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Pele's Kitchen

15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-935-0550
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“fruit plate” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We simply adored this small breakfast cafe so much we ate there three times. I loved the loco moco with spam but the omelet with a puna avocado was the champion hands down. Great food and we even bought the homemade hot sauce to bring...More

Thank JohnMichael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the people we rented from in Pahoa. It is Mother's day so we got ours to go. The service we received was quick and super friendly. Really have to take the bad service reviews with a grain of salt. I...More

Thank Wanetta W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cute place. Food very good. Waitress friendly. Good selection using local ingredients. Decor very local old style.

Thank Shelley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole family had breakfast here. Outside the local Bob Dylan played a hippie repertoire on his guitar, while a friendly, young Betty Boop like waitress served us a tremendous breakfast. Lots of exotic fruits and funny decorated plates. Smoothies were awesome.

Thank John_Bulll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant presents a hippie atmosphere, it is hard to pin point the decoration theme from all different abstract paintings on the wall, the open windows make the interior appeared to be more specious than it actually is. We were here early morning for breakfast,...More

Thank youngcats
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Good place for breakfast. Nice basket of biscuits and buns, food cooked well, friendly service, fresh fruits, interesting art work,funky Pahoa atmosphere. What's not to like?

Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 16 April 2017

So many good options here. This restaurant loves to feature local and organic produce and has plenty of choices for vegans and vegetarians.

Thank Morgan B
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Fab place to stop for breaky before or after a boat ride to the lava - great food and staff very friendly. Loved the hash brown.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place, but the food wasn't great. Service was great, but prices were kinda crazy! We didn't go back, even though we stayed about 5 mins away.

Thank Marissa K
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Great service and perfect breakfast! They have a very eclectic menu but I went with my boring old standard basic eggs, hash browns etc. It was delicious though and I cleaned my plate! The garnishes are even delicious. My husband had a pepper jack cheese,...More

Thank Heidi M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Do they take reservations.
20 September 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Property representative |
Aloha, no, we allow our customers to come in when they wish, and first come first served so as to keep out the "have to do this now" vibes, and increase our aloha and ho'olauna. Many of our customers have shared tables and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-0550
Chef-grown organic produce in most meals, in a rainbow of colors and flavors, in an intimate cafe setting in historic Old Pahoa town. We have wonderfully eclectic tastes for the gourmet as well as vegans who just want "REAL" food.
Most of our customers compliment us on how beautiful our food looks as well as how great it tastes, and for the price, it is a deal well worth the drive from Kona!
We are in lava zone 1, so, you may have traffic, vog, or Lava to contend with, but you may also have the best time in your life coming here!