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Art Cafe Hemingway

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Café, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • 158
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 8
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gluten free options

Very pleasant little cafe with home made food and excellent gluten free options. Vast selection of teas, and great coffee. The quiche sells out fast as we got there 40 mins after they opened and none left. Still, we enjoyed the breads and omelettes very much. Park across the street. Opens at 8:00... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Patsy539
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Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very pleasant little cafe with home made food and excellent gluten free options. Vast selection of teas, and great coffee. The quiche sells out fast as we got there 40 mins after they opened and none left. Still, we enjoyed the breads and omelettes very much. Park across the street. Opens at 8:00 a.m.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent quality food in a funky environment. Highly recommended. Try to avoid parking in the lot across the street, huge potholes.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place is not what you'd expect on an island, but its a great spot for a European ambiance and the food was yummy. Had breakfast there twice. Very healthy, and very filling! The service was good, and I do think it has to do with the fact that we got there early every time. By the time we left... More 

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Marseille, France
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Eclectic customers and fabulous decor in an idyllic spot on highway 56 in Kapaa. You can walk, ride, or drive. Best fresh squeezed oj, organic everything. A perfect place for breakfast, lunch or brunch. Highly recommend as something for everyone to eat just no traditional bacon, pancakes, or waffles. But you have crepes, quiche, croissants and other delights

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Showed up at 7:30 this morning and place was not open yet. Sign said they opened at 8 so we went for a walk by the ocean for half hour. Came back and place was still locked up tight and no movement. Waited 5 minutes and left. Figured it would have been slow anyways if they did not even have... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stylish, unique, European cafe/restaurant -- excellent food (especially the fondue!), local ingredients freshly prepared and beautifully presented -- attentive staff, very friendly owners. Fairly small space, so make reservations for dinner! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, all are well-worth the visit!

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Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Even though the first time we tried to stop in they were closed, in the middle of the afternoon, we were happy we checked the hours and stopped back at this cute blue building for breakfast. The goat cheese quiche was oh-so-smooth and creamy, with a nice flakey crust. The fluffy scrambled eggs dusted with parmesan-reggiano, and a baguette with... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place has amazing coffee, and other beautiful food choices. This is unique place offers amazing European (foodie) choice, fondue, AMAZING.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wow, great food, very different that's what makes them unique and you want to go back. Make reservation for dinner otherwise like us you will be disappoint, it's a small restaurant. Small kitchen, be patient it's worthed. We went there quite often.

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kauai
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautifully decorated, the owners both French know how to bake and cook and serve. The croissants melt in your mouth as do the Quiches, Fantasic Omlets light but flavorful. Wait staff is fabulous. Great coffee love the Ginger Lemonaide, going for dinner there tomorrow can't wait! Nothing we disliked!

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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Café, 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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