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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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Ranked #15 of 234 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Palani
Transit: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
Description: Great Kona Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona Coffee and our own Bakery on site. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch, we are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We proudly feature grass fed Big Island Beef, Big Island organic goat cheese and locally grown organic produce, freshly baked house made breads, desserts & goodies. Island Lava Java, Bistro Grill is Kona's #1 Coffee House and Restaurant. We were voted to have the "Best Breakfast in Kona" by the readers of the West Hawaii Today. Island Lava Java Bistro & Grill's Island fare is inspired by everyday island cooking. You'll feel relaxed while savoring a great meal in our casual and comfortable outside, Oceanside lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you!
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Chapel Hill, NC
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to this place for 15 years and all I can say is that the best breakfast in my life is a bowl of oatmeal, or cinnamon pull apart watching the sun come up in Kona. The views are unsurpassed and the breakfasts are great, as all most of the servers. When I retire I want to come... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast spot along Aili Drive overlooking Kona Bay. Perfect stop before heading south for some water activities.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent restaurant for breakfast or any meal. Service is excellent and menu offers many choices. The excellent coffee and baked goods are a real draw in the morning while enjoying a view of Kailua/Kona Bay activity.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Food and coffee was delicious! I had the fish eggs Benedict and it was one of the best Benedict's I have ever had! My dirty chai latte was also delicious. They are usually packed so I suggest making a reservation. While the view is awesome, it can be a little awkward if you get stuck at the table on the... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Like most food on the Big Island, it's pricey, but the quality is great. I had a fabulous eggs Benedict, which was served on a croissant rather than an English muffin, and it was delicious. The hollandaise was clearly homemade and the accompanying potatoes were yummy too. The freshly squeezed juices are incredible, and the coffee, like much of that... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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108 restaurant reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a perfect island cafe - located right across the street from the ocean, so you can sit outside and hear the surf. The service is great and the presentation is excellent. The cafe looks fresh and clean, the meals look great on the pictures. So if you want that island vacation experience - here you go. Speaking about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food was excellent. Pork spareribs were as good as they get. Really nice waitress but brought out 3 meals, then after asking got the fourth. One plate of lasagna came out cold. That morning we had gotten close to the best cinnamon rolls we've ever had. Just were disappointed with the service.

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is our fourth visit to the Big Island in as many years and the first thing we do once we are settled is walk down to Island Lava Java for dinner. We take our own wine because they don't have a liquor license and before we are settled into our seats the wine glasses and ice bucket have arrived... More 

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Charleston, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great location, good view. Had the ahi tuna sandwich, it was delicious. They seared it and left the middle raw, just as I asked. Wife had the salad, wasn't anything special.Drinks were great staff was great.

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Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Loved the food. If you want to go for breakfast, get there around or before 8:00am. We ate here twice, both times were for breakfast. You are across form the ocean. We enjoyed watching the surf crash as we ate. We enjoyed the ISLAND EGGS BENEDICT, “ISLAND STYLE” pancakes, and the Volcano pull apart (we had it warmed).

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Additional Information about Island Lava Java

Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808-327-2161
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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