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“Breakfast with a view”
5 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, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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!
Los Angeles, California
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Breakfast with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

The breakfast options are seriously the best! Luau Pork Omelette? Waipio Eggs? Mac Nut Pancakes with coconut syrup? Real Kona coffee? We could not make up our minds so we ordered something different to try out and were not disappointed. Aside from that, the ocean view is great and on any given days, you'll see a pod of dolphin's putting on a show. This is a good option for Kona!

Visited May 2013
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Marysville, California
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“Another great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We had breakfast here a number of times. The food is great and even though it was breakfast we had live entertainment and the view of the ocean was great!

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“one of my favorite places to eat in Kona!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Love this place, usually eat here at least 3 times when I visit. Great food, tasty, healthy and interesting. Location could not be better either. Truly paradise all around. Come early it gets busy but worth the wait.

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not a nice breakfast”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

I have to admit to being totally bemused by the positive reviews of this cafe. We had breakfast here one morning. We were ignored for quite some time before the server came over and was pretty lukewarm. I ordered a chai latte and it was out of a packet, not made with fresh tea (this is my drink of choice so trust me on this one). My partner was not overly impressed with his iced coffee either (frankly Starbucks is infinitely better). My partners burrito was very small and he found it quite bland. I had the banana pancakes and they were so sickly sweet I could barely eat a mouthful. In our opinion very much overpriced and not at all to our tastes.

Visited April 2013
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Derby, Vermont
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“Great Food - Outstanding Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great innovative menu and service. This was our favorite place to stop in to have something to eat, watch people, the ocean and enjoy the nice Hawaiian breeze! Fish changes every day depending on what came in that morning!

  • Visited April 2013
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