We woke up to sunshine our first day in Maui! We felt rested and ready to explore 🙂 After taking some time to get situated we headed out to a close by cafe, Paia Bay Coffee, to get coffee (MUCH wanted) and breakfast (MUCH needed).
We ordered a salmon and lox bagel (typical us), a Greek yogurt bowl, and banana bread to go. I got some hot coffee while the hubs got iced.
This salmon and lox bagel was so fresh and delicious and hearty-cream cheese, avocado, tomato. Absolute perfection!
After taking some time to plot our day and our trip we headed out to Kihei. We explored the beach and checked out some local shops and stumbled into Cinnamon Roll Place where we got this decadent thing.
This cinnamon roll had cream cheese icing and macadamia nuts and warmed up it was ooey and gooey in all the best ways!
After some more walking we drove around and found ourselves at an outdoor mall. The weather was so beautiful it was perfect for window shopping and taking in the sun. We obviously always have to get a treat so we got this lilikoi (passion fruit) mochi ice-cream from Whaler’s General Store.
By the way this next pic is the view from that mall’s parking lot.. This picture does absolutely no justice, but I felt like everywhere you looked in Maui it was so beautiful. Everything was lush and green and floral-all the deep happy sighs!
We ended up changing up our plans and decided to head to Lahaina so to keep our energy up we stopped at Akamai coffee. We both got iced coffees this time and started our drive!
Lahaina may have been one of my favorite places of this trip! It’s definitely touristy, but it’s just fun. There’s a fun little boardwalk/shopping type of area that’s right across from the water. It has so many restaurants, coffee shops, and places for trinkets.
Our first find was a little taco truck called Ono Tacos. We shared one fish and one shrimp taco. I don’t remember who liked which more, but each taco was devoured!
After this we walked our way from Ono Tacos to the outdoor outlet mall to the Lahaina boardwalk. There was so much to look at between the stores and the beautiful water! We tried to take it all in the best we could.
We had dinner at Lahaina Luna Cafe which took some walking around to find, but ended up being well worth it! We got teri-fried chicken bites, fish and chips, and a taco combo. The taco combo came with one mahi-mahi taco and one Korean bbq beef taco.
The teri-fried chicken bites were these little pieces of fried chicken coated in a sweet teriyaki glaze. They were crunchy and delicious!
The Korean bbq beef taco was the fave among the two tacos 🙂
Lahaina Luna was right next door to a place highly rated on Yelp. It has 5 stars (out of 5) and over a 1000 reviews. I mean that’s pretty crazy! I know you’re dying to know what this place is-it’s Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice.
I believe we got coconut, mango, and pineapple with macadamia soft serve, sweet and condensed milk and mochi on top.
And yes, it was 5 star worthy!
We did some more perusing before heading home to catch some z’s before day 2 began!
I’ll see you lovelies on Monday until then tell me have you been to Lahaina? Did we make any of the same stops? Comment below and let me know!