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Java Kai

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American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Café
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4-1384 Kuhio Highway #105, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
(808) 823-6887
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Today
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun Place for Coffee, Pastry, Breakfast

This cute place attracts a diverse crowd for walk-up-counter service. We went there because we wanted something a little different--bagels, cream cheese, and lox. We enjoyed the food and the excellent coffee sitting at a little table on the sidewalk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
wonderfulworld
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
404 reviews 404 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This cute place attracts a diverse crowd for walk-up-counter service. We went there because we wanted something a little different--bagels, cream cheese, and lox. We enjoyed the food and the excellent coffee sitting at a little table on the sidewalk.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stumbled upon a popup dinner here on Friday night in Kapa'a and decided to give it a try. Tapas-style, a la carte plates and even though there weren't a ton of options, they had everything covered and we opted to order one of each to share. The menu was clearly explained by the staff which helped... More 

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Anahola, Hawaii, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

love this place. best coffee... best service. The whole vibe is great. Always start my day with a Java Kai Coffee~

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped for coffee after a local recommended Java Kai. We were not disappointed! Their coffee will see us head back there again before we depart these fair shores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went to Java Kai 3 times while I was on Kauai and it would have been more but we didn't try it til day 2 of my 7 day stay. I had the blended vanilla anu first and while chatting with their super friendly staff I forgot to mention I needed it soy til they were about to make... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The best coffee on Kauai and some delicious pastries ( ham & cheese and spinach & feta croissants. ) After our first visit we made sure to go back .....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We drove 45 minutes to get to Java Kai from Poipu on 3 seperate occasions because it was SO good! The menu is reasonably priced, healthy, and full of delicious ingredients! Best place for breakfast or lunch that we came across (although we didnt hit up any of the extremely expensive resort restaurants). Delicious lattes too. It's been only a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had breakfast twice and lunch once... It's always busy in there, and for good reason. The coffee was fantastic. The food was fast, fresh and interesting. The service was friendly but quick.

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Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My daughter and daughter in law are dairy free so this was a great stop for them. I had an iced mocha which was good and a salted caramel cupcake which was yummy! My daughter said "Oh my goodness, Mom! I just had the best lemon bar, EVER,"

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port stanley
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Food is wonderful, great choices no matter your dietary needs, best muffins and coffee and drinks are wonderful. Highly recommend the wired monkey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1384 Kuhio Highway #105, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: (808) 823-6887

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Java Kai staff and past visitors.
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?