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Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens

76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
+1 808-322-5072
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“frittata” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is a must. Delicious food, beautiful setting. Shane was our delightful server, and the other staff were just as friendly and kind. We already made a reservation to come back!

Thank Christy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first meal here was one of the best we have ever had. Seafood Bisque with chunks of marlin (A'u) was delicious and served very hot, we were cautioned not to touch the bowl. The Fuji apple salad with Manchego cheese was delightful; macadamia nuts...More

Thank SteveBot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to have breakfast away from the hustle and bustle of down town. This is where the locals eat and meet. great food and service!

Thank OJMO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My very favorite restaurant on the Big Island. Outdoor elegant dining and superb food. Very romantic and tucked away from the bustle of Alii St. If you are on Kona side, you must drive up to Holualoa and visit this restaurant for dinner. It's incredible.

Thank 7heather7
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch and had a great time. The dishes we had were very tasty. I had the ahi tuna melt, which was a big portion and a great meld of flavors. The restaurant was not crowded when we were there, but it...More

Thank Beth D
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe is a very special place that serves only locally sourced food. The menu changes daily based on what they have on that particular day. We absolutely loved everything the six of us ate, including appetizers, entrees, and desserts. They have a...More

Thank rcd47
Reviewed June 6, 2017

This is a tiny town and everything closes very early except for the first friday of the month when they have an artist walk event so if you are not coming that day plan to eat and leave or come for lunch if you also...More

Thank Becky P
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Had a most enjoyable lunch. All juices are fresh, food is prepared only after order is placed. Had a very good grass feed hamburger with potato salad. Others had good pulled pork and a frittata which was excellent. This is a place to have a...More

Thank nutknacker26
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Our group of mostly locals had eaten here before and were looking forward more fine food for a special occasion. But.... a ribeye steak that was ordered to as "rare" came out as medium and so coated with pepper making it inedible. A tederloin ordered...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We ate at the Cafe last night. We enjoyed the meal atmosphere and the food was very good. Our surprise came with the prices. Our 2 meals of pasta and one alcoholic drink was almost $100 including the tip. The service was good but not...More

Thank JBMyers
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Holualoa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-322-5072
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Welcome to Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe. We are a Slow Food establishment committed to "a food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice." Sit back and relax in our lush garden setting and experience Slow Food at its best, locally grown and lovingly prepared. For the best cup of coffee in Kona, visit our famous coffee shop, located right out in front of the restaurant in the historical town and artist community of Holualoa.
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