The Beet Box Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 21 reviews )

66-437 Kamehameha Hwy (at North Shore, Oahu), Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA, 96712

Veggie cafe nestled next door to Celestial Natural Foods store. Serves organic local food, fresh juices, and smoothies. Colorful and bright space. Try the tofu scramble, soyrizo, avocado toast with vegan aoli. Moved here 2015 from 66-443 Kamehameha Hwy. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-2:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out

21 Reviews

First Review by s_k_

Sooo good! - Edit

Came here after Ukulele shopping and was amazed at how good the food was! The vegan breakfast burrito was amazing, so many fresh vegetables and the tempeh bacon was so flavorful! Go here if you have the chance!

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amazingly delicious - Edit

Almost anything can be made vegan and the food is amazing!!

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great find on the north shore - Edit

I got the Thai tofu tacos and a chocolate chip cookie. Delicious. Would come back and try even more.

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AMAZING!!! - Edit

I honestly am so in love with this place. Their food is fantastic and you can't go wrong really. We had what I believe was called the three little birds sandwich. The fake bacon is absolutely amazing and it is extremely delicious. Cant say enough good about it.

Pros: Delicious and very fresh

Cons: I wish they had a menu up front other than the she

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Amazing! Must eat here! - Edit

The best vegan restaurant I've ever been too. A variety of options which many can be made gluten free. Truly the best. The hello burger is my favorite with a glass of kombucha yumm!

Pros: lots of vegan and gluten free options

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Busy trendy shop - Edit

I got here at 2:30pm and the line was almost out the door. I wish they had menus at the door because I got to the front and didn't know what I wanted. I got the falafel burger to go, it was amazing.

Pros: parking was easy, Lots of vegan options, good food

Cons: no menu posted or at door

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The Beet Box Café - Hale'iwa - Edit

Located in historic Hale'iwatown, The Beet Box Cafe is a cute vegetarian/vegan restaurant with plenty seats inside and few outside tables. The Beet Box Café has no signage, only their name on the window. They are next door to the post office and the entrance faces Kamehameha Highway.

Parking: Most drive into and park at the post office parking lot.

Orders are placed at the counter in the back, payment is due at time of order, and the food is brought to your table.
The menu denotes which items are vegan with a (V). The dishes were tasty and the portions were enough to fill you.

A nice option on the North Shore - plan to return soon.

Pros: Vegan Friendly, Nice seating area

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Beet Box - North Shore Beauty! - Edit

Love the food here, had awesome vegan brekky & lunches, also open some evenings though didn't have chance to try it, will go back next time! Thy have almond milk for coffee & also yummy vegan cookies.

Pros: Healthy fresh food & substantial portions

Photo of The Beet Box Cafe  by <a href="/members/profile/Annebumble">Annebumble</a> <br/>vegan fakin' bacon sandwich & smoothie <br/> March 13, 2016  - <a href='/contact/abuse/image/1925/139793'>Report</a>

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Good food - Edit

It's a great place to eat. I always go to this cafe when visiting my son each year. The staff is super friendly and Lionel Richie pillows are a fun touch to the north shore, laid back vibe. I found this place on the Internet looking for veggie options to try in my travels and even my kids were surprised on how good it is. You will love the food if you like healthy eats. You will feel like a local as soon as you sit down. I always eat there on my birthday each year. Glad to make to my birthday each by eating healthly and enjoying the north shore.

Cons: Good quality of food, Full plates , Nice people

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Great little oasis. - Edit

Really glad to find this place and although not fully vegan, they have a great vegan/vegetarian menu. Awesome to see that Almond milk is the only option for coffee.

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Great! - Edit

We were so glad about this cafe on the North Shore.
It's back inside a health store ("Celestial Natural Foods") and offers vegan breakfast, lunch, smoothies, cake...
We ate there several times and can highly recommend it.

