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“Great find!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grinds Cafe & Espresso

Grinds Cafe & Espresso
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Eleele
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Hawaiian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a great local cafe/bakery/bar and general gathering spot.
When a couple of locals greeted us as we entered and we asked " what's good here?" They replied, "everything!" We knew we were in the right place!
After touring Waimea Canyon, it was time for a good lunch & that's exactly what we got!
Fresh ingredients, dishes made with care, fresh bread made onsite, good bar choices, and friendly & attentive staff!
Right on the way to/from Waimea!
We will return!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome hash!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on out last day. Sad because I would have liked to go back! I got an awesome breakfast hash, and finally a decent iced latte. Definitely two meals for the price of one. Liked the flashback to the 90's music they were jamming out to!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank meganhalie
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Punta Gorda, Florida, Usa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREAT MORNING STOP ON WAY TO WAIMEA CANYON”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

First time on Kauai staying in Poipu area. We did not know where to get a good breakfast. We found the Grinds by accident on the way to the canyons. Had the spam and home fries breakfast. Everything was delicious, the portions huge and the coffee the best. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. What a gem of a restaurant. Cant wait to go back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pat K
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Will go again!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Love, love, lived the loco moco. I am from Midwest and it was auch a homey dish. The girls all had breakfast dishes and very large portions. Excellent service. Best breakfast so far on the island.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shawn c
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Houston, Texas
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Huge Portions & Reasonable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have been to Kauai/Poipu many times but this was our first visit to Grinds. We stopped for breakfast on the way to the canyons and we were very impressed with the service and the food. We ordered the freshly made Hash & Eggs and were surprised to see two huge bowls of food placed in front of us. The food was very good but It was more than either of us could finish so we ended up getting go containers. They also have a small bakery with fresh breads, buns, and other delights. We found the prices very reasonable for the islands! I understand that they have a mini-menu so next time we will be better prepared to finish a delicious meal. Oh, forgot to say they also have great coffee and their service was excellent. If you haven't been to Grinds then we highly recommend it for breakfast or any other meal...it is worth the trip!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wizone
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