Editor’s Pick: Best Breakfasts on Oahu When You're on the Run

If you’re like most people visiting Hawaiʻi, your itinerary is chock full of places to go, activities to enjoy and new things to try. And while quality dining is always enjoyable, sometimes you don’t have the time to gather the troops to enjoy a leisurely, sit-down meal before the first stop on your morning’s journey. 

Don’t worry—This Week Hawaii has got you covered.

Here we’re breaking down our favorite stops on Oʻahu to savor a quick bite before hopping back in the car for your next adventure. 

Quick Bites Oahu 1Fatboy’s – Whether you’re cruising around Haleʻiwa or driving through Hawaiʻi Kai in east Oʻahu, you’re likely to spot a Fatboy’s. Stop in at one of Fatboy’s four popular locations around the island for what they’ve dubbed “Eat-in Takeout,” also known as quick and casual dining! Sample the John Papa’s Corned Beef Hash, Aliʻi Fried Rice or Island Sweet Bread French Toast for a taste of classic Hawaiʻi. Photo courtesy of Fatboy’s. 




Koa Pancake House – Named after the beautiful and distinct Hawaiian Koa wood, Koa Pancake House first opened its doors in 1988 and has been serving up quick and delicious breakfast bites ever since. Today, you’ll find friendly locations in Hawaiʻi Kai, Kaimuki, Kapolei, Moanalua, Wahiawā and Waiaphū. You can’t go wrong sampling the establishment’s assortment of hearty three egg omelets, breakfast plates, benedicts and, of course, pancakes! 

Like Like Drive Inn – You can often tell the quality of a dining establishment by how long it’s been in business, and Like Like Drive Inn is no exception. Still fitted with its glowing neon sign to welcome hungry patrons, Like Like has been a Keʻeaumoku staple for over 60 years, making people happy with authentic local breakfast items and their popular “complete meals.” Favorites include the Old Fashioned Hot Cakes, traditional Eggs and Things and the filling Loco Moco.

Quick Bites Oahu 2Liliha Bakery – Two words: Coco. Puffs. Trust us, you can indulge in this buttery pastry filled with chocolate pudding and topped with Chantilly cream at any time of the day! This popular neighborhood diner and coffee shop also serves up lip-smacking, savory breakfast dishes including the popular Loco Moco, Country Style Omelet and Smoked Pork Belly and Eggs, just to name a few. 

Photo courtesy of HTA / Kirk Lee Aeder

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