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The Coffee Shack

83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy., P.O. Box 510, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
808-328-9555
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Ranked #2 of 22 restaurants in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great little eatery. Good with kids or just adults. Wonderful meals BUT fantastic Kona coffee. This open air restaurant on the side of the main road/highway has tons of colorful little lizards that hang around. It is built on the side of the volcano and offers amazing views of the coffee fields below and the ocean in the distance. Very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I split the Hawaiian pizza and it was awesome! We followed that up with a mango cheesecake! And this is one of the most suitable places we've been!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Share a sandwich it is expensive but fabulous! swear hard to park! people and food are exceptional! tryit

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Rochester, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Just went to the Coffee Shack for breakfast with my family. It was great at a good price and much better than any resort breakfast we have encountered so far. Plus the views were amazing and the Geckos were great entertainment for the kids! Do yourself a favor and take the short drive to the Coffee Shack,,,

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Edmonton, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived and were seated quickly at a table with a great view out over the hillside and the ocean below the cafe. We ordered a couple pizzas, a salad and the daily soup. The food was ok, but nothing spectacular. Our main issue with the Coffee Shack was the service. Our waitress did not seem like she actually enjoyed... More

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Newburgh, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I always try to hit the coffee shack when we're on the Big Island. We usually go for lunch. The sandwiches and daily specials are always good, but we leave room for the real treat: dessert. The Lilikoi Cheesecake is to die for, but so are the other pies and creations. If you like iced coffee, their... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had the french toast, and it was incredible. The view was spectacular and we got lucky having a table right next to the cliff. Nothing like this cute little restaurant to get your day started!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We drove by - went in for a cup of latte and a loaf of nice bananabread. Wonderful setting, very nice people

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Just off the road on Mamalahoa Hwy, parking is almost always full, Excellent coffee, latte's, egg's benedict. The best hollandaise sauce ever. Great specials. Do not forget dessert. The lilikoi cheesecake is absolutely wonderful. Had breakfast there numerous times each visit to Kona. A must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

From the outside it truly looks like a shack, but the view from seating area is great and the food is amazing!

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