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Art Cafe Hemingway

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4-1495 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+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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Koloa, Hawaii
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Michelle S
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had spotted this restaurant on Google Maps, was intrigued, and keen to stop in for breakfast. While out for a walk, we spotted the cafe, and decided to stop for drinks, and check the place out. We were welcomed in, "Take a menu, sit wherever you like". All very friendly. We sat down, perused the menu, decided that we... More 

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Hanover, Maryland
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read about this quaint restaurant in Hawaii Magazine. We decided to go for a late breakfast. The food was amazing, some a bit pricey. The service was not as good. The crepes & croissants had been suggested and did not disappoint.

Thank Janet W
Kilauea Hi
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't help it. When I see the restaurants that are rated above Hemingway's I have to laugh. The laugh though is a sad one, because it reflects the taste of so many of the tourists that pass through and are happy to munch a fat grain filled hamburger for 5 bucks rather than authentic hand crafted food when they... More 

Thank Gentlewave
Mill Valley, California
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Art Cafe Hemingway has always been a breakfast/brunch mainstay on our frequent Kauai vacations. We love sitting outside, the beautiful interior atmosphere and the fresh and delicious food. When looking at the web in preparation for this year's trip, we were very excited to see that they were now serving dinner. Pretty certain it's the same ownership with a husband... More 

Thank TravelinGal44
Anahola, Hawaii
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I really looked forward to this dinner but were quite dissapointed. Her dinner was not how it was described and mine wasn't very good either. I ordered shrimp which I feel is pretty hard to mess up. They didn't really mess it up, it just wasn't very good. It was expensive for what we got. Maybe we... More 

Thank stacy h
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I have resisted writing a review as we like the fact we can walk in and not need a reservation(as we live on island). Its a little quirky and won't appeal to the average Hawaii traveler. It will appeal to foodies and anyone with European connections/leanings. Food is always excellent. Portions are European size not American size...which is good as... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I have to say that I am pretty confused about this place. The breakfast is really yummy! nothing to say about it: it's a little pricey but home made and very fresh, when you find what you are looking for... At lunch the Moroccan lamb is very good too but the portion is very little compared to the price and... More 

1 Thank Isabella P
Las Vegas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We ate Breakfast and Dinner at this Café and it was wonderful. The evening dinner was delicious and prepared to perfection. The ambiance is French Country Café and the owners prepare the menu for the evening meal only for a select number of customers.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Having visited Oahu, Big Island and now Kauai, my husband and I both agreed this was the dinner trip of the trip so far. The setting is quirky and homely and the focus is fresh food cooked to perfection. A great place to relax and enjoy good food.

1 Thank Malenka

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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
Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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 Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
  • 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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