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Kiva Koffeehouse

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Hwy 12, Escalante, UT 84726
435.826.4550
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Wed - Mon 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 207
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  • 20
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Care for a breathtaking view with your Coffee?

Nestled within the sublime geological heart of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Kiva's Koffeehouse is definitely not your typical roadside rest/break spot and one of the many delightful surprises of the park. We happened upon the café as we were winding our way down Utah's Scenic Byway... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
mitableaga
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Nestled within the sublime geological heart of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Kiva's Koffeehouse is definitely not your typical roadside rest/break spot and one of the many delightful surprises of the park. We happened upon the café as we were winding our way down Utah's Scenic Byway 12 and were able to get in some espressos and a brownie just... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Referred to Kiva Koffeehouse by a friend who stayed there. They have only 2 rooms. The rooms are excellent. Comfortable beds, tremendous views, completely secluded. A fabulous breakfast in the Koffeehouse is included with your room. Service and hospitality is first rate. You are way far away from city lights. Would definitely stay there again the next time we visit... More 

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Thank Marshall W
Matthews, North Carolina
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Our constant search for good coffee outside the hotel/motel room lead us to this place after reading positive reviews. I’m glad we took time out for a stop. The coffee is good and the Huevos Rancheros was delicious. The view from the dining room was magnificent, looking out over the Escalante River and to the canyon cliffs beyond.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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308 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

After driving for quite awhile on Scenic Byway 12, my Hubby needed a break and some coffee. The Kiva Koffeehouse is tucked away on a hillside. A short dirt driveway leads to a small parking lot. The coffee house entrance is down some steps. The building has large windows so you can sit and enjoy the view while you sip... More 

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Thank Denice S
Minnesota
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This place is gorgeous and has amazing views! The history of the building and business are rich and the local art and writing they carry is special! You definitely want to experience it when in Escalante!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Stopping for lunch at the Kiva Koffeehouse was a real treat during a visit to national parks in Utah. We had read good reviews ahead of our visit and we were quite glad we made the stop. We were pleased to find breakfast available and enjoyed really good oatmeal pancakes, a bagel, egg, cheese and bacon sandwich, a cafe mocha,... More 

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Escondido
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207 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

While we did not eat here, would would definitely go next time. It has a great setting a view. Don't know about the rest, but it has to be better that Circle D

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Ra'anana, Israel
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Stopped on my way to Arches national park for a drink and cookie. The highlight of the place is not the food it's the wonderful view. Good refreshing place and spot to stop!

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Thank OB4ta
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This was as fun of a spot as I had read about in a travel book I used through our road trip. We stopped for some coffee and to use the facilities, and found ourselves staying and ordering some lentil soup. The soup was top-notch and we found the staff to be kind. We also took a cinnamon bread to-go,... More 

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Thank Amy K
cleveland, ohio, u.s.a.
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The Internet tipped me off to this beautiful spot on Hwy 12 around milepost 73. If you're not looking for it you'd probably drive right by. And you'd be missing a gorgeous place to have coffee and/or a light meal. The building is very natural-looking, perched on a hillside with a fabulous view in every direction. We sat outside and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy 12, Escalante, UT 84726
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Escalante
  • Phone Number: 435.826.4550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?