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Tip Top Cafe/Bakery

3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 2333
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Ranked #11 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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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We found ourselves by the airport and hungry, so Siri found us breakfast at Tip Top. Don't let the ambience fool you. This is a real good down to earth breakfast and lunch grub house. The place was consistently busy and filled with locals. Loco moco? Perfect! Banana pancakes with coconut sauce? Yum! Just sad we didn't find it sooner.... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food here was wonderful and the price was very good. We got the surfer special and loved the tempura shrimp.

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Union, New Jersey
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327 reviews 327 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were spending 3 nights in Kaui and had dropped our laundry at the Plaza Laundry (3-4301 Kuhio Hwy.) for wash and fold service. We asked the attendant where the locals liked to have breakfast and she recommended the Tip Top Cafe. It's located on a side street and is on the first floor in back of a 75 year... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Pancakes nothing special. Coffee was good though. Not a place I would go back to. Just an average place.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have gone here since I was a little girl. It is old school and traditional. Lots of locals, the food is good. We always go for breakfast I order traditional rice eggs and Portuguese sausage.

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norman,ok
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the food is edible and not bad. It is just way to expensive for what you get. I think I would skip this place for breakfast. Save your money and go through a drive thru somewhere. For 2 pancakes and two eggs it was $10 bucks.

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cave creek, az
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This isn't where you dress up all sophisticated but it is where you get AWESOME food!!!! Banana pancakes rock!

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went here on recommendations from Trip Advisor. A very casual diner in a motel building. My husband said it was his best breakfast on the island. Good banana macadamia nut pancakes. They are big, as big as the plate! Good value.

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Palm Desert, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We went twice on a recent two week trip to the island. Pick your pancake toppings: Mac nuts, banana, pineapple and do pour plenty of coconut syrup on top. Loco Moco has lots of tasty gravy. Ask for fried rice. You'll be back.

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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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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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