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Java Kai

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4-1384 Kuhio Hwy # 105, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
(808) 823-6887
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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phoenix, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really good coffee, get the Surfer Girl breakfast sandwich if you're hungry! Locals are friendly too. The shop next door is kind of pricey but has some nice stuff for you to take home.

Thank Heidi H
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great smoothies and breakfast. Very busy but line moves fast! Friendly staff and lots of fresh cakes to choose from. Highly recommend

Thank jthake
Kahuku, Hawaii
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best coffee I've found on the island.... save for maybe the plantation. Anyway, the cold brew is great, the espresso is great, the food is pretty good (did have one muffin that had chunks of unmixed backing soda in it, yuck) the staff is either very friendly, or very not, depends on who you get. I'll be back.

Thank boisecrybaby
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maui mocha is to die for!! Cute little boutique store connected to the coffee shop! And the granola bowls are awesome! I've been twice in my trip and plan to go more!

Thank clemmos
Bellingham, Washington
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked in about 15 minutes before Java Kai closed. The two gals working there were truly obnoxious - NOT happy that a customer walked in because they were already trying to close things up. When I asked for a latte, they both sighed loudly (like what an imposition these stupid customers are!). While waiting for my latte, I looked... More 

Thank BellinghamFunnyFarm
Piney Flats, Tennessee
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here while visiting. Breakfast sandwiches and coffee very good. Pricey but in line with other similar places on island.

Thank swb2005
Kailua, Hawaii
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffees are excellent and you'll want to come more than once. The avo toast was also a favorite! Try it.

Thank HIHessam
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A treasure in Kapaa! Deliciously brewed coffee, I enjoyed my Americano and freshly baked muffin while seated at a lovely little table on the sidewalk out front. Easily recommend this spot to anyone looking for a break from the shops or the beach. Healthy options for snacks and a nice feeling of supporting a local business that cares.

Thank Joanne C
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cant really say enough about this friendly coffee shop, with delicious foods, pastries, including gluten free and healthier options. I will be coming back for years to come!

Thank Bethany0120
El Dorado Hills, California
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great people, great service, FABULOUS coffees and teas. GREAT PLACE with a fun vibe. Definitely put this place on your must stop list.

Thank Ceyaka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1384 Kuhio Hwy # 105, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: (808) 823-6887

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