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“Oceanfront Setting for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner”
Review of Island Lava Java

Island Lava Java
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Ranked #14 of 290 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Palani
Transit: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
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!
Palm Springs, California
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“Oceanfront Setting for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner”
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Island Lava Java is located on Ali'i Drive in Historic Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Imagine greeting the morning while having your 100% Kona coffee outside overlooking the bay. Feel the sun and the sea air on your skin. This is paradise! Breakfast is plentiful as are lunches and dinners. Good, friendly service and live entertainment most nights too.

  • Visited June 2012
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“Lava Java is a must”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

The coffee here is amazing! As it's Kona cover.
Seems s bit pricy for breakfast though. Nowhere, the food was very tasty AND I took half of my vege egg white scramble home for lunch!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“Great atmosphere for a cup of Java.”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

Liked the tables out front by the ocean. The barista put whipped cream on my frappe after I told her I couldn't tolerate lactose. She simply wiped it off and handed it to me without offering to remake it. Acted like I was troubling her by reminding her of my request. It is a great place for coffee and small snack.

Visited May 2012
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“Lunch at the beach side!”
Reviewed 30 May 2012 via mobile

After a long snorkeling morning we both where hungry and looking for something new and healthy to eat. On our way back to hotel we found this place. Me being a vegetarian it's usually hard to find good food and ample of choices. This place had it all.... Beach view lunch:)
The service takes a while to get your order ready but it's worth the wait:)
Their vegetarian wrap is delicious along with their vegan soup as well as the freshly mad pineapple juice!!!! There food was very yummy. I really enjoyed my lunch and the view.

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Middletown, NJ
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“vegan and vegetarian friendly”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Lava Java provides healthy food in a relaxed cafe setting. Prices are reasonable, and service is very friendly.
The veg wrap is delicious!
So is the greek salad.
Went there almost every day for lunch. At suppertime try the vegan nachos, comprised of black beans, hummous, and chunks of avocados. YUM.
Speaking of avocados, extraordinary specimens can be found at the open market just up the street.

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