Known mostly for its pies, Leoda’s Maui is one of the best places to eat on the Island. It is a very popular counter-serve café that specialized in comfort food, while still having a menu that will keep everyone you’re travelling with happy. We usually hit it on our way from the Airport to Ka’anapali.
The café is cute and quaint with a cottage feel. The staff is very friendly and helpful if you are struggling to make food decisions.
Like so many people who visit Maui, we drove past Leoda’s countless times before ever stepping foot inside. It is a few miles outside of Lahaina Town in Olowalu, between Mile Marker 15 and 16 appearing almost out of nowhere. It is a 10 minute drive from Ka’anapali Beach Resort thus making it a great meal option. Finally after a friend recommended we try Leoda’s Maui, we stopped in on our way to Ka’anapali from the airport on our next trip and we’ve been hooked ever since.
Doing the Road To Hana? They will pack your lunch to take with you.
Flying home? They will pack your food to take on the plane too.
For breakfast, try their seared ahi benedict if you are a fish eater, since it is not something that you can get anywhere. Also, it is probably the best eggs benny on the planet. Seriously. If you are looking for a more traditional breakfast they have that too. But hey, if you decide to have pie for breakfast, we wouldn’t judge. You’re on vacation after all.
For lunch Leoda’s has several great options, including the amazing club sandwich which is served on fresh baked bread. None of the sandwiches come with sides, so if you’re hungry and looking for something extra maybe try the hand cut fries. A healthier option is the side out of the garden salad. It’s a simple garden salad with fresh local ingredients. For the hotdog lovers our there, get the Lahaina dog with the upcountry dog setup. The staff recommended it and it was fantastic.
Leoda’s signature pie is the coconut cream which we would highly recommend. Since we often can’t decide, we often get a couple of the mini-pies to take with us for eating after we hit the beach, or dessert after dinner. Let us know what your favorite is!
Wary Travelers Tip:
If you get there and there’s a lineup out the door, don’t turn around. The lineup moves quickly. Since seating is limited, if you intend to stay have someone grab a table and the other stay in line to order.