The pastries might make you think you’re in a French patisserie, while the coffee–an art form in itself–brings the full flavor and ethos of Big Island coffee to every cup. But you’ll find both in the KCP’s chic cafe in the heart of Waikiki. Kona Coffee Purveyors serves up a mean cuppa, along with a generous touch of aloha. Pair that local coffee with an award-winning pastry from the array of b. patisserie offerings and your morning will feel a little like magic–especially when taken as a prelude to a day of exploring Oahu.
The Waikiki-based cafe is always bustling, with locals and visitors alike popping in for their cuppa before heading to the beach or to the office. Don’t be put off by the long lines, though. The baristas keep the line moving efficiently, and the coffee and pastries are well worth the wait. Prices at Kona Coffee Purveyors are on par with other bougie Waikiki coffee shops; that is, they’re not cheap. But the attention to detail, whether you’re in for a full coffee tasting or just a croissant and an Americano, set Kona Coffee Purveyors a step above many similar shops.
Seating can be limited during peak times, especially if you have a larger group; you might have to look a bit further around the International Marketplace to sit and enjoy your pastry and snack if you visit during the morning or lunch rush.
Some of our favorite Kona Coffee Purveyors menu items include…
The coffee served at Kona Coffee Purveyors is sourced directly from farmers on the Big Island. Varieties include Mauna Loa Estate, Hualalai Estate, Kona Peaberry, and Konawaena Estate. They offer their own unique flavor profiles. Even more, all are freshly sourced, roasted, and ground after making the short flight from the Big Island. Whether you try a pour-over, a cortado, or a latte, it’s well worth it to snag a bag to take home.
It’s hard to narrow down a favorite when it comes to b. patisserie pastries, but fan favorites include the quiche, croissants, and Kouign Amann. Expect pastries that knock it out of the park when it comes to freshness, flavor profile, and mouthfeel. Make sure to try the local flavors, like lilikoi (Hawaiian passion fruit), guava, or pineapple. All are made fresh and brimming with the best sort of sweet Hawaii flavor.
Kona Coffee Purveyors is located in the International Marketplace, an eclectic upscale shopping center in the heart of Waikiki. It’s an easy walk from most Waikiki resorts, and it’s right across the street from the Moana Surfrider.
-Ask what the seasonal specialties are; these limited-time offerings are always excellent and a little unexpected.
-Don’t expect lots of seating inside the cafe. Though there is some limited seating, it fills up quickly; plan to grab and go if you’re visiting during the morning rush.