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“awesome location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-327-2161
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Ranked #13 of 209 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“awesome location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We found this terrific spot for breakfast and loved it. Fantastic harbor view. Great coffee and gourmet breakfasts. Open air dining makes for a terrific way to srart your day. Everything is fresh yoo. I'd recommend you stop here and check it out.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“Great food!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I would have given this place 5 stars but not the best service. The food is very good and the food came out fast. I had a pull apart cinnamon roll and was so yummy and the omelets are delicious. They had a guy singing and his voice was great and not loud. I would definitely go again.

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“Great location, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stopped here for brunch and we're not disappointed. The food was excellent and the view topped it off.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Breakfast with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stopped by here 3 different days for breakfast. Go early ( before 0730)! Lovely local menu offerings- including Mac nuts, Kona coffee etc, HOWEVER, the fresh fruit that is advertised is canned, it's a fruit cocktail, not local or fresh at all...a little disappointing.

Service is prompt and friendly, there is a musician playing Hawaiian music, even early in the morning. View is nice, obscured by power lines, and the main road though.

Overall, a nice place to check out and enjoy.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Great late lunch/early dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We traveled to Hawaii from the east coast and were a little off schedule the first day or so due to time zones. We went to Lava Java after a day at the beach for a very early dinner. That worked to our advantage -- lunch menu/prices and no wait! The view from the patio is great - we watched waves crashing and boats sailing past... Ahhhh! The birds were friendlier than my youngest appreciated, but they were never TOO friendly. The menu had multiple vegetarian options -- we chose the Roasted Wrap & Veggie Sandwiches, while the kids had pizzas (go figure). A delicious, casual meal in a beautiful setting, with friendly wait staff. Our only regret is not being there late enough to enjoy the entertainment that was setting up while we ate. When (not if!) we are back in Kona, I look forward to another visit to Lava Java.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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