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Mahina Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 55
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  • 27
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  • 5
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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
Good food, friendly staff

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Vizzi
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Pulled in to the wrong parking lot and found this local gem. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We settled for a quick hamburger that was an excellent and generous serving that lasted till late that day. We'll be going back next trip when we have more time to check out some of the other menu selections.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast on a recent visit to the area. Very nice breakfast, reasonably priced and everyone was very friendly and helpful about the area.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We knew when we saw the 'Trip Advisor' sign that we would not be disappointed, and we were right. The food is very straight-forward Hawaiian/US fare, nothing complicated but delicious and the service was exemplary. We were a mixed group (Aussies, British, Yanks) and yet they were able to satisfy everyone's particular needs perfectly. I'm crazy about haupia, a very... More 

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Sonora, California
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48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a wonderful lunch at Mahina Cafe. I had the fresh fish with rice and salad. It was so good. Everyday the cafe purchases fresh fish from local fisherman. I have never tasted such great fish. It was filling but light on the belly. The service was excellent. We will defiantly be back.

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Redondo Beach, California
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51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The two sisters who run the place are fantastic. The food was great and you should obviously have some of the baked goods since they are a bakery as well. We had the Hawaiian plate and Teriyaki plate, plus some carrot cake. Make sure to check the hours before you go, or you will be sad when they are closed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lea was fantastic. My friends and I (group of 6) were craving some local fare for breakfast. She brought us complimentary doughnuts (malasadas) and they were delicious. Highly recommend them! The loco moco was great!!

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Captain Cook, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A small but wonderful restaurant with amazing local breakfast options. This place uses meat, fish and produce that is all locally grown on the Big Island. Our favorite is the banana pancakes, but everything we have tried has been great. Run by a nice family with high standards of service.

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Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stumbled on this little gem while rambling around the Capt. Cook area, and were so glad we did! Enjoyed a late lunch of kalua pork & cabbage and beef teriyaki. Delicious! Owner was the baker and waitress on our visit, and was generous & warm with Aloha spirit. Mostly locals were in & out to eat while we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?