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Tip Top

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Hawaiian
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3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 2333
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Yucaipa, California, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tip Top Cafe is a place you have to try for breakfast. It has been in operation for 100 years. The same family owns the business (hotel and cafe). The food is very good, and the prices for right for all income levels. The banana pancakes are a must.

Thank Joe G
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were blown away by the pancakes (he had pineapple, I had macadamia) and the coconut syrup! The service is speedy and efficient. There's are reason they've been here for 100 years! Highly recommended!

Thank Lori M
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Perfect breakfast and experience. 100 year old place and still making great food. Basic but yummy. Get the fried rice. A must do when in town!

Thank mac45p
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to experience local food. They serve a variety of ethnic fare including oxtail soup for breakfast. The service is very quick.

Thank RCornejo
Forest, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great local place for breakfast!! The Grand Slam was very good. The Portuguese sausage was delicious. The banana macadamia nut pancakes were out of this world!

Thank mracanelli
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The valet at our hotel recommended Tip Top for an authentic breakfast. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Loved having fried rice with my eggs. So glad we found this place!

Thank satchel99
Honolulu, Hawaii
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always our first stop when arriving in Kauai. Pancakes are the best. Sweet and tasty. Can never go wrong with their pancakes. Forget the corned beef hash though.

Thank Steve T
Fresno, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best of our stops for Hawaiian style breakfasts on Kauai. Fried rice was particularly good as well as HI coffee.

Thank Norm T
Whittier, California
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94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband loved his Loco Moco and I thought my macadamia nut pancakes were amazing! We were second in line when we arrived but the line was out the door when we left. Don't let the line scare you, we were served very quickly.

1 Thank Beth B
North Richland Hills, Texas
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very local hangout which we look for on all our trips and we were not disappointed! They have the regular eggs and bacon, but we like to venture beyond the normal. I had the Oxtail Soup (small is plenty) with an extra serving of ginger and cilantro. My husband had his Loco Moco. He is a Loco... More 

Thank AnnieBrownie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $7
American, Diner, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3173 Akahi St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808 245 2333

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