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Java Kai

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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
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Keller, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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