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Island Lava Java

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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773 (Palani)
+1 808-327-2161
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Kennebunk, Maine, United States
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove up to little Waikoloa Village to this little breakfast and lunch spot. Food and service were great, prices reasonable for Hawaii, and we went grocery shopping afterward. All 4 of us enjoyed our breakfasts, and the coffee were outstanding. With a view, this would have gained 5 stars.

Thank Joseph K
Los Angeles, CA
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We needed some real Kona coffee, and tasty breakfast, and this place fit both bills. Seated right on the water, looking out at a cruise ship is a great way to start the day. Tried the pancakes, cinnamon roll, Waipio Stack and a couple of other things. Everything was excellent. The Stack was truly special. One drawback is the live... More 

Thank LA-Italia
Eastham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seated right away, no wait. The pizza was very good, a bit cheesy but great crust. Caesar salad was yummy and it had a nice view of the water.

Thank j72g
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for dinner in April 2017. The food is your average burgers and pizza (they have other entrees too). The location is great, but this place is pricey and the food is just OK. My review is based on taste and quality which is what I look for in food.

Thank Aspi E
Wallkill, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this cafe, recommended by our tour guide, Kala Holiday. We loved it so much we went there every morning for breakfast and sometimes for lunch too! Food was amazing!!!

Thank Birdsriver
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here late one night for dinner. The seating is open air and there was some live music being played, creating a lovely atmosphere. Our family of 4 ordered 2 Big Island pizzas to share and they were perfect (an upgrade from a Hawaiian pizza with pork instead of ham). The staff is very friendly and nice - I... More 

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Salt Lake City
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually went on Easter Sunday, and were glad we reserved with Open Table. There was a 30-minute wait for others, and they had saved us a table outside with a beautiful view of the ocean. We were really pleased. The service was very friendly and fast. My picky tween LOVED the buttermilk pancakes with bananas and mac nuts. She... More 

Thank smel
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had both lunch and Sunday brunch at Island Lava Java. On both occasions the food was very good. The view is spectacular.

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Bellflower, California
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is really good, but I especially recommend breakfast. They have everything from a light breakfast, granola and yogurt, to pancakes and waffles, to bacon and eggs. Their coffee is delicious and they make great smoothies. There is a great view of the harbor and most mornings you will see people swimming. You may have to wait awhile... More 

Thank Cheryl G
San Ramon, California
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667 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Lava Java for breakfast one day last week. We were seated outside at a table overlooking the bay, and there was a local musician playing Hawaiian songs behind us. I started with a cup of Kona coffee, while my lady enjoyed a cup of latte. We also had a Lava Java Breakfast (pancakes; two eggs and Portuguese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
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!

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