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“A must for Breakfast!”

Bongo Ben's Island Cafe
Ranked #27 of 299 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Walua Road
Transit: The Big Island, "Hele-On", public bus and Kona Trolley stop right in front of the restaurant.
Description: Bongo Ben's Island Cafe has quickly made a name for itself as the "Go-To" place for an extensive menu and delicious food, outside ocean front dining with great ocean and sunset views, upbeat local evening entertainment Wed-Fri., large portions and affordable prices, and an Aloha fun-friendly atmosphere! We are honored to be voted "Best Breakfast West Hawaii" from the voters at the West Hawaii Today the last three out of four years, but you'll love our lunch and dinners too!
Reviewed January 28, 2014

The view, the view, the view!! Great breakfast options, GREAT coffee, great service. But if you go, you gotta sit facing the ocean. There isn't a better way to start the day. My only regret was that I found it too late in my trip. Still managed 2 breakfasts there!!

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Thank NJDusty
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was a great experience. The food was good with generous portions served with a beautiful outdoor ocean view. Their service is fast, friendly. I'm not sure why one reviewer had concerns with parking, there is plenty of parking in a lot behind the restuarant unlike many of the area restaurants. If you return the next day you get free pancakes or nachos. Loved the coconut syrup for pancakes.

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Thank BeachyGrandma
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

You will want to return more than once. Eggs Benedict were perfection. Also tried the chicken fried steak which was the real deal, but you may have had to live in Texas to even care. Breakfast burrito is a favorite of my husband. Coffee is excellent. Try to get seating along the front for people watching and a view of the ocean. A jam-seeking gecko may stop by.

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Thank Alice W
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast is served until 2 pm. We ate here twice during the week and both times were very good. The portions are huge but don't think that's a trade off for quality. Everything was delicious. Yummy pancakes and huge biscuits delighted our group. Only one glitch was over cooked coconut shrimp.

Thank SCM1955
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Ate here 3 times on our trip. Once for lunch and twice for breakfast. Fantastic bloody Mary's and to die for breakfasts. The island potatoes fried crispy were my favorite. A definite must.

Thank Alicia K
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