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11 Kawanui Place, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
(808) 322-8800
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Organic & Gluten-free Friendly

Right on route 11...nice local spot that is cell phone- and Skype-free. A localvore's delight...Kona Coffee, farm fresh eggs for breakfast and homemade baked goods. Easy-going and friendly staff that treats you like you are I their home...lots of options for delicious food! A must stop in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Right on route 11...nice local spot that is cell phone- and Skype-free. A localvore's delight...Kona Coffee, farm fresh eggs for breakfast and homemade baked goods. Easy-going and friendly staff that treats you like you are I their home...lots of options for delicious food! A must stop in the morning between Kona and the South Island beaches.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Cute little place with amazing carrot cupcakes, scones and nut granola bars. I wasn't a fan of the chocolate chip muffins, they were wet and tasted gluten free nor of the pumpkin pie. But I'm also not a big fan of gluten free backing. She also sells some amazing soaps made by her sister which I recommend you try.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were on our way to take a yoga class at Big Island Yoga and noticed the sign that said "organic macadamia nuts" and decided to stop in. As it turns out, they were out of the nuts, but we ordered some home-made pea soup and some vegetarian chili, which were both delicious! We also tried the kale salad which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great wholesome fresh food. I had sunny side eggs with cheese and pesto cream cheese on a sesame bagel and kombucha!!! Address on here is wrong. The place is located off Route 11 between Kawanui Pl and St Paul Rd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Cpt. Cook and happened to drive by this place. We were attracted to their gluten free and organic offerings. What a good choice we made! This place is outstanding - coffee is rich, food is very tasty and the staff is among the most friendly we have met on the island. A+!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Being coffee aficionados, we sampled many brews on the Big Island during our visit -- and were rather disappointed at most of the places we tried. However, this was not the case at Kaya's: we found their coffee beverages to be most excellent (and consistently so, based on repeated visits). Service was really super friendly, and the cafe has a... More 

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Nanaimo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is one block from our accommodation so we tried it. Funky but OK, was hot inside on the day we visited. Lots of room inside. Noisy outside because of highway North of the actual village of Captain Cook as we know it. Coffee was average, not much flavor. We were told all three sizes of Americano have the same... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Very good Kona coffee, interesting array of in-house baked goods (scones, muffins, cookies--all attentive to gluten-free diets) and quiches.

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Kula, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a down-to-earth place with some of the best coffee I've ever had. Kind of funky new-age-y, needs ventilation badly (it gets HOT in that place), but again, the coffee is outstanding.

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Columbia, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We just come here for the coffee. I am told it is the best on the island. If it is not, I want to try the best because I can't believe any could be better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Kawanui Place, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: (808) 322-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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