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Art Cafe Hemingway

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Cafe, European, Bistro
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
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    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
Gourmet european style breakfast with a fresh island approach

Art Cafe Hemingway is by far one of the my favorite breakfast stops in Kauai. We've gone multiple times on our trips to the island and have always been impressed. The cafe has a very european feel with a tropical vibe - it reminds me of some of the coastal cafes we've visited in coastal towns in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Dorfer
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Scotts Valley, California
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English first
Scotts Valley, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Art Cafe Hemingway is by far one of the my favorite breakfast stops in Kauai. We've gone multiple times on our trips to the island and have always been impressed. The cafe has a very european feel with a tropical vibe - it reminds me of some of the coastal cafes we've visited in coastal towns in the French and... More 

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Mexico
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We like Hemingway's as a place to socailize with friends. Its a clean, no rush atmosphere. The wine prices are up on the wall and are generally reasonable as are the food prices. The food we have had is fresh and tastes great. I recommend trying this place.

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St. George, Utah
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The food is average. The restroom are dirty and disgusting. And the service is to slow And they charge a lot and don't have AC

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was here for dinner a year ago and loved it so returned as soon as we got back to Kapaa. The food was farm to table, amazingly inexpensive (especially for the quality), and excellent. The wine list is extensive and perfect for the food. Service is attentive and owners are charming.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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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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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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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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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