Coffee With Some History
I ran into Maui Coffee Attic by accident while taking a walk in Wailuku. I had noticed some painting going on at the old Hokama’s building as I drove by but I didn’t really pay attention. Then one day I was walking down to Ba Le and saw the new Coffee Attic signage on the wall. I had to stop in.
John and Gwen Henry serve coffee, tea and bits of Maui architectural history from their cool little coffee shop. “The building is 60 years old,” Gwen said. As the story goes, a brother in law from the Hokama family was going to architecture school around Frank Lloyd Wright’s days. He had big ideas for the building, which sold electronics and stereos back in the day. The cash register they use is original to Hokama’s, and they actually ring up your coffee with it.
The shop has a living room style layout to it. Its full of cushy couches and comfy chairs to kick back in. The Henry’s say they are developing a meeting area to fit larger groups as well.
The Henrys have an incredible Nutella Latte, and their iced coffee boasts big dark chucks of ice made from coffee. Another customer told me their Chai Tea was one of her favorites. The Henrys get their salad greens from Kumu Farms, and Gwen lit up when she described the salads she makes there. They also have pizza and pastries on the menu. They are open 6am to 6pm daily.
Maui Coffee Attic
59 Kanoa St., Wailuku