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Island Lava Java

75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (86 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (135 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (77 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As our hotel offered only buffet breakfast, we were looking for a good spot for morning coffee. Lava Java became our daily stop. They have excellent full breakfasts, lite offerings, great coffee, and delicious bakery offerings. The hosts and the wait staff were very friendly...More

1  Thank Joan E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped her for brunch which runs from 9-3pm on a Sunday. Food was good. Passion fruit filled French toast was particularly good. Fresh, tasty and reasonably priced baring in mind its excellent location right by the sea.

Thank Brits_in_Shanghai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite café in Kailua-Kona, I've been eating here for over a decade (and drinking their delicious coffee). The food is delicious and mostly organic, their menu is unique offering everything from wraps to the best pizza I've eaten on the island. The...More

1  Thank Rod H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lava Java came highly recommended to us by friends who had been while on vacation - and it did not disappoint. We had breakfast here several times during our stay in Kona. Located right across from the beach - the view is absolutely stunning and...More

1  Thank katecharland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here our first morning on Hawaii, slightly out of it due to a 6 hour time difference. It was a nice opening experience with a great view & free parking in the back as a bonus.

1  Thank LovetoTravel614
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is for breakfast only. * Price: reasonable. $15 for a huge breakfast plate! 4 star. * Ambiance: laid-back, beachy! Live music! 4 star. * Location: ocean front view. Nice place to watch the sunset of Ali'i Drive in Kailua-kona. 5 star. * Meals:...More

1  Thank kukulimoku
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last visited 2 years ago at their old location. They had great cinnamon rolls and pastries they are no longer on the menu. Instead are high priced meals. Food is mediocre. Location great. Coffee choices. Are good. Other restaurants near by offer more.

Thank Docmark320
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here 2 mornings. Food was very good. Perfect view of the water. Try the pancakes "island style" you won't regret it!

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful island restaurant & coffee house, with oceanfront views. Great menu, great host, great wait staff. The menu was varied, fresh fish, many choices, prepared perfectly.

1  Thank Angel2627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a table with a view of the water. Server took our drinks and food order fairly quickly, but food arrived before our drinks! We had to ask about our drinks and were told they were still making them. Server never came back to...More

Thank LoriGrg
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12 April 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Its Hawaii !!! Who eats breakfast before 6:30 AM? Although they are known for breakfast and lunch, they also serve a great dinner.
Ron S
10 April 2016|
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Response from Hawaiihank | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lava Java does take reservations. Reservations are not really needed unless you have a large party or if its a holiday. But they do take them if you want to be assured of a table.
francine h
6 February 2016|
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Response from DCrall2013 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are mostly a breakfast and lunch place. So if you are looking for dinners it may not work. All there food is made fresh and is great. I think they have a web site too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5801 Alii Dr, Bldg 1, 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
  • E-mail
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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