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“Slow food in a peaceful atmosphere”

Holuakoa Cafe & Gardens
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Holualoa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 4, 2014

I read online that this place buys locally and prides itself in providing “slow food.” The quality and service certainly reflected this philosophy. A little boy was playing with a stick in the koi pond when I arrived and I quickly felt the hot day disappear behind the vegetated trellis that conceals this gem from the road. The grass-fed hamburger with local lettuce and tomatoes tasted like they came from the peak of summer in my native New England. A perfect place for a quiet lunch break while shopping the galleries of Holualoa or certainly worth the 15-20min drive up the mountain from Kailua Kona.

Thank lautomne
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

A friend had been at Holuakoa Cafe on her last trip and told us about it, so we went. They claim they are 90% organic and they also claim it goes from farm to table and everything is grown locally. There were four of us and none of us was disapointed. Everyone ordered fresh fish and I ordered their vegetarian lazagna and I wasn't disappointed fabulous. The whole meal was a taste sensation and we would all go again and we will on our next trip. By te way their fish was great too!

Thank Kathie143
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This charming spot is tucked away in a delightful little artists' village in the hills above Kailua-Kona. The ambiance is chic alfresco, and the food focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The service is relaxed, to say the least. The drink menu was appealing but I was not partaking that particular evening.

For three of us, no drinks, one shared appetizer and one shared dessert, the bill came to $140 before tip, so this is not a casual drop in dinner place. Also, we were not offered coffee with dessert, odd in Kona.

It is worth a visit if you're vacationing in the area and want to treat yourself.

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Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Cool location and laid back atmosphere. It took a bit for the wait staff to come by but we were in no hurry and enjoyed the scenery. Great lunch and highly recommend the BBQ pork. Nice drive up from the resort areas and would definitely return.

Thank Brent L
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Four of us had lunch here and we can't complain about the food. It was plentiful and very good and tasty. The restaurant is nicely appointed and very pretty with flowers and things of interest all around including very interesting fish! Staff were helpful when you could catch their attention. We were left at the table some time before we ordered and when we wanted to ask for something that had been forgotten it took one of our party to leave the table to look for a waitress. Nice setting, good food, poor service.

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