Blog: A taste of what you may find on Maui

One of our favorite lunch spots

If you are looking for a reasonable delicious air-conditioned lunch place – I know just the place! Cafe o Lei, on the second floor of Rainbow Plaza across from Kamaole I beach in Kihei is great for lunch and dinner! Confession – we rarely go out for dinner. Dinner prices on Maui are often double of the lunch prices. How are the prices at Cafe o Lei? Most everything on the lunch menu is in the $9-14/person range.

So what’s good at lunch? Pretty much everything!

Here are a few pictures of our orders from this past Sunday.

Sig likes the fish special – this is usually a mahi mahi, either mac nut or panko crusted. Sig isn’t a rice lover, so he goes ‘light on the rice and heavy on the salad’.

Cafe o Lei lunch
Cafe o Lei ~ fish special

I often get the Quinoa Salad. It has lots of greens, roasted vegetables, feta cheese, some sprouts and a great vinaigrette. My other favorite is the crab club sandwich – come hungry!

Cafe o Lei lunch
Cafe o Lei ~ quinoa salad

My sister-in-law tried the Jumbo Shrimp Papaya Salad – she was a fan.

Cafe o Lei lunch
Cafe o Lei ~ jumbo shrimp papaya salad

I can’t speak to their desert – if we want desert, we will often walk downstairs and grab a shave ice from S&Q’s. Have you had a shave ice yet? (Note, no D at the end of shave). Delicious and refreshing!

The owners of Cafe o Lei own several additional restaurants: Ami Ami at the Maui Coast Hotel, Cafe o Lei at the Dunes Golf Course (in Kahului) and the Makawao Steak House (in Makawao).