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Cafe Laniakea

Across the Ewa (west) side of Iolani Palace, this public cafe is located within the Laniakea YWCA, which is also a filming location.


The Cafe Laniakea is on the grounds of the Laniakea YWCA, itself a Lost filming location for many Hurley flashbacks.

While you are here, you shouldn't miss Iolani Palace of the Hawaiian royalty just across the street, the only royal palace in the United States. Tickets for the palace tour are limited, so buy your reservation first, then come down to Cafe Laniakea to wait. If the tours are sold out, there is a self-guided tour in the basement museum of the palace; European tourists should make sure to see the case display containing royal order medals from across Europe.

The YWCA is also a stone's throw from the historic Ali'iolani Hale (a small museum is inside) and Post Office building, both Lost filming locations.

YWCA Laniakea
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Laniakea YWCA walking tour

1040 Richards St.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Cafe Laniakea: (808) 524-8789
YWCA: (808) 538-7061

Parking: Metered street parking only

Directions: Google Maps

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The filming location is a cafe restaurant in the local YWCA.

A view of the prayer area from a hallway.

A view during 2008 construction on the cafe area
A view in the same direction of the screencap, with Cafe Laniakea off the left edge, reveals a staircase leading to a view of the pool, as well as the basketball court filmed in Hurley's flashback in Ep. 2x18 Dave.

A decorative rail and crest, as well as perhaps a garden, are visible in the background.

The rear area is revealed to be a swimming pool in real life.
A view from the top of the stairs coming from the hallway.
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The side entrance to the cafe courtyard on the makai (oceanside) face of the YWCA.
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