Peace Cafe

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    ( 60 reviews )
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2239 S King St (at Oahu), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 96826

Oahu vegan cafe operating since 2010. Offers sweets, sandwiches, entrees, salads and dessert. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic

60 Reviews

First Review by vegaholic

3.5 Stars - Edit

Eh. Food was blah and they were out of half the menu items (no tempeh). I wasn’t a big fan.

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Awesome, fresh vegan food - Edit

Decided to try Uber Eats while in Waikiki. Peace Cafe is yum! Stand outs - vegan egg in the poke, bbq sandwich, cornbread, cheesecake! Staff was friendly answering questions over the phone. Quality was amazing.

Pros: Uber Eats delivers!, Very fresh food, staff is helpful , Uses eco friendly packaging

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Cute place with great food! - Edit

I had the vegan Poke, miso soup, and an ice tea all of which were incredibly good. Love the atmosphere. It’s definitely a place you could read a book or relax at if you have time to kill.

Pros: Lots of variety , Food is fresh and filling, Great setting

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First Vegan Restaurant in Honolulu--Holding Its Own - Edit

Peace Cafe used to be my home away from home, but after new owners took over 3 years ago, I felt the food and the vibe went downhill. My recent visit was probably the first time in over a year. They still have the old favorites such as BBQ Tempeh plate and "Heart and Soul" (think vegan bibimbap) on the menu. I prefer the bowls vs. the sandwiches with their overly thick focaccia. New owners have added a number of new items, such as Katsu (fried cutlet) plate made with tempeh or tofu. My friend ordered the latter. I generally avoid fried foods, but at least it tasted pretty good, and I appreciated the big pile of alfalfa sprouts that came with it, in addition to hot mustard and katsu dipping sauce. My BBQ tempeh was about the way I remember it, however the accompanying cornbread was dry, and a piece of it rock hard. When I showed it to the kitchen staff after my meal, they just said "that must have been overcooked" without any hint of apology. No matter how much they dress up the menu or plate the food, somehow it's not the same loving and compassionate service it once was. Still, I'm glad they're still popular and drawing a crowd.

Pros: Good menu variety, Reasonable prices, Free parking

Cons: Inconsistent quality, Crowded and noisy, Service

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Nothing special - Edit

Super small, feels unclean and random

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MattJisa 15 Mar 2018 - Hawaii loves Peace Cafe. 100% Vegan. The food is delicious. Our local Animal Rights Community loves this place. Our local Vegan Community loves this place. Your review seems unfair. You're critical of the size? You slander them with an "unclean" reference but aren't specific at all? "Random"? What is "random"?  


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Peace Cafe - Edit

First time trying this place out and it was good! I got the peace plate sampler, and wished I would have tried one of the sandwiches because there were a few things on my plate I didn’t care for. My boyfriend ordered the avo-veggie sandwich and it was so good! We also ordered the miso soup—amazing!! And the cornbread—which was so yummy just a bit dry. If you like kombucha, you should definitely give theirs a try... one of the best ones I’ve had. I would love to come back and try something new, everything looked so good!

Pros: lots of vegan options

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Nice surprise - Edit

This was a nice surprise.. since I am in the USA I cannot find anything else then meat, eggs, milk and yoghurt. So this was heaven. I am very used to the Asian and European way of serving etc. So it was a little culture shock but that had nothing to do with the restaurant. That was just me having a jetlag/cultureshock. The food is good and the portions huge! I needed the sandwich to wrap it up and take it home. Quality is pretty good!

Pros: no worries about what you're eating: it's all vega, big portions

Cons: in my opinion the balance of protein/greens/salads

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wonderful - Edit

I make sure to go here every time I’m in Honolulu!

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awesome restaurant - Edit

Confort vegan food that is delicious. Many different options, including drinks. Try out the black sesame kinako latte, it is really different and delicious. Super friendly staff.

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Great Customer Service! - Edit

I stopped by for a latte and mochi a couple days ago. The employee behind the register was extremely nice and helpful. She tell me sample different lattes. I picked the black sesame kinako latte. It was delicious! I also got the walnut chocolate mochi. I couldn't even tell it was vegan. I'm definitely going there again. Pro tip: They make the food by order. So don't expect to get a fresh meal in two minutes. You will have to wait a bit.

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great vegan spot - Edit

So I ate here for lunch with my daughter and it was nothing but wonderful. Will definitely be returning again. This place will not disappoint you. You will become a regular once you try it.

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great for everyone - Edit

Inviting atmosphere and amazing food. This place is sure not to disappoint

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Healthy cafe - Edit

I got the bbq tempeh with coleslaw and corn bread. It was yummy, but the corn bread was so-so. The place was cute inside and parking was easy.

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Peace Cafe - Edit

Peace Café is located in the Mōʻiliʻili neighborhood, (next door from the Kim Chee III restaurant). If you don't know where that is........just look across the street from the Ross Dress for Less in Mōʻiliʻili. It is a smaller restaurant with one large table in the middle, and some smaller tables and counter space surrounding it. Restrooms that require a key are located in back as well. You can pick up the key from the cashier area.

