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Island Lava Java

75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (94 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (140 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (82 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Second time on the Island and a few different trips to Lava Java. Staff are always friendly and the food is always excellent. Ocean front so you can watch the surf, the people or the sunset. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 5Reids
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time we come to Kona, this is where I go for Eggs Benedict - best I have tasted and cannot beat the view. Staff is friendly and attentive. Price is reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JoyL2358
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped for happy hour drinks and found a great happy hour menu. Pizza and ribs were excellent. Sitting at the bar watching people on the street below and the sunset were a great plus. The bartenders were fun and poured great drinks. We found...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank M1702ROjudyh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

4 of us ate lunch there. The bloody Mary's were good. Poke good, pizza good, Turkey sandwich good, too much thick bun. Cold & soggy fries. Steak sandwich, not steak, beef slices ( not a steak) cold sweet potato fries. Service good, great location. Nothing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank youandmeinidaho
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here for our last day in Hawaii for a big breakfast. It was so delicious, and everyone just loved their food. I had a stack with eggs, bacon, avocado, and more, and every part was good. Others got eggs benedict, which was especially...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dainaeveo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right along Ali'i drive -- great views out over the ocean. The coffee was among the best we had all week. And their croissant breakfast sandwich and a bowl of fresh fruit was plenty for us to share.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cynde M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never been dissapointed at Lava Java. The warm cinnamon rolls are amazing! My husband and I usually split a cinnamon roll & a breakfast because of the size of the servings. The cook the cinnamon rolls daily and often run out. The pull...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SeHogg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast out has rarely been such a treat for us. But hey, we’re in Hawaii! Most important coffee was good! And generous! We stuck with pretty simple menu items...bagel, egg croissant sandwich, and a bowl of fresh fruit. I’d go back every day.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 222kathleenf
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended in a guide book as one of the best breakfast spots in Kona and they were right. We visited twice during our visit. Everyone enjoyed this breakfast and the view is directly across from the ocean. Recommend pancakes, waffles, and eggs...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Spencer D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this place on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Wasn't as good as we had hoped. Had better coconut shrimp else where on our trip and the ribs were so-so but weren't as good as hoped.

Date of visit: December 2018
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April 12, 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Its Hawaii !!! Who eats breakfast before 6:30 AM? Although they are known for breakfast and lunch, they also serve a great dinner.
Ron S
April 9, 2016|
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Response from Hawaiihank | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lava Java does take reservations. Reservations are not really needed unless you have a large party or if its a holiday. But they do take them if you want to be assured of a table.
francine h
February 5, 2016|
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Response from DCrall2013 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are mostly a breakfast and lunch place. So if you are looking for dinners it may not work. All there food is made fresh and is great. I think they have a web site too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
  • E-mail
Great Kona Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona Coffee and our own Bakery on site. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch, we are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We proudly feature grass fed Big Island Beef, Big Island organic goat cheese and locally grown organic produce, freshly baked house made breads, desserts & goodies. Island Lava Java, Bistro Grill is Kona's #1 Coffee House and Restaurant. We were voted to have the "Best Breakfast in Kona" by the readers of the West Hawaii Today. Island Lava Java Bistro & Grill's Island fare is inspired by everyday island cooking. You'll feel relaxed while savoring a great meal in our casual and comfortable outside, Oceanside lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you!
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