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Art Cafe Hemingway

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4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-822-2250
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good breakfast

My partner had the quiche, which was delicious. I had the number 1, eggs were so fluffy, bread was great, and I loved the cheese. The service was fast and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
SemiSweetGyrl
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My partner had the quiche, which was delicious. I had the number 1, eggs were so fluffy, bread was great, and I loved the cheese. The service was fast and friendly.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is such a lovely, peaceful place for breakfast or lunch. The food is French-influenced, distilled down to basic components in perfect combinations. Service is quick and friendly. Especially enjoyed the Hibiscus Lemonade.

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Seabrook, Texas
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of the great things about travelling is finding fun new places to eat and or drink. This was recommended to us by several different people and they were right on the money. Good food at fair prices. A nice wait staff. The only drawback we found was that despite being able to eat outside, you can not take alcohol... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I discovered this little gem the day before I left for home, which was very sad, because if I had known about it sooner, I would have come here everyday! I had a beautiful breakfast, appropriately named "The Sun Also Rises." Plenty of crusty bread, camembert cheese, a little fig jelly, accompanied by fluffy scrambled eggs and fresh-squeezed orange juice—perfection.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Kauai is great - no doubt about it. But Breakfast is not the hometurf of this lovely island. So we were glad and happy to find this little spot. Great bread, delicious crêpes and coffee that deserves the name. All this in a very friendly location and with great service - we went there twice. And would have been there... More 

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Southern California
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very good lunch, we had the bratwurst and a quiche, both were excellent. The dinner menu looked even more exciting, Their liquor license was not in force when we were there so made for an inexpensive lunch. Very small, prepare to wait at times.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you do not want quantity over quality , then this place is for you! Cute , done with German precision ( owners are)

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San Francisco, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stayed in Kapaa and had breakfast here one morning. What a unique menu! The savory breakfast choices were plates with multiple small items. We had a dish that included scrambled eggs, toast and crab salad that was delicious. We also had a nutella/strawberry/banana crepe that was so tasty! The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable.

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Canmore, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Two couples from Canmore met with an early 6:30 res (open Wed thru Sun) for dinner. Both our waitress from Port Angeles and the owner from Germany showed us impeccable detail to service. Our friends love a Pinot Noir so without any on the menu, the owner brought them not one, not two but three different wines to taste and... More 

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Kilauea Hi
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm about 90% finished with the best quiche and the best coffee(even the decaf) on Kauai. I am unable to drive by this European restaurant in Kapaa at breakfast or dinner time without stopping for a meal. And it's not just quiche and coffee.Everything is made with impeccable care. There are only two ways to avoid the crowds. Come early... More 

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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: Cafe, 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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