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83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy., P.O. Box 510, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
808-328-9555
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Ranked #3 of 25 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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cochrane, alberta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

we'll be going back here again before we leave. first time we came we stopped for coffee.. its lined up all day with locals so you know its a good spot! beautiful view, friendly staff. our coffee was onlynaverage but the snack we had was fresh and delicious and no more of a serving than a person needs. quality over... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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169 reviews 169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Yes, they are on a cliff overlooking the bay. Great views, no doubt. The food was ordinary, we ordered pizza. The sandwiches were nothing to write about and the types are found in most any sandwich place in America. What we found odd is that they posted today's lunch special on the board at 1:30 in the afternoon, well after... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Very busy place with great views. We had a fish sandwich as well as the turkey sandwich special which came loaded with fresh veggies. The Mac pie was very good as a shared sweet treat. Friendly service,

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We went there for breakfast; everyone had some sort of omelette and a cup of Kona coffee. Everyone enjoyed their food, the scenery and them geckos licking the jams was a real treat to watch. I bought a bag of the whole bean coffee home, and it was delicious. The coffee and meal was reasonably priced and the service was... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Guys, I would move to Kona just so I could have breakfast at this place every morning! Honestly! Everything is so good - the French toast made with macadamia nut & carrot bread, the gigantic & creative omelettes, the coconut cake, the banana bread, the half papaya loaded with lilikoi (passion fruit) yogurt topped with shredded toasted coconut - the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for pie and coffee. We stood around and finally picked up a menu and asked if we could sit. I asked the server if hey had blended coffee drinks, she said we have what's on the menu and walked away. Two servers assisted the table next to ours ( one was our server), they both chatted with... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Many years ago we stopped here and it was lousy, coffee, food, service. We live on the island and believe me we know the "reality" of living on a tourist island. An endless stream of folks with little time and lots of cash. The fact that it is in a coffee belt means nothing. Lots of bad coffee all over... More 

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Brookings, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There is no comparison for breakfast anywhere on the Big Island! All breads are made on-site and are creatively delicious. The view is unsurpassed and watching the geckos eat the left-over jelly on the window sills is pretty special. Great for anyone. Good parking and easy access for the best food around!

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Ohno benedict was good. French toast was dry; needed to be soaked in egg longer. The coffee was uninteresting. Great view.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a funky little place right off of rt 11 near Captain Cook. It only seats about 30 people (plus a small enclosed area on the other side), and has a limited menu of pizza and sandwiches. But it has a lot of charm, the staff is very friendly, and the view is great. It's a good place to... More 

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Address: 83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy., P.O. Box 510, 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 0 - 20
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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