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Island Lava Java

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American, Pizza, Sandwiches, 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Late Night Food, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 43
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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
Great spot by the bay

Good outdoor eatery, I had the fresh fish grilled sandwich, ono that day. The veggie wrap was ok, too many peppers! Coffee was very good and the pastries were good, although I had better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Flstina
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Surprise, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Surprise, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good outdoor eatery, I had the fresh fish grilled sandwich, ono that day. The veggie wrap was ok, too many peppers! Coffee was very good and the pastries were good, although I had better.

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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Breakfast...was average...while local's raved about the cinnamon rolls and pull apart, they turned out to be baked dough with a cinnamon sugar drizzle with some frosting on top...not a bit of cinnamon in the dough. Pancakes were average taste...egg croissant poor.

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Regina, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the pancakes (fantastic!), and the eggs/sausage/potato combination was great as well. We didn't have room for the cinnamon rolls which was a shame because they looked fantastic and are highly recommended. Next time . . .

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you like healthier & lighter options, this place is for you. If you like a richer & more decadent meal, this place is also for you. You can even text your order ahead of arriving! We had breakfast here one morning and wish our schedule would have allowed for many other meals. The fresh fish benedict was one of... More 

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Maui, Hawaii, USA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Right on the main drag in Kona, a great place to have breakfast. Very, very popular and thus expect a wait during peak times. Good for people watching and looking out across the street at the Ocean. Right on the road, so a good spot if you dont mind a lot of action while you eat. Food is very fresh... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Being fussy about our Coffee resulted in us trying several venues finally agreeing that Lava-Java provided Good Coffee with good service and live music overlooking the bay,

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New Jersey
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Outstanding view of the ocean from a comfortable setting that provides excellent food and coffee drinks. We had lunch and everyone was very pleased with their meal. A wide variety of coffee drinks are also available which we took advantage of. All were excellent.

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Dardanelle
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The server was wonderful - personable and efficient. The food was great - perfect flavor for fish and well prepared. It is right by the ocean - great outdoor atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Saw on a review they had pineapple pancakes and was told it wasn't on the menu but a special. The waitress asked kitchen if they would make it and they did. The pancakes were fantastic and so was service Orange juice was freshly squeezed

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Petaluma, California
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We usually try to stop in here whenever we are in Kailua-Kona, as it is always consistent and has great views of the beach. We had reservations and had a table closest to the front/view, which we always appreciate. I don't remember what we had, but everything was good. The one thing that we often forget is that they do... More 

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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, Pizza, Sandwiches, Contemporary, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?