Taste of Maui Your 2012 Guide To Maui’s Best Kama‘aina Deals Hard to believe it’s September again. Labor Day has passed, the tourists are largely gone and humpback whales will be splashing in Maui waters in just a few weeks. It’s also the best time of the year to get great deals at some of the […]
Wailuku Coffee Company
I’ve always been a fan of community theater, though from a distance. I’m an expert in entertainment on Maui, but when it came to writing about productions in theater, I felt like I was missing something. So for my recent dinner and show outing to see Maui Onstage’s The Producers–Mel Brooks’ famous play about a […]
Phenomenal coffee, great baked goods, sandwiches, bagels and wraps make us yearn to sit in Maui Coffee Roasters free wi-fi zone with all the laptop loungers. Their take-home and ship-out shiny pound packages of coffee are irresistible. They have an incredible selection of coffee grown throughout the islands, and all of the fancy equipment to […]
Owner/operator Megan Kanekoa at Wailuku Coffee Company has created a coffee haven out of the Market Street cafe. Her love of the brewed bean means that strict quality control governs every cup that goes out. Apparently, MauiTime readers perked up and voted. 26 N. Market St., Wailuku; 808-495-0259; wailukucoffeeco.com Runner Up: Fasha Puckett, Starbucks(JR) 1819 South […]
What makes a good smoothie? At Jamba Juice, it would seem to be great service and that great flavor you’ve come to expect. Jamba gets voted best smoothie year after year, with longtime favorites like Chocolate Moo’d and new flavors like acai berry capturing our taste for fruity beverages. Located island-wide; jambajuice.com Photo by Sean […]
The partnership between Megan Childers and Jackie Goring extends beyond their business, these two ladies and dreamers that created the Wailuku Coffee Company. Like most small local business owners they have had to grow with the demands of customers, their original concept to supply Wailuku with affordable food when they opened two years ago […]
CHEF NAKI KANEKOA, WAILUKU COFFEE CO. “It’s mo’ betta for your belly, for our aina and economy.” 26 N. Market St., Wailuku 495-0259 wailukucoffeeco.com Salads $6.50-8.50 We get as much produce locally as possible. Strawberries, zucchini, papaya, avocados, lettuce, oranges, limes and lemons, when they are in season. Some comes from small gardens and farmers […]
If the Rapture is on its way, here’s my last meal request: Wailuku Coffee Company’s $5 baked egg (with cheese, veggies, sour cream and salsa) is my favorite breakfast deal on the isle. So if the Rapture cometh, I know where I’m headed for my last meal. And if there’s no apocalypse after all, at […]
It’s the end of the year, a time for predictions, reflections and celebration. The food and beverage industry had a promising 2010; despite the recession, statistics showed people are still eating out and spending money on food. That suggests it’s not merely about sustenance, but the social aspect of dining. What does this mean for Maui? It’s not only visitors who patronize restaurants—locals love food, too.New restaurants opened, and though they may struggle, many marked one-year anniversaries with the hope for
It’s no secret that the MauiTime crew runs on a mixture of moxie, insanity and caffeine. So it was with bleary, grateful eyes that I greeted the news: Wailuku Coffee Company, our across-the-street java-enablers, have added a 20 oz. drip-coffee size to augment their 12- (scoff) and 16 oz. offerings. Of course I got one, […]
Saturday (October 9), 12pm, Wailuku Coffee Co., Free “Photographs of Auwahi and Flora on Maui,” a new showing featuring works by Duane Sparkman, will open at noon tomorrow (October 9)at Wailuku Coffee Company (formerly Cafe Marc Aurel). THE FLIER EXPLAINS: “Auwahi, an ahupua’a east of Kanaio, was (once) known as ‘the tool box of Maui,’ […]
Friday (September 3), 6-8pm, Market Street, Wailuku, Free Whereas “spreading da aloha” is code for promiscuity, to “practice aloha” is entirely pono—and the theme of this month’s Wailuku First Friday festivities. The night plays host to the opening ceremonies for the annual Festivals of Aloha (6pm), with honorary chairperson Danny Mateo and cultural adviser Kaponoani […]
When Cafe Marc Aurel closed the terror was palpable in the editorial office of Maui Time, where we survive on coffee. Luckily we were only out of a coffee options for about a month before Megan Childers and her partners, Jackie Goring opened Wailuku Coffee Shop in the location on 26 N. Market Street. Megan Childers is no newcomer to the coffee house culture and concept opening her first cafe in Washington as a drive through when she was 17.
@JenRusso: How do you make the perfect espresso?
Megan Childers: It starts with fresh beans, and we have a special grinder that works the beans into a fine ground without bean shock.
There’s a panging sensation at the back of my eyeballs, whenever I must suppress my misty pride for Wailuku’s Market Street. Sure it’s home to MauiTime, but it’s the composite of our cooler-than-cool neighbors that make this place so gosh-darned special. Daytime strolls may best capture the street’s sunny charm, but for one night a month—when the sun dips low and traffic is stopped—Market Street proves why it’s the best host for full-effect First Friday fare. July’s festivities celebrate a special second-birthday for purveyors of HI-style hip, Maui Thing. Their Summer Line will make its grand debut down the catwalk, while…
Newly reopened yesterday, the locale formerly known as Cafe Marc Aurel is back in action—redecorated and renamed Wailuku Coffee Company.Having this Market St. mainstay back warms a part of my heart that was sorely depressed by its absence (since May 16, but feeling MUCH longer). The chillest spot during First Friday festivities, indulged in a […]
*** This year, be a bad-ass Santa and stuff your stocking with these rockin’ local gifts… by Jen Russo, Jacob Shafer and Anu Yagi (CLICK HERE for more) Distilling your own beer and hooch sounds like a pain in the neck. Luckily there are plenty of local distillers, spirits producers and craft beer makers on-island […]