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All 90 Lihue Restaurants

Tip Top Cafe/Bakery

3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 2333
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Ranked #10 of 90 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
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
boulder city, nv
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Crowded with locals is a good sign. Good, not great food. Prices were reasonable for locale. Had lunch and might try again for breakfast if in the area

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We asked our bellman for a good breakfast spot. Without hesitation he blurted out Tip Top Cafe. We weren't disappointed. There was 4 of us and we were all satisfied. Fast, friendly service, good food at reasonable prices. There were a lot of local people which was another indication of a good deal.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Don't look for ambience, if you prefer to go where the locals go for their meals, this is the place to go. It's tucked in one of the side roads along 570, on the ground floor of the motel. We had our breakfast there most of our stay and you would know right away that a lot of the customers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Try everything because everything is amazing!!! The loco moco, bento, soups, burgers!!! Ahhh craving right now

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San Jose, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Tip Top came highly recommended from some friends that frequent Kauai. It is located in an office style building and has a very cafeteria type feel. The ambience is a little odd, you can tell its a local favorite, a bit off the beaten path. The servers all wear scrubs and push utility carts around for everything. As far as... More 

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Enfield, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We heard this was the place locals go for breakfast so we thought we'd give it a try. The food was okay but after reading some of the earlier reviews, we thought we'd be more impressed. We both had an omelette and they were rather bland despite onions, peppers, sausage, etc. The homefries were a square block of fried potatoes... More 

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Mickleton, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Tip top was so good we went twice in one day. Breakfast you have to try Moco Loco. Didn't sound too good, but it was delicious. Went back for dinner. Had to wait a bit, and yes we stood out because we weren't locals. Sushi was the best and definitely the freshest we have had. Can't say enough about Tip... More 

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Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

No fancy, but excellent food. Prices are great and a good value. I am not a lover of pancakes, but the Macadamia Nut pancakes were the best pancakes I have ever had and i loved them! Served with coconut syrup and/or fresh fruit. They were wonderful. Fast service, excellent food, good prices--couldn't ask for anything else! If you are looking... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had breakfast at Tip Top on my last weekend trip to Kauai. While I really enjoyed my breakfast, my girlfriend wasn't impressed. Nevertheless, this one is _my_ review, so 4 out of 5 it is. I had the (relatively) famous loco moco, which didn't disappoint. For the uninitiated, a loco moco is a bowl of white rice, with a hamburger... More 

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Middletown, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Food was cheap, and good! We had the mac nut pancakes and they were delicious. This place was recommended to us by our valet. The place lacks in decor, and is more like a cafeteria, but all the locals eat here. Service was fast.

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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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