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Tip Top Café

Serving up home cooked meals for over one hundred years, Tip Top is a local favorite. What it doesn’t offer in the way of a tropical vibe, it more than makes up for with its large portions of local-style comfort food.

For a filling breakfast before a hike or day at the beach, feast on a stack of pineapple macadamia nut pancakes or sweet bread French toast. On both the breakfast and lunch menu, the loco moco is a Kauai favorite, consisting of a hamburger patty and two eggs over rice smothered in brown gravy. Get your caffeine fix for the day with a cup of refillable Royal Kona Coffee. The lunch menu offers up an array of sandwiches and plate lunches. Try a shrimp plate, grilled ono, or beef cutlet, with a side of rice and local-style macaroni salad. A variety of combo plates allow you to try several items, and portions are filling.

Planning Your Excursion to Tip Top

Tip Top in Kauai is located in Kauai’s east coast town of Lihue at 3173 Akahi St. They serve breakfast and lunch Tuesday-Sunday 6:30am-1:45pm. The breakfast menu is available until 11:30 and the lunch menu begins at 11:20.

Around the Area

Located just over a mile from the Lihue Airport, Tip Top is a convenient spot to grab a meal before or after a flight. It is also located near the Kauai Museum and the island’s main large shopping centers such as Walmart, Costco, Ross, and Safeway. Tip Top Café is also just two miles from Kalapaki Beach, a great location for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and sand volleyball. Equipment rentals and lessons are onsite at Kalapaki, making this a convenient locale for watersports. Head to Tip Top for a filling meal after a day in the water.

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We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our east coast properties such as Banyan Harbor, Lae Nani, Pono Kai, Kauai Beach Resort, Kaha Lani, or Islander on the Beach will put you in close proximity for enjoying the coconut coast’s best beaches, as well as a meal at Tip Top in Kauai. Many of our rentals offer stunning ocean or mountain views, full kitchens, swimming pools, island-inspired décor, and breezy lanais. Contact us at to learn about local activities and to get started with planning your ideal Kauai getaway.