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Short & Sweet Bakery & Cafe

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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
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    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
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
LRRabbits
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Pahoa, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saskatchewan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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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
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224 reviews 224 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
17 helpful votes 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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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?