Fresh fish served in old Kapaa town

Jessica Else / TGIFR!DAY

The Kapaa tacos are just one of many fresh, island-inspired items on the menu at Mermaids Cafe in Kapaa.

Jessica Else / TGIFR!DAY

Mermaids Cafe is tucked away in old Kapaa town and slings a variety of fresh foods including tacos, salads and breakfast. The lounge offers an out-of-the-way place for post-beach grinds.

Tucked away along the main drag in Kapaa town is a little outdoor cafe that’s home to the mermaids.