Island Vintage Coffee – Oahu

Island Vintage Coffee-100% Kona Coffee with a Breathtaking Ocean View
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
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Island Vintage Coffee in the Royal Hawaiian Center offers breathtaking ocean views from its covered porch. The coffee shop specializes in serving 100% Kona coffee and offers a variety of coffee drinks, specialty drinks, frozen coffees, smoothies, and teas. An assortment of acai bowls brimming with healthy and local ingredients are also available.

- The Local Expert Team

Island Vintage Coffee has been serving 100% gourmet Kona coffee since 1996, focusing on crafting the perfect cup of coffee served with Aloha. The beans are roasted daily to ensure freshness, and attention to detail goes into every step of the process. There are three Island Vintage Coffee locations in Oahu. One is in the Ala Moana Center near the Center Stage, and the second is in the Haleiwa Store Lots across from Matsumoto’s Shave Ice. 

We’ll focus on the third store in the heart of Waikiki, located on the second floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center. This shop is popular because the ocean view from the covered porch is breathtaking. There’s nothing like grabbing a drink and having breakfast while savoring the sea breeze and scenery. 

Before looking at their food menu, let’s explore coffee and other assorted drinks at Island Vintage Coffee: 

Brewed Coffee
For those that love a “no frill” cup of java, you’ll enjoy savoring one of their pipping hot Kona coffees in either a small or medium size. They also offer cold brewed coffee along with hot and iced tea. 

Espresso Drinks
A popular drink at Island Vintage Coffee is their Island Latte. It has a balanced sweetness using macadamia nuts and a hint of coconut. The Hawaiian Honey Latte laces 100% Hawaiian honey with cinnamon for the perfect blend of sweetness and caffeine. Customers also rave about the Lava Mocha and compare it to having a dessert! Baristas combine espresso, dark chocolate, and sea salt caramel to create a decadent delight.

Plant-Based Drinks
The baristas at Island Vintage Coffee can create several delicious brews if you need a vegan beverage. The Maui Lavender Latte uses oat milk fused with house-made vegan lavender “honey.” Another popular drink is the Organic Hojicha Latte, combining toasted green tea and oat milk to create a smooth yet nutty-tasting beverage. 

Frozen Kona Coffee
If you’re looking for a drink to satisfy your sweet tooth, consider a frozen coffee that’s more like a smoothie! The Vintage Kona Mocha combines Kona coffee with macadamia nuts, coconut, peaberry coffee chips, and dairy for an out-of-this-world taste sensation. Other varieties include banana, coconut, macadamia nut, and caramel.  

Next, let’s explore some of Island Vintage Coffee popular acai bowls: 

Original Acai Bowl
This staple starts with acai and then is topped with strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. The Original Acai Bowl is soy milk based. 

Moana Bow
The base of the bowl consists of organic acai, tropical fruits, bananas, cold-pressed apple juice, and almond milk. Topping the base is frozen haupia cream, shaved coconut, berries, local banana, papaya, Big Island organic honey, and organic granola.

Waialua Moana Bowl
This bowl starts with organic acai, tropical fruits, bananas, cold-pressed apple juice, and almond milk. Next, Wailua dark chocolate, Big Island cacao nibs, house-made coconut peanut butter, local banana, strawberry, seasonal berries, granola, and Big Island organic raw white honey are piled on top to make for a mouth-watering meal. 

Pastries are also available. However, you’ll need to check online for what is available. 

We believe you’re in for a tasty treat with a picture-perfect ocean view at Island Vintage Coffee. With the variety of coffee drinks, smoothies, teas, and acai bowls, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Insider Tip:
-Long lines are the standard at Island Vintage Coffee. Save time by getting there before the breakfast or lunch rush or order online for pickup to skip the lines.