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Tip Top Cafe/Bakery

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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 2333
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go for the Pancakes or stay for the whole breakfast

On our yearly vacations to Kauai we now go to the Tip Top Café for our first breakfast. I love the pancakes! They fill the plate and you can have them with bananas or macadamia nuts. They also make killer omelets, which you can get with hash browns, sausage, toast etc etc until you may not eat the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

On our yearly vacations to Kauai we now go to the Tip Top Café for our first breakfast. I love the pancakes! They fill the plate and you can have them with bananas or macadamia nuts. They also make killer omelets, which you can get with hash browns, sausage, toast etc etc until you may not eat the rest of... More 

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Chimacum, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We eat here once a year on our trip to Kauai. Always have the same thing as we come for the Loco Moco. We are not talking "Gourmet" here, but good down home cooking. Others at our table have chosen different dishes (at Breakfast) and been pleased with the quality and quantity of the food. Excellent service, quick and friendly.... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As you have all noticed, this is a popular local spot for breakfast. Take a look around - the most popular dishes being consumed around you are the ridiculous oxtail soup, fried rice, loco moco, and macadamia nut pancakes. And probably in that order of popularity. If you visit this spot upon recommendation and order anything else, you're missing the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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214 reviews 214 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So, you are a tourist, but you want to get away from them for a bit? Then try this unassuming place, off a side-street, with no particular ambiance but good food and lots of local folks, and pretty good service (except when they get really busy it can be sort of hit-and-miss). The pancakes are very good, although the syrups... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We always try and have at least one breakfast here when we visit Kauai. A nice place to visit with local folks.

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a great breakfast to suit the whole family. Service was great, food excellent and good value for money. What more could you ask for, hey.

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Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ate two breakfasts here. Had slow service on one and fast on the other. Food was good. I recommend avoiding the bacon though as that was disappointing. Try the spam instead. The pancakes with bananas and Macadamia nuts were da bomb.

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you are looking for ambiance or a nice beach view, this is NOT the place. If you are looking for good food at a price that won't blow your vacation budget, this IS the place. My wife liked the oxtail soup, I went with the Grand Slam breakfast (macadamia nuts pancakes). All of it was very good. The bacon... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had a very good breakfast / brunch here. The banana pancakes $6 were extremely yummy. The eggs, bacon, and toast $8 was good too. My wife had the cumin on toast and she said it was made like she makes hers.

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Michigan
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149 reviews 149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Best value on the island. Simple surroundings, service fast, good food for a darn great price. BLT was superb.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808 245 2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 7
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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