paia, maui (hawaii) : charley's restaurant & saloon.

on our third day in maui, i decided to take a surf lesson. yup, you heard it. a surf lesson ... which began promptly at 7:30am. after that, we planned to drive a little way on the road to hana.

near the beginning of our trip ... we stopped in a super cute little town called paia, where we stumbled upon the perfect place to eat : charley's restaurant & saloon

about this joint : "charley’s is a reflection of the culture of maui, the essence of its foods & the warm spirit of entertainment & aloha." beautiful ... just what we were looking for.

here's what i had ...

tofu scramble :
with avocado, spinach, tomatoes & tempeh "bacon."
after an exhausting morning, this was just the meal i needed. light & delicious. i wasn't the hugest fan of the tempeh, but that's just me. the rest was top notch.

ok, the food was awesome. but the best part? charley's is named after a great dane! (!!!!!!!)

stained glass charley :

charley's juice stand :
the original.

great food + great dane = my kind of restaurant.

charley's restaurant & saloon
142 hana highway
paia, maui, hawaii 96779