We might not have a Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Hawaii, but we do have a Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar. The Waikiki cafe on Seaside Avenue is the first in Hawaii to offer the company’s small-lot Reserve coffees in the premium Reserve Bar setting.
The Waikiki location is spacious and modern.
At the Reserve Bar, you can request a physical menu…
They’ve got merchandise that you can’t find at your typical neighborhood Starbucks, like these special edition Field Notes and mugs.
Desire a specific brewing method? They’ve got you. I like to brew using a Chemex.
I tried the Nitro Cascara Cloud, a nitro cold brew topped with cascara-infused foam and a sprinkle of cascara sugar.
And then after chatting with the knowledgeable barista behind the counter, I went ahead and ordered more coffee. This is the Origin Flight, a selection of three different Starbucks Reserve coffees prepared on the Clover brewer. These were supposed to be 8 ounce servings (per coffee type)…they upgraded my serving size and gave me 12 ounces…I was left buzzing with caffeine!
No matter your opinion of Starbucks, if you enjoy coffee, then the Reserve Bar is worth checking out. I’d happily visit again for their seasonal creations and reserve coffees.
Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar at Waikiki
349 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815