Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit Kauai: Tip Top Cafe




August 31, 2015

Visit Kauai: Tip Top Cafe

I swear my then-boyfriend and now-husband and I went to Tip Top Cafe the last time we visited Kauai (over 10 years ago) based on the recommendation of my former co-worker (who used to commute to Honolulu from Lihue daily).  When I asked my former co-worker for an updated list of recommendations for our recent visit, Tip Top Cafe was still on his list, so we decided to stop there for a late breakfast upon our arrival in Lihue (and maybe it would jog my husband's memory).

Tip Top Cafe is adjacent to Tip Top Motel - who knew a motel cafe would become one of Kauai's most popular dining spots?

We were lucky to get seated immediately - it was a pretty full house, and remained that way the entire time we were there.

We put in our orders, and I couldn't believe how quickly the food came!

Banana Pancake

Loco Moco

Macadamia Nut Pancake

Smoked Bacon Omelet with Hash Browns

I ordered the Smoked Bacon Omelet, which also had green onions and tomatoes.  It seemed to have a lot more green onions and tomatoes than bacon, but it was still delicious and satisfying.

My kids loved the Pancakes, and my husband ate up his Loco Moco.

They also have a bakery, which offers a variety of baked goods - perfect for omiyage! 

Service was fast and friendly, and it's the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch (if you love oxtail soup, my former co-worker highly recommends it - it's available all day!).

My husband still doesn't remember going there after this visit, but at least I now have this blog as proof!

Tip Top Cafe
3173 Akahi St
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-2333 

1 comment:

  1. Seriously, the pancakes in Hawaii are the biggest I have ever eaten in my life. Delicious too! I love the coconut syrup.


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