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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: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So many tempting treats to go with local coffee

Really lovely little cafe, they brew coffee fresh each day and it smells wonderful. Good selection of cakes (they change all the time as they are all baked fresh). Some good smoothies and a few acai-bowl type foods, although the dragon bowl I had was not thick like a normal acai bowl, but more like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really lovely little cafe, they brew coffee fresh each day and it smells wonderful. Good selection of cakes (they change all the time as they are all baked fresh). Some good smoothies and a few acai-bowl type foods, although the dragon bowl I had was not thick like a normal acai bowl, but more like a smoothie with a little... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

On my way to Waimea canyon from the Kalihiwai I wanted to stop in Kapaa to grab breakfast. I sought out Mermaids cafe (based on reviews and the name :)) But they weren't opening until 1030 for lunch that day (island life). Thankfully next door there was Java Kai. Had good reviews so I stepped inside, such a cute quaint... More 

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Gibsons, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to grab a hot or cold coffee. I really enjoy their chocolate coffee smoothie. They've had good coffee and consistently good service for the last 5 years I've been going.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Absolutely LOVED everything about Java Kai. Decent prices. Amazing coffee creations. Delicious teas. Great food. Needless to say we came back a good 4-5 times on our trip even if it was out of the way. Bought a few shirts too! They were super cute!

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Kauai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great coffee excellent way to support local business! Change up from your rut of Starbucks Java Kai is exotic and fun and nutritious right in Kapaa town sit inside or outside. You will never be disappointed

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Friendly service, good coffee. The cinnamon roll was delicious but the kimchi spam croissant was just okay. Nice decor and feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stayed a week on Kauai and stopped at this coffee shop every chance we got. It had great hot drinks in the morning and wonderful cold drinks for that afternoon pick me up. It also had the island's best lemon bars! Grabbed a tshirt the last morning for my souvenir of the island and wear it all the time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I had a wrap and my husband had an egg and bacon bagel. W also had coffee. The coffee was outstanding and the food really good and healthy! Staff was friendly as well.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great all day menu. Loved the Blue Hawaiian smoothie. Fresh ingredients and friendly staff. Little small so come when not crowded.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We read about it in Lonely Planet and stopped for an afternoon coffee. We went back everyday after. The lemon squares, salted caramel cupcake, cappuccino brownies were heavenly as was the granola bowl. Super nice staff and delicious coffees

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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, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?