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The Coffee Shack

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Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Hawaiian
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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, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Casual Restaurant in Kona!

Delicious breakfast and sandwiches, super friendly service, beautiful views! You can't ask for anything more! Get away from the tourists and traffic and enjoy a great meal!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
MaicAntony
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Pasadena, California
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Pasadena, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delicious breakfast and sandwiches, super friendly service, beautiful views! You can't ask for anything more! Get away from the tourists and traffic and enjoy a great meal!

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San Marcos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food and great service, very friendly; no waiting when we ate there. We were multiple repeat customers. Highly recommended.

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California
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252 reviews 252 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The first time I went here it was because I always saw a bunch of cars outside. I can see why. The view out the open windows is wonderful, but be prepared to have geckos walking up and down the window frames & walls. We had a full breakfast & it was very delicious. I really like this place. The... More 

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Sydney Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This iconic cafe is perched 1,000 ft above sea level and approx 30 mins from Kailua-Kona. The restaurant has two sitting areas and I love the outside one where you have a wonderful view of the surrounding area and sea far below. Seated almost beside you on the fence are little brilliant green skinks which are attracted to the water... More 

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Chicago
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120 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Let's get the only bad part out of the way - parking. They were building a new lot when we were there, but we had to park along the highway which was a bit unnerving. The breakfast courses are huge. The Ono Eggs Benedict was awesome. The Egg Sandwich could easily feed two people, as could the excellent french toast.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our first stop on the big island after arriving on the first flight that morning was at the Coffee Shack. Small restaurant on the side of the road with an amazing view! Green geckos abound in the dining area so you'll always have company while you eat. My wife and I split the Papaya Special. Delicious fruit and yogurt! We... More 

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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Certainly, relaxing at your condo or resort in the Kona area is a great way to spend your vacation but you're missing out if you don't get in the car and drive around. There are many small towns with great restaurants, shops and locals just waiting for you. The Coffee Shack is one not to miss. The view for your... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stopped because the place looked busy (usually a good sign). The food was fabulous, the coffee was delicious, and the view was unbeatable. Definitely worth the stop!!

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Waterford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Where can you get several kinds of thick homemade bread for breakfast or lunch these days? Well this small "shack" with fantastic views is the place for a great breakfast or a great sandwich or salad for lunch. Always a couple of fresh specials to choose from besides the menu. Not many places other than the resort hotels for breakfast... More 

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San Diego, California
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58 restaurant reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You can't beat the location, and the food is delicious. We've eaten here on numerous occasions. Probably best for breakfast but the sandwiches were great also. I ate here twice this week and my only knock is that the service is just ok. They are friendly enough if you just come and eat, but both times they were a little... More 

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Address: 83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-9555
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

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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: Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children

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