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Island Lava Java

75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed yesterday

We absolutely loved Island Lava Java on our last trip to Kona. The service was great. The view was exceptional. And, the ono eggs benedict BLEW MY MIND. Probably my favorite meal on the island! My daughter loved her chocolate chip pancakes (what's not to...More

Thank LoverofTripsandFood
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We received friendly service with very good food which came out quickly. The restaurant has a lovely waterfront position being a great spot to watch the sunset.

Thank twinser55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good for breakfast. Giant cinnamon rolls. Great location for relaxing view of the ocean. Located in a huge shopping area.

Thank foxbow69
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great coffee, free wifi, amazing staff, and the food is great. Visited so many times during our stay on the island. Love the Hawaiian Islands. So looking forward to returning one day. Dramtime, one day.

Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Where can you eat breakfast outdoors under an umbrella and watch the waves of the ocean. Although it is across the street, there is nothing in front of you expect the tiny street of Alii Drive. Besides that, the breakfast, coffee, and delictable bakery items...More

Thank 765matildak
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Again a great meal and the first time at their new location, just about 50 feet away. And the great thing is now I do not have to run down to the ABC Store and get a bottle of wine, you can get it there....More

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate there three mornings in a row. Live music every morning plus a beautiful view of the water is a great way to start any meal. We loved their pancakes, homemade granola (5 stars) and their Garden Breakfast sandwich. Best breakfast in town!

Thank AnnieRooRoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first breakfast in Hawaii was great! Beautiful lanai. The in House bakery had great pull apart bread with thick caramelized glaze. Everyone has a fruit and yogurt plate but this one had rich vanilla yogurt in half a papaya with restaurant made toasted granola...More

Thank 7Peaks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from this restaurant is phenomenal. However, the food was okay my wife had a burger with bacon and cheddar cheese that was not anything that I couldn't get from home. It wasn't absolutely bad but I will not have chose it. I had...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 1 week ago

awesome food, spectacular drinks, superb staff. and the view WOW!! Will definately go back next time in Kona.. Tanya was an amazing waitress. very friendly and helpfull with things to do in the immediate vicinity.

Thank Shelia M
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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
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  • 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, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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