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Hawaiian Style Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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65-1290 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7310
808 885 4295
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 1:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some of the best breakfast food I have ever eaten. I was with a group of 14 and there was a great variety of choices and it was all delicious. Everyone was happy. Plus the service was outstanding: fast, friendly and very attentive. You seldom get service this good in any restaurant. I most highly recommend The Hawaiian Style Cafe.

Thank JIQPublic
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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drove by twice before we found it. Busy place. The interior looked very old, not dirty, just old décor. Friendly staff, good service, large selection on the menu. No complaints with the food. Only one bathroom, always seemed to be a couple people waiting. French Toast was awesome.

Thank dfsohio
Coachella, California
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is soooo amazing! So glad I heard about it 8 years ago, on our first trip to Hawaii. Returned recently and found they still have the amazingly large pancakes, great service and huge servings. You have to look for it or you can miss it. It's almost across the street from Long's drug store. The servings are large,... More 

Thank mendez99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful way to start the day; we were lucky enough to be able to stop by for lunch here before continuing on to Hilo, and boy let me tell you, it was AMAZING! We started with the Hawaiian Sweet French Toast which was perfect and pulled straight from my dreams. I loved the homestyle take on French toast... More 

Thank Jordan R
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place. There is the traditional Hawaiian fare, and the comfort food we love - the good grindz. I am a sucker for the corned beef hash, but the side of Spam is a nice treat. And always a happy face serving you.

Thank Don R
Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This unassuming place is "outstanding"! I know ono food when I taste it...kalbi beef and teriyaki chicken mixed plate with tuna mac salad and white rice! Washed it down with lilikoi (passion fruit) margaritas...and desert was the tastiest pie I've ever eaten...passion fruit cream pie!!!

Thank Dan P
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast was great! Pancakes were awesome and huge, went back the next day and had a hamburger and was also good. Pork chops breakfast was also great. The portion was a good size and you could share it. Service was also good. Prices are very reasonable for all the food you get!!

Thank Pamela H
League City, United States
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the omelette with fries rice and churro sweet bread French toast and it was amazing. Portions need to be cut in half, too much waste even though they say they send the scraps to a local hog farm. Delicious but wasteful.

Thank Cherie S
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our trek around the island. Very casual atmosphere and food presentations. Food is very good, homestyle, and they serve absolutely huge portions. Arrive very hungry and/or with expectations to take leftovers home. The Loco Mocos are fantastic. Service is casual as well but very fast from the kitchen. We enjoyed this place and... More 

Thank googie1975
Orange, California
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this would be about a 3 1/2 review, but not 4, so Ill stick with 3. First the wait was long, but hey its a popular place. We were a party of 5 who got seated after a party of 5 that arrived and signed in after us. but we got seated and the food was good, huge pancakes were... More 

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Gina K, Owner at Hawaiian Style Cafe, responded to this review

Aloha weluvtotravel2, Thank you for taking the time to do a review. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our food but we're told you couldn't take home leftovers. I'm not understanding that, since we do serve large portions a great percentage of our guests do request takeout containers. For those who don't take home the leftovers, we support a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1290 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7310
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: 808 885 4295

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?