area. The marina parking lot is one of the most reasonably priced in the area. Especially compared to the public parking in the hotel garages.