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Short & Sweet Bakery & Cafe

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries
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374 Kinoole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-4446
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7:00 am - 4:30 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, Dessert

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Absolutely the BEST

On Kinoole St a little walk up from the Bay Front. Well worth it. I have tried most of the lunch items and bakery goods. I stop by about once a month. Very consistent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Pahoa, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Saskatchewan
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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Pahoa, Hawaii
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

On Kinoole St a little walk up from the Bay Front. Well worth it. I have tried most of the lunch items and bakery goods. I stop by about once a month. Very consistent.

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The desserts here are really top notch. You get what you pay for, for sure. Service is friendly and the place has a nice atmosphere with outdoor seating available.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a slice of banana cream pie, chocolate chip cookie dough truffles, lemon meringue cookies, chocolate chip cookies, tahitian vanilla & strawberry marshmallows, creme brulee and a Nutella mousse bar. My sons loved the cc cookies and banana cream pie. The creme brulee was so delicious, but very tiny. The only bad thing about our first and only visit... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this while looking for a quick coffee and breakfast. What a find! Lovely sweet treats as well. Get the flavored marshmallows.

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Waimea
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237 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is probably the best coffee shop in Hilo. The sandwiches are great, and the owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. Excellent place for a small dessert.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love this little cafe/bakery. I noticed people coming in buying macaroons by the dozens, so I had to try one. Really delicious! Have found other ono gluten-free options here too! Nice little place to treat yourself to relaxing coffee & sweet thing. And they have happy hour on many of their pastries from 2-4:30.

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USA
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Based on several reviews we decided to try our luck on desserts. We were disappointed. They had a limited selection that was overpriced. We still bought a few items to taste them and we were disappointed. Don't go there for desserts/pastries. However we noticed locals placing orders for large wedding cakes, so I guess that is the specialty.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had breakfast there when we visited Hilo, Hawaii. Really nice staff, very helpful with our somewhat problematic requests. I had a BLT sandwich which was really fresh. My husband had the veggie melted cheese sandwich which was nice also. Had a couple of lemonades to go with.

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Additional Information about Short & Sweet Bakery & Cafe

Address: 374 Kinoole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 808-935-4446
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
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
Cuisine: Cafe, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries

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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, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries

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?