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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Down home breakfast

They have comfort food breakfast. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food similar is quality to a Denny's.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
NYLefty
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Seattle, Washington
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times on past trips and were looking forward to eating here again. Usually the place is packed and we have to wait for an open seat. This time we had to wait for a seat and all but three tables were empty. The waitress finally seated us. My oldest got pancakes and the rest of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

They have comfort food breakfast. The staff is friendly and efficient. The food similar is quality to a Denny's.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a small restaurant on the main road through Hanalei. Typical quaint cafe for Hawaii. Great breakfast. Portuguese sausage is wonderful. The French toast is fantastic.

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great breakfast spot! Pancakes, french toast, and eggs are all just delicious! The portions are great, the people are great and the food is great! This is the perfect breakfast spot. I wish we had known how good it was and we would have eaten there every day on our trip during our stay to this side of the island.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Easy on the dollar and a taste of good local grinds with friendly staff. Perfect for a quick breakfast before heading out and about!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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