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Hanelei Kauai, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Lindsay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were on Kauai for 10 days, staying in Kapaa and found this gem on our first day... And were there at least once a day for the remainder of our stay! The coffee is superb (roasted on-site!), food fresh, healthy and local. Creative combinations of ingredients that to us speak "Hawaii" are highlights of our trip... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We were getting ready for a photo tour and decided to stop in for a coffee. I can't exactly remember what was in this coffee drink but omg was it good. Enjoy this place for what it is, a local stop and not the Starbucks around the corner.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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99 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This was a great find, I do juicing at home, so I got my shot of greens. Yummy. The coffee my family got was good as well.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved it here. We went almost everyday. Their specialty coffees (the shark bite) are amazing and they have almond milk which was a huge plus for me. Great service. Located in Kapaa, easy to get to. You wait a little longer than you would at Starbucks but it's worth it.

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San Mateo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Still the same great snack and drinks. Aloha bars are amazing and the Mango iced tea is my favorite. The have awesome breakfast too!

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lesliegb
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had coffee and breakfast here frequently -- as you can imagine, coffee was incredible, and the breakfast was reasonable and yummy. Right on the main drag in Kapaa.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband was craving a sweet blended coffee when we were in Hanalei. I went in here to grab one for him. Inside was super crowded and hot, I could hardly breathe because there was no air circulation. I ordered a large coffee for $6.75 (ouch!). Walked out on patio to wait and cool off. The patio was packed with... More 

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Upstate New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a nice little coffee shop on the east coast of Kauai. My husband thought his coffee was good (not great), but the iced coffee was delicious and they made it with coffee ice cubes so that as the cubes melted, the coffee was not diluted. Nice relaxed, friendly atmosphere. A good place to stop after a kayaking or... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Super cute little coffee shop in Hanalei. Great cup of a coffee.. I think they forgot about me because 20 minutes for a breakfast burrito was a little much. Fresh fruit was excellent but the burrito was just mediocre..next time I'll go for the macadamia pancakes.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is definitely the best coffee on the island and their cinnamon rolls are to die for. Very friendly staff and they are quick!

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Address: Hanelei Kauai, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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