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“Go for the view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Coffee Shack

The Coffee Shack
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Captain Cook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Davis, California
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5 reviews
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“Go for the view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2009

The food here was slightly above average (I had the tropical french toast for $12, which had fresh fruit [mango and papaya], mac nuts, toasted coconut, and lilikoi syrup on top - it would have been very good if only they put fresh pineapple on it, but they used canned). The coffee was good (it's Kona coffee...), but not as great as at some of the other coffee shops or farms in the area (try the free samples and tour at Greenwell Farm). The wait staff was friendly. The view was FABULOUS. Try to sit at the edge of the patio, along the railing. You can see the bay in the distance, and in the foreground there are various tropical flowers, a huge avocado tree, and coffee trees. Overall a great breakfast; primarily due to the view.

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Virginia
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“Good Food and Great Views of the Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2009

Ate lunch at the Coffee Shack 3 times while on vacation on the Big Island. Food was good and portions were large. If you get the chance sit in the back seating area overlooking Kealakakua Bay. It was wonderful. The Geckos are very interesting but they don't sell insurance.

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San Diego
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“Fabulous Eggs Benedict”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2009

The eggs benedict are well worth finding this hidden gem. Limited outdoor seating, but lovely views. Dine with the geckos!

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Los Angeles, California
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“Best restaurant just that it's location isn't as good as others...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

My boyfriend and I went to Island Lava Java on the 1st day of our trip then to The Coffee Shack on the 2nd and 3rd. They open daily at 7:30, even on July 4th which made our trip much easier for finding good food on a holiday. Excellent view, service, and food. We had the papaya special, toast (homemade fresh bread, try their special kind of bread), veggie omelet, macadamia pie, corn beef egg benedicts, kona coffee… and they are all good and at reasonable price.

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kailua kona hawaii
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3 reviews
“FABULOUS!! DELICIOUS!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2009

If you like healthy hearty food...this is the place for you...excellent iced coffee mocha, homemade breads, fresh fresh fresh foods....lots of "Aloha"

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