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11 Kawanui Place, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
06:00 - 18:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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591 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

On your way south of Kona, ya need to stop at Kaya's and get your hot/cold drinks, snacks, or breakfast/lunch 'cause everything here is absolutely ONO :)) The classic building has lots of parking next to it, and there are tables, chairs, and a couch to enjoy your purchases, chat with friends, etc. They feature lots of homemade food items... More 

Thank G C
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Wandered in this roadside local place quite unexpectedly. I was surprised to find their extensive gluten free menu. Everything from the scones to the quiches were delectable! My family who was with me, do not follow a gluten free diet and they all enjoyed the goodies and treats as well. The organic coffee was delicious. Service friendly and the place... More 

Thank BigIslandNewbie
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Let's cut to the chase people: It's HARD to find good food on the big island. Most of the places we went just slapped together some precooked Costco food and drenched it in mayo. Some of it was laughably bad. I'm convinced many of these places are only in business because of the constant stream of tourists who don't know... More 

Thank Brian G
Greensboro, North Carolina
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Right on route 11...nice local spot that is cell phone- and Skype-free. A localvore's delight...Kona Coffee, farm fresh eggs for breakfast and homemade baked goods. Easy-going and friendly staff that treats you like you are I their home...lots of options for delicious food! A must stop in the morning between Kona and the South Island beaches.

Thank APelon
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Cute little place with amazing carrot cupcakes, scones and nut granola bars. I wasn't a fan of the chocolate chip muffins, they were wet and tasted gluten free nor of the pumpkin pie. But I'm also not a big fan of gluten free backing. She also sells some amazing soaps made by her sister which I recommend you try.

Thank MarieLDol
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We were on our way to take a yoga class at Big Island Yoga and noticed the sign that said "organic macadamia nuts" and decided to stop in. As it turns out, they were out of the nuts, but we ordered some home-made pea soup and some vegetarian chili, which were both delicious! We also tried the kale salad which... More 

Thank Suzi-94707
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Great wholesome fresh food. I had sunny side eggs with cheese and pesto cream cheese on a sesame bagel and kombucha!!! Address on here is wrong. The place is located off Route 11 between Kawanui Pl and St Paul Rd.

Thank Michelle D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Cpt. Cook and happened to drive by this place. We were attracted to their gluten free and organic offerings. What a good choice we made! This place is outstanding - coffee is rich, food is very tasty and the staff is among the most friendly we have met on the island. A+!!

2 Thank Mark M
Anchorage, Alaska
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591 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Being coffee aficionados, we sampled many brews on the Big Island during our visit -- and were rather disappointed at most of the places we tried. However, this was not the case at Kaya's: we found their coffee beverages to be most excellent (and consistently so, based on repeated visits). Service was really super friendly, and the cafe has a... More 

1 Thank G C
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This is one block from our accommodation so we tried it. Funky but OK, was hot inside on the day we visited. Lots of room inside. Noisy outside because of highway North of the actual village of Captain Cook as we know it. Coffee was average, not much flavor. We were told all three sizes of Americano have the same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Kawanui Place, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: 8087479906

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?