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Hanelei Kauai, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Modern menu with quaint island feel

Loved this coffee shop. The menu for breakfast is the most extensive of any of the coffee shops we visited. They also serve lunch. These people are serious about their coffee and the shop is full of both locals and tourists. A must try in Kapaa!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Caroline T
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Loved this coffee shop. The menu for breakfast is the most extensive of any of the coffee shops we visited. They also serve lunch. These people are serious about their coffee and the shop is full of both locals and tourists. A must try in Kapaa!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The waffle was DELICIOUS! ordered the mango banana one topped with coconut syrup...literally to die for! It was very warm already that morning so instead of hot coffee we had iced, which I don't ever order, much to my surprise it was an enjoyable morning beverage and something I am craving as a result. The shop has a super cool... More 

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice area to sit and really good coffee, price was good service was fast. They serve food but we weren't hungry. Very nice staff. They do draw a lot of people.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a must visit on your trip to Kauai. Tucked away in Kapa'a, they have the best coffee, pastries and lunch we had on the Island. We found them with 3 days left and visited every day. Drink coffee or die!

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This coffee shop couldn't have been more "Portlandia" unless they had liquor to put in the coffee. Just like a quick trip home for quality coffee and a pleasant crowd of suntanned hipsters. Great coffee, great service, comfy atmosphere.

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Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

There was no comparison between here and Java Kai in Kapaa. This is now Hanalei Coffee Roasters, not Java Kai. Java Kai in Kapaa has much better options for food, and the coffee was much better. Drive to Java Kai in Kapaa!

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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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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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Address: Hanelei Kauai, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
Cuisine: Cafe

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  • Address: Hanelei Kauai, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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