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“Please try the papaya boat!”

Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe
Ranked #383 of 515 Restaurants in Kauai
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Minneapolis, Mn
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Please try the papaya boat!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This little place gets busy, but if you have time to stand in line I highly recommend it. The prices are reasonable, coffee drinks are spot on, and the entrees range from waffles to breakfast sandwiches to a delicious papaya boat (fresh fruit, yogurt, granola....yum!). Perfect stop in Hanalei on your way out sightseeing.

Visited February 2013
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haena
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great Breakfast!!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Family run place. Breakfast only. Take time to look at all the pictures on the wall. My favorite is the 1/2/papaya with homemade granola. All the food is good

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent Choice For Breakfast”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Hanalei's Wake Up Cafe has been dispensing excellent breakfasts until their 11 AM closing time for decades. Fine service and good food in a quaint restaurant along the main North Shore Kuhio Highway. Lots of surfer photos grace its simple walls.

Visited May 2012
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Bellevue, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Among the be better breakfast choices in Hanalei”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Let me say at the outset that this rating is based on comparisons to other restaurants in Kauai. Compared to breakfast places on the mainland the rating would be lower. The menu is limited, portions are not generous, and prices high. Breakfast for three came to $35 without tip. The French toast and omelets are good, not great. That said, this is probably one of the best breakfast choices in Hanalei.

  • Visited January 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice Wake-up!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Only open for a few hours in the morning but it is worth stopping in. Classic breakfast- eggs, sausage and toast. The mac nut cinnamon roll was a hit!

Visited December 2012
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