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“Fresh, fresh, fresh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Garden Cafe at Common Ground - CLOSED

The Garden Cafe at Common Ground
4900 Kuawa Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
8088281041
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Price range: $14 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian, Hawaiian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fresh Wholesome Healthy Organic Dishes Created From The Seasonal Crops Of Kauai's Best Farmers and Ranchers.
Brownsville, Oregon
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“Fresh, fresh, fresh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The Garden is a part of Common Ground, an organic farm on the north shore. It is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday, and in addition to serving organic food has a variety of vegan and gluten-free choices. Many items are inventive and creative, and all the fruits and veggies seemed so fresh you would think you just picked it yourself. They have a nice variety of juices and smoothies, and breakfast ranges from traditional eggs and bacon (organic) to pancakes and a garden bagel piled high with veggies on top of a yummy hummus. Lunch features fish tacos, organic lamb burger, and wraps. Since everything is fresh, they don't always have everything available that's on the menu, but several daily specials can be chosen. If you need a break from Bubba Burgers, come here....your heart will thank you.

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Tokyo
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“Wonderful farm to table food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Delicious fresh farm food in a outdoor cafe setting. Healthy menu with lots of vegan choices. There is a farm tour every morning too if you want to see where your food is coming from. So far my favorite place to eat in Kauai

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colorado
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“A Mixed Report”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Ate lunch with my spouse. My fish sandwich was good. But my wife ordered the special salad of the day which had pickled beets in it. She is a pickled beet lover but found the beets so vinegary and overpowering that they ruined the rest of the salad, which had arugula, goat cheese, avocado.
She left a lot uneaten. To be fair, the waitress was distressed about her unhappiness and not only comped the salad but gave her a free dessert. The restaurant and its settings are quite nice. But order carefully.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Woodinville, Washington
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“Great ambience, food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Ate lunch at the Garden Café today! What an amazing place. Never thought that someone would serve me nachos with kale and I would love it. The salads were very fresh, and family loved the fish dishes. The sweet potato fries were yum. Already made plans to go back for breakfast.

Also had an opportunity to visit their vegetable garden. Kids saw some newborn sheep. We did some shopping in their store. Can't wait to go back for more!

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Santa Clarita, California
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“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Made a wrong turn. Decided to continue. Drive along the farm was enticing. Arrived. Decided to stay. Food was amazing. Avocado smoothie was to die for. Organic atmosphere, people, setting. Other restaurants are so so on Kauai but this place with its kale and bean frittatas and amazing juice is one to remember. So special we sat and wrote out our Christmas cards. Your trip is not complete unless you visit. Might inspire you to eat healthy for the remainder of your trip.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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