• Morning Brew - Kailua

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Coffee house and bistro offering all-day breakfast and lunch, extensive tea selection. Vegans could get chia bowl (say no yogurt), tofu scramble in bowl or wrap, oatmeal, fruit, bread, veggie burger, and occasionally vegan pasty. Reported using dedicated prep utensils for veg food. Be sure to specify vegan. Open Mon-Sun 6:00am-6:00pm.

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11 Reviews

First Review by myra975


Points +26

15 Jul 2023

Lots of vegan options

All the pancakes can be made vegan and are real yummy.
Get the coconut and Mac nut

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Big portions

Cons: Coffee not great



Points +46

04 Jun 2023

Long waiting time, tasteless coffee, nothing special

I ordered a vegan banana pancakes and they swallowed it with honey and cow’s milk butter, also a chia pudding, it was a very basic presentation I had only a couple of sliced strawberries and 1/4 of banana. I wouldn’t come back.

Pros: Opciones veganas

Cons: Long waiting time, No good taste, Basic presentation of the dishes


Points +687

17 Feb 2023

Long wait

We stopped here for a quick breakfast and they had a good amount of vegan options for us. The breakfast sandwich had tomatoes on it even though it did not state it on the menu. I would have ordered another if the service didn’t take so long. The two girls working front of house were clearly not doing much besides giggling and pranking the girl in the back. Normally i wouldn’t care but it was definitely annoying since they were not helping her cook so our food came out very slowly.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-17

Pros: Just egg

Cons: Took a while for the food, Weird vibes from the staff


Points +2381

05 Jul 2021

Good Food Bad Coffee

Enjoyed the vegan breakfast sandwich and vegan banana pancakes. They had a cookie, but it was more of an energy bar than anything. The coffee was horrible. The service was okay, all the tables were dirty and they weren’t helpful telling us what to do with dishes/where to get water.


Points +77

29 Dec 2019

Breakfast all day!

Loved the burger and the banana pancakes. Great coffee selections. Plenty of vegan options. The vegan burger is really well seasoned. Also super close to the beach and great shopping.


Points +3142

08 Oct 2019

Pretty good

Tofu scramble was good but not hearty enough to be filling - some potatoes with it would be better. The banana pancakes had good flavor but were soggy. When asking if a muffin was vegan the cashier said “no but it’s gluten free.” Yeah that has nothing to do with being vegan lol.

Pros: Vegan options

Cons: Serves meat and dairy , Not very filling


Points +25

03 May 2018

Great spot to chill, drink coffee, and eat breakfast or lunch!

I had breakfast here twice, a vegan scramble and chai pudding with fruit. Both were great and coffee was awesome.

Pros: Many vegan options available , Great atmosphere , Nice people!

Cons: Can run out of places to sit


Points +304

24 Oct 2017

Friendly and convenient, just not good food

We went early on a weekday so there was no wait. Staff was friendly and service was quick. Nice place to sit outdoors if it's not too hot, although the view is just the parking lot.

Unfortunately our food left a LOT to be desired. The banana pancakes were undercooked (bits of raw batter, and not just next to banana bits) and had the bitter, metallic flavor of too much baking powder. The tofu scramble was tiny and greasy.

The almond matcha latte was one of the worst coffee shop drinks I have ever been served. The matcha powder had not been fully blended so there were mouthfuls of plain almond milk, then pellets of undissolved tea. Yuck.

If you have other options (Ailove is not far away), take 'em. If you're in Kailua and just want to avoid Starbucks, this place might do.

Pros: convenient and friendly

Cons: food not very good.


Points +20

02 Jan 2017

amazing vegan options

They have coconut milk for vegan coffee and delicious vegan options like waffles and bagels.


Points +219

17 Jul 2016

vegan waffle!

crowded on the weekends but you can always find a seat at this laid back cafe. vegan options clearly labeled on the menu. Awesome vegan waffle and bean burger.


Points +1738

11 Oct 2015

Morning Brew Coffee House and Bistro - Kailua

Located in the Time Shopping Center, Morning Brew Coffee House and Bistro has some outside seating, inside seating, and an upstairs seating area. Parking is free in the shopping center, but I can see it being challenging to find a space on busy days (we visited on a weekday). The bistro has nice ambiance, great service, and tasty food. It has a relaxing atmosphere. Great assortment of locally grown coffee drinks and a nice selection of home brewed kombacha. They sometimes have vegan and/or gluten free dessert options, but there were none on our visit. We ordered the Vegan Quesadilla ($8.75) and the Veggie Burger ($9.25) - I was advised by the staff to order it without the sauce if I wanted the Veggie Burger to be vegan, so I did. The quesadilla was very flavorful with beans, fresh avocado, carrots, greens and came with fresh salsa. The Veggie Burger (made on Maui) was hearty with a yummy vegetable patty, fresh greens, cucumber, tomato, sprouts, and came with a side of chips. The staff was very accommodating and checked on us to make sure that everything was perfect (the gentleman even brought us out some more chips). I am looking forward to visiting again soon.

Pros: Free Parking, Flavorful Vegan Food, Friendly Staff

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