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Papaya's Natural Foods & Cafe

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4-831 Kuhio Highway, Kaua'i Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
18088230190
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food selection & cafe

In my view the best health food place in Kauai (tried a few) Good - good selection of general products gluten free vegan etc - great cafe! - interesting menu items - you can try taro burger, tempeh wraps etc- they are happy to customise to your dietary requirements - very good smoothies and good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DLMG
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London
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London
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In my view the best health food place in Kauai (tried a few) Good - good selection of general products gluten free vegan etc - great cafe! - interesting menu items - you can try taro burger, tempeh wraps etc- they are happy to customise to your dietary requirements - very good smoothies and good value for money on those-... More 

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Thank DLMG
El Cerrito, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing vegan food. The reuben sandwich was so delicious! We even took one for the plane. The cold bar is also super tasty.

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Thank Jenniesnorkeler
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the back of a retail strip mall (Safeway is the anchor store), this place had all the choices the four of us wanted. We have different eating styles so we were happy we didn't have to go to more than one place to find most of our needs. Bulk foods, good healthy salad bar and many locally sourced... More 

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Thank MoneyRick
Peoria, Illinois
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Papaya's is a great little natural food store & cafe in Kapaa. It is located in the back of a strip mall, next to what use to be a Wyland Gallery. I only mention that because the Wyland Wall Painting is still there, and Papaya's is just to the left of it. Really nice food served at the cafe. Order,... More 

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Thank Eyedoc44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

They had exceptional selection of exotic island fruits that are in season like Mangosteen, rombutan, young coconut water etc at a great price. They let u select the green coconut and break it so u can drink the nectar. If u save the coconut and take it to a local road side/farm stand merchant they will open it up so... More 

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Thank omegafan
Montpelier, Vermont
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We enjoyed the Ahi tacos from the cafe. Also glad to have lots of organic produce options as well as lots of variety in this store. Surprising to find such a complete natural foods store on such a small island!.

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Thank Lindsey W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Was so nice to be able to pick up gluten free and vegan snacks/lunch items for take to the beach. We found great gluten free bread, with hummus.

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Thank Amanda L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Great salad bar.. Not expensive! great organic vegan whatever place check it out! Also have lots of essential oils

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Thank Mieke P
The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Fabulous staff, all very friendly, knowledgeable, service-minded, going out of their way to assist, visibly happy and proud to work there. Food and non-food choice is amazing, high quality products with variety of locally or island made. Very pleasant vibes. Will even plan next trip so that accommodation will be nearby again!

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Thank Finikas11
Kauai, Hawaii
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I love shopping there it's fresh and customer service has gotten so much better it's amazing .. I hope they keep those people working there. Every thing I truly love but it's pretty expensive I shop anyway I need health food in my system. :) They have so many cool things to choose from its amazing. :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-831 Kuhio Highway, Kaua'i Village Shopping Center, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: 18088230190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?