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“True Local Coffee Shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
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Ranked #12 of 285 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“True Local Coffee Shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

At the suggestion of our friends, we stopped at Island Lava Java for a quick cup of coffee and a behemoth cinnamon roll on our way to Volcano National Park. Fantastic Kona coffee and the cinnamon roll was ample for the two of us to share. Prices were reasonable - our total bill was about $11 for two cups of coffee and the cinnamon roll. We were paying $10 for two cups of coffee at our resort.

We would have been happy to stay and eat in. The place was packed early on a Friday morning and we wanted to get on our way. We didn't have to wait long in line for our to-go items though. A cruise ship had just anchored, so keep this in mind when venturing down that there may be an influx of people with your same plans.

  • Visited October 2012
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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

We had dinner here one night. We both had salads and shared a dessert. The salad was huge, I was full. The service was good and the view was fantastic as the sun had just set. I would highly recommend this place.

Visited October 2012
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San Jose, California
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“Full of Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great service and good food. Went here for breakfast several times. Oceanfront location overlooking Kailua-Kona Bay and music from local musician playing his ukulele made it a very relaxing and leisurely breakfast.

Visited October 2012
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent as always!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Excellent local food, wonderful ambiance with live music daily, great host at night (Joe), waitresses are friendly and attentive, view of the ocean and sunsets is amazing! Check out their website before your trip so you can get a coupon and a discount card. Also, the 100% Kona iced coffee and the coffee shake are to die for! Went there 3 years ago and still as good as we remember. Loved the beet salad and the portobella burger. Portions are big, so go there hungry!

Visited October 2012
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Boerne, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice seaside dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We had dinner at Lava Java after being recommended by the captain of our dolphin boat. She obviously knew what she was talking about. Good food, friendly staff and a great view. Will definitely be back on our return visit to the Big Island.

  • Visited October 2012
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