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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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Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I have only had a couple of their bakery items and they were very good. What I love about Short & Sweet are the sandwiches, especially the capicola, which they call the Classic. I've always thought that capicola was the king of deli meats . . . yes, even slightly better than pastrami. As far as I know, Short &... More 

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Thank Tim D
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a great little bakery just off the main road. The service was quick and friendly and the tea and coffee was lovely. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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244 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Short Hills, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?