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The Coffee Shack

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83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
808-328-9555
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Great Stop for a Long Drive

My Sweetheart and I arrived just as the Shack was closing its lunch time,but we were seated anyway and treated without rush or fuss. She had a magnificent chicken salad sandwich and I had an enormous slice of chocolate cream pie. We shared a huge latte. Everything was superb, and we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Champaign
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Champaign
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My Sweetheart and I arrived just as the Shack was closing its lunch time,but we were seated anyway and treated without rush or fuss. She had a magnificent chicken salad sandwich and I had an enormous slice of chocolate cream pie. We shared a huge latte. Everything was superb, and we had leftovers to enjoy later in the day. Definitely... More 

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Thank Reliabill
Eugene, Oregon
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376 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my you have to go here. The views are spectacular but the food is even better. We went to lunch but the breakfasts other were eating looked good too. I had a chicken salad sandwich on a special Hawaiian bread. It was great. Wife had a Greek salad that she said best one she ever had service was great.... More 

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Thank Frank P
Liberty, Texas
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to find The Coffee Shack one day for lunch. The place looks small but has additional seating in the back. They have an amazing view and were constantly busy the entire time we were there. Great sandwiches and salads. Good service, we enjoyed our lunch!

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Thank Scook112301
Burnsville, Minnesota
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we stopped for lunch. we had the seats at the deck. what a great view. we ordered Ahi sandwich special. we were lucky that we decided to split the order as portion was large. we also ordered cheesecake which was delicious. Coffee was hot and strong kona coffee. Overall it is a good place. I will not drive to it... More 

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Thank azlari
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places to eat breakfast on the Big Island and they serve until noon for breakfast. Stuck in a rut for their Papaya Breakfast which is delicious. Always served with homemade baked goods right from the kitchen. The view is breathtaking and they have added additional parking which really great. Geckos scurry along the railing if you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're driving down to Honaunau to snorkel or Kealakekua to hike and snorkel the Coffee Shack is the best option for grabbing a quick breakfast or lunch! The view is unbelievable and you can sit out on the porch and take it all in while eating the best sandwiches of your life! I highly recommend the luau bread and... More 

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Thank kathryngtaylor3
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard of the amazing views and food served at The Coffee Shack, so decided to give it a try. We were instantly hit in the face with a ridiculous view, adorable cottage setting, exuberant landscaping, and finally; artfully created, large portioned, delicious food. This place was by FAR our best meal on the island and I truly hope... More 

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Thank MTRuby
new york, ny
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great combo of breakfast staples and fresh island options. Perched on the cliff looking over the coast and ocean, what could be better?

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Thank t_toots
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on the way back from snorkeling, seemed like a good place to stop. Upon entering the shack we realized the amazing views there! We had two pizzas, a Gorgonzola and red onion and a Hawaiian; they were so so, and a little spendy for what you got. We did have a friendly little dinner companion and a beautiful... More 

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Thank Jessica B
Wailuku, Hawaii
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a spur of the moment breakfast selection. Parking area was full-always a good sign...we almost had to wait for seating! Small, but fabulous location with view overlooking Capt. Cook to the ocean. We both had the Eggs Benedict-one veggie, one w/Canadian bacon. Served with roasted potatoes and fruit slices. We had thevery fresh Kona coffee (which they sell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: 808-328-9555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?