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Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

Aku Rd., Kauai, HI
808-826-5551
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Ranked #254 of 408 Restaurants in Kauai
Price range: $0 - $8
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
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English first
1 review
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We found it had to get a bacon and eggs breakfast in the area. Someone told us about this place and it was really good.

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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were recommended this place for breakfast in Hanalei and had gone in with high hopes. Service was lacking - our server seemed to be irritated and aloof, the food was meh. My husband got an omelet that was fine but not good, I got "The Falls" french toast, it was 1 piece of french toast with custard inside, fruit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Filthy restaurant with rude staff and mediocre overpriced food. Here's my experience....we drove into Hanalei about 7:30am and nothing else was open, so my wife, one year old daughter and I were forced to eat here. The place is DIRTY...stickers all over the door, nasty carpet, dirt on the walls, and white plastic lawn chairs from the 70's. The young... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Mahalo to the team at the Hanalei Wake-Up Café. My wife, sister in-law and myself had a wonderful breakfast at this quaint little eatery. The service was excellent and we all loved our food. The portions are huge so light eaters may want to share a meal. I had the Custard French toast and was amazed at the taste. The... More 

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Additional Information about Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

Address: Aku Rd., Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-826-5551
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8

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