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106 Keawe St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2812
808-935-0708
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stopped here really because it was the cheapest place in Hilo we could find to have breakfast. The waitress(owner?) suggested their special eggs Benedict, regular or salmon. I tried salmon. I've never had fish for breakfast or wanted to but it was out of this world. Salmon was obviously fresh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
hayespurple
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Paducah, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here really because it was the cheapest place in Hilo we could find to have breakfast. The waitress(owner?) suggested their special eggs Benedict, regular or salmon. I tried salmon. I've never had fish for breakfast or wanted to but it was out of this world. Salmon was obviously fresh, and everything was cooked exactly as ordered. Definitely will go... More 

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Waimea, Hawaii
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Years ago I found Bears coffee so I made a point of revisiting it. I am not sure if it was an off day or what but I remembered it differently and the experience was average.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We chose this place because I wanted something healthy for breakfast. The fruit parfait was fabulous and they have wonderful baked items too. My husband had a more traditional breakfast and was very satisfied and my child loved his Belgian waffle! The friendly service and fun cafe environment was a bonus delight! Highly recommend this place if you need to... More 

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Thank mikeslady
clarkdale
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

this is where the native Hawaiians eat, what more can I say. everything on the menu sounded good. seems I ate fish at every place we went for food. eat lotsa' fish

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Thank kwarkey
Bloomington, IN
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I got an egg and bean burrito with pork sausage. My wife got a waffle and fruit. Both were large portions. Both were very tasty. The tree-ripened papayas in Hawaii are especially good. And the coffee was great everywhere. This seems to be a cafe for locals. It is very quaint, but clean, with good food.

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Thank DuendeTR
Kodiak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I enjoyed the ono burger on one visit, fruit/yogurt on another and salmon eggs bennie on another. All were really delicious! Speedy, kind service!

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Thank zoyas345
Mission, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Just stumbled on this little restaurant when coming into town. Four of us ordered different lunches. Ono fish burger; macademia nut chicken salad wrap; mac nut chicken salad on multigrain; and turkey sandwich. Comes with a small house salad...about $6.50 each! Very flavorable and great staff.

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Thank TheCuthys
Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Being in Hawaii to be served cheap out the carton waterdown juice is not acceptable. Our breakfast food was ok, not great. Would not go back there are plenty of other choice in that area.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We had great coffee drinks - one 2% latte and one scrumptious Mexican coffee - plus a wonderful homemade brownie. The owners and staff are warm and friendly enough that this place will take the place is Starbucks here in Hilo.

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Illinois
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Enjoyed a delicious breakfast burrito and coffee, everything was fresh and delicious! The waitress was friendly and there were obviously regulars there, enjoying the free wi-fi. Great local atmosphere, wish we could have eaten there again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Keawe St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-935-0708

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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