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“One of the best restaurants on the island.”

Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Holualoa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Hawaiian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe. We are a Slow Food establishment committed to "a food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice." Sit back and relax in our lush garden setting and experience Slow Food at its best, locally grown and lovingly prepared. For the best cup of coffee in Kona, visit our famous coffee shop, located right out in front of the restaurant in the historical town and artist community of Holualoa.
friso
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“One of the best restaurants on the island.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

I'm originally from Frisco, so I've become a food snob, and this place easily makes the cut.
A great excuse to drive up to Holualoa.

  • Visited April 2013
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Shelburne, Vermont
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Artsy,giant koi pond , local sensibility, causal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

What's not to like? Well maybe the price but once in a while lunch or dinner mauka Kona is refreshing. The place is outdoor with very interesting architecture. The food is well prepared and lunches are generous. The people are friendly. If you are a visitor stroll the galleries and have lunch. If you are a local take a break from town and come up to the cool elevation. For lunch is a huge fancy killer Tuna Melt on home made wood fired bread.

Visited March 2013
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Alberta
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Special occasions only”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

The food was excellent and the garden setting very pleasant. The service was leisurely, and the prices high end. We were not in a hurry, and were treating friends before we flew home later that evening, so it suited us well. But if you are in a hurry or on a budget, you may wish to go elsewhere.

  • Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really, really good.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

During out 8 days in Kona, we went to this café 3 times! Once for dinner, once for brunch and once for a latte. Loved it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Vancouver
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

It's easy to drive by this place as from the road it looks a bit run down. We only stopped as we were both thirsty. What a surprise.... very nice and cool inside and friendly service. The menu had a good selection of organic food, and well priced too. We only had a tea and coffee ($5.50 for 2 extra large) and I also purchased some local honey. Will definitely stop here for something to eat next time we are in Hawaii.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Esgyen
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