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Island Lava Java

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69-1081 Kuualii Pl, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, , HI 96738, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped late one night after a day out and about. Restaurant was quiet, service was excellent and the fish tacos were very good. Fresh light and tasty. Served with fries which was a bit odd - but tasty all the same. Plan on going back for breakfast, food looks amazing.

Thank RGTravelIng
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the coffee, the breakfast offerings, lunch and dinner are good as well. Their pastries are very good, and highly recommend having breakfast at this sidewalk cafe.

Thank hulagirlmele
Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cinnamon pull apart is a gooey delicious creation. It makes a good breakfast appetizer to share. Paniolo ham Benedict was really good as were the island pancakes. This is a better deal for breakfast since it is off the coast.

Thank Martina K
Eagle River, Alaska
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had the best burger of my life here. The wait staff was really nice and the food was fast coming out. We ordered 2 burgers and fries and they were out in about 5-10 minutes from when we finished ordering. There was also lots of birds around that would fly and land on the chair next to you. There... More 

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London, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here for breakfast while visiting the area. Place is a little small with tables mostly outside. A little confusing/chaotic with grabbing a table while others are leaving. Decent selection on the breakfast menu and prices that are on par with anywhere else. Portions seemed a little small when we got our food. Guy outside playing guitar and singing... More 

Thank J-Fish85
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Music on Saturday is out of tune and really bad. food is the average at best. this lava java is a money maker for the owners only it seems. they have a more popular one in kona, which is actually quite good. this one gets very little attention and it shows. manager is dour and doesn't care about customers feedback.... More 

Thank ombakbesar
Eagan, Minnesota
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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this the last day on the island. A mistake we will not make next year. I had one of the best waffles I've had in a while. The price paid was the lowest in the area. Good food, good price.

Thank Al H
Park Ridge
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, quiet place in newer location. Very convenient to Hilton Resort. Generous portions and excellent quality. Very friendly service and free wifi. Highly recommended!

Thank jamesmd2015
Whitehorse, Canada
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the omelet with roasted veggies and macadamia nut pesto twice at the Kona location and it was the best omelet I ever had. The omelet was just as good at the Waikoloa location. So was the coffee and the service. The only difference was the view. Will come back again and try the dinner menu.

Thank Gertie68
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our first morning on the island. We were not adjusted to the time change and were happy that it was opened early. The papaya with yogurt and granola was spot on. The cinnamon really ties it all together. Our food came out extremely fast and the coffee was delicious. We ate outside on the patio -... More 

Thank Kristina H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69-1081 Kuualii Pl, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, , HI 96738, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kohala Coast  >  Waikoloa
  • Phone Number: 808-769-5202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?