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Short & Sweet Bakery & Cafe

Bakery, Coffee Shop, Café
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374 Kinoole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-4446
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Today
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good desserts

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Mikyla W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dessert
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 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 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Lehi, Utah
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I had a wonderful ranch chicken sandwich on focaccia bread--all homemade and very tasty. My husband enjoyed his sandwich just as much. There is a wide range of desserts as well. It is a very popular place with locals--not on the "tourist routes". Worth it!

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Waimea, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Some foods are good but most desserts are previously frozen and do not have fresh flavor. Most of all, incredibly rude manager and owner. Also no bathroom to wash your hands before you eat their $10-12 sandwitches. Even children are not allowed to wash hands at thier sink behind the counter. Poor Hilo customers go there because there are no... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

I have been here many times and the food is very good and there are a lot of dessert selections to chose from. Usually there is only one person taking your order and delivering your food so be patient because a long line can form very quickly. The prices aren't cheap however they are reasonable and the food is good.... 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: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?