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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and view, depending on vog

Delicious food and the view is good even if the vog is thick. I love the luau bread and deserts. The papaya with yogurt for breakfast is really yummy. Service is generally slow and a little less than friendly and prices on the upper end but food of this quality other than at my house is rare.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Marianne J
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Delicious food and the view is good even if the vog is thick. I love the luau bread and deserts. The papaya with yogurt for breakfast is really yummy. Service is generally slow and a little less than friendly and prices on the upper end but food of this quality other than at my house is rare.

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've been here each of our last two trips when visiting Place of Refuge. This is a no-frills cafe, but the sandwiches are VERY good, especially with their homemade breads. If you are lucky, maybe they have the mahi sandwich as a special that day. Order it with their Luau bread, which is fabulous. Service is enjoyably patient and friendly.... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My parents and I thought we would stop to get a cup of coffee while on the kona coast. We picked a great place. Such a beautiful view. Although we did not have any food the salads looked amazing. Being from Seattle I am used to a bit stronger coffee but it was still good. We will most likely be... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Coffee Shack is worth a stop, and is perfectly located for a breakfast fill-up if you are enroute from Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes NP, or snorkelling at two step! There are two eating areas, one covered open air and one indooors, both with superlative views down the lush tropical slope to the bays below. We tried the lunch specials,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great breakfast- great view. Had special "ono" eggs benedict. Hubby had French toast. Would definitely recommend. Yum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I really like this place! Good service, good food, and fairly cheap. The view is excellent, of course. The latte was fantastic and it is a large portion too! It is conveniently located off the main road and is a great stop for breakfast or lunch. The pie here is also great!

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Clover, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A short drive form the beach this location is on the side of a cliff offering a great view. Good food and coffee.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Pull over at The Coffee Shack - a great stop along Highway 11. Really incredible view from the back room and delicious pastries. Key lime pie and lilikoi cheesecake were the real deal. We had the special mahi sandwich - fresh and delicious. The back room is open air - all windows open. A bird flew in one window and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

The view was amazing. Food was fresh, baked goods home made. Despite what some other reviews have suggested, we had great service. It was a bit pricey, but if you are staying in the area splurge at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A total gem! This place has great food and the most amazing view you can find for breakfast! We ordered the Eggs Benedict and Portuguese sausage. The food and coffee are great and so are the prices. You will not be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

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, Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?