Opened May 2017 serving organic and vegan baked goods and savory bites. Open Thu-Sun 9:00am-3:00pm. Hours may vary; call ahead.

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67 Reviews

First Review by fsanchez


Points +217

29 Aug 2023

Awesome place!

Always love for the all vegan small businesses.
We all loved the breakfast we had. Biscuits and gravy were spot on. Pancakes were huge and perfectly cooked. "Breakfast pizza bagel" was well excited and yummy. The burrito bowl was crazy tasty and very well put together. Pastries were spot on.
Service was friendly and helpful (it was our first time here so appreciate the explanations of food and beverages...multiple plant based milk options for coffee drinks!).
The coloring books and crayons for the kiddos really made us feel welcome. The staff is definitely family oriented and takes pride in this place. The true makings of a vegan institution for VA Beach.
If you're vacationing (like we were) definitely make the drive over. If you live down there. Well I would be a regular if I lived closer.
Tip of the cap to the owner and her vision. Keep doing it. You have an amazing place.

Pros: All Vegan!, Everything we had was delicious., Food was prepared with great care and vision



Points +34

17 Jul 2023

Very good

I loved everything about this place, the atmosphere is super laid back, the staff was so nice, and the food was amazing everything that my sister and i got was amazing, would definitely recommend.

Pros: Amazing food, Laid back atmosphere , Super nice staff


Points +28

08 Jul 2023

Worth the Trip!!

I’m vacationing at Virginia Beach and it’s about a 15 minute drive out. However the vibes of the place are so cute and relaxing. The employees are super nice and helpful, even giving out their inputs in the dishes. The whole cafe is vegan and have so many options. And the food and baked goods are even better. The menu is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Pros: Cozy ambiance, elegant decor, and picture worthy


Points +42

18 Jun 2023

Don't believe the hype

It's a cute place with nice staff and good coffee but we were so disappointed by the food. 😔

First off, I ordered an iced latte but was given an iced coffee. The person working the cash register quickly fixed that though and the iced latte I got was delicious!

Then we ordered and asked for 2 pancakes each since we thought "classic" pancakes meant the usual griddle cakes. Nope, they're the baked kind and were huge. Extra pancakes are no problem but these were not light or fluffy. They were too hard to cut through easily, especially because there are no butter knives, only a fork.
Nothing was warm, my eggs were ice cold. The sausage, tater tots, and biscuits were all dry and hard as rocks.

We were ready to love this place especially since there are so many raving reviews. I didn't even mind the wait(~40 mins) because good vegan food is worth waiting for but I'd say if you're gonna go anyways then just don't get the Juju Breakfast Plate.

Pros: Good coffee , Wonderful staff, All vegan

Cons: The food


09 Jul 2023

Like the coffee, Did you send the food back? Did you at least let them try to fix what you needed fixing in regards to the food?


09 Jul 2023

No, you walk up and order so there aren't servers coming by asking you how things are so you can't "send it back." I would've had to walk up to the counter and complain about the food, after I'd already bothered her about the coffee. I'm a very nonconfrontational person and I was already past my limit.
Plus we were starving and it was a 40ish minute wait for our food, there were only 3 tables, and they had people waiting. I'm not going to wait that long again or make them cook my food for me again when the kitchen is already behind. My coffee was different because they didn't give me what I'd ordered and it doesn't take nearly as long to make an iced latte. I don't see how they possibly could've fixed the food without making us something completely different and we didn't have time to wait another 40+ minutes and we wanted what we'd ordered!

It just didn't taste good, that's my opinion.
I'm sorry you didn't like my review but I was disappointed and I stand by what I said.


Points +228

11 Jun 2023

Savoring Vegan Gems: Delicious Takeout with Flavors and Great Service

I am loving the vegan gems at my daughter's new apartment. I placed a takeout order, and we all loved it. There were lots of flavors, and the service was great.

Pros: All vegan


Points +551

08 Jan 2023

Really sweet cafe and bakery run by caring owner

I frequented Kahiau’s numerous times while living in Norfolk! The owner is so sweet and really cares about the food and her customers. I pre-ordered some bomb food for a Christmas dinner one year, and I also loved the sweets - and sides offered in the deli case


03 Apr 2023

23 years vegan, some of which was spent in Hawaii where vegans are not considered other worldly. Victoria spent on the islands as well, hence the name and the decor which transports you as you walk in the door. I've been coming to this spot as long as I've lived in the area. She's catered for family functions and holidays, I bring out of town guests here; did take out in pandemic days..., etc. What I like best is the variety and change in menu which is vast enough to please everyone, vegans and non vegans alike.


Points +13

15 Oct 2022

Slow, dry, underwhelming, unfriendly

We ordered several items which were dry and underwhelming. The wait was longer than it should have been in an empty restaurant. The service was slow and unfriendly. No thanks.

