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Top store recommendations from locals

Warehouse Store
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“I recommend purchasing a cooler bag to use as a carry-on. This is a multi-purpose bag that you can take to the beach and use it as a cooler too. I love traveling with this bag! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Safeway is close by for your grocery needs in the Kauai Village Shopping Center in Kapa'a. There is a Starbucks and many spots to eat and shop.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee, bowls, pastries, and hot breakfast sandwiches. Hip local vibe. Check out the attached clothing boutique, too”
  • 27 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“BEST selection of “poke” on island! Made fresh everyday! This is where the true locals shop for groceries. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great house coffee, homemade bread and bagels, unique pastries, and live music the sunday morning we visited. They also have used books for sale and delicious pizzas for lunch!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cafe
“Healthy healthy healthy!!! Lots of vegan choices! DELICIOUS salad bar, daily soups, breakfast wraps! Great deli! Mmmmmm”
  • 23 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Restaurant located behind the Marriott in Lihue. Same menu as Keoki's out in Poipu, but overlooks a lagoon where you can watch stand up paddle boarders, etc ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Originally a library and then converted to the Kauaʻi Museum, which displays exhibits on the history of the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaii.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Health
“Great Health Food Store sharing food that's Organic, non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and more.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cafe
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“I always stop here for lunch when I go to the west side to visit the Waimea Canyon! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Farm Tours & Coffee Tastings! Grown in rich volcanic soil, touched by abundant mountain rain, warmed by the Pacific sun and cooled by the gentle Hawaiian trade winds.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Food
“The original JoJo’s was started in Waimea in 1992. That store is still there to this day and still has it’s original JoJo’s sign. JoJo’s goal is unchanged- to offer the ultimate in Shave Ice on Kauai. When we expanded to Hanalei and Coconut Marketplace, we took the JoJo’s traditions and secret recipes along with us. JoJo’s gives all of its profits to fund free camps for Hawaiian youth who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience such a camp. This camp enables children with few opportunities to have a free holiday in a tropical environment and to experience God’s love and the love of others. Every time you buy a shave ice from us, you’re helping the overall mission of Makanalani and giving a child an experience of a lifetime. If you’re interested in becoming more involved in the mission of Makanalani and help spread Jesus’s love across the islands, you can become a sponser here. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Kong Lung Trading offers an original and ever-changing selection of gifts, home décor, personal accessories, and apparel presented in an uplifting, fine-design atmosphere.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“Quality coffee, dynamic teas, epic treats. Organic, vegetarian, vegan and raw. We think they have the best Chai tea lattes we've every had and killer little raw peanut butter desert.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Right on the way from the Lihue airport to your vacation rental. If you are running early you might want to stop and shop or get a bite to eat. They have restrooms, a place to sit inside and outside, electric outlets, deli bar, sushi bar, and a Starbucks. Across the parking lot is a gas station, A smoothie shop, a shaved ice shop, and restaurants too. A good place to stop on the way to the airport too.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“From fresh coffee, to locally sourced foods and a friendly smile with friendly service, kick off your sandals a decompress with a wonderful fruit bowl or bagel sandwich and a cuppa.”
  • 9 locals recommend