We might as well call it “Best Hangover Cure,” too. Because whenever we go, we usually find ourselves in the company of many likewise bleary-eyed patrons—most of whom leave in decidedly better spirits, with bellies full of detoxifying banana pancakes and spinach omelets. But really, Gazebo is the quintessential breakfast spot on Maui. Stellar oceanfront views, friendly staff that’s been there forever, hearty helpings of the kind of carb-o-tastic stuff you crave when you get your ass out of bed in the morning, with a cozy, down-home, open-air ambience at real-people-who-actually-have-to-work-to-live-here prices. In fact, we want to know why there aren’t more Gazebo’s around the island? Plus, maybe that would eliminate the place’s impossibly long line. Although we guess that is part of the charm. 5315 L. Honoapi‘ilani Rd., Napili, 669-5621.
Runner-up: Kihei Caffe.1945 S. Kihei Rd., 879-2230. (SC)