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Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens

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76-5901 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96725-9717
+1 808-322-5072
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Pollock Pines, California
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Actually they located right of Hwy 180 in Holualoa Village. It is very hard to see them from the road. Because their coffee shop does not have their restaurant sign with full restaurant name. Best food on island. They have late breakfast – brunch at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays). Drive there from Kailua worth every penny.... More 

Thank KonPolPine
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful Hawaiian mountain setting. Locally sourced fresh ingredients. Best meal that we've had on the island!

Thank David S
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable, relaxing lunch. Good food. Large portions. Pleasant atmosphere. Efficient and courteous staff

Thank mortsemails
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends had said the Holuakoa Cafe was not to be missed and to go early in the trip because you would want to return. Armed with that, we made a dinner reservation. The other caveat was you had to be very patient for dinner because no one was in a hurry to prepare or serve it. The setting is magical... More 

Thank TravelinHomebodies
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Our last night on the Big Island, so we celebrated....lovely place, friendly service, truly delicious food, a bit pricey...

1 Thank Jillbd
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to have dinner. You are serenaded the entire time by frogs croaking & birds singing. It is so loud & consistent it does not seem real. It feels like you are sitting in someone's backyard patio with white lights in all the trees & on the patio cover. The menu has lots of delicious choices, everyone... More 

Thank kaolivas
Ashland, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This cafe was close to our inn and we ate here for brunch and dinner. The food was good quality and eating outdoors (covered) with the patio lights was quite nice.

Thank badgercat18
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This place was walking distance from the Holualoa Inn. We had a lovely dinner in the garden serenaded by the frogs and birds. Food was lovely and the service attentive. If you want to get away from the tourist crowds this is the place for you.

Thank Wenditravels
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We were waiting for almost 40 minutes to be attended by the waitress. More tables were in our same situation... Waiters were just putting cups here and there, plates... But nothing else.... We expected a great meal but because of worst waiters ever we could not taste it. We obviously ended up leaving.

Thank Sender1988
Redondo Beach, CA
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Our friends pointed us to this delightful restaurant and if you didn't know it was there, you could miss it! Great food, varied menu, very ample portions at fair prices. Lovely wait staff and beautiful surroundings complete with a huge koi pond and a garden buddha. As an aside - very clean restrooms! Will definitely be returning.

Thank Bev C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $50
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?