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Art Cafe Hemingway

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4-1495 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1715
+1 808-822-2250
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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118 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First let me say that the service was great. The food was very good - but for a more sophisticated palate. And of course, like everything in Kauai, it was just really expensive. If you have kids I would go to the place next door - unless your kids appreciate crepes and goat cheese. Then by all means, this is... More 

Thank Amy H
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute gem. Love the ambiance, the French influence, the service staff and the fact the owner couple work the room. The wife is a magnificent chef and the husband an admitted caffeine addict that works the espresso magic during the brunch service. Brunch and dinner only. Do get a reservation for dinner it's a small place. The morning crepes,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here for brunch from a local store owner, and so glad we did! It is a very eclectic and cozy cafe, the staff was very nice, and the menu had a fair amount of options. Limited drink menu- Bloody Mary, mimosa, and wine ... But it works with their menu. The food came out in... More 

Thank sja_anderson
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

over-priced, pretentious, phony. This place is a big jip. Tiny portions of lousy food for inflated prices beyond belief. AVOID and find a normal place with good food NOT this excuse for a restaurant. Plus, the service was TERRIBLE!!

Thank schles2016
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! I had it on my list to hit up in Kauai. My husband and I ended up going twice for lunch. Everyone who served us was so warm. Asher made the BEST coffee. Get the original Italian ice coffee - it has ice cream, two shots of espresso and real whipped cream! I'd go there just for... More 

Thank MOTB12
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This spot has great service and food. We've been here a week and tried coffee at different locations but this place has the best. Try the Bombon "strong with a touch of sweetness" and freshly squeezed juice. The staff is friendly and very eager to please. There is a bit of a wait for your order but it is certainly... More 

Thank Emilio P
New Rochelle, New York
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This busboys favorite island spot for breakfast. We stay in Princeville but always drive down to Kapaa to have breakfast here when we have time. The freshly squeezed orange juice, crepes and warn croissants are our favorites in the menus but you can't go wrong with anything they offer! When available try Jana's (the owner) almond cake. It is not... More 

Thank kw1875
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I joined family for brunch this past week & glad I did. My first review of Cafe Hemingway mentioned my issues with the servers/service and wasn't too sure I wanted to give it a third visit. The waitresses & staff seemed to be way more tuned in & attentive plus the restaurant seemed to have renovated a bit & the... More 

Thank kauaitripper
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We arrived with our pram, our eleven month old and our two and a half year old. What a joy this place is. Classy, laid back, truly a slice of Europe with an American undercurrent. Our toddler spied a box of toys and spent a blissful hour lining up cars under our table. He was happy and the staff were... More 

Thank D-Ellie W
Koloa, Hawaii
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I don't like going to Kapaa but our yummy lunch made the trip worth while. The cafe is quaint and comfy. The staff were very friendly and super on it. We never ran out of water and had two servers trying to take our order. I had the Kabocha Curry my husband the Beef Bourguignne and we shared a Gorgonzola... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1495 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1715
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-2250
An institution for the fine life. In an ancient building in Kapaa we are offering real Italian espresso, small snacks, pretty things, comfortable surroundings, a classic gallery in the second floor, book signing, discussions with artists, ocean view and the ambience of the The Unbearable Lightness of Being. New opening hours. Daily from 8am-2pm and 6pm - 9pm

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