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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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Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
A Jewel in the Crown - with some cautions...

DINNER - SCALLOPS - BE ADVISED. First of all, this restaurant is a jewel in the crown of Kauai, not just Kapaa. We find this to be a completely unique place with an European atmosphere. The owners appear hardworking and appreciative of our enthusiasm for their creative restaurant. The quality of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Iris_Eye1
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

DINNER - SCALLOPS - BE ADVISED. First of all, this restaurant is a jewel in the crown of Kauai, not just Kapaa. We find this to be a completely unique place with an European atmosphere. The owners appear hardworking and appreciative of our enthusiasm for their creative restaurant. The quality of their ingredients are highly apparent. We just had our... More 

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Victoria
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful European food in this characterful restaurant in the Main Street. Loved the baked Camembert and the chocolate pot! So delicious and reasonably priced. Attentive wait staff also. A great meal here!

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Chicago Park, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We make it a point to have breakfast at least once a week at Hemingways. They are no longer cash only, so their ATM has been removed. My favorite breakfast is called "Old Man and the Sea". Not an extensive menu, but everything is done very artfully. Parking is across the street.

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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
Top Contributor
761 reviews 761 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
351 helpful votes 351 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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Senior Reviewer
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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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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