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Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
Ranked #9 of 68 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, Hawaiian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Figured we'd give this place a try since we live right around the corner. There were two tables taken when we got there and a couple people on the inside. There was only one guy taking orders at the counter and making coffee so we waited a bit at the counter. Menu was decent, it had good choices.

I would give this place a higher rating if first off our spoon didn't have some old crusty crap on it...who knows what that was. Secondly we were the only ones who ordered food at the time..another family came after us and yet they got our order wrong. We ordered the Ali'i Chicken Sandwich and the Fish Tacos. Order came out as the chicken sandwich and a fish sandwich. Just ended up eating what we got and luckily both of them tasted really good. So we didn't say anything about the mix up. We also got the side salad and the soup of the day with our sandwiches. The soup was tomato bisque and it was delicious. Wish i ordered a big bowl of it.

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Thank cozmickissez
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Homemade Breads with Upscale Hawaiian Fusion Breakfasts! Reasonable price for the area. It's just a short drive up Waikoloa Road to the higher and cooler elevations above the resorts on the coast. Make sure to try the Island Waffles with fresh banana and locally grown mac nuts. Take a table on the Patio. Service is great from a courteous and friendly staff. Great cups of local 100% Kona Coffee! I rate the food up there with the Hotel Flora in Rome or Skyway Jacks in Saint Petersburg Beach. It's small and the view isn't great but the food and service is worth the drive!

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Thank Darius M
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Five stars for their cinnamon roll. It's really, really good. They serve it warm and gooey. I couldn't stop eating it. I had to go back another day for more. I also tried their eggs benedict. They use a croissant Instead of english muffin. I love how flaky and buttery it was. It was really delish.

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Thank qhunnyb
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

No, this is not on the ocean. It's up the hill from the resort town. But great little place to have breakfast. Server was funny, food was good, coffee was hot. Recommend.

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Thank SuZenMaster
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Lava Java has had a downtown Kona location for quite a while and just opened this branch in Waikoloa Village. As in the original, the coffee and food are excellent, although a bit highly priced. The difference is that while Kona location has a great view of Kailua Bay, the Waikoloa location overlooks a parking lot Great breakfasts, by the way.

Thank OregonDuck87
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