Pros: Care for animals

Cons: Owner and staff, Food , Wait


Points +807

14 Oct 2022

Amazing !

Loved it the waite was long took awhile get coffee like almost an hour but food was good we happy after eat. I one was there but orders kept coming in pick up maybe I suggest order pick up as eating there takes long time , loved it worth it

Pros: All vegan , Overwhelming breakfast selection , Cakes n baked goods

Cons: Slow ! , Very slow , Slowewwwwwwwww


Points +2808

17 Aug 2022

Not Overly Impressed

Staff was nice but food was mediocre at best. Ordered the biscuits and gravy which were good but contains some spice that I could not stomach. The Breakfast Burrito bowl was good but very heavy and not a lot of tots at all. The brownie had a weird aftertaste and I got a few sandy-like pieces of something but was a good brownie. The meal was very average.

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-16


Points +20

07 Aug 2022

Tucked away goodness

FIRST OF ALL this place is cute as hell looks very unassuming from the outside but inside is very cute and rustic! Vicki and her staff are so warm and inviting she had such good advice to give about the area. But the food idk who said it was unimpressive they lied. I'm a picky eater and have sensory issues so textures are hard for me. Biscuits and gravy YUMMY it was lunch time but they weren't busy so I got to still have breakfast homemade raspberry ice tea that wasn't too sweet at all. Scramble was Vicki's own recipe super tasty tots were awesome too. BUT THE SHORTBREAD OMG THE SHORTBREAD!!! Lemon lavender was so tasty I wish I ordered more. Please go and check them out

Pros: Gf options , Friendly staff , Awesome dessert


Points +132

12 Jun 2022

Great food!

I tried the waffle sausage egg and cheese sandwich, the everything bagel sausage egg and cheese, and the smores cupcake. The egg and sausage are both made in house and they're both incredibly tasty and great textures. I liked the bagel sandwich more but I think that's just personal preference. The waffle was really good on its own but I just didn't love it as the sandwich. The cupcake was very tasty, as were the tots that come as a side. Customer service was excellent. I wish I lived nearby, this would definitely be a regular spot for me.

Pros: Sausage patty, Egg

Cons: No paper menus available, must have phone to view


Points +22

27 May 2022

To Die For

Food is to die for. Everything vegan and everything is so delicious. Cute and homey vibes. Staff is incredibly friendly.

Pros: Lots of delicious options, Affordable, Friendly


Points +18

15 May 2022

Outstanding in every way

This bakery and café is amazing! From their pastries to their burgers to their sides, you cannot go wrong. The owner and the staff are some of the most generous and amazing humans as well. I highly recommend checking this place out


Points +305

06 May 2022

All vegan greatness

Wonderful find! This is a small all-vegan place that offers breakfast and lunch from 9 AM to 3 PM. They additionally serve alcohol and have many pastries for sale, most of which are gluten free. Staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. I was so happy with the biscuit breakfast sandwich, as all components including the biscuit, “egg” patty, and “sausage” patty were homemade (website says 98% handmade and never frozen). Accompanied this with a boozy espresso drink for a great brunch! Check this place out!


Points +28

14 Apr 2022

My favorite place in VB!!

My husband and I have been coming here now once a week since we discovered it. Every single thing has been DELICIOUS! Not one thing we haven’t enjoyed. 13/10 recommend. Vicky the owner is so nice too!!

Pros: So many options from breakfast, lunch and sweets, Great environment !, Absolutely delicious !


Points +248

08 Apr 2022

Calling all Pancake lovers

I love how this was small and intimate place. The two ladies there were super nice and patient with us out of town folks. They suggested the pancake sandwich and might I add it was amazing. It was quick and fresh. Pancake sandwich was two small pancakes, egg(chef made her own vegan recipe) sausage (chef made her own vegan recipe) vegan ham, and cheese. With tater (hash browns) on the side and might I say they were fried so good and crispy.
I also had a mimosa along with my breakfast.
When I come back to Virginia Beach this will be my go to breakfast spot.

Pros: Quick, Friendly , Nice environment

Cons: Vegan ham


Points +18

20 Mar 2022

Felt like home. Very welcoming!

I have been vegan for about 4-5 months now so I’m still discovering places to eat. This way of life has changed me in so many ways. Anyhow, the place is really small but very inviting, the hospitality was off the chain and I felt like I could sit there and chill all day!!! The owner was by far the best and I felt like I have known her for years. My experience was great and I will be back to try other options!!

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-20

Pros: Lots of options to choose from. , Happy, friendly, and inviting staff., Everything I tried was good


Points +53

05 Mar 2022

Friendly, clean, quick service. Menu should specify "all vegan"

I would have given 5 stars, but the way that the items on the menu were described, I thought that nothing was going to be suitable for a vegan. I'm glad that we asked for clarification and we were reassured that everything offered was vegan. The manager was very friendly and welcoming. Service and arrival of our order was fast and the food tasted great.

