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Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

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5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
(808) 826-5551
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Families with children

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice spot

We tried this place before a long hike, our server was pleasant and attentive, food was good not great. The inside needs a little love!!!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
rodrigo g
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Miami, Florida
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We tried this place before a long hike, our server was pleasant and attentive, food was good not great. The inside needs a little love!!!

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We made the mistake of trying this place without checking the reviews first. They all rang true. It was one of the worst breakfasts I've had in a long time. They literally deliver your food about two minutes after ordering, which is a bad sign. The potatoes are inedible - taste like they are dirty or something. The servers are... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant lists it opening hours for breakfast until 11AM. We came at 10:45 and the hostess turned us away saying we are closed for breakfast. There were still customers inside eating. But they simply did not care about doing more business and were done for the day. I doubt the owners approve of this attitude. We will never return to... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went here because a local recommended it, but now I wish we'd spend our limited time elsewhere. I ordered eggs over hard and got eggs with the outside burnt and the inside still runny. My bacon was thin, a tiny portion. At least the macadamia nut cinnamon roll was good. The view was also nice as we were seated... More 

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Dayton, tx
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Small cafe right off the road. Great breakfast food and friendly service. The coffee was not the best, but not a big deal at all. Over all a great affordable breakfast stop when on the north shore!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We sat on the Lanai with Spectacular Scenic View. WE didn't mind waiting on the Waitress to finish talking story with another table because she apologized before she took our order. Once the food was ordered it came quickly. Husband had custard French toast and enjoyed it, very light & sweet. I had egg quesadillas and everything was ok except... More 

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usa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We went here to have breakfast as it used to be decent.we received our order in under 5 minutes,which surprised me.until I ate it they must cook all the bacon and hash browns early in the morning.And only cook your eggs fresh ,cold old hash browns ,burnt old bacon.and $3.00 toast that is 2slices.highly suggest you find a different place... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Yes, cash only. But great food (mac nut cinnamon roll) and service with a smile. Be nice and they're super nice! Love this place!

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Plainville, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food was great and quick. Great coffee, too. It is open from 7-11am. I liked the papaya yogurt and granola.

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Try the macadamian cinnamon buns - to die for. Breakfast was fast and friendly. Would eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
  • Phone Number: (808) 826-5551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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