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Tip Top Cafe/Bakery

3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 2333
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Ranked #10 of 89 restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $7
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The cafe is set up with all booths - it has a low-key diner feel - not fancy - there appeared to be a good mix of locals and visitors - breakfast was awesome!! We had the banana/macadamia pancakes, loco moco, breakfast platter - all of it was YUMMY!!! I highly recommend this place!!!

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You'll drive up and wonder if this is the right place. It is. Leave. Most of the reviews mention the breakfast. We weren't there in time for breakfast. Perhaps your breakfast experience would be different from the rest of the menu. Several of us had a burger. The lady waiting on us couldn't identify the meat. True story. She verified... More

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Princeville, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good local kin food. See heard a lot about the ox tail soup and it was pretty good. Not fancy, but large portions.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great little place for pancakes, the pineapple banana Mac nut pancakes with guava jam are to die for. If you want regular pancakes they are awesome as well. The eggs, bacon, were good, but come here for the cakes. Service is speedy, even though it was 10 deep in line, we were seated in less than 10 minutes. Lot's of... More

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great spot, especially if you like pancakes. Some of the best I've had. There are several choices for additions- loved the macadamia nuts. The coffee and bacon were excellent too. The eggs were not great. We ate here twice it was that good.

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toledo, oh
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109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Arrived late last night to Kauai for vacation. Tip Top was on the list of local eateries provided by our hotel. We took the short drive about 8 am and the place is easy to find and lots of cars. Full of local diners, a good sign. Very clean, and some nice local favorites like the fried rice and Mac... More

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a local place for sure - not fancy. The banana pancakes were what drew us in and they lived up the reputation.

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New Hampshire
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

All I can say is that the pineapple pancakes are awesome and the macadamia nut banana ones are beyond awesome. Prices are reasonable. You will see mostly locals at this restaurant. Portions are huge, service is fast. Highly recommend.

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

Well if you think plain pancakes are good, then you will die for the banana, mac nut pancakes with coconut syrup on top. The taste is a bit of heaven. The atmosphere is very local, clean and you may be the only tourists there. Worth every bite

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not sure if it is permanent or just today. The sign did not elaborate. filler since it will not accept less than100 character review.

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