Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) first opened its doors to Hawai‘i in 2005. With more than 15 stores on O‘ahu, CBTL offers a variety of caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages that suit every need.

The café’s espresso shots are pulled by hand, which means that each shot is fresh. Instead of syrups, CBTL uses powders in its drinks, which give them a creamier flavor and texture. It has a wide selection of teas that set it apart from its competition. Among the choices are strawberry cream, earl gray, jasmine dragon, swedish berries and lemon chamomile.

They also offer blended beverages like the Malibu Dream Ice Blended Drink – a fruity strawberry banana juice smoothie, as well as traditional blended refreshments like Chai and Matcha. CBTL also offers a rewards card: 50 stamps in exchange for a free drink. “Mo’Fun Fridays” is its weekly special. Customers can sign up for exclusive emails, which feature a puzzle. The answer to the puzzle is that weekend’s passphrase, which can be used to claim CBTL’s weekend deal.

Many students frequent the shop located in Manoa Marketplace, which offers free Wi-Fi and places to sit and plug in electronic devices. It is the go-to for those who are looking for a quiet place to study, relax or meet up for coffee dates.

Address: 2754 Woodlawn Dr.

Phone: 988-6134


Hours: 5:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. daily


The Curb


3538 Wai‘alae Ave.


Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun. 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

phone: 321-1073


Glazers Coffee


2700 S. King St.


Mon. - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Fri. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sat. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. 

phone: 391-6548