When you need your coffee fix to fire up your day, get through one more errand, or get to an after school activity, easy access (or dare we say drive-thru?) quickly becomes a requirement. Each of our favorite coffee spots has a great story about how and why they started their business. Coffee culture is alive and well on Maui! (Be sure to check their IG page or website to confirm current hours.)

South Shore and Kahului/Wailuku

Kraken Coffee

Excitement, creativity, and fun is roasted into their ethos—you might taste it in your next cup.
Kahului and Kihei: Drive thru or walk up / 6 am – 7:30 pm
Kihei: Kihei Kraken is in the food truck lot behind the Azeka Shopping center
Kahului: Across from Costco, in front of Marriott Airport Hotel
instagram.com/krakencoffee808

Akamai Coffee Co.

A great place to keep it local, as they offer 100% Maui grown coffees.
Kahului: Drive thru at The Home Depot parking lot Monday-Sunday 6 am-6pm
Brick and mortar shops also in Kihei (6 am- 6 pm) and Wailea (5:30 am – 6 pm)
instagram.com/akamaicoffee
akamaicoffee.com/locations.html

Wailuku Coffee Company

Check out their monthly art shows displayed on their walls and enjoy a community-minded feel.
Ample parking on Main St in Wailuku and in Haiku next to Veg Out
Wailuku: Monday – Saturday 7am – 5 pm/ Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Haiku: Daily 7 am – 2 pm 
instagram.com/wailukucoffeecompany

Maui Coffee Roasters

The central hub of all good things caffeine-related in the valley with a quirky sense of humor.
On the corner of Dairy rd and Haleakala Hwy
Monday – Friday, 7am-6pm; Saturday, 7am-5pm. 
Call in your food or drink order(808-877-2877) or order online. They’ll deliver it to you in your car!
mauicoffeeroasters.com

Upcountry

Country Coffee Maui

Grab your coffee and enjoy the gorgeous views and sweet farm life with the whole ‘ohana.
Kula Country Farms
Monday – Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
instagram.com/countrycoffeemaui

Espresso Mafia

Come for the photo worthy coffee truck and stay for the Rose latte, made with house-made rose syrup and rose petal sugar.
Makawao: In the gravel courtyard across from Rodeo General Store
Monday-Friday 8:30-2:00 𓇷
Saturday 8:30-11:00
instagram.com/espressomafiamaui

Cowgirl Coffee

This horse trailer turned coffee truck brings the paniolo spirit of Makawao to life—and the adjacent parking lot is a total perk!
1135 Makawao ave. (beneath the tree to the left of the green building)
7am-1pm weekdays, 9am-2pm weekends
instagram.com/cowgirlcoffeemaui

Sip Me

Laura and her team will make you feel at home, and the treats she stocks will leave you wanting more.
Across from the old Makawao Steak House
Monday – Sunday 7am – 12:30pm
instagram.com/sipmemaui

North Shore

Kuau Store

Perfect for a pre-beach stop off. The baristas know what they are doing, and you’ll find something for everyone.
Just off the Hana Hwy, near Mama’s Fish House
daily 7 am – 7 pm
instagram.com/kuaustore

Better Things Cafe

Started by twin sisters during the pandemic, this upper Paia gem has it all: delicious coffee, fresh locally-made mac-nut mylk, and vegan pop tarts!
115 Baldwin ave. (across from the Paia post office)
Monday – Saturday 7 am – 2 pm
Sunday 7 am – noon
instagram.com/betterthingscafe

West Side

Drift Coffee

For the love of all things coffee, this is a great option for a coffee date; let someone else take care of you for a change!
180 Dickenson St. Lahaina. (off the beaten path)
Monday-Sunday 6 am – 2 pm
instagram.com/driftcoffeemaui

Cruzin’ Cafe

The 14’ longboard table out front is a great spot to enjoy a cup of joe or to be entertained as you grab yours to go.
Honokowai, ​​3481 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina
Monday-Saturday 7 am – 3 pm
instagram.com/cruzincafemaui

Island press Coffee

Brewing locally (as in just up the hill) grown coffee, and serving up smiles.
Just off the Honoapi’ilani Hwy at the Fairway Shops in Kā’anapali. 
Daily 6 am – 1 pm
instagram.com/islandpresscoffee