Parking: Parking can be tricky so pay attention to the street signs as there are specific times that you can not park in front of the building and if you do, the parking is metered. The rear parking has only a few space and side-street parking can be limited as well.

This is a casual, low-key, calm place. Just order at the counter, get your own water and utensils, then seat yourself. The food was very good and the portions were enough to satisfy. Tip: Ask for any special dessert off the menu because there are surprises by Chef Shota.


Updated from previous review on 2015-07-31

Pros: Vegan Menu

Cons: Music selection was not family-friendly, Parking

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Very fresh ingredients - Edit

One of the very few restaurants that serve organic food. Cups and straws are eco friendly. Food is great. Lots of veggies and variety if you get a plate.

Cons: Very expensive, Parking is bad, Very limited seats

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Yum! - Edit

Comfortable, close atmosphere. Friendly people. The BBQ Tempeh Plate was good and the slaw it contained was delicious. Cornbread was very tasty, but dry.

Pros: Varied menu.

Cons: Not a lot of seating.

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One of the healthiest options on the island - Edit

Peace Cafe does internationally-inspired healthy cuisine that I would describe as "homestyle plus." Both of the two dishes I tried were about three parts simple and healthy to one part amazing flavor. I would've liked more of the amazing flavors in the mix, personally, but I still much enjoyed my meals. Those who appreciate healthy, fresh food prepared with good ingredients and not overcooked should be very happy here (especially if you've overdosed on the fried food at most other local veg places). Service was warm and friendly.

Enjoy!

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Great food, real ingredients - Edit

So many veg places focus on BS like fake meats. Peace Cafe has great, real food. Very tasty too.

Coffee sucks though, don't even try it.

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Best in Honolulu.. - Edit

The exterior of the eatery seems a little bland, but when you walk in it's as if you enter of vegan oasis. Everything has a very cute, cafe, peaceful vibe. The staff was very friendly and nice. I did not feel rushed or ignored.
OKAY NOW, the food was amazing. I had the yogini entree and my dad had the tex mex entree. My plate was probably the best vegan meal I've had out to eat (4 years of doing this btw). The purple rice was amazing, the daikon radish was WOW, the tahini sauce was great. Same with the kale and beans. Everything! My dad enjoyed his meal as well. Will be back for round two soon!!

And of course thank you to Peace Cafe. Finding good vegan food can be very hard while traveling, and you've filled my heart with so much joy :)

Pros: amazing, friendly , tastes so good

Cons: nada unless you can't throw down for a $10+ meal

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lovely cafe offering WFPB food! - Edit

Cozy 100% WFPB vegan cafe. The food is delicious and the portions are satisfying. Save room for a cup of coffee!

Cons: crowded on the weekend

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excellent vegan food - Edit

My favorite vegan restaurant on Oahu. Delicious food at reasonable prices.

Pros: great food. decent prices

Cons: limited seating and parking

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Peaceful and delicious - Edit

It is a 26 min walk to Peace Cafe from the beach hotels at Waikiki, but well worth it. I ordered the Popeye sandwich and a cold soy latte. I loved them both and was so full after eating the sandwich that I not only couldn't eat any dessert but I didn't crave any food later in the night. There are only about 6 individual tables and one large community type table to eat-in. They also seem to take many to go orders over the phone. Their menu listed homemade vegan ice cream, vegan cheesecake, and mochi cakes. I hope to try some of them while I am here. The guy behind the counter said the Yogini is their most popular dish, but I had been hoping for a sandwich the whole walk over there. Recommend highly! Nice atmosphere and good food. I took a taxi back to hotel which only cost me $15 (with tip).

Pros: Clean, Vegan, Many choices

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Delicious, Nutritious & Friendly - Edit

I have eaten here several times the past 2-3 years. The food is always very nutritious and yummy! It is always nicely presented and the staff are friendly. I always eat here once or twice when on O'ahu. The price compares to food anywhere. Eat here and be healthy!!

Pros: Delicious and Nutritious & Planet Friendly, Reasonably Priced and Accessible , Friendly and Helpful Staff

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loved this cafe! - Edit

The food was absolutely delicious and so wholesome. It was made with such love and care. The staff are lovely. Wish it were my local.

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Healthy Options Walking Distance from Waikiki - Edit

Cozy, friendly cafe not far from Waikiki offering a variety of salads, sandwiches, light entrees and smoothies. Fresh, plant-based ingredients. Menu includes brief descriptions of all items and there are photos on the wall as well. We ate one meal here every day while vacationing in Waikiki, trying something new every time, and was always happy. Now open for breakfast too, offering a tasty tofu scramble, green salad, avocado toast and soup... yummy!

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quaint healthy food - Edit

Pleasant surprise! All yummy, we had the Hanoi and the black eyed peas meal! We shared the cheesecake and the Caesar salad- I must say the salad is a must order. We drove right past the place!

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worth walking in the rain - Edit

walked from Waikiki on a rainy, very windy day, but certainly glad I made it! very good selection of food and drinks. looking forward to try their vegan cheesecake for dessert, but informed they're out... looking forward to my next visit and hope they have it!

Pros: nice friendly staff, healthy good food

Cons: dessert shortage...

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