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374 Kinoole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-4446
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, comfortable atmosphere

They have very tempting bakery items. We went there for breakfast sandwiches in January 2016 and November 2014. Excellent each time we went there. There are a few tables inside and outside. Nice people with a casual atmosphere. They appear to do a good to go business also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sue R
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Salome, Arizona
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Salome, Arizona
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have very tempting bakery items. We went there for breakfast sandwiches in January 2016 and November 2014. Excellent each time we went there. There are a few tables inside and outside. Nice people with a casual atmosphere. They appear to do a good to go business also.

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Thank Sue R
Canmore, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate here in January 2016, stopped here for lunch, each of us ate a Panini, and shared a brownie and a chocolate truffle cookie. EVERYTHING was excellent! The panini's were perfect, a little cheese, not all greasy and heavy. The chocolate truffle cookie was excellent. Good high quality dark chocolate tasting. Not all sugary. It was the... More 

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1 Thank Samantha B
Hilo, Hawaii
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm in the area pretty often so I stop in here at least once a month. The bakery items are good. Some are really good. There's always something new or interesting to try. The coffee is good too. I feel like that means something. Cream and sugar are available on a small condiment bar. There isn't a whole lot of... More 

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Thank Tony K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,570 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while doing some laundry in the nearby laundry express. Espresso is really good and they gave it to me in a ceramic cup! Love not wasting paper cups!

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Thank HelenaGuerra
Anchorage, Alaska
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414 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Eureka! We found a marvelous bakery on the Big Island that offers delicious & classic sweet treats... We sampled their banana cream & key lime pies (the k.l. tasted really authentic), and the lillikoi cheesecake was really yummy as well. They also have a good variety of hot and cold brewed beverages (great to sip whilel savoring your sweet desserts).... More 

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Thank G C
hilo
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Consistantly good sandwiches and, salads, and expensive but very tasty desserts! Always tastes freshly made, staff friendly.

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Thank foodie54321
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This bakery provided banana bread for the breakfast at our hotel and we loved it so much we decided to have lunch here. The sandwiches and bagels were fresh and good. All of their desserts looked awesome, but we didn't try them.

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Thank Rush1985
Los Altos, California, United States
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337 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Great breakfasts, great desserts, great lunch. Focus on healthy as well with nice indoor and outdoor tables. You order at counter and they bring out your gourmet meal. Water is self serve and the baked goods are very tasty! Worth a try while in Hilo!

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1 Thank Rhett L
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Came to Hilo for the weekend from Kona. Have been checking out Yelp and TripAdvisor to find new places to eat. Got to Hilo around 9:30am so decided to stop here first. Bad first place to stop after a 2 hour drive (via Saddle Rd-which means no restrooms). We get here and see there are no public restrooms. After ordering... More 

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1 Thank charley-marley
Saskatchewan
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We ordered 3 desserts: 1 was really good, the other 2 were just ok. They were a bit on the pricey side, but not terrible. It depended on what you ordered. Coffees were good but took forever. One member of our group had to take his tea to go because we had already finished eating (and I am leisurely eater,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 374 Kinoole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4446

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?