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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
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7:00 am - 4:30 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there twice today, first for breakfast, the classic panini is great, and because we also had the Lilikoi cheesecake, we had to go back for more. Believe me, 1 slice just isn't enough!!! It's amazing! Also try the sweetbread, it is wonderful. The girls behind the counter are very helpful and patient. A great place!!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do you want really inventive Island treats? Try the lilikoi marshmallows or the toasted coconut marshmallows. The German chocolate brownie was dark and rich, as well as the truffle cookie. The staff is friendly and fun too. Go out of your way to go to Short & Sweet.

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Thank Cwfarrell
hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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

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Lakewood, Colorado
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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.

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Thank SparkyandEly
Chicago, Illinois
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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!

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Thank MJ K
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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

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Thank T K
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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

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Thank ginger0825
Short Hills, New Jersey
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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.

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Thank Shannon C
Salome, Arizona
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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.

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Thank Sue R
Canmore, Canada
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
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?