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Postcards Cafe in Kauai

Kauai, Hawaii is a place that was made for the picture postcard. In fact, it appears on more postcards than any island in the state. Hence, Postcards Café in Kauai is an appropriate place to stop when you visit Kauai. They are as well known for their organic vegetarian fare and seafood as they are for their collectable tee shirts which feature an image of a postcard of a surfer.

The café is housed in a plantation cottage that was once owned by Chinese immigrants who came to Hawaii to harvest sugar cane. The menu has several picture postcard images on it and contains some really fabulous food. Here are just a few of the highlights.

Vegetarian Food at Postcards Cafe in Hanalei

Hawaii is known for its roasted pig and seafood, and it can be a scary place for a vegetarian to visit. Fortunately, Postcards Cafe in Hanalei offers many vegetarian dishes. Appetizers include a large baked portabella mushroom that is stuffed with veggies and cheese, a sweet and spice portabella cake with a hemp seed crust and a trio of vegetarian dips including artichoke, hummus and baba ghanoush. Entrees include a hardy and delicious grilled vegetable tostada called the Sombrero and a marinated grilled tofu cutlet.


A desire for seafood is quick to be sated with the Postcards Platter, which is an appetizer that consists of seafood filled rockets, crunchy and rich crab cakes, fried ahi and taro French fries. The platter is accompanied by a creamy and rich coconut curry.

Seafood entrees at Postcards Cafe in Kauai include a catch of the day which is served grilled or blackened and a crunchy, sweet and flavorful fennel crusted lobster tail.


Sweets include such favorites as a traditional Hawaiian banana bread which is more like a cake, and a chocolate silk pie which is vegan, tofu based, and comes with dried cherries and a gingery crust. There is a chocolate volcano at Postcards Cafe in Hanalei that contains lots of chocolate lava, vanilla ice cream and a sweet and tart raspberry sauce.

Where to Stay

There are many hotel and home sharing services in Kauai; knowing which one to pick can be challenging. If you are not careful, you may end up with a subpar hotel or a room in the house of a particularly strange stranger. Why not let the rental real estate experts at Ahh! Aloha Kauai Vacations find you the perfect place to stay? We have beautiful homes that can accommodate both small and large groups. Give us a call today at 866-922-5642.