Wicked HI Cafe is a popular cafe on Oahu's North Shore. They are known for the Honey Slush dessert and sourdough waffles and pizza! It's an ideal post-beach cafe to meet up with friends and enjoy lunch, sweets, and coffee.
Wicked HI Cafe
There are two things you should know about Wicked HI Cafe:
- Get the Honey Slush!
- Get anything made with sourdough. Ideally the waffles and/or pizza.
They owners are beekeepers and they created this fresh fruit dessert that's like a combination of slushy and sorbet, sweetened with honey.
Their sourdough starter is six years running and used to made yeasty waffles (served with honey, of course) and a whole menu of sourdough pizzas.
You can find Wicked HI at two locations. The main location has a full menu of sweet and savory items. The farmers' market stand has just the Honey Slush.
Wicked HI Cafe is located on the North Shore of Oahu. It's in a town called Waialua. The cafe is tucked inside a small complex with several other businesses. Order at the counter and grab a seat. It's mostly indoor seating though there are a few outdoor tables (see photo below).
It's a casual and comfortable spot and everyone is super friendly. Perfect after a morning at the beach! The menu has something for every craving - pizza for hungry eaters, honey slush for dessert lovers, and a full coffee and tea menu for those who want a drink.
Wicked HI originally started as a stand at the farmers' market and you can still find their Honey Slush at the Kaka'ako Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings. It's so enjoyable to walk around the market with a honey slush in hand (especially on extra hot days). Lucky we live Hawaii!
If you're visiting the main cafe, make sure to check out all the other good eats located in the towns of Haleiwa and Waialua. A few spots we love:
- Burgers and fries from Kua Aina.
- Shave ice from Kula Shave Ice. Also check out Matsumoto Shave Ice. Here's our guide to Shave Ice in Hawaii).
- Snow Puffies from Paalaa Kai Bakery. It's located in the building next door.
A little further out but also on the North Shore:
- Chocolate haupia pies from Ted's Bakery.
- Fresh acai bowls and smoothies from Kahuku Farms. They grow all the fruit and vegetables (even the acai for the acai bowls) right on the farm.
- Garlic shrimp plates from Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp and Giovanni's Shrimp Truck.
What To Order
Honey Slush is the most popular offering and it is delicious. Imagine a slushy, but with a more frozen texture akin to a sorbet. It's similar to Italian ice! They are made with fresh fruit and sweetened with honey.
The classic flavors include:
- Dragon Fruit - My go-to! That's the photo at the top of this post.
- Lilikoi - Also called passion fruit.
- Pina Colada - Made with fresh pineapples and coconut cream.
- Coffee - Yes, coffee-honey slushy! This one also has coconut cream.
They come in three sizes and are served with a spoonful of honey on top. I love how that finish of honey give the slush that glossy "cap."
We love chilled and frozen desserts in Hawaii ^_^
A beautiful and simple plain sourdough waffle with a bit of whipped cream and honey on the side. It's warm and yeasty and just sweet enough. So happy to eat!
You may also order the waffle with fresh fruit or even get a savory waffle with toppings like bacon, cheese, and avocado.
I usually visit with a friend and we like to split one pizza and one waffle. Then we each get out own Honey Slush for dessert.
The pizzas are comforting and have a great sourdough tang. I usually get the Margherita which comes with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil (pictured above) or the Honey Goat which comes with a drizzle of their house honey.
Don't overlook the coffee and tea menu. The lattes are made with their housemade macadamia nut milk and almond milk. They also have chai lattes and turmeric lattes ^_^
The have free parking right out front...easy to get during off hours, not so easy when it gets busy.
Some people get street parking (directly across the street). Just be careful when crossing the street because cars tend to go pretty fast here.
Check their Instagram for the latest on specials and new menu items. They recently had fresh sourdough pasta!
You'll be fine on weekdays, but weekends get really busy and some dishes will sell out. If you have your heart set on a certain dish, go early if you're going on a weekend.
- Wicked HI Cafe | 66-935 Kaukonahua Rd, Waialua, Hawaii 96791 | (808) 636-8162 | wickedhislushie.com
- Price (approximate): Honey Slush $3-$6; Waffle $5; Pizza $12-$15.
- Hours: Wednesday-Sunday (9am-5pm)