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Short & Sweet Bakery & Cafe

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374 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
+1 808-935-4446
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the banana cream pie. Very good. We have also had the gingerbread men at Christmas. Quite tasty.

Thank krg999
Lakewood, Colorado
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lunch after our "Doors Off" helicopter tour. We of us had a breakfast sandwich- ham and scrambled eggs, which were light and airy. The other had BBQ pork. Both were delicious. The samples of homemade marshmallows were unreal! Would recommend the place to anyone looking for a rapid delicious lunch.

Thank SparkyandEly
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

My husband and I landed on this bakery by accident, as our initial breakfast choice was closed. I'm certainly glad we did! Clean, cute atmosphere with a nice menu and delicious baked goods. Cookies were delicious and the coffee was fresh. Just wish we had found them earlier on our trip to Hilo!

Thank MJ K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

When we pulled up, we weren't expecting much. Just a little bakery with some tasty treats. We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered delicious sandwiches and drinks available as well. The breakfast sandwich on croissant is my favorite as well as the breakfast bowl and BLTA. I suggest checking them out when in Hilo

Thank T K
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This was a great stop for a quick bite to eat. I had a cinnamon roll with a mocha and my husband had a bagel. We just wanted something quick as we were on our way to the volcano and this fit the bill. The staff was super friendly and I would recommend this as a stop in Hilo

Thank ginger0825
Short Hills, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to volcano. Highly recommended. Good coffee and breakfast and no wait although a constant strea m of people through marshmellows looked awesome.

Thank Shannon C
Salome, Arizona
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

They have very tempting bakery items. We went there for breakfast sandwiches in January 2016 and November 2014. Excellent each time we went there. There are a few tables inside and outside. Nice people with a casual atmosphere. They appear to do a good to go business also.

Thank Sue R
Canmore, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Four of us ate here in January 2016, stopped here for lunch, each of us ate a Panini, and shared a brownie and a chocolate truffle cookie. EVERYTHING was excellent! The panini's were perfect, a little cheese, not all greasy and heavy. The chocolate truffle cookie was excellent. Good high quality dark chocolate tasting. Not all sugary. It was the... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I'm in the area pretty often so I stop in here at least once a month. The bakery items are good. Some are really good. There's always something new or interesting to try. The coffee is good too. I feel like that means something. Cream and sugar are available on a small condiment bar. There isn't a whole lot of... More 

Thank Tony K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Came here while doing some laundry in the nearby laundry express. Espresso is really good and they gave it to me in a ceramic cup! Love not wasting paper cups!

Thank HelenaGuerra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4446

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