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4-1384 Kuhio Highway #105, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
(808) 823-6887
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Ranked #13 of 108 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Cool, local vibe. Great juice and coffee. Bit of a wait. But well worth it. Super nice group working there. and hanging there. Just GO.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The food is very good and prepare to order. Organic food, smoothies, coffee are pretty good. They serve breakfast and lunch.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Ate breakfast here on our last morning. I wish we would have every day of the trip. Great coffee. Outstanding breakfast sandwich and burrito.

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St. John's, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped here for some homemade muffins and coffee after biking up the coast for the morning. Didn't have a meal so can't comment on that but the lattes and baked goods were delicious.

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Enderby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a great little spot to get fresh coffee and fresh home made muffins and other great items on the menu. The Maui Red coffee is the best

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Service is generally indifferent, but today was a pleasant exception. We've been on the island for four days and this was our third visit to Java Kai. The very friendly woman behind the counter asked if we had punch cards and when I told her we didn't even know they had punch cards, she gave them to us (there is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This has been our go to breakfast spot on both trips to kauai this year. The coffee is done right, the ice coffee is the best on the island, and I try iced coffee everywhere I go. Service is friendly, decor is appropriately fun and funky, and menu is all good. I have had the Acai bowl, the beetnick, the... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Super good food, super good coffee, and just a cool place to sit and watch people (if you're lucky enough to get the tables by the window). This is one of the places we went back to twice on the same trip.

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Washington DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Rotating Artist's exhibits (Aloha Meg!), real cool vibe. Great Hawaii coffee that you will not find everywhere. Just say no to starburnts and realize what great coffee tastes like. Kona, Molokai, and my fave...Maui Red are just some of their offerings.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had our first morning coffee on the island at Java Kai. Love the funky island vibe, friendly staff and locals. Great cup of Kona to start the day

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Additional Information about Java Kai

Address: 4-1384 Kuhio Highway #105, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Phone Number: (808) 823-6887
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Café

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