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The Coffee Shack

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83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8306
+1 808-328-9555
07:30 - 15:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great spot with great views! The food was delicious and everything was fresh. Bread and baked goods all seemed homemade. This place is a hidden gem. Will definitely return.

Thank Jess M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are frequent visitors to the Big Island. By far, this is the best place for good wholesome food all day. Their sandwiches, salads, specialties are reasonably charged with the wonderful flavors of the islands.

Thank jeanne m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great stop to make on the highway as the view is super, the cafe literally hangs onto the mountainside. We only had coffee and cake but the Ice Honey Latte was very nice and the kids loved the cake. Worth a return for the breakfasts which looked good on the menu and around us.

Thank Paul F
rockford ,IL
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Coffee Shack is in Captain Cook, south of Kailua at mile marker 108. Don't miss it! It is, indeed, a shack offering panoramic views of the valley. The parking is limited, the place is small, but don't let that deter you. We ate a wonderful breakfast there. The luau bread makes wonderful toast. Love the potatoes and the rice!... More 

Thank teachem4
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great place for breakfast. They have a variety of foods on the menu. The staff is very friendly. The view is great. The coffee was excellent.

Thank Katherine P
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost missed this place stopped for coffee and cheese cake. The sandwiches and salads looked great. View was great

Thank Schuyler T
Captain Cook, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't beat the food and view of the bay! Consistently good-breakfast and lunch. I keep going back! Local coffee and produce.

Thank NickRanno
Eugene, Oregon
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606 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this wonderful restaurant. The views from this place are great. The eggs Benedick is my favorite dish here. The serve two or three types each day. Breakfast served until noon. When menu turns over. They have great sandwiches. We have found we like the Ruben and the pastrami best. The will also have fish... More 

Thank Frank P
United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place! Passion fruit bread is exceptional! Great choice of fresh organic fruit and locally grown coffee. Owner is extremely nice! Worth a stop for a break with beautiful scenery

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I come to the BI, a stop at the Coffee Shack is a must, and this time was no different. There was about a 15-minute wait for a table but it was well worth it. Fabulous view, and a yummy egg sandwich with bacon. Very generous portion of bacon, and great French bread. The only thing keeping this... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8306
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-9555

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