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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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Dining options: Breakfast

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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
Cinnamon Rolls

After reading about their cinnamon rolls on Trip Advisor, we added this coffee shop to our list of places to try. We found it almost by accident, when we stopped to book a Na Pali Coast boat tour on our way to hike the Kalalau Trail. We got a cinnamon roll to go, and it was truly amazing! We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
HW1960
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After reading about their cinnamon rolls on Trip Advisor, we added this coffee shop to our list of places to try. We found it almost by accident, when we stopped to book a Na Pali Coast boat tour on our way to hike the Kalalau Trail. We got a cinnamon roll to go, and it was truly amazing! We were... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a nice, relaxing place to eat breakfast before we headed out for the day and we found it in Hanalei at the Wake Up Café. The waitress was friendly, fast and knowledgeable. We appreciated the quick, friendly service with a smile. The food was fantastic. I had the custard French toast and it was great....be careful... More 

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Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The good reviews on the custard french toast were spot on. This was an ABSOLUTELY incredible spot for breakfast! My wife and I went here for our first breakfast on our honeymoon and we have been dying to go back again! The food was great, service was great, very friendly staff, and the view was incredible! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Old Brookville, N.Y.
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Only a breakfast place but worth a try. Food and service was good, Small but cute, View of the mountains and in the middle of town. Will certainly go back.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Typical Hawaii as you envisioned. I was immersed in the Hawaiian culture as I sat down and fed a huge meal at a reasonable price for being a beach town on an island. Large portions of fresh fixins, its not flashy but makes your wake up worth it.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This grill is opened only from 7-11 so you have to keep that in mind as you plan your day. I thought the omelette was very good and my husband loved his custard french toast. They are pricey as most of Kauai is now....looks like they have caught up with the prices on the rest of Hawaii!

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Dublin, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Bad food, unprofessional service, table crammed up against old, greasy snapshots on the wall. This is a breakfast café only, open 7am-11am. How hard can it be to do it well? It was the only cooked breakfast place open on the weekdays that we could find in Hanalei. Somebody needs to open a new place and put them out of... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very small and service was perfunctory but the french toast made up for it. Almost like a bread putting it was soft and warm and sweet and the pineapple coconut compote sets if off perfectly, and if you don't like coconut don't worry, I don't either and I still loved this dish.

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West Glacier, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Over rated. Yes, the cinnamon rolls are good but there is better. I think the unbelievable bad, rude attitude you are given makes the food Not Worth It. Don't ask for them to go as your head will be bitten off. Not consistent one time you can get them to go and the next, No Food To Go!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Their specialty French toast was uncooked in the middle and the pineapple on top tasted canned. Couldn't eat it. Hash browns tasted like cardboard. Our server was rushed and brisk - not ideal for a vacation breakfast. Really disappointing.

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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 8
Cuisine: Japanese, Pub, Hawaiian

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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 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Pub, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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