Starbucks Lihue

Kauai is such an astoundingly beautiful place. So much natural beauty. And yet, I spent much of my free time in the Starbucks at Kukui Grove Shopping Center — each of the three days I was on the island.

Something to be said for free wi-fi and the shop's products. I had my share. Hot tea. Iced mocha latte. Even without a nice couch seat (no couches there), I was content with my power source for the laptop and the nice, friendly vibe both in the store and of the people passing by.

In a weird way, this might be the best people-watching spot on the island, even though I was online touching base with the office and Facebook friends. Next time, though, I'm making a concerted effort to see more of the island and try OTHER coffee shops.