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Island Lava Java

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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773 (Palani)
+1 808-327-2161
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10:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome little breakfast spot right across from the water!! We went by recommendation from our AirBNB hosts and it did not disappoint!! Sure wish I had a refill of my latte right about now!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little stop with live music on Friday nights. Great views of the sunset can be enjoyed from the patio too.

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vancouver, b.c.
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is located on the main Alii Drive, right across from the ocean. They are moving to a bigger location, a few doors down, within the month. We weren't expecting much for dinner as it seemed to be a multi-purpose place; however, were pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity for our dining... More 

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Thank jdVancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the macadamia nut waffles and it was truly divine. prices reasonable and the food is great. The egg dishes were also wonderful and the bacon is fabulous

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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice coffee stop with a lovely view of the bay. Waitress said was OK to just have a drink, milkshakes in the end, even though it was near Sunday lunchtime

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Their pancakes with bananas, macadamia nuts and coconut syrup hit a “10”. We liked them so well that within one week’s time we did a double header and hit the restaurant twice for the same breakfast. Coffee was good, but the decaf could have been a little hotter, not just warm. The meal included oversized pancakes which were easy to... More 

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Vancouver,B.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Feels very local. Food was excellent,servers great. I came to town twice to eat breakfast. The ocean is across the street I recommend the eggs benedict....mmmmmmm

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Thank phunzie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i had eggs Benedict top notch. its a small place dont let that fool you. Best breakfast on ali dr. Mu wife had the egg Breakfast very good. thank you.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need a dose of sea salt in the air, this place is it. Great food - especially salads. Until they move to their new location (virtually next door), you can bring your own booze.

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Wasilla, Alaska, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by this visit for both breakfast and dinner another day. Both meals were just absolutely perfect. Service is prompt, warm and friendly. Food is fresh, local and always spot on - must try the pizza!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:00
Thursday
10:30 - 20:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
    (Palani)
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
Description
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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