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Art Cafe Hemingway

4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-822-2250
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Ranked #11 of 100 restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: European, Coffee Shop, Café, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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. Tue - Sat from 8am to 6pm. Sun 8am - 3pm, Monday closed.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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. Tue - Sat from 8am to 6pm. Sun 8am - 3pm, Monday closed.
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English first
Vancouver, British Columbia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We came to this place on our last day vacation in Kauai and regretted instantly not having come earlier. They have the best espresso on the island, a very nice menu too with daily specials like lamb stew with a delicious quinoa tomatoes risotto.The staff was very friendly and the owner came to our table to tell us about the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was looking forward to some fresh, non-greasy food for breakfast for a change so based on some previous reviews and the look of the place when we passed a few times we decided to try out Hemingways. You don't have to wait to be seated and dogs are allowed, a big treat for me, but if you are not... More

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Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I loved this place! The interior was so cute and had the traditional island feel. Eat upstairs for great views. We really enjoyed our breakfast and pastries here. Amazing quiche! I would highly recommend. They were also very nice about our loud and messy twins!

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Atmosphere, coffee and a great breakfast. Who could ask for more? Staff was quick and courteous and we'll be back for sure.

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Smiths Falls, Canada
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Quirky decor, quaint building and quality breakfast. We stopped in for breakfast on March 22, 2014, mainly based on the external appearance as well as the obvious popularity. A good experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Loved this lil place in kapaa. Had great breakfast two timeshare our trip. Recommend the quiche. Great service and nice outdoor porch.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We didn't have a terrible experience, but I definitely wouldn't go back or reccomend this cafe. The portion sizes are quite small, and are not of the quality you would expect for the price. Perhaps it is a great breakfast place, but not so much for lunch. There are other places I wish we would have tried over Art Cafe.

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Princeville, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I love this place, whatever is served is fresh and flavorful. The omelets are light and moist, the homemade bread with slightly nutty flavor...I am typically skeptical of eating out, being a picky chef, but Hemingway is a real treat. I am happy to pay a little extra for something I thoroughly enjoy....the owner's TLC shows thru-out the cafe...the cozy... More

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Pamiruru
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is my pick for breakfast. The coffee and food are fresh and delicious. I love the variety of the menu, not the same old thing you get everywhere else. There are also specials that don't appear on the menu everyday. The host and staff are friendly and attentive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My friend who has been to Kauai many times, insisted that we eat here daily. However, what he had forgotten was that they close for the month of Feb. We had three blissful days to enjoy the cafe. It has a great atmosphere, surrounded by fun art and wonderful, friendly owners. Try "In our time" for breakfast delicious. Also, this... More

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