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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I went everyday!

Went to Kona on honeymoon and went to Lava Java every single morning with my husband. It's an all time favorite and I crave it all the time being back in Texas. Definitely go! Get an iced mocha! Oh and the view, the view is the best while enjoying coffee/food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Kona on honeymoon and went to Lava Java every single morning with my husband. It's an all time favorite and I crave it all the time being back in Texas. Definitely go! Get an iced mocha! Oh and the view, the view is the best while enjoying coffee/food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our meals here. The service is great, very friendly and welcoming and the food is amazing! Not to mention the beautiful view.. everything about Island Lava Java was perfect.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great view, often has good musical entertainment too. I've been many times as guest of another and have not been impressed with service at all. Food is ok but over priced. Stick with coffee, it's good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love the coffee, bacon and Portuguese sausage. Also great waffles. I Visit every trip for breakfast. Great for kids too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent pizza, ribs, and coffee. Beautiful location to watch the sunset as well. Friendly and welcoming service. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

the rastrant es fare nce an the bach nambr one i came whe me frend bring the madam the fod not halal but i licke fery match five star

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice, laid back type of place, the folks are very friendly and no pressure. They had live music both the evening we were there and whenever we passed by it seemed. The menu was pretty simple and everything we tried was excellent. I accidentally left an extra shirt I had brought along in case of rain, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Food here was really good; we visited once for breakfast and once for lunch. Standouts were the fresh fish sandwich and salmon benedict for us. The views are really what make this place great. Feeling the breeze while looking out on the water were so relaxing. The service wasn't great which is why I'm only giving 4 stars. They seemed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed next door to Lava Java, and were able to have meals there on a few occasions. Breakfast is hands down the best meal on offer, with plenty of choices for even the fussiest eaters, the pancakes and the eggs are both a good choice. Make sure you try a cinnamon scroll, they are amazing, and huge! Dinner unfortunately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was probably my favorite restaurant of the trip. A great ocean view and delicious and well presented food.

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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, 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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