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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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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped for an early lunch on a casual drive down the coast. Thankfully it is the "off" season and we were able to get a parking place and a nice table easily. We both ordered the ham and turkey sandwich, grilled but on different breads. Both sandwiches were excellent as was the 100% Kona coffee with plenty of refills.... More 

Thank TerriResch
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location and view, poor food and service. We waited 45 minutes for two eggs and potatoes: eggs arrived cold, the poached in a puddle of water.

Thank Alex M
Munich, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Never trink an so called Espresso there. If we wanted to reclam this, it took time to get a new one. Good thing was, that the normal Coffee get refilled and of course the view....

Thank ChrisMitBart
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The parking is tight, but the sandwiches were as advertised in Trip Advisor. Greeting, seating and service were prompt and friendly. We were entertained by two hang gliders heading down to the shore for most of our lunch from our incredible perch on the side of a cliff. Unfortunately, we did not have time or inclination to stay for coffee... More 

Thank Gwkman23
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Driving south from Kona Route 11 on the way to Pu'uhanoa we stopped in for lunch. We all had sandwiches which were wonderful... Almost as wonderful as the view. Very friendly folk work there. From the look outside I would not have stopped, but prior trip advisor reviews encouraged us to stop. Well worth it!

Thank AJ C
Murphys, California
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my, where do I begin...oven baked bacon that is then fried in coconut oil, perfect eggs, no matter how they're ordered, tasty breakfast potatoes, enormous omelets, heavenly bread and baked goods, and smooth and delicious Kona coffee brewed from beans grown on-site. And geckos, lots and lots of delightful geckos. I’m afraid I can’t comment on this wonderful restaurant’s... More 

Thank Christine Too
South Jordan, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us by a local. It is not a large establishement, only about a dozen tables. We arrived midmorning, and got right in. The food we ordered was tasty. We had the french toast and the fish benedict. The view is awesome; it overlooks the ocean from a distance. Very green. Got a cookie to eat... More 

Thank Jennifer R
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My title is perhaps misleading because I've only been to the Coffee Shack once. My wife and I are new residents of the island (first year) and we're constantly exploring new places and new experiences. We like the specialty grocery store in Capt. Cook so we decided to go early and have breakfast at Coffee Shack first. We planned to... More 

1 Thank OhenryII
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the go to for breakfast so be prepared for a wait. It's also difficult to get a parking place but once inside with a sweeping view of the coast...it's all worth it. Try the luau bread.

Thank Zonie98
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a very few times in my life have I experienced such a stunning view as the one you can admire at the Coffee Shack. The service is friendly and the food good - although the view is definitely the best feature! Prices are medium to high.

Thank Susanne K

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?