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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 - 8:00 pm
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorites for breakfast. Very crowded all the time so it is important to come a little earlier or a little later. Lots of Japanese tourists as the word is definitely out.

Thank FiveStarDiner
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My last day on Oahu traffic delays caused a last minute "where can I get breakfast" on the way to the airport moment. I did a quick search on TripAdvisor and this cafe came up. So glad it did! There was a wait, but it moved quickly. The food was AMAZING, and the service equally good. Pancakes were awesome, as... More 

Thank AdventuresPlease
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this place does not scream extravagant, it is a quaint spot for breakfast which is served all day long. Seems very popular among locals and the food was absolutely delicious. Better than anything I had on Waikiki Beach at the many hotels. I would definitely recommend this!

Thank Ryan D
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236 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Kaila is in the Market City Shopping Center, away from Waikiki. Despite the distance, tourists find the place. It's a small, highly rated breakfast/brunch place, so there's almost always a wait. It's worth the wait. Food is excellent. On weekends, lots of off the menu specials. I recommend the meatloaf loco moco. Service is friendly and attentive. Food is... More 

Thank heybrah
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is one of the reviews that almost hurts to write. Cafe Kaila is phenomenal. The problem is: I'm a local and there's already lines to get a table here. If I write how great it is, then the lines might get longer. So, yes, I hate to write this... but they deserve the good review because they really do... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This Cafe serves breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Always a waiting list, but it moves quite fast. The food is delicious and the presentation is very nice. I was surprised there were also tourist eating there. It's not a fancy restaurant and it's more of a local go-to-place. With technology...I'm sure it's known and popular on the internet.

Thank Rainbow50
Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sunday late morning worrying there may be a long wait. But to my surprise the wait was not as long as I anticipated. Probably about 20mins or so. Make sure you write your name down on the waitlist as soon as you get there! The food portions were huge! And everything tasted great! Couldn't decide between a... More 

Thank ggbeans
Naoussa, Greece
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Little off the beaten track of the main drag but oh so worth the trek out. Food amazing. Staff amazing. Prices more than reasonable. Go for brunch as the meals are the usual large plates.

Thank 70daysontour
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We (the Mrs and I) have been 3 different times, and I have to say the quality is always great. We waited about 30 minutes, which really is not bad when your reward is the breakfast potatoes. We all loved the food. I had the Italian omelet which is the perfect serving size and all the flavors i enjoy. My... More 

Thank Slade N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Belgium waffle with strawberries SOOO fresh and delicious. Ordered the side spam and received a good amount of pieces for a side.

Thank Jeanne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $15
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?