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Cafe' Ono

19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808.985.8979
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Ranked #2 of 11 restaurants in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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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Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I'm sorry to say that attitude ruined our meal at this place. We arrived early and sat at one of the tables inside the cute Hawaiian style house. We did love the art gallery connected to the restaurant. The food was average but dang expensive for what we got. All would be fine except the dang server was giving out... More

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

We are sorry that this customer did not have a good experience with us. It is interesting to note that this was their second visit to Café Ono and the first review they gave us was not a good one either. We question why they would return to a place that they already perceived as not to their liking. If... More

Orlando, Florida
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Popped in for lunch. Beautiful garden, nice covered seating areas and a very diverse and delicious vegetarian / vegan menu. The food is hearty enough for non-veg types too. It was a perfect stopping place right outside the Volcanoes National Park. We opted outside on a perfect day. Inside seating too. Try their amazing carrot cake!

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Silicon Valley, CA
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We got lunch carryout. Everything we ordered was top notch - hummus panini, salad, soup, lasange. This is the perfect place for vegetarians and vegan, and is competitive with the best places in cities like San Francisco. Excellent service.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I didn't quite know what we were in for, but in the end we loved it. Be warned, the menu is rather limited and not kid-friendly. You will not find turkey sandwiches or pizza on it. We ended up with vegetarian lasagna and he devoured it - but once they have sold it all, they are out for the day.... More

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Goodyear,az
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We saw a sign for Cafe One and decided to try it out. When we got to the turn in there was a sign that said "Cafe Ono- Open". So, we turned in. We walked into the cafe and after a minute two women came out of a back room, looked annoyed and said we are not open. We told... More

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

It seems this person was misguided by wrong information. Cafe Ono has never served breakfast or dinner, we only serve lunch. This is plainly noted in all our advertising and our phone message. Also note that the cafe is housed within Volcano Garden Arts gallery on the historic grounds of an old estate which is open daily. Therefore the open... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Tried to visit this place for breakfast. Apparently they don't so breakfast even they have a sign out front that says "Cafe Ono Open". The staff acted surprised and said they open at 11. Maybe you should take down your open sign. They claimed it was because the gallery is open but the word "open" directly appeared beneath "Cafe Ono"... More

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

It seems this person was misguided by wrong information. Cafe Ono has never served breakfast or dinner, we only serve lunch. This is plainly noted in all our advertising and our phone message. Also note that the cafe is housed within Volcano Garden Arts gallery on the historic grounds of an old estate which is open daily. Therefore the open... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were looking for a place after visiting the volcano national park..the tour guide told us about cafe ono. The minute you walk in you see a nice gift shop with price art but we came for the food. The food was delicious. Great flavor and it tasted incredible. We ate outside which had a great zen to it. I... More

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Denver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped at Cafe' Ono on Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 because we needed a cup of coffee. What an awesome surprise! The coffee was great, but better yet were the grounds and attached gallery. The whole place had a zen like quality, the back porch is perfect, there is a 'tree room' sanctuary that is fabulous, and the staff was... More

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Westin
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The outside setting is beautiful, but the food was average. The prices and portions left us disappointed. We heard great things about the place from the lady where we stayed. I can see why people like it here, but the attention to the food left me unhappy.

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Volcano, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A good choice for lunch in Volcano Village when visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is a small place, but the food is vastly superior to plate lunch dives you'll find in Hilo. Outdoor seating is very pleasant on sunny days.

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