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Art Cafe Hemingway

4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-822-2250
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Ranked #12 of 102 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: European, Coffee Shop, Café, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: An institution for the fine life. In an ancient building in Kapaa we are offering real Italian espresso, small snacks, pretty things, comfortable surroundings, a classic gallery in the second floor, book signing, discussions with artists, ocean view and the ambience of the The Unbearable Lightness of Being. New opening hours. Wed - Sun 8am-2pm and 6pm - 9pm, Mondays and Tuesdays closed.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: An institution for the fine life. In an ancient building in Kapaa we are offering real Italian espresso, small snacks, pretty things, comfortable surroundings, a classic gallery in the second floor, book signing, discussions with artists, ocean view and the ambience of the The Unbearable Lightness of Being. New opening hours. Wed - Sun 8am-2pm and 6pm - 9pm, Mondays and Tuesdays closed.
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English first
Aberdeen, Scotland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I liked the look of the menu so we headed out. Service was really odd, hubby and I got served and our son was served just as we were finishing our plates. We got warm water in a little cup which would have been cute if the water was cold. Hubby and I both had Camembert to start which was... More

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Palm Desert, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What an experience. From the time we stepped in the service was great. The ambience was excellent. The food was outstanding for all five different tastes. Not a single thing wrong. Beautiful art and food. Service was prompt and the beauty of the presentation was phenomenal. Priced right, no hesitation to recommend it 110%.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went to this cafe on the recommendation of a friend, and were really glad we did! It has a very European feel (we have been to Europe many times) and is quite comfortable (with weird, and therefore interesting, pictures on the walls). We had breakfast (excellent eggs, not overcooked), plus toast (good bread) and a side of goat cheese... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This is one of those places you don't need a reason to go back to, or make room in your schedule to do so. We descended on them at opening time for breakfast with a party of 9 adults and 5 children. The adults sat at the long table and the kids had their table adjacent to ours. The staff... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Really loved this place. The food was amazing and is all fresh and yummy. I dined alone and felt fine doing so. The food really was excellent and the drinks also. I had the ginger lemonade which was great and the lamb stew. Recomme Recommend both. The service was great too!

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Merrick, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There are two parts to my review: the food (great) and the customer experience (needs improvement.) Food - The owners are German and Czech, and they offer outstanding European-inspired food. I started my meal with a lilikoi (passion fruit)/rum drink. This drink was one of the best I have ever had. My party skipped the pupus (appetizers) and ordered a... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had dinner here twice and really enjoyed the Kapaa Chicken, Filet, and Italian Chicken special! The goat cheese and Honey salad was excellent as well! Try the wine flight! Great wines at a great price! Definitely a must visit!!

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Tokyo
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

From outside it looks just like a cafe on the beach made of wood paint in aqua. Once you are inside and see menu and talk with a waiter, you will know this is a European fancy restaurant. Not low price, but we enjoyed the service, environment, wine, food, and everything else.

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Calistoga, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Who would have expected a French breakfast complete with baguette/croissants and crepes in Hawaii?! The food here is wonderful. The service attentive and caring. The decor fun. All in all, a winner

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Chicago Park, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It's one of those place you could drive by and never notice. However, once we ate there we decided we had found our new favorite place. One caution, they only take cash. They have an ATM right in the restaurant for those with empty wallets. I tried the "Old Man and the Sea" for breakfast. Wow, another new favorite. The... More

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