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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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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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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
Local eatery with good food

We stopped by and found this local eatery. It had very good food at reasonable prices. Check out the bakery on the way out for a treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Ben S
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York, PA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped in at Tip Top based on a recommendation from our resort staff. Two things of note right off the bat, the hotel connected to the diner does appear to be quite a dive and may intimidate some folks. Additionally, when we went there was a consistent line for breakfast. As others have stated the line moves quickly and we... More 

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Athol, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We heard about this place from a few locals and heard it was the best breakfast in town. Not much to look at(located in a crummy looking motel), but heard the food was great. We were immediately seated and asked if we wanted coffee. I did and was poured a cup instantly. My wife ordered an orange juice. 30 minutes... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Our breakfast visit was an eye opener for the 11 of us. The line was out the door on this Sunday morning. The person seating us got us all together even as the line continued to grow . All restaurant owners, managers, and workers should visit this eatery to take lessons from them. Their speed and system is superb .... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

When we pulled up to this breakfast joint, we were a little skeptical because it is attached to a sketchy motel. That being said, the food was delicious!!! My wife got banana pancakes with a guava/pineapple jam. The pancakes were light and fluffy and delicious! The jam was very intimidating to eat as it is fluorescent orangy-pink but it was... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ordered the grand slam breakfast the serving was small, hash brown was burnt not worth the price. The parking Will b a challenge limited stalls in front of restaurant. The restaurant theme is early nineties. No chairs to sit down in waiting area Service from staff was good water got refilled without asking and staff checked on us every 10... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The portions was small compared to the price, parking is a probably limited stalls available. Service staff very friendly restaurant theme stuck in the early nineties .

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York, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped by and found this local eatery. It had very good food at reasonable prices. Check out the bakery on the way out for a treat.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is one funky old timey place....however if you want a good breakfast this is THE place. The waitstaff push their little service carts around loaded down with your personal order. The pancakes are killer and they may a mango jam in house that is sinfully sweet and great on toast. Don't dress up just show up for good cooking.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great family restaurant with a variety of items that you can choose from. This is a breakfast/Lunch/dinner place that will sometimes have a line but it moves quickly. The banana Mac nut pancakes are Awesome and there's local food like Oxtail soup and Loco Moco and which is good. The outside of the building looks a little dated but dont... More 

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Lakeport, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ultimate guide to Kauai said they had great macadamia nut, banana pancakes with coconut syrup and they were right. If a fancy atmosphere is what you seek don't go there. Good food with decent prices(for Kauai anyway). We will return.

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Additional Information about Tip Top Cafe/Bakery

Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808 245 2333
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7
Cuisine: Hawaiian

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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