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All 104 Kapaa Restaurants

Art Cafe Hemingway

4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI
+1 808-822-2250
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Ranked #20 of 104 Restaurants in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: European, Coffee Shop, Café, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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. Wed - Sun 8am-2pm and 6pm - 9pm, Mondays and Tuesdays closed.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have visited Hemingways twice. Both times I left feeling a bit frustrated because it has SO much to offer in terms of ambiance, the friendly foreign proprietors, and the delicious food and drinks, yet there are definitely some issues. First, although the owners are very warm and engaging, the employees are definitely lacking in many ways. On both visits... More

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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wonderful gorgonzola and porcini quiche for lunch. Staff was attentive and polite. Prices were lower than you'd expect. Interesting and reasonable wine list. I'm really puzzled by the "bad" reviews. We liked the restaurant so much, that we crossed the Kuhio highway outside and got a price list from a nearby hotel so we could stay in this part of... More

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Sherman, Connecticut
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had an amazing time in Kauai and this place is the only regret we have...what a waist of time and money. Service was bad, we waited 35min for two appetizers, nobody went to check on us during the wait, the food was very average, it was extremely hot inside and we had to wait another 20min for our check.... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Something different in Kauai. They serve a european style menu. Nothing else like it that I know of in Kauai. Great Quiche, fresh squeezed oj. Lots of yum. If you go there expect to be there awhile. Its rare that you get in and out under an hour. Expect that you''ll be there for much longer if they are any... More

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Kapaa, Hawaii
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Been here 23 years. I am culinary trained. Avoid this place at all cost. Horrible service, arrogant owner and no sense of appropriate customer service. Disaster.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We loved this place! We ate there twice for dinner and both times thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the food is outstanding and the hospitality second to none. We felt that care and consideration went in to our dining experience from the food to choice of wine. If you appreciate great tasting food away from American dining you will love this... More

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Seegraeben, Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Something else, between all the other restaurant at the coast line. No AC, only ventilators that makes that this place a special one. The interior is like in an old French café, the music as well....give them a try

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I read most of the reviews for this cafe because my husband and I wanted to find a great breakfast place before one of our tours and so we chose it based on the positive reviews. However, I was extremely disappointed. First of all, they don't serve a regular cup of coffee! Maybe I missed that info in prior reviews... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a little gem in the midst of various restaurants with the normal American fare.European type menu with European size dishes (no wonder they don't have a weight problem!) we have been semi-permanent residents for the past ten years and have only just found Hemingways. We have been twice in the past week, and just love the food, and... More

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Denver, CO
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our breakfast at this quaint little spot with an artistic touch/ ambiance. We both had the croissant sandwich with ham, scrambled eggs, smokes Gouda, lettuce and tomatoes. It was exactly what we wanted and delicious! The service was a bit slow but we were having a leisurely morning so we didn't mind. If you want... More

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