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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Takeout

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  • 152
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  • 88
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Great coffee (yippee!) and naughty stuff...

Great coffee (finally!!!!) and great naughty stuff (cakes etc.!) ;-) The mini lemon cheesecakes and vegan mini/chocolate squares were absolutely delicious... This was our favorite spot for coffee after trying a few places (most places on the Island have very bitter coffee - over-roasted at too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Geoff and Jenni G
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Normal, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It was an average coffee place with less than great service. One of the few places we weren't served up a big batch of aloha. I would go again, as maybe they were just having an

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Sarasota, Florida
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526 restaurant reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great coffee (finally!!!!) and great naughty stuff (cakes etc.!) ;-) The mini lemon cheesecakes and vegan mini/chocolate squares were absolutely delicious... This was our favorite spot for coffee after trying a few places (most places on the Island have very bitter coffee - over-roasted at too high a temperature)... but the coffee here is great :-)

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Layton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I hear their coffees are excellent, but I don't drink coffee so I can't tell you about that. I did enjoy my rainbow salad which came with purple potato salad that was yummy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Coffee amazing! Food amazing! Luckily we found this place on our first day in Kauai... We ended up going here three out of four days on the island!

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Miami, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

we had breakfast here on our way to the Kauai path. I had a bowl with pink dragonfruit, delicious granola and lots of fresh fruit, hubby went with the surfer sandwich. they were both delicious. they serve local coffee and my cappuccino was the best I had in a long time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Coconut muffin was so good I'll be dreaming about it until our next visit! Friendly, has wi-fi, opens early.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We loved their coffee but they were so busy it was hard to get in! The solution is to go to their back door coffee bar and get your coffee there. I never waited more than 5 minutes. We loved the Macadamia nut latte. The barristas were super friendly! Prices were fair.

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Dallas, Tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and i stopped in for breakfast & coffee one morning and this was one of our favorite places on the island. It's a coffee shop that offers breakfast/lunch entrees as well as some sweet treats and fruit smoothies. My husband and I both ordered the Surfer Sandwich, which was a bagel sandwich w/scrambled eggs and bacon. The portion... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stopped in here a few days ago. First time back after 2 years. Still make the best espresso on the island!

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Ashley, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were on Kauai for 2 weeks, had to stop and get my red eye at least once a day. SO delicious!! The granola is a must have, too. And the cheese bagel? The best bagel I think I've ever had! My husband said the breakfast croissant was really good, too. Okay, so everything was really good! ;) We'll be... More 

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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, Coffee Shop, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?