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Bears Coffee

106 Keawe St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2812
808-935-0708
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Ranked #67 of 199 restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A client that came into Big Island Academy of massage recommended I try bears a try for lunch. So I did. I was really hungry and in a hurry. I couldn't decide what I wanted so staff suggest the days special. Cordon bleu chicken. So I said OK I'LL TAKE IT...I didn't look inside my Togo box until I got... More

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Hilbert, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Friendly helpful service at great a great price. meals are ordinary in the good down home sense with nice size portions. Older cafe but gives you the original feel with a German cook.

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Long Island
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

For local fun and color, you can't beat this eatery. Serves $8 lunches of leg of lamb, roast beef, pot roast, roast chicken. Can't be beat. It appears to be a bit of a local hangout and the occasional tourist will quickly be drawn into the fray. I'm sure I'll be going there again and again.

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Livonia, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were looking for breakfast. Picked the restaurant because it was recommended by Fodors (Sorry TripAdvisor). It looked a little "messy/scruffy" but took a table. The two waiters inside ignored us from the start. No coffee offered, my wife ant to use the rest rooms. Disgusting, filthy….. Still no service after her return we thought a quick exit would be... More

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

My son lives about 30 minutes outside of Hilo. We had to wait on a ride, and got hungry. He told me that was the worst place for eating; but I ignored him. I ordered a simple burger, and a coffee. The burger was not edible, and the coffee had lots of ground coffee floating around. The owner is very... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We ate here two times. Great little place. I had a delicious and out of this world waffle with whip cream and syrup. Super relaxed atmosphere and the owner is super friendly and generous. Stop here for a great breakfast!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

All their eggs are souffle style, light fluffy and yummy. Best hot chocolate ever. Nothing fancy here, just a great affordable little coffee shop. Service was great and a nice breeze blows through the place. Cash only!!

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Dubai
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Loved it here, the owner was very nice and good fun. He definitely made us feel welcome. Food and coffee were great too, certainly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I was disappointed with this place. I had the waffle with "fresh" fruit, blueberries and banana, they didn't have strawberries. The banana was fresh, but the blueberries were from a plastic bucket (previously frozen) I saw in kitchen on the way to the bathroom. Also, the waffle had fibers/fuzz in it around the edges, maybe from a towel or dish... More

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Keaau, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Expect Hilo style here. Good food at reasonable prices for Hilo. Excellent hot cocoa and baked goods. The owner is a Hilo treasure.

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