Pros: Smoothies, relaxing atmosphere

Cons: limited seating (busy most of the time), not 100% vegan

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Pretty good, very convienent - Edit

We checked this place out for lunch while spending the day on the North Shore. It got very busy (fortunately after we ordered) but the food was pretty good. I was told there was no kale when I asked for some but someone a few minutes later ordered and received it, which was odd. We got a Beirut Burger. It was a little odd because the falafel is a patty but the garlic aioli was really good. The Burrito Babe was quite possibly one of the best wraps I've ever had. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who stops by The Beet Box.

Pros: Location, location, location, Great selection, Good food

Cons: Very limited seating

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Great! - Edit

Busy little place! Great juices and smoothies! Love it here!

Pros: Fresh juices, Smoothies , Vegan friendly

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Our new favorite on Oahu - Edit

We visited Oahu in February. We are vegetarian and our daughter, who we met there, is vegan. I had checked out vegan restaurants online before we flew over and discovered the Beet Box. We celebrate 3 birthday together while there, so decided to have a special breakfast the day of our celebration. The food was absolutely amazing! We LOVED everything we ordered. The restaurant is small, but definately had the feel of the island. It was relaxing, the people very pleasant and helpful and the food absolutely delicious. My only complaint is that there is not a Beet Box near where I live!! Would love eating there again!!Grea

Pros: Great food, Islandy environment, good value

Cons: No restaurants in California

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The best of the North shore and possibly all Oaho - Edit

In the back of Celestial Natural Foods is this adorable little eatery!

Try all the vegan items! It's all good! If you're wanting something savoury, the Zen scramble or the healthy plate are equally delectable, and for something more on the sweet side they have some fantastic acai bowls. Another bonus, for me anyways, was that the tables had shakers full of nutritional yeast! I love the stuff and it was so cool to see a place have that instead of some sort of dairy-based parmesan.

I only got to eat there once but I want to go back to Hawaii partly just to try more food there. Plus the drive along the coast up to the north shore is gorgeous, and a little past Haleiwa is a beach where you can see sea turtles :)

The staff were also super friendly and helpful!

Pros: really cute, great food, nutritional yeast!

Cons: parking, hours, very tiny space

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Photo of The Beet Box Cafe  by <a href="/members/profile/DollyWiggles">DollyWiggles</a> <br/>Zen tofu scramble <br/> November 11, 2012  - <a href='/contact/abuse/image/1925/40147'>Report</a>

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Great Vegan Options - Edit

I try to eat here every time I'm up North. The Raw~R Salad is fantastic and a must-try; the cashew cream dressing is made perfectly. The Healthy Plate of Food is also vegan and well-balanced. Another great thing about this place is that the food is not overly salted. Last but not least, the raw vegan slices of pie are excellent and very filling. Take one to go and enjoy later.

Pros: Healthy cuisine, Vegan, Filling

Cons: Long wait time

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Cozy Cafe - Edit

The Beet Box was recommended to me and my wife by Denise and Tom, the owners and operators of Paradise Air. We had just landed after an early morning flight (which was an incredible experience that deserves its own review), and Denise asked us if we knew what we were getting for breakfast. When I mentioned that we are vegan, the Beet Box was the first place that came to both Tom's and Denise's minds, so we decided to give it a shot.

The cafe is a wonderfully cozy little setup located inside Celestial Natural Foods, a small local and organic grocery store. You have to walk through Celestial Natural Foods, until you reach the very rear of the building, where the Beet Box is located. When you reach the cafe section of the building, you may, at first, feel inclined to hunch over, to avoid hitting your head on the low-hanging ceiling; however, once you acclimatize to the small space, you will begin to appreciate that snug, home-like feeling that it provides. Benched tables line one wall, and a long counter holds the single cash register and gives patrons room to sit and enjoy their orders. Sitting at the bar also allows patrons to watch the chef work, as the kitchen area is directly on the other side of the bar, completely unconcealed. This small, open kitchen reinforces the feeling of home cooking.

