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Island Lava Java

75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-327-2161
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Ranked #10 of 230 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I had the best meal of my trip here. I ordered the nightly fish special of macadamia nut crusted opakapaka. It was amazing! Perfectly cooked, tender, no fishy taste; simply fantastic. One of us also had the same special but with the mahi mahi and they were similarly pleased. The reason they get a 4 instead of a 5 is... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had breakfast here our first morning in Kona.We all enjoyed our choices. I had a yummy egg sandwich on a croissant with ham and cheese. Relaxed atmosphere, right by the harbor, nice view. Went back during the week for lunch a few times. Burger good, loaded with bacon and cheese. Fish sandwich (mahi-mahi) got good reaction from my son.... More

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Kimberley, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We ate several meals here and they were all great. also enjoyed the music at breakfast. Also when we ate supper there was a good sax player there. Really liked this one.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a casual place with a fantastic view of the ocean. The food here is good. I especially like the salads and turkey sandwich. The service can be a bit slow, but with this view just sit back and relax. The coffee drinks are also good.

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had frappé and other coffees here and all were great. The selection and atmosphere were really wonderful.

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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Food was great! Super pancakes. Superior Kona coffee. Stephanie our awesome server! Super friendly and fun!! Highly recommend for cool spot to sit and sip coffee!

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved their breakfast sandwich. Everything was fresh and tasty. Friendly and helpful staff. Your perfect breakfast location in Kona

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I had a hawaii style omelet and it was quite tasty, the real winner here is the coffee though. Possibly the best coffee that I had on my visit to kona, even just the plain drip coffee is to die for. Also, their outside seating has a great view of the ocean.

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Huntington Park, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a must try, it is very delicious. Pancakes were also great. Good food, good music and a n awesome view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had breakfast here, the waitresses weren't very friendly. Not sure if this is the norm or they were tired. We had breakfast and it was just ok. Nothing stood out as great, prices are higher than should be for the taste of the food. I would recommend Bongo Ben's a few doors down with friendly people and the food was... 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, Contemporary

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