Independent locally owned and operated since 2009 Tutu’s Soup Hale is situated in a brightly colored plantation style building formerly part of the Legendary Coco Palms Hotel where Elvis Presley’s movie “Blue Hawaii” was filmed.
Driving north from the Lihue airport Tutu’s Soup Hale is located on the Makai side (ocean side), just past the Wailua River and provides the first opportunity for sustenance in Kinipopo Shopping Village.
This open air café has become a destination spot for islanders and international travelers alike who are attracted to its Artistic flair, with splashes of Hawaiiana, coffee house music, black and white photographs of musicians lining the wall.
Tutu’s serves up homemade meals in a distinctly individual way ~ serving breakfast & lunch all day!
What you won’t find is Wi-Fi—what you will find is…. guests engaging in spirited conversations over a steamy bowl of soup while sipping French press coffee or Kava
a Polynesian elixir in a coconut cup.
Guests are invited to kick back on our plantation style couch in the red lounge and read about Hawaii’s lore and legends or dine outside on the lanai under the canopy of a majestic Banyan tree in the cool Kauai trade winds. Tutu’s is complete with a lending library, board games and books for children. So come, enjoy home cooked comfort food, Kaua’i style!
“On the more tasteful side of funky and kitschy, this café is a popular eatery with islanders and visitors looking for that special spot that can't be found anywhere else in the world. The café offers light meals with an emphasis on freshness and quality”.
“Fabulous food with great & cheerful service” “The ambiance is really ethnic with a soothing fusion appeal and a very personal touch from the owners—
“For a place dubbed as a hole-in-the-wall, this restaurant is chic with top quality service & food”
“One of those literal “hole in the wall” places that are simple treasures”!
“An amazing find on the east shore”!
“That’s why we put ‘hale’ into the name, we wanted it to feel like you are in our home,” Sage McCluskey said, co-owner with Bert McCluskey. “It’s like an open-air ‘Cheers’ atmosphere where everyone knows your name — if you don’t know someone when you come in you will by the time you leave.”