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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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 November 12, 2017

One of our local friends recommended this place for breakfast and dinner. We went for a late breakfast one morning and were super impressed! It's situated in a tucked away location in what is called the Coffee & Arts district, with a cafe in front...More

Thank holyguacamole15
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Gorgeous garden setting with great food and excellent service. We ate at the reaturant twice and really enjoyed the tranquillity of the outdoor setting with the evening frog serenade.

Thank Margmelb
Reviewed November 5, 2017

This is a "Slow Food" restaurant, just as their sign says. Each meal is made to order. My Steak and Eggs for Sunday Brunch was delicious. The flank steak was well done, as I ordered, and remained soft and tender. The poached eggs were cooked...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed October 31, 2017

This is a third annual return to this restaurant and we were glad we returned. The food quality had not changed nor the service that was proffered. A calm location that is pleasantly shaded provides a good location to dodge the heat. The service was...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Small (“well” priced) menu but great for an occasion. Had dinner and dessert, likikoi cheesecake and coffee creme brûlée was tasty! The Caesar salad itself was $14 but we added the catch of the day-ono, and was $30. I understand the $14 salad because fresh...More

Thank ohana_kauai
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The innkeeper at the Holualoa Inn recommended the Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens and made reservations for dinner the night of our arrival. Good call! The restaurant looked like a fairyland, with a huge tree in front decorated with hundreds of tiny white lights. Seating was...More

Thank Mary_Barry
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

This was our favorite restaurant for many reasons. The location, contrary to what we read in a guide book, was beautiful. We went at night, and the lights created a romantic, jingle-like atmosphere. The food is generally organic and farm-to-table. The menu changes frequently because...More

Thank Corrie D
Reviewed October 20, 2017

I took my wife on a coffee date. It's not our regular joint, but as we live close by, I thought we'd give it some patronage. Very disappointed. I ordered from a girl who was pretty ... pretty uninterested in us. I ordered a 12...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

The setting is really cool. You can hear the cogi frogs in the distance and there's a great vista. Food was excellent. I would recommend making reservations although we did not.

Thank Janet W
Reviewed October 14, 2017

The Holuakoa Cafe and Gardens is located a little out of the center of KONA, etc. (5 - 6 miles), but worth the trip. Great setting with a loud tree frog concert during the entire dinner; it's part of the "jungle experience". The food was...More

Thank Patrick D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
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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