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Art Cafe Hemingway

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Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, European, Bistro
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4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-822-2250
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Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: WE ARE CLOSED ALL FEBRUARY AND WILL REOPEN MARCH 4th An institution for...
WE ARE CLOSED ALL FEBRUARY AND WILL REOPEN MARCH 4th 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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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Like finding buried treasure"

A truly delightful and enjoyable dining experience, serving 5-Star quality gourmet food. The cafe is charming and the ambiance is wonderful. The service is excellent and everyone is very friendly. A great place to relax, enjoy exquisite coffee, delectable dishes, and be able to talk in a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Ed P
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Westlake Village, California
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Westlake Village, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A truly delightful and enjoyable dining experience, serving 5-Star quality gourmet food. The cafe is charming and the ambiance is wonderful. The service is excellent and everyone is very friendly. A great place to relax, enjoy exquisite coffee, delectable dishes, and be able to talk in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Certainly didn't expect to find such a treasure on... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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755 reviews 755 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent... really good and enjoyed it very much... very cute cafe and a really nice place to relax and have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our only observation was that we felt the portion sizes were pricey for the size... as an example I had the eggs on spinach for breakfast and probably had about 3 spinach leaves... More 

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Billings, MT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

On our first visit to Kauai, staying in Kapa'a, we expected to find some good regional Hawaiian style food - and we certainly did! What we did NOT expect was to find this charming little European style cafe right on the main street in Kapa'a! We noticed it because it is painted bright blue and had a caricature of Hemingway... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A delightful experience: great food, well prepared, great service, and a great story. Enjoyed a great dining experience on the porch and spent the morning laughing with the owners. Great time.

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East Aurora, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I love Art Cafe Hemingway. From the Italian coffee to the French croissants. Thank you for your lovely and delicious dinner service, as well. I hesitate to say anything to tarnish this lovely place and nothing I've experienced will prevent me from coming back. I only want to give honest feedback for the ever improvement of this wonderful business. At... More 

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Princeville, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Art Heminway Cafe has the most wonderful Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch menu ever. Freshly made Crepes are my favorite but their menu is full of other delicious freshly made foods like quiche, muesli, fresh organic eggs and so much more. Their coffee drinks are the best anywhere and are made on an Italian Espresso machine. The dinner menu has perfectly cooked and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

From the fresh squeezed orange juice to the "old man and the sea" seafood breakfast, to the fresh mint and ginger tea - this place is a wonderful serene cafe with unique and light fare that is just right for a warm kauai morning. The servers were so kind and smilling.

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went here for Sunday Breakfast. Sat outside and had some of the best tasting eggs ever on a bed of spinich. Service was great and the price wasn't too bad.

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Dixon, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a surprise to find an exceptional fondue restaurant in Kapaa on Kauai. The service was superb and the sides were perfect.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Whilst the art is limited it is still thought provoking and well placed in this great roadside location with sea views. The croissants are fresh and crepes are perfectly cooked. Absolutely loved their breakfast and atmosphere, iced teas and baguettes. If you love fresh food and that french provincial feeling, this is the place for you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-2250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, European, Bistro

Description

WE ARE CLOSED ALL FEBRUARY AND WILL REOPEN MARCH 4th 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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