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“Breakfast with a view”
Review of The Coffee Shack

The Coffee Shack
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Breakfast with a view”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited the Coffee Shack on our last day on the Big Island, next time we will go often! Fantastic food, beautiful view, probably the best (and biggest) coffee I had during our entire trip, and the staff was extremely friendly. The geckos were just a fantastic bonus. I didn't find it overly expensive as other people have mentioned. The portions were generous and it was all fresh and homemade.

  • Visited March 2014
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Horseheads, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Coffee Shack is well known to locals on the big island, but might be easily missed by visitors.
The food, choices portion sizes, service and view from the balcony are remarkable and leave you with an indelible memory. The staff is friendly, the food is handmade, and of course the coffee is great too. It's outside the city of Kona, but well worth the trip.

  • Visited March 2014
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Came for the geckos”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were aiming for breakfast, but ended up there at lunch. Sandwiches were overpriced, bland and bread falling apart one you got into it. At least the geckos obliged.

  • Visited January 2014
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Alameda, California
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Overpriced tourist trap”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

So many glowing reviews. i don;t get it. We went in just for a cup of coffee to go and it must have been right before they closed because the rude person at the counter made it very obvious we could not be seated even though we didn't ask to be. The coffee was really weak and bitter and not good. Too expensive for dishwater with an attitude. Also, I saw a $16 sandwich on the menu and it wasn't a huge Carnegie Deli sandwich, it was on normal sandwich bread. Rip-off for people with more money than brains. Yes, the view is nice but you can have a nice view all over the island. I will not be back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bishop, California
Level 6 Contributor
315 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Spot”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stopped in here on the way to the volcano on the recommendation of a frequent island visitor. Fantastic breakfast, tasty homemade bread, and an outstanding view. The wait staff was efficient and courteous too. Parking is extremely limited, so be prepared to pass by a time or two if no spots are available. If you park across the road, you will be ticketed. This restaurant has a large sign that is partially blocked by foliage so keep your eyes open. Just remember it is on the ocean side of the highway. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
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