Kona Coffee Purveyors was hands down the best coffee and experience we had while on the hunt for Oahu’s best coffee shop. We visited the location inside the International Market Place, located right on the main Waikiki Beach strip.
This cute shop has a great patio space where you can people watch and just admire the palm tress against a bright blue sky backdrop — seriously though, half of the time I was in Hawaii, I just thought it was all fake and that someone was about to pull back some backdrop on a movie set.
Their space has a really cool vibe with plenty of merchandise that you can purchase, including their magical beans! Head over to their website to check out what makes their Kona coffee so delicious!
This spot was easily accessible by walking, but if you have a rental or in need of parking, you can find parking in the Kuhio Avenue Parking Structure. The cafe is located just near Saks Fifth Avenue on Level 1.
Stroller Accessibility: 5
What I have found about Oahu—specifically the Waikiki area, is that everything is very stroller accessible. This place is no different—whether you want to baby wear or bring your stroller, there is more than enough space to move around and park it beside your table.
We loved this coffee shop because it was just really well designed. The displays for their merchandise impeccably organized and made you want everything. The staff were so friendly! They were also very forgiving of my request for a green cup instead of the regular white ones because I had a certain picture that I wanted to capture. It wasn’t very busy when we went but I am sure they have peak times like any coffee shop.
They do not have high chairs and there is no washroom within the actual shop. Since it is located inside of the Market Place, you need to use the main washrooms. They are located just behind the cafe and have a large, clean family washroom with change tables and plenty of room for your stroller.
Food and Drinks: 5
The coffee was delicious; it had a fruity and smooth but rich complexity to it. Phil had an Americano and it was fantastic. I opted for an iced chai latte because I had way too much coffee one day and it was so refreshing! I usually love chai lattes or hate them, and this one was definitely a winner.
Food was also great. They have an onsite bakery within the cafe run by B. Patisserie and their croissant and madeleines were nothing short of perfection. Light and flaky and buttery and my mouth is watering just thinking about that damn croissant! The madeleines were also light and fluffy and everything a french cookie should be.
Price Point: 4
Price-wise, the coffee and food was on the higher end. Based on the location of where we were and the caliber of coffee I wasn’t surprised to be spending $20 American on two coffees and two pastries. But it was well worth it for Kona Coffee!
Overall Rating: 4.5
I want to give them a 5 soooo badly, but I can’t due to the lack of amenities for kids and the price. If you are planning on going for a coffee with your partner or solo, then yes this is a 5 star rating. But for family oriented, it gets a 4.5. However, I will tell you that I have been dreaming of this coffee and chai latte since I left the damn island!
Kona Coffee Purveyors: http://www.konacoffeepurveyors.com/kona-coffee-region/
Kona Coffee Location: https://www.shopinternationalmarketplace.com/stores/kona_coffee_purveyors_b_patisserie
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