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Short & Sweet Bakery & Cafe

374 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
+1 808-935-4446
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“panini” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 16:30All hours
American, Cafe
££ - £££
374 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

There are slim pickens in Hilo on a Sunday afternoon, but this little gem saved the day when searching for lunch. I had a half salad (DEEELICIOUS dressing) and the lillikoi cheesecake. Holy yumfest. Everything was fresh made, and they have rave reviews for their...More

Thank absolutangel21
Reviewed 18 November 2012

Love this bakery/cafe...they have happy hour each day from 2PM til closing on specific baked goods and coffee at half price!!!! Yummy! You will love the pastries and especially the price! I try to go there atleast once a week.......friendly staff too!

2  Thank debjtm4
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Had a lovely lunch at Short & Sweet, the owner Maria is delightful and her staff warm and attentive. Had a great BLTA sandwich on fabulous fresh focaccia bread and topped it off with an amazing Lillikoi bar, what a treat and so unique to...More

1  Thank Patty R
Reviewed 3 November 2012

After a bad experience with accommodation, this place was an awesome retreat. The guy who served us was fantastic and upon hearing our story was apologetic and very helpful. This place is highly recommended for service and food - sweet and savoury options and good...More

1  Thank Shell_Si
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Bake their own breads, Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Bread contains whole nuts. Delicious toasted. Sandwiches are a little pricey, but bread is individually baked like foccacia and made fresh.

1  Thank PASH3
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Delicate french pastries, fantastic salads and even gluten free cookies or creme brule! Something for everyone who has a sweet tooth, unless you are vegan!

1  Thank MaryruthInHilo
Reviewed 15 July 2012

What a great place for breakfast or lunch! Bread is fresh, food is local, the staff is friendly, coffee is good, and free wi-fi too! Service is sometimes fast, sometimes very slow, so be patient. They "hand craft" each sandwich. A very reasonably priced option...More

1  Thank Makai7
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We had lunch there with the kids and everyone was happy! How about a panini peanutbutter and jelly? Yum! Grilled cheese? Hot and stringy! And homemade oreos! Hurray! We loved it.

1  Thank Brenna B
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Seeing as how I am always trying to make my sweet tooth be quiet, I shy away from bakeries. I could easily drown in delectable pastries. Too much of a good thing is very little for me when it comes to sweets. However, as part...More

1  Thank tikiznbamboo
Reviewed 5 June 2012

We came on this place by accident. It was a find that made us smile. It is a small, local place that is good. I would make it a point to visit if in the area. Better than many places in Hilo.

Thank Angie2Travel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4446
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