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Postcards Cafe


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Hawaiian, International
Special occasions, Romantic

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Platter for four $36.0
Platter for two $20.0
Single item $14.0
The Postcards Platter
Crunchy seafood-filled rockets with coconut curry. Scrumptious crab cakes. Spice-crusted seared ahi (Gluten Free). And our famous Hanalei taro fritters (Gluten Free/Vegan). These pupus are served with delicious pineapple chutney, relishes and sauces.
Trio Of Tapenades with House-Made Crostini
Artichoke/mushroom/walnut, creamy roasted eggplant, and traditional olives
Baked Portobello Mushroom
A mushroom cap marinated with aged balsamic vinegar, filled with vegetables, topped with parmesan cheese, and served with a silky tomato basil vinaigrette
Seared Polenta Cakes with a Hemp Seed Crust
Drizzled with creamy pumpkin seed sauce and a pico de gallo relish
Caesar Salad
With superb dressing and a crisp parmesan cloud
Kailani Farms Organic Greens
vegetables, pumpkin seeds, cranberries. Choose a dressing: Cashew Date, Balsamic, or Tomato Vinaigrette (Gluten Free/Vegan)
Kailani Farms Organic Greens
with roasted beets, goat cheese, candied pecans and crostini, with a balsamic dressing
House Baked Organic Bread
with macadamia nut butter or olive oil
Fennel Crusted Lobster Tail
With velvety mashed potatoes, creamed leeks, zucchini and an exquisite white truffle asparagus sauce (Gluten Free)
Market Price
Fresh Island Fish, Grilled or Blackened
With tonight's special rice or potatoes, fresh vegetables and a fine sauce: herbed citrus, macadamia butter, or peppered pineapple sage (Gluten Free)
The Sorrento
Fusilli Pasta with Divine Shrimp and Fish With mushrooms, tomatoes, shallots, greens and garlic, all sauteed in a chevre Chardonnay sauce OR a dairy-free marinara
Market Price
Wasabi Crusted Ahi
Hawaiian Tuna, an Island Favorite With mirin shoyu ginger sauce, tonight's rice and fresh vegetables
The Tandoori
Indian in Spirit, with a Tangy Curried Coconut Broth and generous amount of rice, carrots, onions and green vegetables. Add Fish (Market Price)
The Sombrero
Flavorful teff tortillas layered with grilled vegetables, corn, beans, cilantro pesto and crisp onions, with a green tomatillo sauce (Gluten Free/Vegan). Add Fish (Market Price)
Thai Coconut Rice Noodles with Kauai Shrimp Broth
A savory noodle bowl with shitake mushrooms, onions, cabbage, carrots and cashew bits, flavored with Kaffir lime and cilantro (Gluten Free). Add Fish (Market Price)
Baked quesadilla, or pasta
with marinara or cheddar sauce. Add Fish (Market Price). Kids Under 10
Our fine ingredients include pure organic cacao
Lilikoi Mousse
Lilikoi, or passion fruit, is both tangy and sweet. Our mousse has a fresh fruit garnish and a berry drizzle
Chocolate Silk Pie
Our most requested recipe. A creamy chocolate and tofu confection with crushed cashews, dried cherries, and a gingery crust (Gluten Free/Vegan)
The Coconut Caramel Sundae
Crispy and crazy good. Coconut-crusted macadamia ice cream with a salted caramel sauce
Banana Bliss
Kauai bananas blended with hazelnuts, pineapple and a hint of almond. With sorbet and a lilikoi drizzle
The Chocolate Volcano
Warm from the oven. This divine mini-cake and its delectable filling are both made with the finest organic chocolate served with vanilla bean ice cream, fresh whipped cream and a raspberry drizzle
Glass of dessert port
Organic Coffee
Peaberry's Gourmet Decaffeinated
Choice of natural caffeine-free tea
Hibiscus Cooler
A beauty: Pineapple juice blended with hibiscus iced tea & mint
Fresh Limeade
Sweetened organic lime juice with purified water
Blue Sky Natural Sodas
lemon lime, black cherry or cola
Sparkling Pellegrino, small bottle (250 ml)
Kona Organic Coffee or Peaberry's Gourmet Decaffeinated
Organic fair-traded green tea
Natural Caffeine-Free Teas
Vanilla Hazelnut, Peppermint or Mandarin Orange Spice
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood, Hawaiian, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Postcards is more than a cafe as the name suggests. It is probably the nicest restaurant in Hanalei and thus qualifies as fine dining for the north side of Kauai. The service was attentive and the food well prepared and presented with all the usual...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank erich802
Reviewed 5 days ago

We made reservations here for our anniversary dinner. We wanted to be near Hanalei Bay and enjoy somewhere with local seafood. We walked the little town, watched an incredible sunset on the bay then headed to dinner. It was a lovely evening and the food...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lizardroberts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were happy to discover Postcards and had an excellent dinner recently. Mostly the menu consists of small plates with some entree specials. We opted for the former. We ordered fresh bread with macadamia nut butter, salads and a pupil platter for two. Everything was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lars G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a birthday dinner here for my spouse. Fresh ingredients and a talented chef and kitchen staff combine to make this quaint, homey place a destination dining spot for sure. The combination of flavors the chef achieves with the sauces and the vegetables cooked to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adorable interior, really friendly service, good fresh seafood and fun drinks. Yum!!!! Seafood platter and Caesar were great.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lizzymangs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place that offers unique yet delicious meals. We called Postcards Cafe after checking the local restaurants to see if reservations were required. It is preferred but we walked in and got seated in less than 10 minutes. The food. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kalei95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for Valentine's Day and enjoyed the vegan Sombrero dish along with the Kailani Farms Organic Greens salad. The food was very delicious and the service was great. Sat on the outside deck and very lovely.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nancysanders2003
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Beautiful grounds and lovely old building. Food was delicious. My partner had the wasabi coated tuna and I wish I had ordered it. It was perfection. The lava cake was standard; could have been more creative in the dessert department.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Robin K
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely setting in an old building with character. Service is ok but we felt quite rushed ...in and out three courses in 1 hour. Prepare for a sticker shock as prices are as high as we have seen here. My partner...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 374KarenW
Reviewed February 4, 2019

We celebrated my husband's birthday here. The service was great and the food delicious. I would say that the menu is VERY small and limited--a few fish items, a couple vegetarian and I THINK one chicken dish. Prices a bit high but maybe not by...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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David W
March 12, 2015|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Yes we understand they they take reservations. We didn't have cocktails so not sure if available however they have a good wine list
January 2, 2015|
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Response from Dean B | Reviewed this property |
My wife Is gluten free and vegetarian, so she had The Sombrero dish.
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