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Pele's Kitchen


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Chef-grown organic produce in most meals, in a rainbow of colors and flavors, in an intimate cafe setting in historic Old Pahoa town. We have wonderfully eclectic tastes for the gourmet as well as vegans who just want "REAL" food. Most of our customers compliment us on how beautiful our food looks as well as how great it tastes, and for the price, it is a deal well worth the drive from Kona! We are in lava zone 1, so, you may have traffic, vog, or Lava to contend with, but you may also have the best time in your life coming here!
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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All reviews pancakes french toast fruit platter ham coconut soup local fruit first morning avocado omelette pepper jack cheese low price the chef owner fast service laid back atmosphere local flavor fresh ingredients hot sauce food was amazing
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Reviewed June 19, 2019

I saw this place featured on “Pele’s Path” on Hawaii News Now and it really made me want to come back and support the local small businesses. Plus it looked really good! Our first morning in Volcano Village, we did a “grab-and-go” with a couple...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank zeldasperson
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

We came here after seeing it, and it's owner on the need, after the eruption began. We decided to stop here and support the local businesses. What a great decision ! Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Wonderful coffee . Delicious breakfast. The hash browns may have...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Muadib84
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

The food & fresh juices were absolutely incredible. The staff was friendly. So glad we stumbled upon this restaurant in Pāhoa! Can’t wait to return!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank andreaexploring
Reviewed April 15, 2019

5 of us ate here twice for breakfast and loved it! The food was amazing and good size servings. The place is small and the service is slower pace but hey you are on vacation. Enjoy.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank duncanboy1
Reviewed March 19, 2019

My gluten free wife loved this place, actually we all did! I loved the blueberry (gluten) pancakes on the big breakfast option (homemade syrup...yum). Also Sunday offered a basket of free sweets. It was a nice deal, very chill, friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Traderjoey
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Don’t be put off by the funky look of this place. Focus on the food and you’ll be amazed at how good everything that comes out of the kitchen is. The chef/owner grows a lot of the fruits and veggies that make his breakfasts taste...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank davenpod
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Everything is made to order in house. We especially loved the homemade fruit syrup and jam for the pancakes and biscuits. Our server was so friendly with lots of interesting information about the area. We would definitely come back!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NatalieWeber
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Staff was so friendly. The food was wonderful and so local and unique. I highly recommend this place. Great for vegetarians.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank suzanne7878
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This place is great for breakfast - you get to taste there the real local jungle food (therefore I recommend "Jungle Breakfast"). Their coffee is also very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joganika
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The food was plentiful and delicious! Very fresh! Our waitress was very attentive but gave us plenty of time and space to visit with an old friend and his new partner. This small local cafe in the heart of Pahoa is one of our town's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from Elizabeth L | Property representative |
Aloha, no, we allow our customers to come in when they wish, and first come first served so as to keep out the "have to do this now" vibes, and increase our aloha and ho'olauna. Many of our customers have shared tables and... More
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