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A fun, fresh, and friendly Cafe in upcountry Kalaheo on the way to Waimea Canyon. Serving breakfast and lunch daily from 6:30 am. Dinner service Tuesday through Saturdays from 5:00 pm.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best restaurants in Kauai. Fantastic food and service. Great veggie options as well. A must when in Kauai!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve had many delicious breakfasts at Kalaheo Cafe over the years but this year, we decided to try dinner there. It was so good, we went back the following week. On Friday and Saturday nights, they have a wonderful ribeye that was perfectly cooked. My...husband loved it and there was enough for another meal with the leftovers. Based on the helpful recommendations of our delightful waitress, Carolyn, who we enjoyed on both visits, I had the turkey meatloaf one time, then the Thai curry the other time. Both were great! Their desserts are also terrific.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 15, 2021

Be prepared for some very colorful conversations. On several occasions diners swear and talk story very inappropriate for a public setting. When brought to the attention of the server on my last encounter thinking the table may have been regulars (felt very comfortable using the...term haole) I was met with ambivalence. I did call when I got home and spoke with the manager. When I first arrived in Kalaheo I took a phone call on speaker and was congratulating my cousin on her new home on The Big Island. On my next visit....I was asked to eat outside. The manager said people are very unaccepting of cell phones in the dining room. Well, I’m 63 and was having a perfectly normal conversation with a family member about a milestone event in her life... not going into detail about my recent gynecologic examination, swearing and using ethnic slurs. They should have been asked to tone it way down. Unfortunately for haoles there are not many breakfast opportunities here. Their art work, food and coffee are great but the atmosphere continues to make me very uncomfortable. The manager said she would look into it, but I felt she just wanted to get off the phone. Just for reference... I spend about a 50 - 100 haole dollars a week there. Not any more.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

Loved the open air dining, friendly service but mostly loved the great food!!! Tried many places but this won us over time and time again.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

Amazing sandwiches! Also amazing breakfasts! Love their different versions of eggs Benedict and all the veggies available. Lunch came with perfect fries and a really good on cookie...be back soon!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed July 2, 2020

Great breakfast eatery; I visit quite often and bring the family; love their corn muffin and great coffee selections. Friendly service, nice atmosphere. Love this place

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 21, 2020

So glad this excellent quality cafe is back open and surviving (the over publicized virus craziness). Thank goodness this locally owned small business is brave enough to keep going! We enjoyed a lovely lunch of wraps, soup including corn bread muffins cut in half and...buttered while actually sitting down at an outdoor table for as long as we wanted out on their lanai. Also, we splurged on their hot drink specials that changes daily. YUM!!! We will continue supporting locally owned cafes and shops.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 29, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way to explore the south shore. The food was delicious! I had the turkey melt and my husband had the classic club. We shared herb fries and the coconut cake for dessert. our whole meal was incredible...as was the fresh bread for sandwiches!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant overall, for the atmosphere as well as the service. Most food items were excellent, and we really enjoyed the brocolli cheese soup as well as several entrees. However, the ribs were terrible... tough and rubbery and you just can't eat them....Get anything else.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

Park on the street if you have to, this place is great and the wait is worth it! The food was incredibly fresh - I had the turkey sandwich on croissant with a local kombucha and for something so simple, they really know how to...do it right. Perfect lunch spot!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from jerrylenie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is called "Keiki Menu".
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May 5, 2017|
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Response from johnfA6494YM | Property representative |
For Dinner only. Partys of 6 or more. Mahalo!
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Response from Sarah D | Reviewed this property |
Yes - several gluten free meals! Plus, all of their desserts are gluten free.
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