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Makapala Store and Cafe

52-4659 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
+1 808-889-1234
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (6 reviews)
“coconut water” (2 reviews)
“mango bread” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
52-4659 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This little place is right along highway 270 shortly before the entrance to the pololu valley overlook. It had fantastic smoothies and a mango bread that was out of this world. Get their earlier in the morning and it will still be warm!

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Food was great and fresh. Staff was wonderful. Great refresh stop after the lookout hike. Try the limeade!

Thank P R
Reviewed 10 March 2017

On our way to the end of Rte. 270, to the Pololu Lookout, this is a café/living quarters of the very friendly owner, Ray. We picked up delicious banana breads, a fresh coconut and some bananas. As we sat there eating, Ray entertained us with...More

Thank Evelina62
Reviewed 6 March 2017

After hiking down to Pololu beach and back, this place was an oasis. Wonderful food. Very informal. The guy who served us came out, whacked the top off a coconut and stuck a straw in it, then handed it to a customer. How much fresher...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a smoothie (very good) and also enjoyed a fresh coconut. The owner is very personable. We had a great conversation about Mayan Ruins across the Yucatán Peninsula.

Thank Kalliesherer
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We stopped here on the way back from the Pololu Valley. If you blink you will miss it. The owner is terrific and made us a very good smoothie, great guacamole, a tamale and chips. Look out for it because honestly, it's small. But it's...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Stopped by for a quick bite to eat and to say it was delicious is an understatement! The owner was very informative and stopped by to chat awhile. The food was beyond what you would expect. I am pretty sure this guy was a chef...More

Thank gglovinglife
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a funky little road side cafe. It's not pristine but is rather rustic but fits in with the surroundings. Very limited menu but excellent food. Everything is prepared to order with locally grown fresh produce. The owner/chef is a very pleasant soul with...More

Thank JacknDebbie
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem you must try if you're on hwy 270. We had the coconut water and smoothie that was delicious and so refreshing. Then Ren carved out the coconut flesh after we finished the coconut water so we had a snack for later.

Thank Vincen C
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were driving back to the Gold Coast area after visiting the north end of the island. We passed this cute little roadside cafe'/stand advertising fresh coconut water and pulled over. It sounded refreshing to us! The proprietor came out and with his machete (or...More

Thank travelingCAgal
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Restaurant Details

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Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52-4659 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kapaau
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-1234
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