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The Coffee Shack

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83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8306
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gem is on your route south of Keauhou on Kona side. You have to look out for these places as all the good ones seem to be hole in the wall kind of places. This is cramped, but cozy, kind of like a family gathering at your grama's house. We ordered the 3 eggs omelet with luau bread... More 

Thank lsdavis19
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While Trip Advisor wants a minimum of 100 characters all that really needs to be said is PIE PIEPIEPIEPIEPIEPIEPIEPIE! And coffee And 15 degrees cooler than the shore

Thank tguelich .
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those simple but perfect places. At its base it is constructed of the fantastic coffee with an equally sublime view (tip: sit on the patio in good weather). The medium roast is the acme of what coffee should be and when partnered with the Eggs Benedict, you have a breakfast combo that can't be beat.

Thank Penntravellers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told by a local to take the ride to the Coffee Shavk and we were not disappointed. Spectacular views atop a cliff overlooking lush scenery and the ocean. And the food was great! All homemade breads and desserts. Huge delicious sandwiches and incredible coconut cream pie!

Thank Roe H
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good friend of mine told me this "shack" was worth putting on my list of required stops on our honeymoon, and after lunch there I can totally see why! Lilikoi mimosas, 1 star, drop dead beautiful views, another star, friendly service, another star, but my Ruben on luau bread, worth all 5 stars. I promise you won't regret eating... More 

Thank Brett A
League City, United States
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Quaint little deli style restaurant that overlooks the ocean. Sandwiches were good as well as the carrot cake. Portions are big.

Thank Cherie S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This small cafe and bakery is a perfect place to try Hawaiian desserts after lunch! We stopped here after visiting the Pu Uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park and having lunch at Kaaloa's Super J (authentic Hawaiian food). This is right off the main road and they do have a small parking lot in front of the "shack". They are... More 

Thank StLTravelers314
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view!! A little pricey, but big portions. Food was fantastic. Family enjoyed it all. We went twice and enjoyed both times.

Thank IndySchulz
Indialantic, FL
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast on our way to Volcano National Park. What a great place! The view is spectacular - it's so relaxing to sit and have your coffee and breakfast overlooking such an expansive view of the ocean. Our breakfasts were good too - I had the special, a fish Benedict, and it was very good. Very enjoyable,... More 

Thank Brenna2006
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Coffee shack serves a very nice breakfast- lots of fresh fruits, egg and meat selections too. The place was packed when we arrived, but still found a table. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. We also had the restaurant pack a sandwich lunch- good idea if you are driving north( not many places along the way) . It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8306
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: 808-328-9555

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