Saltwater Deli – Kihei, Maui, HI

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Saltwater Deli – Kihei, Maui, HI

Published 11/10/2023 by the Maui Happy Hours team

Kama’aina Discount at Saltwater Deli

  • Kamaaina receive 10% off with Hawaii ID

Address, Phone, and Website

Address: 1993 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753 (Island Surf Building)

Phone: (808) 793-3355


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About Saltwater Deli in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Saltwater Deli, a charming and locally-owned cafe and deli situated at 1993 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Hawaii, has quickly become a beloved breakfast and lunch destination. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 am to 4 pm, the deli offers a cozy atmosphere for both dine-in and carryout options​​​​.

Owned by Robyn Sarno, Saltwater Deli stands out not only for its culinary offerings but also for its commitment to the community. During the devastating Maui fires, the deli provided meals to volunteers, essential workers, and families facing food insecurity, showcasing its dedication to community support​​​​.

The deli prides itself on its use of high-quality ingredients, offering a variety of breakfast and lunch options. For breakfast, customers can enjoy handcrafted sandwiches, bagel sandwiches, breakfast burritos, scrambles, pancakes, French toast, parfaits, and a selection of hot coffee and tea. The lunch menu features freshly made salads, sandwiches, and wraps.

Customer favorites include the Curry Chicken Salad, Breakfast Tacos with Chorizo, and the Portuguese Breakfast Burrito, which is particularly praised for its flavor and size. Moreover, the deli offers vegetarian options like “Mock Chicken” style baked tofu, vegan sub buns, and a veggie wrap​​​​​​​​.

The atmosphere at Saltwater Deli is described as friendly and inviting, with a terrific location right across from the beach. The deli provides outdoor seating, street parking, and private lot parking. In keeping with a sustainable approach, it offers compostable containers and plastic-free packaging​​​​.

The indoor dining area is equipped with fans for comfort and plays great music, adding to the overall warm and welcoming ambiance. Additionally, the owner, Robyn, and her kitchen staff are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, often checking on customers despite being busy with their tasks​​.

Saltwater Deli’s commitment to the community, combined with its delicious food and welcoming atmosphere, makes this a must-stop for breakfast, lunch, or takeout the next time you are in Kihei. 

According to these Saltwater Deli patrons

“The breakfast and coffee here is amazing. Definitely recommend!”

Hannah R., November 2023

“The two women running the deli today were so welcoming and friendly! Sounds like they recently reopened and I’m so glad they did – the sunrise wrap and breakfast burrito we had were both phenomenal.”

Bailey H., October 2023

“One of our favorite breakfast/lunch spots on this side of the island, super quality ingredients and flavors, not like just any “Deli”…kudos to them for supporting the community during tragic times too…”

Thomas S., October 2023

“The girls at Saltwater Deli are amazing! So friendly and inviting! Amazing food! Curry chicken salad is so good! And the breakfast tacos with chorizo too!!”

Grace F., October 2023

“This place is all around amazing!! We got the Portuguese breakfast burrito & hands down the best breakfast burrito I’ve ever had!! So much flavor and it was huge, we split it! It also comes with a salsa, and while the burrito doesn’t need it, it adds to the flavor and is delicious and home made!! Atmosphere was terrific! Right across from the beach! And the owner was here prepping catering service for tomorrow for the essential workers helping with the Lahaina Fires 💞 absolutely amazing place! Highly recommend!! P.S. I also got a caramel macchiato & there was coffee ice in the drink (ice made out of coffee) & it was also delicious!”

Katherine G., October 2023

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