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Island Lava Java
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Ranked #14 of 293 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Palani
Transit: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
Description: Great Kona Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona Coffee and our own Bakery on site. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch, we are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We proudly feature grass fed Big Island Beef, Big Island organic goat cheese and locally grown organic produce, freshly baked house made breads, desserts & goodies. Island Lava Java, Bistro Grill is Kona's #1 Coffee House and Restaurant. We were voted to have the "Best Breakfast in Kona" by the readers of the West Hawaii Today. Island Lava Java Bistro & Grill's Island fare is inspired by everyday island cooking. You'll feel relaxed while savoring a great meal in our casual and comfortable outside, Oceanside lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you!
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We went out for breakfast here recently & had a really substantial meal for a fairly low cost in Kailua Kona. Coffe was brought out in enormous mugs & there was fresh cream to be had - refreshing in this day of artificial creamers cups. I could even get stevia to sweeten it - in fact, I was able to keep to my low carb diet restrictions easily here - So, if you do Atkins, or eat like a caveman, you'll have no problem finding a tasty meal here. the server immediately said 'no problem' when i politely asked if a protein could be added to my veggie omelet - which, by the way had a really nice mix of squash, red & green bell pepper, eggplant, carrots & onions in it,along with an interesting pesto made with mac nuts, & a very mild goat cheese. The side cup of fruit was generous & fresh. Husband departed from his usual, & ate a large half papaya with vanilla yogurt & a handmade granola. Awesome granola, not too sweet,& had nuts, If are looking for a bit of a tourist experience, they have a musician in the mornings also. service was prompt & friendly. return trip anticipated.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Loved the coffee at this place.. we would walk there every morning during our stay on the island. Wish we had this at home. The service was great, and what a view!! sitting outside enjoying our coffee!

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

The location on Alii Drive is amazing. Beautiful view of the ocean & if you ever get tired of that, this is one of the best places for people watching. We had the fish tacos which were delicious.

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Thank Clar451
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Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We went here for dinner one night, then for breakfast a couple of days later. Both meals were excellent and so was the service. The live music was a bonus.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Didn't mind the traffic on Alii Drive as others have. Nice ukelele music at breakfast, terrific waffles and eggs breakfast, lovely strong Kona coffee to wash it down, plus it's near a parking lot just up Alii.
Lunch was disappointing. Those fish tacos others liked had a puny amount of fish (like an ounce or two at the most) with lots of mayonaise and a side of black beans that resembled goat poopoo. Ask them to hold or go easy on the mayo and maybe offer to pay another buck or two to get more fish in there or head on south to Da Poke Shack for lunch instead.

Thank zogmeister
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