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Island Lava Java

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American, Contemporary
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 456
    Very good
  • 135
    Average
  • 43
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Get the cinnamon pull apart!

We spent 3 days in Kona and visited this place 3 times. The cinnamon pull apart bread is amazing! But get there early because it's made fresh every morning, and once they're out, they're out! The coffee was great, the location perfect, and the breakfast delicious. My kids enjoyed their freshly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
KJMommy04
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Honolulu, Hawaii
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent 3 days in Kona and visited this place 3 times. The cinnamon pull apart bread is amazing! But get there early because it's made fresh every morning, and once they're out, they're out! The coffee was great, the location perfect, and the breakfast delicious. My kids enjoyed their freshly juiced orange juice, as well. Definitely a place we... More 

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Hammonton, NJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Traveled with extended family. Loved the location and atmosphere of this restaurant. We were a large group of 8. We got a nice table in a great location outside with a beautiful view of the water. There was even live entertainment in the morning. Everyone really enjoyed their breakfast meals. Everything was delicious, and we loved the coffee. Restaurant dinning... More 

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Jamestown, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast at Lava Java our first morning on the island and what a great start it was. My order was pretty straight forward, but my spouse asked for all kinds of substitutions and was graciously accommodated down to the kitchen whipping up fresh cream for her waffles. The coffee was delicious. We were delicious fueled for shopping which... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Everytime we come to Kona, we always go to Lava Java twice a day. The coffee is always on point and the breakfast is always good. The macadamia nut pancakes are delicious. We make it a point to sit outside on the patio where the view is awesome. Birds always come by to see what crumbs they can get. I... More 

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vancouver WA
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29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great little breakfast shop with a view of the ocean. My husband had the stack with whole wheat toast, arugula, two eggs and something else which he thought was exceptional. I had the seeded bagel with lox and cream cheese. The lox was a little skimpy but tasty. To be fair I come from the Pacific Northwest where we get... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is right on Ali'i Drive in the heart of Kona. They don't serve alcohol but if you bring your own champagne they will give you free fresh squeezed orange juice. They encourage you to enjoy yourself & it's hard not to with the view.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped here because there was live music with a great view. The pizza was amazing! You can also bring your own wine and beer and there is no corkage fee. Eat here at sunset and you will not be disappointed.

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Munford, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The food was great and view was fantastic. We ate outside while watching boats, dolphins, and a little of everything just across the street at the beach. Was very fast service and actually went back there again as it was all so good!

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

great food, yummy baked goods and the service is solid. The views and live music are a great addition to the good food. we always come here before the airport. yummy!

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Very reasonably priced, popular (busy) restaurant in Kona. For the price and the quality of the food highly recommend. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?