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“Sweet bread French toast”
Review of Cafe Haleiwa

Cafe Haleiwa
Ranked #25 of 87 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Louisville, Kentucky
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sweet bread French toast”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Fun little cafe with a great atmosphere. The sweet bread French toast was great. A substituted for it on the country breakfast and it went great with the salty bacon and scrambled eggs. My wife had fresh blueberries with hers. Service was fast. We got there just after opening and all tables filled quickly. I would recommend.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best North Shore Sit Down Dinner!!!”
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

As last meal on the island we wanted a sit down local delight, & were so blown away by the atmosphere, food (quality, taste, presentation), and service. The dinner set up is real unique, and we loved every moment of it- with a back patio family feel serving 5star dinner options. The pick your own wine/beer store connected idea is really cool, and the fact we could call and guarantee a reservation time for 7 of us was a bonus. Overall this was a brilliant, though slightly pricier (worth it!) way to invest our last dinner time on the island. The clams and cheese plates for 1st course were so so good, the duck pasta and lamb were unreal, & the flourless chocolate cake was by far the best I've ever had.

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San Rafael, CA
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129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Great fresh food. Make reservations for outdoor dinner”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Open for dinner after 6 on Wednesday thru Sunday. Buy wine at store 2 doors down and no corkage fee. Nice salads, fish, chicken and pasta dishes. They ran out of a few items even before we could order. Most items about 12 to 22. Most tables were reserved, so we couldn't get one out in back. Similar to fresh California cuisine. Not comfort food. Service was very good.

Visited April 2014
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del mar, CA
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Casual Gourmet”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Crazy menu items - duck pasta, lamb, incredible pork chops. Everything is local and WONDERFUL!! Great locavore opportunity in Haleiwa, North Shore, Oahu.

Visited March 2014
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Palo Alto, California
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290 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Great late breakfast!”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Thanks to Honolulu traffic, we got here later in the morning than expected. But what a surfer's place this is! They serve breakfast well into "lunchtime", at least on Sunday, perhaps other days too. The interior redefines "plain", but the staff allow you to purchase wine next door (there's a small but exclusive wine shop 2 doors down) and open it here with your meal. (We didn't know about this beforehand.) The young female servers are cheerful and quick. The breakfast menu is varied enough to be interesting, so we had the veg omelette (lots of vegetables and cheese) and the mahi-mahi-and-eggs (lightly breaded, delciious mahi-mahi).

The day was rainy (otherwise it would have been perhaps too busy to get a table on a Sunday morning) and so the dirt parking lot behind the building was messy. Also, the single unisex restroom is in a storage room that's out the door and at the back of the building - along selfsame dirt driveway.

But there is a dive shop next door, and a surfboard shop across the street. There is also a smoothie-bar across the street, and even a Buddhist temple a few blocks away (you can see the gold spire from the highway). What else could you want? We will return to this charismatic little surfer's haunt on the quieter "south side" of Hale'iwa, near the shrimp trucks and away from the tourist district further north, the next time we're on Oahu. And we will certainly recommend it to other visitors - the ones we like, anyway.

  • Visited January 2014
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