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Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-5551
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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“french toast” (37 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (47 reviews)
“granola” (9 reviews)
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5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small place with a limited menu--but fun and good. We love to sit outside on the balcony facing the main street of Hanalei. Their cinnamon-macadamia nut muffin at $5 is my very favorite.

Thank Roz_47_47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast and I was so amazed by the rude waitress who yelled at me for seating myself after the other waitress told be to go ahead and take a seat. She then rudely stopped me while I was ordering a omelette...More

Thank ghayesfam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty small menu. Our drill seargant server was brusque but quite efficient. Food came quickly. Hash browns were burnt, veggie omelet was fine. The worst part was getting our check half way through the meal. She said "no hurry at all", but it was clear...More

Thank jadwin79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place is located in the town of Hanalei, which was my favorite little town on the North Shore. While some find it to be outdated, we found it quite charming. The staff was great and so was the service. My husband got the...More

1  Thank Tdconn
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Waitress seemed overwhelmed with the number of tables, interior was dirty, food was quick to come out, but nothing to write home about.

Thank 120Nicki
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Hippie dippy place where tourist and locals alike eat breakfast only. This use to be one of the few places in Hanalei that served breakfast. Very causal.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The service was annoying and the food was okay. I don't know why we keep coming here. Not again. The cinnamon roll was dry on bottom and soggy on top.

Thank sharindaknow
Reviewed 27 May 2017

There are not a ton of choices on the the North shore for breakfast, but that is no excuse to go to this one. The server was fine & at least she was friendly. The coffee was served with curdled milk. The breakfast quesadilla was...More

Thank DenverSara
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Hot, stuffy, dirty atmosphere. When the asked if the tomatoes were fresh & local, she rolled her eyes & said they're not from a can. My eyes were served with solid yokes, hash browns were burnt to a crisp, bacon tasted old & reheated and...More

Thank skmurphy5
Reviewed 10 May 2017

we stopped here 5 times for breakfast ( only open 7-11 am ) - every time we walked in after the first time they knew us and what we drank to start with - super friendly and good food - major plus !!!! If in...More

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-5551
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