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“PANINIS AND SMOOTHIES AND PASTRIES--OH, MY!”
Review of Green Flash Coffee

Green Flash Coffee
Ranked #2 of 15 Coffee & Tea in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Healthy
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“PANINIS AND SMOOTHIES AND PASTRIES--OH, MY!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Owned and operated by delightful long-time Kona resident Kathleen Powers and her daughter-in-law Manu, The Green Flash features delicious breakfast and lunch fare, eat-in or take-out, in a hideaway a mile or so south of the village of Kailua-Kona. It's located on Ali'i Drive, the main drag of the area, on the makai (ocean) side of the street in the Sea Village condo complex, behind Aloha Nail Co., which, by the way, is the perfect place for a manicure and pedicure. If you decide not to take your food and drink with you, then try their beach-morning-glory-covered grotto in the back, where you can read your newspaper or novel in peace and quiet while you enjoy whatever treats you ordered. Patronized by both locals and visitors alike,The Green Flash also serves up scrumptious Tropical Dreams ice cream.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Ann Kern
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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“LOVE this wee place~!”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

First, this isn't a standard coffee shop if that is what you are looking for, it is a simple, quaint place to stop by on the go to grab a great cup of 100% Kona coffee, delish, healthy smoothies and a nice selection of breakfast and lunch items. There is a couple of tables outside, or sit in the lovely vine covered gazebo to enjoy a breeze and a peaceful place to relax, some one complained it was a "hot" wait for their coffee, this is Hawaii, it is warm everywhere and the staff is more than happy to bring the order out to you. The staff is friendly, I have never been met by anyone without a smile, please remember, give a smile and a smile will be given back to you! I'm proud to call this my neighborhood coffee place and please try this over the "S" place !!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Marsha B
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Bellingham, Washington
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Shakes are Good”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

I went here after reading several positive reviews. I wasn't all that impressed. It was a super hot wait and the customer service wasn't really great. It's not your standard coffee shop. They have more smoothie selections. It wasn't horrible, just not all I had expected. No worries, there was a Starbucks about a 2 min drive away.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Amanda_Jake
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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“The perfect sandwich shop”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Green flash is the perfect place to stop for 100% Kona coffee, tasty grilled breakfast or lunch sandwiches, and Tropical Dreams ice cream. Kathleen and her staff all friendly and efficient. Mainly takeout, but there is a lovely vine covered area with two tables. It is a lovely place for a quiet lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ShirleyD49
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Seal Beach, California
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123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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“Good Breakfast Place”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We walked here from the Courtyard. It was a bit of a hike but you will work up an appetite. We had the French toast breakfast sandwiches and coffee. The sandwich and the coffee was very good. Seating is a bit tight. They have a couple of picnic tables in front and a few little tables under a vine covered pergola (we saw a lot of geckos running around in the vines).

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Cheapasian
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