#19 of 26 Oahu Restaurants

The Sunrise Shack

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The Sunrise Shack - Quality Coffee, Healthy Breakfasts, and Friendly Service to Start a Beautiful Morning
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Sunrise Shack is a fun and laidback place to go for coffee, breakfast, lunch, or even an early dinner. Serving everything from burritos to bowls, the company is focused on healthy meals and relaxed vibes. It's also a good photo opp for anyone looking to capture the bright sun colors of this small but mighty hut. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

The Sunrise Shack is a celebration of all the beauty to be found in Hawaii and a joyful reminder to all customers to get more out of life. If that sounds like an ambitious goal, you should know that its principles align with everything from customer service to the quality of the coffee. 

Started by surfers raised on the islands, Alex, Travis, and Koa Smith were inspired to share their love of the shores with one of the most enjoyable perks of the morning. This is a place that emphasizes the true meaning of life: health, community, and happiness. While technically started on a small farm in the north of Oahu, this has been a dream for the founders for far longer than a few years. 

Hawaii culture is all about big smiles and carefree hearts. When people visit Sunrise Shack, they’re encouraged to start a friendly conversation as much as they are to order a cup of joe. This spot also serves everything from papaya bowls to vegan burritos. It embraces the philosophy that food can be good without being bad for you. 

When you’re at the Sunrise Shack, try these favorites:

Classic Bullet 
The Sunrise Shack serves several varieties of Bulletproof coffee, also known as a breakfast replacement. Made with grass-fed butter, coconut oil, vanilla, MCT oil, and the Shack’s organic coffee, this high-calorie drink is meant to last a while. This is an excellent choice if you’re planning to spend a day in the waves. You’re going to need that extra energy. 

Monkey Bowl 
This bowl might be dense, but it’s big on flavor and won’t leave you feeling weighed down. Made with bananas, chocolate-covered almonds, and coconut (amongst many other ingredients), the dominant flavor of this menu item is undoubtedly peanut butter. 

Blue Dream Smoothie 
This blue drink at Sunrise Shack is made with Blue Majik. A product of blue-green algae and seaweed, this smoothie is popular for its unique color and photographic charm. Combined with almond milk, honey, coconut cream, and topped with coconut flakes, this is definitely something to try if you want to order the unusual on the island. 

Sunrise Cake 
As you might imagine, the definition of the term ‘cake’ at this healthy establishment isn’t the one filled with sugar. This menu item at Sunrise Shack is a brown rice cake with peanut butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, and bananas. The whole thing is topped with organic honey for that extra touch of sweetness.  

Wellness Shots 
Wellness shots combine several energy boosters and flavors that are meant to get your body back into balance. At Sunrise Shack, you can down one made from turmeric, orange, ginger, lemon, and black pepper. It’s certainly healthier than a shot you’d order from the bar, and you might be surprised at just how good it makes you feel. 

The surfing culture in Hawaii is a true lifestyle. Even if you never make it up on the board, you can be a part of what it really means to live for the weather, the sunsets, and the laughs. The Sunrise Shack puts it all front and center and leaves plenty of customers ready for more.