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Who? ChadLou!

July 5, 2013
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Today’s post comes from our account service intern/coffee aficionado Katie Bailie. A 2013 graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute, she’s swapped Kailua Beach for So. Cal. as she pursues a degree in Graphic Design at Chapman University. 

I love spending a day in Kailua, shopping around at all of the little boutiques. However, by 2pm I need to be re-charged, so I stop inside ChadLou’s for a coffee. ChadLou’s is a hole in the wall coffee shop, next to FlowerChild and Olive on Kihapai Street. Famous for their ice cream sandwiches, ChadLou’s does pretty good business on a hot day. This past weekend, they were promoting an Okinawan sweet potato ice cream. However, if you’re not so daring, they offer traditional flavors like vanilla and chocolate as well.  It’s also the only place I’ve found on Oahu that can brew up my favorite drink, the Lavender Tea Latte. Perhaps that’s because one of their specialties is their freshly brewed loose leaf tea. They have a wall of glass mason jars filled with different kinds of loose-leaf teas for sale. Apparently there are 70 different kinds of tea, from Peach Black Tea to Red Rooibos Chai; flavors to please anyone’s palate. The baristas at ChadLou’s say that their “Ice Grinds,” much like Starbuck’s Frappuccino, are the most popular items on the menu. On a rainy day, cozy up on their vintage couch and grab a book off of the bookshelf in the back with a hot coffee. The best thing about ordering a latte at ChadLou’s is the latte art that the barista’s whip into the foam of your coffee. Search the hashtag #chadlous on Instagram, and you’ll be impressed with the hundreds of latte art pictures posted by the girls at ChadLou’s and their satisfied customers.


Take that, Starbucks.

Take that, Starbucks.


Inside ChadLou's


:: 45 Kihapai Street, Kailua, HI | Parking in back  | 808.263.7930  | |

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2013 12:02 pm

    i absolutely love this place and I’m so glad I found your wonderful blog! 😉

    • joarch permalink*
      July 30, 2013 11:19 am

      Thanks! What’s your favorite menu item?

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