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The Garden Cafe at Common Ground

4900 Kuawa Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
8088281041
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Ranked #1 of 14 restaurants in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fresh Wholesome Healthy Organic Dishes Created From The Seasonal Crops Of Kauai's Best Farmers and Ranchers.
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Vancouver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My tow friends and I really enjoyed our lunch here, where the three of us shared wraps, salads and smoothies. We also were big fans of how they use organic, local foods to produce such delicious meals. The setting was lovely too- far enough off the highway and out in the fields so that it was quiet, peaceful, shady and... More

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We enjoyed lunch here. We had various wraps - these were the size of a large burrito, plus a whole side of sweet potato fries. So plenty of quality food, not too expensive, and a nice outdoor setting. The veggies were good and fresh; I think they grow some of their own produce. If the whole family had loved their... More

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Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The food was very fresh, but unbelievably bland- not seasoned whatsoever. It was very expensive and not worth it. Unfortunately it was a low point on our culinary tour of Kauai.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Order at the counter, get a pager, wait for at least 20 minutes, great a fresh delicious meal. Outside seating. Got the fish sandwich - could only get tuna seared (rare) or well done. For $17 it was a large amount of food and very fresh and very yummy.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a very relaxing outdoor cafe where the food is so fresh and healthy. It tastes like the salad we had came out of their garden.

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Rome, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Found out about this place from the Kauai Revealed guidebook and they were right on the money--this place offers a limited but unique menu. As others have said, all ingredients are super fresh and prepared thoughtfully. Coffee is also really, really good. Pleasant atmosphere as well. Would have been nice to have a roving server to refill coffee, but not... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were told about this place after we went on the Noni farm tour down the road. This place occupies the old guava plantation location that we used to visit on past trips. The food was all very fresh, which I think is he reason for the bit of time you wait to get your food after you order. We... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was a nice open cafe set in a back road ending in a small food garden in Kilauea. The food is so fresh and natural, you swore it was hand-picked that morning. The menu is limited, with a few salads, sandwiches, burger, and wraps/burritos available. We ordered for 5, including the Burger, 2 different salads, a kids wrap, and... More

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Palatine, IL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was one of our few disappointments on our recent trip. The setting and atmosphere is terrific with a nice patio overlooking the garden where the food is grown. I had the chicken curry wrap--unfortunately this name was a bit of a misnomer since it would have taken a microscope to find the chicken in it. I will say that... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Awesome location. Great food. Everything was so fresh. Wife had a breakfast sandwich on a bagel. She loved the bagel. I had a smoothie + one of their entrees. Our helicopter pilot in Princeville recommended the place. I loved it! highly recommend it.

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