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Bears Coffee

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106 Keawe St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2812
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Carson City, Nevada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just what your looking for if budget traveling. Basic diner style everyone we met was local. Get the expresso eggs for 5 bucks add some cheese and peppers. Wife had granola and coffee and this is the cheapest we've eaten on the island. Friendly staff. It was a great stop .

Thank cbess044
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bears coffee was excellent service and excellent food. When we come back, we will revisit this little coffee house filled with character.

Thank Elizabeth L
Ennetbaden, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

All I gotta say, was so skeptical about eating espresso eggs....nope they have absolutely sold me!! This is the way to make eggs, and I will really try to do this at home. They are so light and airy with no added fat - WOW. The rest of the breakfast menu was really good, also liked their coffee as well... More 

1 Thank JC505
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

The coffee and baked goods are excellent at Bears. they also serve cooked breakfasts although Id id not sample one.

Thank Frances O
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Everything we tasted here was great!! The coffee was hot, tasty and the refills were prompt. It was good to be greeted by smiling faces and to see how many of the customers greeted each other by name. Highly recommend

1 Thank waterboyx3
Paducah, Kentucky
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here really because it was the cheapest place in Hilo we could find to have breakfast. The waitress(owner?) suggested their special eggs Benedict, regular or salmon. I tried salmon. I've never had fish for breakfast or wanted to but it was out of this world. Salmon was obviously fresh, and everything was cooked exactly as ordered. Definitely will go... More 

Thank hayespurple
Waimea, Hawaii
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255 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Years ago I found Bears coffee so I made a point of revisiting it. I am not sure if it was an off day or what but I remembered it differently and the experience was average.

Thank livelovexplore
Oahu, Hawaii
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We chose this place because I wanted something healthy for breakfast. The fruit parfait was fabulous and they have wonderful baked items too. My husband had a more traditional breakfast and was very satisfied and my child loved his Belgian waffle! The friendly service and fun cafe environment was a bonus delight! Highly recommend this place if you need to... More 

Thank mikeslady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

this is where the native Hawaiians eat, what more can I say. everything on the menu sounded good. seems I ate fish at every place we went for food. eat lotsa' fish

Thank kwarkey
Bloomington, IN
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I got an egg and bean burrito with pork sausage. My wife got a waffle and fruit. Both were large portions. Both were very tasty. The tree-ripened papayas in Hawaii are especially good. And the coffee was great everywhere. This seems to be a cafe for locals. It is very quaint, but clean, with good food.

Thank DuendeTR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Keawe St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: 808-935-0708

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