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Island Lava Java

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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (81 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (128 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (74 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed May 30, 2015

We picked Island Lava Java for our first breakfast in Kona and were not disappointed. The coffee drinks the wife and i had were great and our meal was fantastic. I had the Island Pancakes and the were piled high with bananas and macadamia nuts....More

1  Thank DuaneNewman
Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful breakfast with lovely views of the sea. Huge variety of choice on menu and staff super friendly and helpful. Place was packed there so the secret is out already. Try cinnamon rolls they are amazing (very filling though and huge). Had salmon and cream...More

Thank Nathalie d
Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stumbled upon this place while waiting to go diving. I ordered the Ahi Wrap which was phenomenal! We returned the next morning for coffee and pastries and the Kona Coffee is awesome (duh) as well as the Coconut Croissant. Mmmmmmm...

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed May 29, 2015

We passed this place several times during our trip and all the food looked great so on our last day we came here for breakfast. Everything was cooked to perfection. The fruit was so fresh and juicy. We even got to sample some of the...More

Thank WalkingFish09
Reviewed May 28, 2015

Wonderful coffee, beautiful view and very friendly staff. We enjoyed vegetarian as well as meaty eggs; all really good. The vegys were fresh and everything was delicious. Make a reservation online so you don't have to wait.

Thank ccsg
Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our hotel concierge recommended this place and it was great. I had the fish sandwich (Ono, i believe) it was tasty. It's a small restaurant with outside seating looking across the street at the Bay. Great views and people watching. Desserts looked good too, but...More

Thank Oakman90
Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Good outdoor eatery, I had the fresh fish grilled sandwich, ono that day. The veggie wrap was ok, too many peppers! Coffee was very good and the pastries were good, although I had better.

Thank Flstina
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Breakfast...was average...while local's raved about the cinnamon rolls and pull apart, they turned out to be baked dough with a cinnamon sugar drizzle with some frosting on top...not a bit of cinnamon in the dough. Pancakes were average taste...egg croissant poor.

Thank mm7474
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Loved the pancakes (fantastic!), and the eggs/sausage/potato combination was great as well. We didn't have room for the cinnamon rolls which was a shame because they looked fantastic and are highly recommended. Next time . . .

Thank helena6357
Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you like healthier & lighter options, this place is for you. If you like a richer & more decadent meal, this place is also for you. You can even text your order ahead of arriving! We had breakfast here one morning and wish our...More

Thank roadtripgal2014
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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
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, 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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