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“Village diner with nice seating”
Review of Kalapana Village Cafe - CLOSED

Kalapana Village Cafe
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed August 14, 2013

It is very nice in Kalapana to visit the lava flows going from the end of the road onto the sea ending in a black (lava) sand beach. The village café offers nice seats outside. Food is fine, as is the service (friendly, not very feast). No complaints, had a nice meal, but not a special place to make a detour for.

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1  Thank Joeri E
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

This grill was down the end of the road on Rt 137 at the town of Kalapanna. We stayed at a B&B about a mile down the road. We had arrived at our Bed & breakfast early evening and after we checked in our host had recommended this place to get a good quick bite to eat. The other option was to head to Pahoa town. We really liked this place. The food was good and reasonably priced for what you get. You order your meal and you find tables which are outside but some are under the cover of an overhang. They call you when your order is up. You can bring your own beer or drink if you want. Behind the cafe is a little store which has some beer and drinks to buy. This area has tourist but is not a tourist area as we noticed that there are a lot of local residences who eat here. There is a nice sense that you are visiting real Hawaii not the resort version. We stayed in the area for 5 days and wound up eating here twice. Both times we were satisfied. The service was friendly. If you are in the area, or if you go to the Lava viewing area this is a good place to stop for a bite to eat.

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1  Thank Red-Barchetta2011
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great place for a quick bite in Kalapana. Nicely prepared, simple, fresh food. The bleu cheese burger and onion rings.... awesome!

Bring a beer, eat outdoors, then walk to the new black sand beach.

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Thank Greg P
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We hit this place at the end of Hwy 137 for a late lunch. The food was pretty good, portions were nice-sized, and the prices were quite reasonable for the island. The Ono burger was great, my son enjoyed the fried ono, and the sundae was pretty good too. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed. A dog and a cat (belonging to the owners perhaps?) were strolling the eating area while we were there - they were probably looking for something to eat too!

1  Thank wishicudtravelmore
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Kalapana Café is a convenient place for a sandwich at the end of the road. There is a nice variety of sandwiches which come with a choice of a side. The macaroni salad and sweet potato fries are a good choice. The one thing that was awful about the Kalapana Café was the smell a cat litter box. They also have a cat food and water bowl out. This is very unappetizing and I'm sure violates some kind of heath law.

1  Thank kcbeefy
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