The Best Breakfast in Waikiki
Although Oahu is known for its diverse, luxuriant culinary scene (most notably in Kaka’ako and downtown Honolulu), families are often pleasantly surprised to discover dozens of thriving specialty breakfast restaurants in the surrounding, less-traveled neighborhoods. These top-rated eateries range from quaint, mom-and-pop joints to luxurious, oceanfront restaurants. Researching and discovering the best breakfast in Waikiki Beach can be challenging as there are nearly 500 restaurants in the city that specialize in “the most important meal of the day.” And luckily for you and your family, Prince Waikiki’s on-site restaurant, 100 Sails, serves some of the best breakfast in Waikiki.
100 Sails Restaurant & Bar
Yes, 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar has a crowd-pleasing a la carte menu, but its extensive breakfast buffet is too alluring to pass up. Start each glorious morning in our tropical paradise with a hearty, sundry breakfast inside our lavish, ocean-view restaurant, which is only a short elevator ride from each awe-inspiring suite. For just $33, you can indulge in a build-your-own omelet, fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and, of course, a plethora of authentic Japanese eats. Our culinary team has perfected their okayu (rice porridge), nori (seaweed), natto (fermented soybeans), and tsukemono (preserved vegetables).
Thanks to its tall, wood ceilings and comforting natural light, Bills has perhaps the best ambiance in Waikiki. This popular breakfast hangout utilizes muted pastel colors, large bay windows, and hand-crafted wicker chairs to put each diner at ease. And the breakfast combinations, while not considered island cuisine, are inventive and unquestionably delicious. We’re partial to ricotta hotcakes with housemade banana and honeycomb butter as well as the classic, filling “full Aussie” breakfast.
Koko Head Cafe
Choosing between Koko Head Cafe, Sweet E’s Cafe, and Scratch Kitchen wasn’t easy, but Koko Head’s steaming skillets set this brunch favorite apart from the competition. Unlike traditional American skillets that feature eggs, cheese, meat, and veggies, Koko Head’s recipes utilize Japanese ingredients such as tempura kimchi, miso-marinated fish, ong choy, and jidori chicken. The end result is an idyllic blend of classic American flavors with a healthy dose of authentic Hawaiian flair—and some of the tastiest breakfast in Waikiki.
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Prince Waikiki is the top-ranked Honolulu lodging option on TripAdvisor thanks to our five-star service, world-class amenities, and jaw-dropping ocean views. We’re also the proud home to three unique Waikiki restaurants: 100 Sails, Katsumidori Sushi Tokyo, and Hinana Bar. To learn more about the best breakfast buffet in Waikiki, please visit our website.