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Mahina Cafe

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American, Fusion, Hawaiian
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82-6123 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
(808) 323-3200
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
AMAZING CHEESECAKE

best cheesecake i've had in my entire life. Lilikoi is to die for. I miss it so much and crave it daily. the service here is amazing especially from Neeka. She really goes out of the way to make you feel so welcomed. I can't wait to come back here. Ordered cheesecake by the whole :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Nicho32ero
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

best cheesecake i've had in my entire life. Lilikoi is to die for. I miss it so much and crave it daily. the service here is amazing especially from Neeka. She really goes out of the way to make you feel so welcomed. I can't wait to come back here. Ordered cheesecake by the whole :)

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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped on our way to the volcano and found this place to be friendly with outstanding food. I had stuffed French toast with mango sauce and it was great. My wife had the Mac coconut pancakes which had 2 large pancakes - more than she could finish. The coconut syrup tasted homemade and was not too sweet.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped by for breakfast/lunch. We had the fish of the day with salad, rice and garlic aoli, haupia pancakes and traditional breakfast with eggs, hashbrowns and Portuguese sausage. All were very very delicious. Each table gets complementary malasadas to share which was a pleasant surprise. The staff is extremely friendly and the cooking is fabulous. I love the environment... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is a great find. The hospitality and quality of local ingredients is refreshing. We had breakfast it was far beyond my expectations. This is one of our favorite affordable places.

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Richmond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Family exudes the Aloha spirit. Loco moco was delicious; coffee was good though I guess I prefer a bolder/stronger brew. Locals call in their order and pick it up from the side window. Parking lot in the back. Nice vibe overall and I would definitely return if in the area.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Small intimate breakfast and lunch place - the owner is lovely and very helpful. Almost everything on the menu is delicious and this is a great place to try some local cuisine. If you have never had it, or have been afraid to try it, this is the place to have a great

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch at Mahina Cafe. After ordering we were surprised by a warm malasadas, and some great info from our server who was also the owner. My husband had the fresh fish (ahi tuna) with rice and salad. It was so good. I had the bean soup with homemade bread. The art on the walls is very... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Friendly waitress, quick service, good food. Can eat inside or outside. Great baked items that you can take with you.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I had breakfast here on our way to black sand beach. He had a typical lomo como and I sticked to a two eggs breakfast. Service was fast and food was good. They offered us a warm malassada and we had to order another one cause it was from another planet. Would definitely go back!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lunch here was very good and fairly priced for Hawaii. The fish and chips are made from Ahi and the batter tempura so the fish is not over cooked. Hamburger buns were home made and Mac and cheese had the option of getting with bacon. All the food was good, service was friendly. I would definitely eat here again.

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Additional Information about Mahina Cafe

Address: 82-6123 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: (808) 323-3200
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Hawaiian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 82-6123 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: (808) 323-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Fusion, Hawaiian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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