Drink coffee, or die. That’s not a threat, it’s the motto at Java Kai, the boutique coffee roaster, café, art showroom, and bean bazaar on Kaua‘i’s eastside. This eclectic space offers a refreshing selection of coffee beverages, baked goods, to-go sandwiches, and the ever-popular avocado toast. Pop in for a quick drink, browse the local art that festoons the walls, or stick around and relax with a good book. Thanks to their rocket fuel coffee brews, the day is long, and it is all yours!
From the second you step food inside this brightly painted, turquoise-colored café in Kapa`a, you’ll know you have found something special. Come by in the mornings and watch the coffee roasters at work as you inhale the intoxicating scent of fresh coffee berries slowly turned into your favorite bean varieties, then belly up to the counter and place your order. They feature a special house blend plus single-origin coffees from Kona, Hamakua, and across the globe. Hand-crafted lattes showcase their baristas special talents, and the selection of espresso beverages is laid out like a periodic table of deliciousness: Sh for Shark Bite (espresso with whipped cream and raspberry drizzle), Re for Red Eye (Hawaiian coffee with a shot of espresso), Bl for Blended Anu (Espresso or Chai with milk, ice, mocha, caramel, and vanilla bean), and so on. The small café has a loyal following, so if the line is long (it often is), you can phone in your food order in advance, or order via their online menu and have your coffee and food waiting for you when you arrive. Splendid!
Best Coffee In Kauai
Tucked away in the back of the main café is one of the best coffee In Kauai counter known affectionately as the Kai Bar. A great alternative to the popular front bar, this is an excellent way to grab your favorite Kai coffee, avocado toasts, and pastries on the go, no fuss, no muss. It is located in the back parking lot (next to the Kaua‘i Juice Company) and is open most mornings until 11am. Both the Kai Bar and Java Kai have a steady stream of daily specials and novelty drinks, as these coffee pioneers are firm believers in redefining your daily cup of joe.
Java Kai is located on Kuhio Highway in Kapa`a, just a block from the beach and are open 6am to 7pm every day.