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Paul's Place

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132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
+1 808-280-8646
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“belgian waffles” (23 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (30 reviews)
“lox” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pauls was a nice find but make sure you have a reservation as while we were there customers were turned away. Staff was friendly food was good, so fresh and beautifully presented. We had the waffles, smoked salmon Benedict, and breakfast caprese. First the waffles...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Inside this unassuming building is a hidden gem! The helicopter tour place we went to recommended this place, and my husband and I enjoyed a super fresh, delicious breakfast! (Smoked Salmon Benedict and Breakfast Caprese - both super tasty!) As other reviews mention, there are...More

1  Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed August 1, 2018

My wife insisted we dine at this place from the moment we arrived in Hilo. Our itinerary was very full, so we went to Paul’s on our last day. My wife was so excited. When we arrived, the restaurant was full, but we could be...More

3  Thank hermilo1987
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Unbelievable what Paul can do with 1 burner Fantastic food in a very personal setting Only 3 2 top tables, and we were lucky enough to snag one Paul is super friendly, and wants to make sure you get a great meal

3  Thank txbride
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday we had breakfast in this restaurant. It was such warm welcome. Very delicious food. I was amused what there was only 3 table. I asked owner. Maybe he has another room. But answer was no. He wish about one table in restaurant. But it...More

1  Thank Виктория Ш
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

I had an incredibly pleasant experience here. I stumbled upon this place after a Google search when I was exploring downtown Hilo. The two folks working were incredibly friendly and the food was delicious! I had the Eggs Benedict and it was awesome! I even...More

1  Thank cmmbaltimore
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The restaurant is conveniently located near the Hilo Farmers market. It is a small restaurant with four or five tables. The food is excellent. My wife tried the Salmon eggs benedict while I had the bacon eggs benedict. Both were very good. Instead of Hollandaise...More

1  Thank NPSExplorer
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

When staying outside of Hilo we came upon this amazing breakfast cafe. They serve lunch too. Paul’s food is innovative and very flavorful. I high recommend you check it out. Make reservations due to limited seating area.

1  Thank Mintun
Reviewed July 15, 2018

First time I've ordered waffles in years and OMG where they good. The friendliest people, both the waitress and Paul himself, who is the chef - great fun and authentically contemporary.

1  Thank Honestabe4
Reviewed July 12, 2018

A wonderful tiny treasure with the most amazing food! Delicious, excellent personalised service. It's best to book a table. A little piece of heaven!

1  Thank Leona H
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Priscilla H
July 5, 2016|
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Response from KVCrew | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, you sent this to a reviewer, as well!
April 10, 2016|
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Response from gina22devine | Reviewed this property |
If you plan far enough in advance he might do it.
carolyn S
March 5, 2016|
Response from ColoradoSR | Reviewed this property |
Paul will make a special meal for you. He doesn't carry GF bread but he will create something delicious for you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-6308
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-280-8646
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