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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Amazing views and great food - don't judge by the outside

So the name and the outside would suggest this place is an old shed like building that serves coffee - wrong ! So from the road you will not be able to see the beautiful view that you get when you go into the cafe area and take a seat along the railings. The view, along with the gecko who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
petmadness
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

So the name and the outside would suggest this place is an old shed like building that serves coffee - wrong ! So from the road you will not be able to see the beautiful view that you get when you go into the cafe area and take a seat along the railings. The view, along with the gecko who... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. The bread used for our sandwiches was even fresh baked! Loved the geckos joining us for lunch. I plan to return!

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Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped by for lunch, very tasty. Location is wonderful, with ocean view . Could not resist and took home some desert, can't wait to go back.

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kennett square
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Breakfast was very good, we were told everything is made from scratch and yes it was delicious. The eggs benedict with Ono was outstanding and had to be the best breakfast that I have had.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

WOW, what a great afternoon bonus it was to come up on this place. The coconut pie was rightly perfect! And the KEY LIME CHEESECAKE gracious!

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We heard about the Coffee Shack from a local and then again in all of the raving Trip Advisor reviews. My family and I went for lunch and got these huge sandwiches complete with chips and pickles. The coffee was good and they had a good breakfast menu. And the view! Spectacular! Yes, you go for the view, but the... More 

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Canby, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ate there three times. It gets a five for the views and the gecko and a four or so for the food and service.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We tried The Coffee Shack for breakfast on about our fouth or fifth day in Hawaii and immediately fell in love with the place. The breakfast items and sandwiches were perfect and the view is fantastic. It was amazing watching the colorful little geckos eat on the window sills. We made about 4 to 5 more trips, for breakfast and... More 

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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is one of our favorites. Great views, friendly service and outstanding fresh food. We had the fish sandwich (ono) special which was delicious along with a vegetarian sandwich and the soup of the day. Great experience as always

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate here back in 2011 and loved it. This trip to the Big Island, we returned with friends and they loved it. Only open for breakfast and lunvh. Don't miss the desserts!

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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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