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Holuakoa Cafe

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76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
(808) 322-2233
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 216
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Out of the way Fantastic

This restaurant you would drive by and not stop if you didn't know what was waiting for you behind the hedge line. Outdoor but covered with white twinkle lights. All the food is locally sourced and to die for. We have been there several times and tried different dishes each time all mouth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
no1subman
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Ann Arbor
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ann Arbor
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant you would drive by and not stop if you didn't know what was waiting for you behind the hedge line. Outdoor but covered with white twinkle lights. All the food is locally sourced and to die for. We have been there several times and tried different dishes each time all mouth watering. Bring a jacket gets chilly after... More 

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Oakhurst, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great hang out, got to meet all the locals, Great coffee we went there every day. very laid back some local art and snacks

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for perhaps a 15 minute drive from town and take your appetite. My wife and I went there for a late breakfast. The old building caused us to hesitate for a moment, but we decided to try it anyway. Sure glad we did. The atmosphere was rather old style, very comfortable and had a clam about it. They... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I've had lunch here two times recently and went for dinner with two friends a couple of nights ago. The place has a very nice ambience - it is an out door place in the shade of some large trees. Lunch was good enough that we were encouraged to return for dinner. Not a good experience. All three of us... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The best and only place around to get coffee at 6:30 in the morning. The staff is a real treat so early in the day, the food looks tasty though I didn't eat, and there are island gifts scattered throughout to feed the early morning shopping bug.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was good but the service was very disappointing. When you enter the restaurant, you have to walk through part of the dining area before you reach the hostess/host desk. When we did meet up with an employee, they acted like we were in the wrong place...not very welcoming. Our waiter initially approached our table and just kind of... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One of our favorite breakfast and lunch spots! We love the atmosphere and it's nice and cool compared to town temperatures. Big delicious portions! Coffee drinks are pretty good (not as good as Daylight, but no-one is). Friendly staff and talented chefs.

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Sedona, Arizona
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113 reviews 113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Sunday brunch was very nice. 3 egg Frittata and Eggs Benedict. Plenty of food and with two drinks, dessert and tip $70. Setting was. Ice especially the koa fish in the pond. Service was good and waiter entertaining. No reservations needed at 1 PM on Sunday. Would go again. Out of a few items and split a dessert as they... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were exploring the town and found this spot for an amazing lunch. The setting is just gorgeous, beautiful flowers and bamboo surround the area. The food is delicious and wonderfully presented! The pork "sandwich" is like no other you have ever had. It is open face and sits atop what is probably the best cornbread I have ever had,... More 

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Seattle
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Despite what a well-known travel guide says about the average entree costing about $20, it's really around $30. The pork shoulder I had was $36; the lamb dish my wife enjoyed cost $38. That said, the food is really excellent. It's locally sourced, well-prepared, and attractively served. The setting of the cafe is quite pretty with lots of twinkling white... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Holualoa
  • Phone Number: (808) 322-2233

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?