CLOSED: Cafe Romantica - Fo...

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 4 Reviews
Vegetarian food truck in downtown Hana. Try their curries. Look for a maroon bus on the right side of the road as you are driving through Hanna to O'heo Gulch. JULY 2013 REPORTED OWNER PERSONAL HARDSHIP, CLOSED FOR NOW. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, International, Italian, Organic, Thai, Western, Take-out
Hana Hwy, Mile Marker 35 (downtown, Maui)
Hana, Hawaii

Open Mon-Sun 4pm-6pm.

  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Ned Harding
  • vegan

Get there early

Posted on 11 / 19 / 2012

We stopped by around 3:30 and cleared them out of their vegan food. They normally open from 4-6 but sometimes will come out earlier and had been open for about two hours already by the time we arrived. The truck is basically open as long as they have food but they shut down once they run out.

I think the food changes daily. I recommend the mung bean soup which I think they have daily / almost daily.

The food is expensive, even for Maui. But still worth it.

Pros: Good food, very friendly staff
Cons: Can close early, expensive
  • vegan

Not romantic but excellent none-the-less!

Posted on 03 / 01 / 2012

I was expecting a vegetarian *restaurant* at the end of the 3 hour "Road to Hana" drive. When I saw the food van I was disappointed - I was so expecting somewhere to sit down and eat peacefully. But we were hungry and out we went to see what they could offer.

By the end of it this was actually a most pleasant experience. The food was awesome. Most things were vegan. The vindaloo curry was deep red and the best I've ever had, hands down. And the pastries were fantastic too. While it was not the sit-down affair I was anticipating it was actually quite relaxing pulling up a chair and watching the cars go by and people pull in; they are very busy.

We spent around $50 and that only half-fed 2 adults and 2 very young kids and included no drinks or sweets. It is *very* expensive for take-away food. But if you're on holidays and you have a chance at good vegan food, who cares, right?

By the time we got back to our pad 3 hours away we were contemplating going back the next day for another feed!

Pros: Very good for caravan food!, Plenty of vegan options
Cons: No vegan cake/desert options, Expensive!
alexis a.
alexis a.
  • vegetarian

Surreal veggie paradise in paradise!

Posted on 04 / 29 / 2011

No words can truly describe the bizarre awesomeness of this restaurant. After driving 2 hours down the Hana Highway into rural Maui, you'll find this gourmet veggie wonderland started and run by classically-trained vegetarian Husband-and-wife Chefs Hans and Lorrie Lee. Their menu changes daily and includes a veggie burger wellington, samosas, all-vegan soups and delicious curries. And yes, all served out of a food truck. Seriously, their food competes with any of the gourmet veggie food in Los Angeles. Best vegetarian food in Maui, hands down! Too bad it's in the middle of nowhere and the hours are somewhat unpredictable, but every vegetarian who visits Maui should add Cafe Romantica to their to-do list.

Pros: top notch cuisine, friendly owner, idyllic setting (out of a truck)
Cons: middle of nowhere, variable hours

Ned Harding
Ned Harding
  • vegan

Fantastic Veggie food

Posted on 02 / 22 / 2011

This is a most surprising place. Way in the middle of nowhere, some of the best vegetarian fare out of the side of a truck. On of the highlights of the drive to Hana. About 50% of the food is vegan, the menu seems to change every day. Highly recommended.

The owner is super fun and really cares about the food and Hana, etc...

Pros: Amazing Food, Great Owner
Cons: Out of a truck!


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Added: 2011/01/28


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