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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family had breakfast here this morning on the way to the Volcano - it was totally over prices for a totally tasteless breakfast. Service was great - but gosh that food! Two of us were quite ill 20 minutes after we left.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022

Such a great breakfast and portions are huge and very fresh. We were a group of 5 and not one complaint. While we waited for our food, we were given a farm tour, played with the kittens and the turtle.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed a great breakfast at Pele’s followed by an excellent tour at the Puna Gold Estate that supplies many ingredients to the restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022 via mobile

Best breakfast on our entire trip! Fresh ingredients, fast and friendly service. Outdoor seating available. We ordered the fruit plate (exotic fruits), scramble (came with hashbrowns and a side of fruit) and the coconut pancakes which came with 3 types of syrup. Everything was delicious!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

Amazing breakfast! The best there is in Hawaii. Eggs were cooked perfectly and the hasbrowns and generous serving of bacon was fantastic. It tastes so good here! I can’t wait to come back. Top breakfast spot in the world for me!! Nice atmosphere and waitress...too.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022 via mobile

An amazing meal . We stopped here and was pleasantly satisfied with every aspect of our dining experience . I didn’t meet the owner but he was sitting behind with another table and I was astonished by his knowledge of the island , I could...listen to him for days. The food was absolutely the best, our best meal of three islands we visited. I would definitely return here again and again.💜💜💜💜More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022

Great food, lovely outdoor space and very warm and friendly staff. a must stop in Pahoa! There was also live music on Sunday morning. sweet.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022

The place itself has a great atmosphere with funky decor and amazing murals. Our waiter was great - friendly and efficient. We had the local fruit sampler which seemed small for $7 but was a nice way to try some fruits we'd never tasted before....I had a scramble with cheddar, spinach and mushrooms that tasted very fresh but was a bit bland - it came with hash browns which were deliciously crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Hubby had the Big Breakfast and said the eggs tasted ultra fresh. The pancakes that came with it were good and they give you three different syrups - the coconut syrup was yummy! We only had water to drink and spent $50 with tip. It was a good experience but we probably wouldn't go back. We cooked fresh breakfast at our rental home the rest of the trip with ingredients from local farmers markets.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022 via mobile

Very cool atmosphere (beautiful painted walls, tables, and chairs) but service was slow and food was meh. Pancakes were good - and served with a choice of coconut, regular or lilikoi syrups. Go for the coconut. Fresh and local ingredients.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2021 via mobile

I highly recommend the vegan jungle bowl, it was so tasty and healthy! The tofu scramble was delicious as well. Both entrees came with artfully displayed fruit sides. The staff were wonderful and the restaurant had a cool artsy vibe.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

Have breakfasted here twice on this family visit to Big I. Have not been disappointed! Big tasty breakfast burritos and egg meals ... incredible juices especially Lilikoi Ginger Dragon fruit 🌸 Friendly attentive servers. Decor felt like being timewarped back to the Haight in the...60s.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 18, 2021

Outstanding location and food..Wow! Ecletic inside, which honestly concerned me. Sometimes locations put more into experience then the food. I was so wrong. The chicken fried steak was spectacular, gravy had great flavor. Great food and coffee!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

Delicious breakfast in an eclectic cafe on the way through Puna. Fresh food and great service! Veggie omelette and scramble for the girls and moco loco for the boys.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2021 via mobile

Highly recommend this farm tour. Stephen is very passionate about his farm. You'll get to see bees, all types of vegetation, cacao, coffee, macadamia and more. And it includes chocolate making, tasting and beverage. $25/person!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2021 via mobile

This is a rating based on lack of service. We made special plans to visit the area because this looked like a unique spot. The hours changed and varied at different spots on-line, which is definitely understandable with the pandemic. What wasn’t reasonable was calling...ahead on the day we planned and being told that the restaurant was now open all day until 7 PM. We arrived at 4 PM for an early dinner. The sign on the door said 7 PM. We could hear people talking inside, but the doors were locked. Because this was so unexpected we called and were told that there wasn’t any sort of emergency, but that they had closed early because they had so few customers. We were quite disappointed and wouldn’t recommend making a specific trip based on the uncertainty of their hours.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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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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Pele's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4