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Cafe' Ono

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Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Hawaiian
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19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808.985.8979
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Café Ono is a vibrant, ecologically sound, dining experience in an old...
Café Ono is a vibrant, ecologically sound, dining experience in an old Hawaiian garden estate. We feature: •Hearty soups•Fresh organic salads•Savory sandwiches•High tea•Gourmet desserts•Locally grown coffee & teaCatering is available. We can also host your meetings and special events.Come by for a delicious meal or pick up a picnic lunch to go!Lunch 11:00 am–3:00 pmCoffee · Tea · Desserts 10:00 am–4:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
gallery and cafe

We had a nice lunch here. Food was good, really enjoyed the gallery. Service was slow (very inefficient!), so if you're in a hurry, not a good choice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
SunnySanDiego92116
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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San Diego, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had a nice lunch here. Food was good, really enjoyed the gallery. Service was slow (very inefficient!), so if you're in a hurry, not a good choice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As a vegan I was really looking forward to visiting this cafe as there are few vegan option in hawaii. I had been travelling for hours and had not eaten since the previous day so once we had dropped off our bags we headed straight for the cafe. I ordered the chilli , salad and garlic bread and a slice... More 

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VolcanoGardenArts, Owner at Cafe' Ono, responded to this review

I would like to personally apologize for your difficult experience. That was the weekend of the Volcano Rainforest Run and our small café was totally overwhelmed with customers. All our food is made fresh, on the spot, so we're are in no way a fast-food restaurant. This is not meant as an excuse, just an apology. We will try our... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A warm welcome, excellent service, and exceptional food – all this on top of the volcano. Fresh local produce and scrumptious desserts rounded out a wonderful lunch. Food items such as spices, herbal teas etc. are available to take home. Don't forget to visit the gift shop, full of hand made crafts by local artists

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london
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a super cute lunch stop in Volcano. Whimsical gardens with tables and chairs scattered about, complete with a goat & colourful flags. The food is quite expensive considering it's self-order at the counter, and plastic/paper dinnerware. Service is friendly but slow & a bit spacey. Our main course (lasagne) was not worth writing home about, but the salad... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wonderful food, lovely art and a gorgeous, relaxing garden just to hang out in. Don't miss this little gem in Volcano!

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State College
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant and attached gallery are a wonderful find. The menu is limited based on what is available locally and in season. There are a number of gluten-free and vegetarian options, and several kinds of gourmet salts and seasonings are available at the counter. Despite the upscale feel of the cafe, the prices are quite reasonable, and the service is... More 

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Volcano, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This little shop has some of the greatest Hawaiian gifts and art. Set in a lovely garden it is also a vegetarian restaurant. Really lovely. I found many one of a kind gifts here and a painting that I will treasure forever.

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Aiken, SC
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Lots of interesting things to see in the shop while you wait for your food. The lasagna was great. Lots of organic and vegetarian selections.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was surprised the menu was vegetarian. However it turned out better than I expected. I had the chilli with sweet potato chips. For dessert, the carrot cake was to die for. The owner was there, and he made our experience complete. A gem.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Awesome food and service. The food is largely organic and includes great soups, salads, and sandwiches. They also have backed goods. We were able to find gluten and dairy free items on the menu for a friend. The cafe is set in a beautiful garden space, and is attached to an art gallery with the wondeful motto or "Please touch!"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: 808.985.8979

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 to 15
  • Cuisine: Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Café Ono is a vibrant, ecologically sound, dining experience in an old Hawaiian garden estate. We feature: •Hearty soups•Fresh organic salads•Savory sandwiches•High tea•Gourmet desserts•Locally grown coffee & teaCatering is available. We can also host your meetings and special events.Come by for a delicious meal or pick up a picnic lunch to go!Lunch 11:00 am–3:00 pmCoffee · Tea · Desserts 10:00 am–4:00 pm

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