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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Wausau, WI
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The view from the deck eating area was spectacular. Up on a ridge and you can see for a couple miles to the ocean. Everyone there had a great time spotting and photographing the cute little geccos scurrying around. Food was quite good, but service was a bit slow. Guess I am not used to island time. Probably my fault.... More

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Phoenix
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Amazing View, had great service. Try the Luau Bread, really good. All of our food was great too! We had a large party of 11 and only had to wait for them to put the tables together.

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The Bay Area
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125 reviews 125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What the others said. Great view, if you can get a seat at the edge. Always packed. Coffee was good, food was OK. The servers have a tough job with the deluge of people but in our case they were always helpful. Parking was difficult, at times we had to do it illegally at the edge of the trafficky road.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Making the drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona was a long one, but this wonderful restaurant was a great pitstop to revive our spirits! The views of the coast were spectacular. The restaurant is surrounded by coffee, avocado, and other fruit trees. The services was prompt and friendly. The bread and sandwiches were amazing (I definitely recommend the luau bread!), and... More

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California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stopped at this Coffee Shop for very little reason beyond the fact that every time we drove by the parking area was always full. Any place that has this much business must be good, and it was! The coffee is terrific and the food was a pleasant surprise. The view from the restaurant, we had a window seat, was... More

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Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I go to the Big Island at least once a year...unfortunately I have stopped here twice. The first time was for a quick cup of coffee; they did not have any tables available so I just took my coffee to go. It was horrible and I tossed it out. This place is right along the highway and... More

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