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Kava Kafe

1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Ranked #10 of 15 Restaurants in Hawi
Price range: $2 - $30
Mon - Sat 4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children
Description: Voted Hawaii's Best Kava Bar by the Hawaii Island Journal.The Kava Kafe has been serving the finest kava since 2004.
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English first
Natick, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this place driving thought Hawi. It was such a treat as the shave ice was delicious. We have had shave ice in lots of places on Maui, Big Island and Kauai. This was the best I ever tasted. The owner told us she made the syrups herself from fresh fruit, sugar and water. You can tell as... More 

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Delta, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is located in the small Hamlet of Hawi at the north end of the Big Island Hawaii. One cool café that features Cava! This unique drink made from the Polynesian Plant of the same name is a definite must try. It is a calming and unusually conversational stimulating drink that tingles the mouth and lips as consumed. The staff... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Staff was helpful, had sample of kava kava iy\t works, been two weeks since I left hawaii, Place is in a quaint place eclectic.

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Springfield, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I was new to kava but after feeling the calming effects I cannot wait to try more. It is non-addictive and doesn't have much of a taste but the result of just one glass is a peaceful, (and slightly numbing) feeling like no other drink. Just try it!

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Homer Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

wonderful healthy vegan food every friday night.... live music... If you like kave you will love this place anyday... love the staff and owners

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

One of my favorite hangouts in Hawi. The owner Leia serves delicious vegan food on Fridays. A great place to meet neighborhood folks over a bowl of kava. Great alcohol free environment for kids. Live music Friday nights. Dinners ONLY on Fridays!

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Additional Information about Kava Kafe

Address: 1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
Phone Number: 808-889-5015
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
Open Hours:
Monday 4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Tuesday 4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Wednesday 4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Thursday 4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Friday 4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Saturday 4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 30
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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