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Whether you just grab a freshly baked cookie and cup of Kauai coffee to go or make a full meal of it, you’ll quickly discover why visitors and locals jockey for parking spots at this casual restaurant and bakery. Early hours and hearty breakfasts (including convenient wraps) make it a popular stop on the way to snorkel cruises or Waimea Canyon. About a 15-minute drive from Poipu, the plantation-style cafe also offers a great alternative to high-priced resort dining. Greens grown nearby dominate the extensive salad list, while the rustic housemade buns pair nicely with grass-fed Kauai beef, veggie, or turkey burgers, among other plump sandwiches. Dinner is on the pricier side, but fresh seafood, such as blackened ahi with kale Caesar, and the Hunan-style pork ribs shine.