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“Breakfast Serenity”
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: Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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!
Fort Worth, Texas
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“Breakfast Serenity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite breakfasts in the world. In addition to its fantastic food, it's a spectacular view of the Kona coast. Often musicians will play live ukelele to help the morning roll by. Their Kona coffee is authentic and top notch. If you go in early October, the World Championship Ironman will be going on. Lava Java is a common spot for triathletes to park their bikes before chowing down.

  • Visited May 2014
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“Beautiful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lava java is located in a prime spot on the main drive (Alii Drive) in downtown Kailua Kona, HI. Awesome pastries and fruit for breakfast, tasty sandwiches for lunch. Of course, Kona Coffee can't be beat. A little pricey, but the location, and live music starting some days at breakfast, makes this place a treat that can't be missed!

  • Visited August 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“Kona's best morning repast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Street level, across from the ocean, beautiful, soft, live music, clean, home-made bread, creatively served latte's. What more can I say. Garden breakfast sandwich, ($8.95), with ham, veggies, cheese, soft fresh roll, simply fantastic. The Big island basic, ($10.95), eggs over-easy, hangtown fries, home-made fresh toast. Nothing better. Latte, ($3.95), the best in Kona. Go there!

  • Visited August 2014
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South Africa
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“awesome vibe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place to chill out have an amazing coffee and delicious breakfast watching the Ironman athletes train past you!

Visited October 2013
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Newark, California
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“Perfect ocean view...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Good Food, fast and friendly staff. Very Good location, walking distance from our hotel. The only cafe we came back for during our stay in Kona. Definitely a must try and Highly Recommended!

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