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“Our absolute favorite spot in Kauai” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Small Town Coffee

Small Town Coffee
4-1543 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #42 of 105 Restaurants in Kapaa
Cuisines: American, Hawaiian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Same great coffee and tea. Same fresh baked pastries. Same good humor and attention to detail. Same ice cold bevies. Same tables and chairs. Same plants. Same regular customers. Same you. But now, it's on wheels. Find us in the Kojima's parking lot in the red bus.
New York, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Our absolute favorite spot in Kauai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We discovered this place thanks to Lonely Planet, and proceeded to go there morning after morning before our excursions. The coffee is fantastic and professionally pulled -- they really know what they're doing. The bagel sandwiches for breakfast are reasonably priced AND delicious, a combination that is sorely lacking on the rest of this island. The staff is laid back and friendly, but still competent. And the banana bread is heavenly. Heavenly. It's really surprising that this little gem isn't more highly rated on Trip Advisor.

The vibe is really chill, and there seems to be a good mix of locals. If you are stressed out or in a hurry, this place may not be for you.

Visited August 2011
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I am surprised they are not #1 rated in Kapaa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

The staff are very personable, the coffee is THE BEST! The Naughty Toddy is a MUST try! The food is good and affordable, and you can even sit at the bar in front of the deli and watch them prepare it, giving it the feeling hanging out with a friend for lunch, I loved this aspect. The chocolate chip macaroon is excellent!

Don't miss this place if you are a resident or visitor of Kauai!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“nice place opens early”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

across from our hotel coral reef resort opens early... if you'r planning on starting your day early in am.... coffee good some breakfast items

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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seattle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Trying to be hip but just terrible”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

This is a coffee shop that tries to give the hip Eco local vibe thing, and in that respect it kinda succeeds. However the coffee is average at best, food mediocre. As for the service I ordered a sandwich that was made with a bagel, as the server was bringing it she dropped the top half picked it up and said "do you want me to toast you another one?" duh no I want the one that was just on your less than clean floor. All hype no substance.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Gilbert, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very cool place, stopped there every dayon recent trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

Loved the atmosphere and the coffee. We stopped there every day on our recent trip

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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