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Surf Break Cafe

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17 Haili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2801
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Aptos, California
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a breakfast place after visiting the farmers market and stumbled upon this little slice of heaven. Its down a side street from the farmers market about a 4 minute walk. Wonderful breakfast choices. We opted for the French toast and the Danny girl panini. Outstanding with very fresh ingredients. The French toast wash thick and delicious.... More 

Thank drjohnrx
Guelph, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here (4 adults, 3 children). The atmosphere was comfortable, there was a good variety of food choices and the staff were helpful. I would recommend it as a low-key place to get a quick and easy lunch.

Thank suejul
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast here on a Monday. Quick friendly service with a low key vibe that feels a little on the hippie side. Good food. I had a tomato, bacon, and spinach scramble. Very tasty. My wife had oatmeal and a cup of coffee. We shared a cup of acai. Left satisfied and ready for the day. Good value, fast,... More 

Thank Hulajim
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This cafe has a great breakfast and lunch. They had a terrific range of sandwiches, wraps and salads. Good coffee as well. A good place to stop, relax and wait out the Hilo rain!

Thank megsiep
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch from the botanical garden looking for something quick. No line served right away.

Thank karenmenz
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We started our day here for a quick breakfast it was really good! They had breakfast sandwiches and bagels but you could order from the complete menu. Not suitable for LARGE crowds , they have a few small tables for indoor seating. We asked questions about the area and what to do while we're here, and were given suggestions by... More 

Thank Missympo
San Francisco
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Quick little friendly cafe stop for breakfast waiting for the Merrie Monarch parade to start Some instant rolled oats with dried fruit and a sausage patty and cappuccino hit the spot

Thank jhofsf
Oneida, New York
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Stopped in here twice while visiting sights in Hilo. Both times the sandwiches and wraps were fresh, filled up and quickly served. There is nothing fancy here with picnic tables and benches as well as smaller tables inside and a few tables outside as well. You can help yourself to water. Both times wraps and sandwiches were ordered and were... More 

Thank ADKLiz
Hilo, Hawaii
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127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We enjoy lunch at the Surf Break Café. It is a very casual diner/coffee house. You order at the counter and servers bring your food to the table. They have several tables inside and a few tables out front on the sidewalk. We enjoy sitting outside to enjoy the breeze off Hilo Bay which is only a couple of blocks... More 

Thank Islandguy808
San Clemente, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Stopped here after our first dive on the island. Prices are fair and portions are a good size. Food is fresh and staff is nice. Great place to grab a quick bite in between activities.

Thank Anthony S

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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 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Haili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 18089348844

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