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11 Kawanui Place, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
(808) 322-8800
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Ranked #12 of 22 restaurants in Captain Cook
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Apr 20, 2014
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8 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Anchorage, Alaska
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118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Issaquah, Washington, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Walnut Creek, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We really enjoyed the amazing coffee at Kaya's and the mellow hippy atmosphere, never crowded, always welcoming. They also have a small collection of handmade goods for sale.

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Redmond, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were looking for a good cup of coffee and some wifi after dropping the kids at scuba, so we pulled in here. What a pleasant surprise! Great earthy decor, good coffee and food, wifi. We have food sensitivities, so we brought our own coconut milk (most places only have soy); not only do they have the soy, but she... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We were advised to try here for some goodies, the brownies were the best we have ever had, so good we arranged to go back. Unfortunately there was no brownies but the cupcakes were just as fantastic.

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