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Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
(808) 826-5551
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Ranked #265 of 416 Restaurants in Kauai
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were excited to dine here due to recommendations received from surf instructors, but we were quickly disappointed. This cafe is only open from 7am to 11am. We saw the staff turn people away before 10:45am. The staff was very rude from beginning to end. We were rushed and the whole experience left a terrible taste in our mouths. It... More 

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NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Rudest service we found during our (otherwise wonderful) stay on the North Shore. The waitresses and cook we're talking loudly about customers who had under tipped them (maybe because your service was terrible?) and other negative negative comments about customers. The food was just not good. The coffee was about as strong as water. I would not go here again.

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Denver, CO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's a hole in the wall no doubt. Coffee is bad. Breakfast choices, however are delicious and generously portioned. Pancakes are terrific as is the Portuguese sausage!

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Food here was good. Service attentive. I was not a fan of the birds that were on the balcony where we ate that kept flying round my head and landing on my feet. Cash only but knew that ahead of time. Would return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Food mediocre, found a hair in my food. These people are rude and act like they hate to see u walk in. It's Cash only. Don't even think about asking them to split the check. mediocre breakfast for four only 70.00. One of us only got the roll.

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Aurora, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It's not always open when it says it'll be open. Check the surf report before heading to the Wake Up. But if they are open, they'll feed you a good breakfast at a reasonable price. We ate there twice while staying in Princeville. I had the quesadilla and "Over the Falls." (custard filled french toast) Both were excellent. I didn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

What a dump, no peanut butter, the jam is like plastic,they use corn syrup for maple syrup and it is a rip off. Coffee is watered down, scary place, do not go

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It's hard to find a brunch place during the week if you want something quick and cheap. This was a great spot. It's a hole in the wall and it's not big. But it's quaint and cute. It's not great decor, it's like patio furniture in a corner of an old house turned into a small cafe. The food was... More 

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Riverside, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Don't miss the Custard French Toast. The omelets are huge with lots of hash browns. The hot cinnamon bun is delicious! It is a must!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wake up cafe is the place to go if you want a typical Hanalei experience! Awesome coffee, awesome feeds and awesome service, with a great simple decor and ambience. Very relaxing and chilled. Make sure you try their unique French toast!

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Additional Information about Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

Address: 5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: (808) 826-5551
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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