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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/Brunch
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Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 51
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  • 42
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  • 18
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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
Most recent review
Great breakfast!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
roomer1957
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San Diego, California
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Macomb, Michigan
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small place not to easy to find unless you know where your going. The food was very good and inexpensive and the view was picturesque. We will do a return visit for breakfast on our next Kauai visit. This is a hidden gem!!!!!!

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Media, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Open early for breakfast 7A - 11A. Has huge macadamia nut cinnamon rolls. No frills eatery. Great breeze and friendly service. Cash only.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very small family owned. Great breakfast large pancakes. Fast and great service. Cool surfing pictures all throughout the restaurant. Reasonable prices.

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Missoula, MT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We ate here 3 times in our week on the island. They have very good food, fantastic service and super fast delivery of food. The food came out fast. A couple notes: 1- they only take cash 2- it's an open air cafe so there's lots birds around 3- very limited hours. They close at 11am. If you show up... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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148 reviews 148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Be aware you'll need cash here. Very small restaurant and only open until 11. We always come here when in Kauai...the Macadamia Nut Cinnamon Roll is awesome! We each ordered something different...I had a Bacon, pepper and cheese omelette. It comes with Hashbrowns ...they were just ok. The price was average...12.95. The service is always quick.

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Hood River, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

So if you want to take only cash, that's fine and your right, but post it prominently. My wife and I came to this little bit of heaven from breakfast. The waitress took our drink order and handed us the menu. She returned with our coffee and soda and that's when we noticed that they only took cash (it's printed... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We really liked this hole in the wall cafe. The waitress said it was a good day for an omelet. We also had the macademia nut cinnamon roll which was delicious and not to sweet. Our service was very good. The hash browns were a little dry but nicely browned. My husband said the coffee was excellent. We enjoyed the... More 

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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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