Thursday, April 8, 2010

Oahu Coffee Beat: Traveling Thursday

The Coffee Gallery in Haliewa on Oahu's North Shore is hands down my favorite coffee house on the island. Great coffee, one of a kind setting. Free wifi if you actually tote your laptop on vacation.
Indoor and outdoor seating. Inside, the panels of the ceiling are each painted by a different local North Shore artist. Once, at the tables outside, a little old lady was doing palm readings.

Occasionally there will be a random musician playing outside as well.

What a coffee house is meant to be. Before the Mickey D's of coffee (yes - I mean Starfucks) took over the world.

Link on up with your own favorite local haunt or traveling of any variety.


27 comments:

Jan said...

Mmmmm...coffee. I hope it's better than that motor oil Starbucks serves, too.

Ginny Marie said...

Definitely a coffee house I'd love to visit! The artwork sounds so neat!

Susan R. Mills said...

I love a good ole coffee house. I'd love to visit that one.

Brian Miller said...

nice. love me a good coffee house...and the atmosphere...but i am off the java for April so stop teasing me. smiles.

mo.stoneskin said...

If I was coming your way I would definitely tote my laptop and drink that coffee on your recommendation.

Amy said...

what a fun place to hang out..

gretchen said...

I get SO jealous every time I read one of your travel tips. I need a vacation to Hawaii so much! This coffee house looks WONDERFUL!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

It looks really nice! I'm with Gretchen; an Hawaiian vacation would be the bomb.

Dave said...

It's called fourbucks silly!

Joanie M said...

Starfucks!!! I love you!!!

Ash said...

Oh, I'm back at the beach - alleluia!

Sea salt air mixed with coffee brewing. Does not get any better.

We got turned on to Kona when we were in Kauai (2001), and have never gone back. Would love to buy you a cup at the Coffee Gallery - one day.

Ash (Em)

only a movie said...

I love coffee.
Looks lovely...! xo
Hope you are well.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Hehe, my friend calls it Starsucks.

Beth said...

Hahaha! I have a new name for that coffee place that wants to rule the world.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Sounds like just the kind of place we should meet for coffee.....someday. :-)

My name is PJ. said...

A musician now and then...some atmosphere....my kind of place!

Starfucks - MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I am so ten years old, it's not funny!

starrlife said...

I'm right there with you with my large Decaf! And getting a caffeine buzz nonetheless!

Onedia said...

25 years ago when I lived in Kaneohe and worked at CINCPAC .... "coffee shops" were not plentiful... The last time I set foot in Honolulu was 1994...how it must have changed.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Yes, I enjoy finding the old fashioned coffee houses. Although, all the interesting people there keep me from concentrating on my lap top. Hope all is well.

otin said...

Funny how you don't think of Hawaii when you think of a nice hot cup of coffee. haha

JennyMac said...

I would think it too hot in Hawaii to drink hot coffee but merely saying that proves I dont drink coffee at all. My mom and brother and Husband would drink coffee sitting on the sun.

lisleman said...

wow a good number starbucks haters visit your blog. I just went to one today. I like starbucks.
OK full disclosure my daughter works at one and she gets health insurance. Other big companies should follow their lead.

But OK they are a big company and a small independent coffee shop has a special appeal (if they have good coffee).

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm not a coffee drinker but this sounds terrific.

Happy weekend,
jj

Ruthibelle said...

sounds nice!! Thanks for sharing :)

blueviolet said...

It looks quite charming on first glance!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

It looks fabulous! I love local coffee shops...so much more personality and pizazz! This one looks particularly wonderful...Hugs, Janine

tera said...

I hate Starbucks. This looks wonderful.
*sigh*
I need (really need) to come to Hawaii!