"Wai" means water in Hawaiian.... that which is essential for life. "Kiki" means "spouting" in Hawaiian..... as in a spring or fountain. Waikiki was named such due to the many natural springs that came down from the mountains and provided fresh drinking water to what became a flourishing and iconic community....... Waikiki. Cafe Waikiki specializes in healthy food... smoothies, acai bowls, salads, wraps, crepes, bagels, and coffee..... using local ingredients whenever possible. This is the place to enjoy a variety of vegetarian and vegan options as well.