Pros: Lots of choices, Fair prices, Happy staff

Cons: Menu description was misleading


Points +383

18 Feb 2022


A nice little place with delicious food! I got the burrito bowl to eat there with some coffee cake and mushroom Alfredo to go to try later. Everything was SO GOOD! Can’t wait to go back for more!

I’ve been back several times, and I’ve never been disappointed. The menu has new thing every month, my recent favorite is the Cajun “chicken” sandwich. All the sweets are also amazing, the cakes, bars, donuts ex.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-10

Plant Powered Eater

Points +492

24 Dec 2021

Always the Best

We’ve eaten at Kahaui too many times to count & can always count on an excellent meal. I’ve learned that I always the weekly panini offering, “steak” sandwich, & burger. Our breakfast favs are biscuits w/ “sausage” gravy & the burrito.

Vickie & her staff are friendly, accommodating, and always flexible when I want to change up a side dish. We’ve been so pleased to see the business continue to thrive and grow, even during the pandemic.

This is one of the few all-vegan restaurant options locally, & we love it!1

Pros: All vegan; tons of options, Everything is good, Local business w/ incredibly nice owner & staff

Cons: None, other than fairly short hours/days-call 1st


Points +649

03 Dec 2021

Best breakfast burrito ever

The breakfast burrito was so delicious, especially the queso and sausage. The owner makes her own version of liquid egg, way better than, e.g., Just Egg.

Portions are huge and the owner and staff are very friendly.

We returned to try "Surf & Turf," the burger of the month, which was incredible. It came with pan-seared shrimp in creamy garlic white wine sauce and Old Bay-seasoned fries.

Updated from previous review on 2021-12-02

Pros: Huge portions , Delicious scrambles , Reasonable prices


29 Dec 2021


02 Jan 2022


Points +49

07 Oct 2021

Love me some Kahiau's

I don't think I've ever walked out the door without spending $50+ on items to bring home. I saw another review that complained about the cake not being sweet enough or having enough flavor... I LOVE her cakes, *specifically* because they are not super sweet... so just keep that in the back of your mind if you're going there for baked goods, your satisfaction level may depend on your personal preferences! Vickie actually did my wedding cake. The rotating daily savory options have always been good too. Her coffee cake and french pizza are for sure my favorite items. I will say some of my omni friends have turned their noses up at the savory foods I've brought them, but my omni husband has enjoyed most items he's tried himself. Everything is made fresh so expect a bit of a wait, especially during peek lunch hours. There are a few tables inside but it's a small cafe, so I never make the assumption that I'll be dining in because there's often just no room to. Have never minded crushing the goods in my car though😉


Points +69

Mostly Veg
02 Oct 2021

absolutely delicious

me and a couple friends decided to have brunch here and were absolutely delighted by how delicious everything was. we got the an iced apple pie latte, an iced pumpkin latte, and an iced cran-raspberry latte which were all Amazing (my favorite was the apple pie bc my sweet tooth). then we got the waffle sandwich with tots, a spinach omelette, and the pumpkin yogurt bowl and Oh My God that sandwich is so good i couldn't help but stuff myself. my friends aren't vegan but one is a pescatarian and was absolutely in love with the yogurt bowl. couldn't even tell the difference if it was real dairy! my other friend is still a carnivore but dislikes eggs and was so surprised at how good the omelette was. we were so full by the end but couldn't help but pick up a coffee cake on the way out. absolutely love this place and am already planning on coming back for more!!

Pros: all vegan, affordable , outdoor seating


Points +190

02 Oct 2021

Beautiful hole in the wall

I ordered a burrito bowl , I might rename it vegan mess or veggie mess, breakfast-mess etc.. .. it did not look or taste much like a burrito but it was amazing !
Food was fresh made . Service was super friendly.
I will definitely go back .

Pros: All vegan , All fresh , Made to order

Cons: Mostly take out


Points +134

13 Aug 2021

So fresh!

Everything was so good and fresh with a fun, rotating breakfast lunch menu! The owner/staff members were so sweet and I was amazed by the selection

Pros: Lots of vegan options, All vegan, Fresh and healthy


Points +18

23 Jul 2021

Mind blown!

First of all, Vicky is a delight. Absolutely wonderful & so nice. I’m from New York, so this was a very special visit. Oh the options! A completely vegan spot with alcohol? Not something I can find in my hometown. I didn’t pay attention to price because almost everything is house-made. You can’t put a price tag on that. I would move to VA just for Kahiau’s!

Pros: Everything is vegan!

Cons: Literally nothing.


Points +301

26 Jun 2021

Cute place, amazing owner

The food was good, as were the huge variety of baked goods I tried. The owner was so sweet, helpful, and accommodating. The inside of the cafe is so cute and has a few tables, along with plenty of outdoor seating. They also have a huge grab and go case of savory items like potato salad and Mac n cheese l. Definitely check this place out!

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