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“GREAT staff, Awesome Food, Great View”
Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
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Ranked #14 of 290 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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!
Santa Cruz, California
Level 6 Contributor
63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“GREAT staff, Awesome Food, Great View”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We ate here twice. You can get real Kona coffee here, and it was delicious. The staff were all very nice. My husband had the coconut banana pancakes and they were amazing (he shared 1 bite with me) and I had the typical egg whites and bacon. All delicious!! Next time I want to try to granola that comes served in a Papaya. That just looked amazing!

Visited June 2013
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Tracy, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We went here before leaving the big island. We went for breakfast and we did have a short wait, but the servers were quick and efficient. My husband had the luau omelet and loved it. I had the eggs and portuguese sausage, so delicious! My daughter had the keiki chocolate chip pancakes and practically licked the plate. We loved sitting on the patio, under an umbrella, watching the waves crash across the street. The kona coffee tasted delicious and everything was fresh. They definitely know how to prepare excellent food and to serve it efficiently with a smile added to it. Highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2013
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Consistently good coffee, great food and fabulous ocean view”
Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

One of our favourite locations in Kailua-Kona. We were there 4 times this past trip for various breakfast, lunch and dinner; different days of course :-p

Can't go wrong with the fresh catch and salad greens and dressing always have a good balance.

  • Visited June 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Consistently Good, Fresh Food”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Ate here 3 times during our week in Kona. High quality, tasty food that is made on site. Pizza, salads, breakfast items were all delicious. Enjoyed the live music and of course the beautiful view.

  • Visited June 2013
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AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We ate there once for breakfast. Everything looked good. I had the Banana mac nut waffles and husband had the luau omelette. Live music on the patio. Ocean breeze. What more can you ask for?

  • Visited June 2013
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