The chef, a beautiful young woman whose name I did not catch, is kind, patient, and extremely good at what she does. On her own, she was able to juggle my order, my wife's order, and the orders of 4 other patrons, and we received our delicious food (full meals) in less than 10 minutes. My wife had an avocado sandwich (I don't recall what it's called on the menu) that was nothing short of fantastic. I had the Zen (scrambled tofu, mushrooms, and other assorted veggies) special ordered in a wrap. Both orders were fantastic. After our meals, I ordered a "Freddy's" smoothie: banana, cocoa, and almond milk. Also incredibly tasty.

Prices are very reasonable, especially considering that the chef cooked everything by herself, and the ingredients are all organic. If I lived on Oahu, I would probably eat at the Beet Box at least once a week; as it is, I will definitely visit this brilliant little cafe the next time I find myself on the island.

Pros: reasonable prices, excellent food, cozy atmosphere

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best and only vegan food on north shore - Edit

Its worth the trip to the north shore just to eat at beet box. Its tucked away in the back of a small healthfood store. The crowd was lively and the food was amazing. The seating is crampt, but its part of the atmosphere to rub elbows with the surfing crowd in this ultra huppie cafe. The smoothies and juices are amazing. We had the burrito minus cheese, which was perfection. Totally outstanding adventure! Park behind the post office.

Pros: burrito, atmosphere, juices and smoothies

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north shore surf food - Edit

Ate there three times these last 2 weeks. Food was great my group ordered at least ten different items and all were great. All items are vegetarian. Some are vegan. Few are 100%oil free as this is used for cooking. Loved the Zen with tofu. Drink was a Baby Azul great! You will find plenty to eat and the atmosphere took me back to 1969.

Pros: flavor, healthy food, made to order

Cons: limited seating

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I so agree with the previous review! - Edit

Sadly, when it comes to food for vegetarians/vegans in North Shore is still limited, either 1)salad or vegetable items from cafe/restaurants that serve meat, 2)granola, bread or pastries from bakeries, 3)shaved ice(seriously! but skip anything with red-coloring). OR, something from farmers market if you were visiting there on weekends... So, what if, I really want to go somewhere that only serves vegetarian/vegan items?This cafe is the one!

I'm very glad I've found this hole-in-a-wall health food joint in North Shore amongst #s of shrimp /seafood wagons, BBQ joints, or seafood restaurants. I must have drove passed by whenever I visited North Shore via Haleiwa, never ever known this tiny cafe had ever even existed! I believe this place used to be called Paradise Found Cafe but I didn't even know anything about the former business or Celestial Natural Foods store itself either which is located just across the street from Bonzer Front, in a building right next to Wave Riding Vehicle! What was I missing here, lol, not anymore.

The place is very tiny. Although you'd see the sign at the store front, the actual cafe is inside of the store, almost squeezed into the very end of property. Seating is very limited: 3 short-bars/counters and a couple of tables, so I assume it'd be packed up very quick if you go there during lunch hours. I went there in the morning right after they opened. As soon as I stepped in, the lady behind the counter told me that their beans are not quite ready yet. I ordered Zen with Tofu which is a breakfast scramble with veges,a side of black beans and rice. I also ordered Immune Booster for a drink. The drink came in few minutes. I didn't wait longer for the food despite of what the lady told me. The food was very tasty with lots of veges in it and nicely seasoned. The drink definitely served up its name, I was bit under the weather on the day but I felt energized after I had the drink.
Seems they have some desserts as well but I didn't get to try one. Next time, I definitely will.

For now on, this is the place for a bite when I visit North Shore, yaay:)

P.S. Not so sure about parking here. I parked in a lot at a community center across the street though...

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly staffs AND clienteles

Cons: Small, Parking

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Worth going a few miles for - Edit

I went out to Ka`ena Point, so this wasn't too far out of the way while returning to Honolulu. I'd been craving a good avocado sandwich before I had to leave Hawaii, and Beet Box more than delivered. The drinks were good, too (though the coffee seems to be made from Starbucks Via packets). The staff are friendly. And boys, remember to put the SEAT DOWN: there are ladies working here (as the restroom helpfully reminds you).

Pros: tasty, good menu, nice vibe

Cons: pricey

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