The spacious and cheery confines of Ha Coffee Bar perfectly embody their friendly, community-oriented spirit. Local art decorates the walls, along with plaques proudly proclaiming how Ha was voted Kaua‘i’s best coffee shop in 2016 AND 2017. Working professionals mingle with tourists at elegant communal tables carved from local hardwoods, and a steady stream of residents and visitors alike make use of the central location in Līhu‘e less than a mile from the beaches, resorts, and vacation rentals on Kaua‘i’s Coconut Coast. Thanks to partnerships with nearby bakeries, a personal relationship with their coffee roaster, and a long list of neighborhood food vendors, everything Ha serves is fresh, local, and delicious. So whether you prefer single-origin whole bean brews, pour over coffee, hand-crafted espresso drinks, or are just looking for a light bite, this is one coffee shop you won’t want to miss.
Ha is designed to be more lounge and community gathering place than your stereotypical coffee bar. The high ceilings and large windows let in plenty of light, making it the ideal place to cozy up with a book or meet your collaborators to plan your next Kaua‘i adventure. Of course, when it comes to Kauai coffee, Ha wants to make their favorite beverage approachable and accessible. There is no pretense here; they are just genuinely happy to take bean to brew coffee techniques with you, walking you through everything that is possible with this amazing beverage. “Talk story” with the friendly staff for a few minutes and we promise you will find something new to try that just might become your new coffee favorite, whether it is cold brew, French pressed, poured over, single origin, a blend, or a piping hot espresso.
Like any good organic, fair-trade purveyor of Kauai coffee, Ha has a small but delicious menu of fresh and local snacks to keep you powered up during your day. Acai bowls are loaded with fresh local fruits, pastries are piping hot and fresh out of the oven at nearby Heartflame Bakery and Mailani Sweet Treats, and the bagels from Ya Quddus are delish. Their cold brew coffee is famous island wide, and a must on a warm afternoon. We like to load one up with coconut milk (try it, it’s delicious) and head on down to one of the nearby beaches, particularly if we got going early enough to catch the sunrise. If coffee is not your cup of tea, they also have…well, tea. Lots of it, from all over Hawai‘i and the world!