We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dolphin Espresso

4-1602 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
808-346-1470
Improve this listing
Ranked #46 of 104 Restaurants in Kapaa
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Only drive-up, walk-up or bike-up espresso stand on the East side of Kauai. Located in North Kapaa, next to the Coastal Bike Path with a stunning view of the ocean.
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

96% Recommend
    25
    4
    0
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Went here 2 years ago and was great. Just went bye a few days ago and no sign of the place. I don't know if they changed location, were closed for the winter or went out of business. Was bummed and was looking forward to an iced mocha.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We've stopped here every day of our vacation and everything has been stellar!! The service is great, the iced spicy chai tea is the best and the location is on the way to a bunch of stuff we wanted to see! We even stopped after we rented bikes on our ride to Donkey Beach! You have to check it out!

Was this review helpful? Yes
jmk1, Owner at Dolphin Espresso, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Come back and visit us again! Aloha! More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We love this little coffee stand. Hot coffee or cold it was delicious. Love talking to Will. Much better than Starbucks. I highly recommend it and its great to support small, family run, local business.

Was this review helpful? Yes
jmk1, Owner at Dolphin Espresso, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed our coffee! We enjoy making it and talking story too! Aloha. More

Honolulu, Hawaii
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I am originally from Oahu, I have family that lives here, every time i visit kauai, i wanna try this place and they open late and close up early, alot of people dont wanna get out of there cars in the morning, it would be awesome to have this coffee drive thru open early, they would do so much more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
jmk1, Owner at Dolphin Espresso, responded to this review

Hi I'm sorry we are not open on weekends, we are a small family owned business with other obligations too. We take pride in our coffee and invite you to give it a try! Aloha More

Vail, Colorado
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

This is a coffee stand, the coffe is very good and the owner is very friendly and up for a good conversation . The outdoor seating shares with other food stands. We hang out for a while with few locals

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Possibly the best coffee I had whilst on holiday to Hawaii. The owner is friendly and make your coffee exactly the way you ask for it. He took time to talk to us and was very friendly. Great Coffee to go, I can imagine this drive thru place being a nice quaint cafe in years to come. If like me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Fantastic espresso first thing in the morning. My wife had a normal cup of coffee, and it too was excellent. No line ups and not bad prices. A wide assortment of drink options. I love my coffee pretty strong in the morning, and this placed hit the nail on the head. Will definatly go back !!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Had a spiced chai iced drink...delicious! My boyfriend had the Hawaiian ginger ale which was also really good! Really friendly service too :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I'm pretty particular about my coffee (Starbucks does not exist in my world), so finding Dolphin Espresso made the trip to Kauai even better! I'm a straight coffee drinker, and I was not disappointed with this cup o' joe! My boyfriend's a chai guy, and his drink was excellent too. We can't wait to go back for more Dolphin Espresso!!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Camano Island, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

The business has changed hands, but the coffee is still great. Drop by and say hello to the new owners!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dolphin Espresso also viewed

 

Been to Dolphin Espresso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dolphin Espresso, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing