Aloha! Welcome to Cafe des Amis restaurant in Paia

Food for the soul at Cafe des Amis in the heart of Paia.

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Cafe des Amis restaurant in Paia offers a unique charm and atmosphere in this old plantation town. Situated the north shore of the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui, Paia flourished alongside the sugarcane industry which bought wealth to the island in the late 1800’s.

Following a decline in the fortunes of the sugarcane business Paia was ‘discovered’ in the 1970’s. It quickly became host to an influx of surfers and windsurfers from the world over and its fortunes revitalised.

View of courtyard seating

Nowadays Paia is much more than just a surfer’s town. It is home to a thriving community of residents, restaurants, cafés, massage and tattoo parlours, yoga shalas and much more. It has also become a meeting place for the diverse population of this beautiful island and to its visitors.

Paia also has the unique honour of being home to The Maui Dharma Center. The Great Paia Lha Bab Peace Stupa which stands at its gateway was consecrated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in April 2007.

cafe des amis interior

The menu offers two distinct cuisines. Our crepes and the appetizers offer an authentic taste of France and the Mediterranean. Our delicious curries offer the genuine taste of Indian home cooking.

If you’re looking for a place to go or wondering where to eat in Paia, please come and visit us the Café des Amis.

George spinning a crepe
Tina serving in the courtyard with a big smile

Join us for an authentic Italian Latte and breakfast crepe, or a cocktail and a Mediterranean platter to share. Try our famous island fish curry with fiery chutney washed down with a local brew.

Enjoy the unique atmosphere at Cafe des Amis restaurant in Paia. We regularly host Live Music in our relaxed courtyard performed by an array of local talent.

diners in courtyard
comfortable seating in the courtyard

We are open 12 noon to 8.00pm every day for lunch and dinner.

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Happy hour is 4-6pm.

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