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Java Kai

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4-1384 Kuhio Highway #105, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
(808) 823-6887
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 23
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Drinks

If you like Hawaiian coffee drinks then you will like Java Kai. It's not inexpensive and the service is a little slow but the drinks are good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Kingsfan
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Los Angeles, CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Los Angeles, CA
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you like Hawaiian coffee drinks then you will like Java Kai. It's not inexpensive and the service is a little slow but the drinks are good.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went here 3 days in a row. Opens early so it's the perfect stop before your morning tour or hike. The coffee and tea is delicious and the food was unique, fresh and filling. Highlights include: chai, Surfer Girl breakfast sandwich, ham and cheese panini, breakfast burrito (we loved it most with the homemade pesto). Can get busy by... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Best coffee and breakfast in town. You can call ahead of time because there is always a line. They also have the Kai Bar in the back for quickies

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great place in Kapaa town for coffee. Their food is good too, you just have to wait awhile. Save room for dessert as their sweets are amazing!

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Houston, Texas
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Full service espresso bar with nice variety of hot and cold coffee drinks, Thai coffee, tea, fresh local juices, and smoothies. Breakfast includes egg panini, breakfast burrito, breakfast sandwiches, bagels and fruit bowls. Lunch includes wraps, salads, taro burgers, panini and sandwiches. Pastries are fresh and delicious. Love their coconut biscotti with a fresh coffee. Includes about six cafe tables... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the service, atmosphere and breakfast at this wonderful stop in Kaapa. We are going back to try the brewed in the back coffee next!!

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Broomfield, Colorado
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Baristas consistently efficient and friendly. Coffee excellent, brewed fresh. Pastries to die for. $$ on par with everyplace else in Kapaa.

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Missoula, Montana
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stopped here before our photo tour. Great atmosphere. The service was outstanding... They were crazy busy and kept right up with the tempo! The coffee was amazing and the food.... Delish! Luckily we thought to grab a couple extra things to have back at our airbnb!

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Friendly staff, Interesting art every month new artist. Smoothies are good too. Baked goods are tasty.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The green smoothie is so good and so is the surfer chick bagel! Can't go wrong with any of the menu items! The atmosphere is cute and eclectic.

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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, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian

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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, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian

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

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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?