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Island Lava Java

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American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Hawaiian
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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740 (Palani)
Public bus stop 300 yards away.
808-327-2161
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Great Kona Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, organic and...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Pancakes

The best Pancakes I ever had!!!!!!! Loved it, they had a coconut syrup that was amazing. The pancakes came with bananas and macadamia nuts. This is a must if you go to the Big Island

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The best Pancakes I ever had!!!!!!! Loved it, they had a coconut syrup that was amazing. The pancakes came with bananas and macadamia nuts. This is a must if you go to the Big Island

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Soquel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to have an ocean view and a casual meal. Great sandwiches and brunch items along with coffee drinks. Right on Ali'i Dr. and across from Kailua Bay. Perfect setting for a sunset or sunrise.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Had a delicious breakfast with a great view. I recommend "dragged through the garden" breakfast sandwich. My companion had really tasty homemade granola served with yogurt in half a papaya and the tastes blended really well. They also have fresh squeezed fruit and/or veggie juices and 100% kona coffee (worth the extra $). Highly recommended

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Hillsdale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great location with an amazing view. The food is great. The wait staff is always friendly. The cinnamon rolls are a must try. I would recommend highly

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

we had a family breakfast at this on the beach restaurant. Pleasant staff and great food makes this a must return restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant / bistro offers no corkage fee, as you get to bring your own beer or wine (they don't sell any alcohol)--so go next door to the ABC and pick up a bottle of wine (or two) before you come. The restaurant is located across the street from the Ocean, and you can hear/see the waves crashing on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The menu is simple, but the food is great! My husband and I split a meal and the portion was plenty. I highly recommend this place for an easy yet great meal in Kona.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We enjoyed lunch at Lava Java today and the fish tacos were amazingly good. We enjoyed the live music and surf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Five years ago while staying on the Big Island we walked into this little beach front café for a cup of Kona coffee and a chocolate croissant. That was the first of many visits we made that year and we have raved over this place ever since. This year when back on the Big Island we once again stopped by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went here for breakfast on our first day on the island. It has a great location, situated right across from the beach. The outdoor patio is great in the morning when the day is still cool. My wife and I shared an eggs Benedict and a fruit bowl. I also had a coffee. Overall it was plenty of food,... More 

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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, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
    (Palani)
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: 808-327-2161

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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!
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

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