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Fill Your Coffee Cup

4 Coffee Shops to find your caffeine boost

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In preparation for upcoming midterms, finals or whatever else this semester will entail for you, here are four coffee shops near campus to provide you with your much needed caffeine boost and study space.

Morning Glass Coffee + Café

Morning Glass coffee

Morning Glass Coffee + Café is located in Mānoa and offers a selection of coffees that are freshly ground and prepared to order. Morning Glass is a stop-and-go café with a wide variety of coffee grounds from all over the world, like Indonesia, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Morning Glass features a beverage menu that includes lattes with house made vanilla, caramel or cinnamon, Vietnamese iced coffee and various teas. The lunch selection includes sandwiches, burgers and pastries. The price range for beverages is $2.50-$4.50, while food items can go up to $12. 

Smokey’s Pipe and Coffee


Smokey’s Pipe and Coffee is conveniently located down the street from campus and is open late on Mondays through Saturdays. This location’s coffee selection includes house-blended coffee, cold brew and most popular, Hemp N Honey that consists of an iced latte, sweetened with honey and hemp milk. Along with its coffee menu, Smokey’s Pipe and Coffee serves up Kava, specialty drinks, teas, acai bowls, bagels, sandwiches and more. The price range for coffee is $2-$5, while other menu items can go up to $10. Smokey’s Pipe and Coffee is great for its various menu options, study space and free Wi-Fi.

Glazers Coffee

glazers coffee

Glazers Coffee on S. King St is a specialty coffee shop that serves up Seattle-style espresso coffee. The café’s menu features the classic coffee selection— from hot drinks like Americano, caramel or hazelnut latte and cappuccino to cold drinks like cold brew and vanilla or mocha frappe. A barista recommended the hazelnut or caramel latte, as it is one of the most popular items. Glazers Coffee also serves teas, Italian soda and a minimal food selection of bagels and scones. The price range for beverages is $2-$5. You should definitely come here for the convenience of location, delicious coffee and free Wi-Fi.

Coffee Talk

coffee talk

Coffee Talk in Kaimuki has a wide variety of food and coffee, and provides individualized or group seating. The coffee selection includes items like cinnamon roll and cake batter lattes, Thai iced coffee and espresso. The café’s food menu includes sandwiches, like the mushroom melt or Greek chicken salad, bagels, pastries and salads. The price range for beverages is $2-$5, while other menu items can go up to $11. Coffee Talk is bit further from campus, but a great place to hang-out, study and enjoy some coffee. This café also has free Wi-Fi.