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Cafe Kaila

Certificate of Excellence
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:30 am
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Waipahu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth the wait. Everything that comes out looks so delicious and has never disappointed yet! Fresh and inviting. Be sure to go early for breakfast because there is always a wait list on the weekends but it goes fairly quick.

Thank Kuumaka1
Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mixed feelings telling anyone but best friends about this cafe. It will just get crowded, more crowded. The food is excellent, the service is totally friendly and they all help with one another so you can never be ignored if you even slightly appear to need something. This is a winner.

Thank Gary A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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136 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I tried this cafe fir breakfast. It was busy but had a pleasant atmosphere. The service was excellent and so was the food. We shared a waffle while each of us had one of the splendid egg offerings. We were both pleased. This is a must have bisit. You will not be disappointed.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just went to Cafe Kalia to have brunch with friends and found a little location that could easily be missed in the Market City Shopping Center. This location is small and they could use some expansion since, to my understanding, they are always crowded. There was a line to get seated and the wait was about 1/2 hour. If... More 

Thank JLHoz
Gastonia, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a small cafe that we went to for breakfast. Food is very good. They do serve breakfast all day. We got the French Toast with fruit. The toast had powdered sugar sprinkled on top. With syrup and friut .... delicious!! I chose to have my fruit on the side. I would definitely say to try this Cafe out.

Thank sandieb193
San Diego, California
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I only ate here once. Because every other time I came, the wait - even for 1 or 2 - was super long. And because the delicious crab cake Benedict I ate that first time was never on the menu when I'd call or stop by. Old school/basic coffee shop, which is nice because it's solid breakfast and diner food... More 

Thank KayClifton
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Located in Market City, away from Waikiki but close to bus line. Excellent menu, noted for their breakfast offerings but open in the afternoon on Wed, Thur Friday. I had the Italian omlette, a vegetarian type dish. The portions are large and pancakes and waffles are always tempting. The service is excellent and although they may have wait lines the... More 

Thank Les41HOnolulu
Aiea, Hawaii
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Just got back from breakfast, shared Kalua Pork eggs benedict with pancakes covered with fruit...note shared...you will be fortunate to eat a full plate...the two were just the right combination of sweat and a little salt, benedict sauce excellent...now do not expect to sit right down...this place is popular...best suggestion is to get a seat at the bar and enjoy... More 

Thank Mochiman
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Come hungry, Huge portions, 1 plate enough for 2 people. I've had THE BEST eggs Benedict in my life at Cafe Kaila. My husband had the strawberry topped waffles. He devoured everything. He said he never knew waffles could be so good. My husband and I didn't discover this place until our last day in Waikiki. Had we known sooner,... More 

Thank Jen C
Kokomo, Indiana
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257 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Me and two friends from Japan came here after I did a search for breakfast places on TripAdvisor. We arrived early just after they opened and were seated right away. This cafe is true Hawaiian. Simple. Clean. Fresh. Great food with a plentiful menu selection. It's a small place, and I had no idea of how popular it was until... 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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $15
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 am
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: 18087323330

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