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Cafe 100

#16 of 191 Restaurants in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
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969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
+1 808-935-8683
06:45 - 08:30
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Sat 06:45 - 07:30
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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We read about Cafe 100 from a Serious Eats article, and decided to make a pit stop here for dinner after a whole days worth of activities. You know a place is worth visiting when there's a wait for food to be ordered and picked up, but no worries, they are fast and there are waiting benches and tables, if... More 

Thank plaingal79
Laguna Niguel, California
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I picked here after reviewing high reviews about this place. There are lots of outdoor place to sit and was veryvery crowded with mostly local customers; we had to stay in line. Its famous for "Locomoco"which is a breakfast kind of food consisting of rice topped with fried eggs and side of "Spam" or Porteguese sausages covered with gravy. We... More 

Thank luckydog172
United States
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Arrived with a group of eleven during the lunch rush and still had food in front of everyone in 12 minutes! We had several of the Locos, couple of plates and two of the shrimp specials. Everyone finished the food and had good things to say. The total bill came to 85 USD. Great price, service, food.

Thank Brad J
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide book said that this the origin of the loco moco, so we had to try it even though I do not like loco moco. I ordered a loco moco just to try one and was pleasantly surprised that they have wonderful gravy which isn't gravy but more like a sauce over their hamburger, eggs and rice. Prices... More 

Thank Jane T
Valparaiso, Indiana
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe 100 is home of the Loco Moco so I tried it and my husband ordered the Super Moco (rice, hamburger, Portuguese sausage, Spam, 2 eggs, brown gravy and a side of mac salad. Both were great and filling!

Thank veritas2578
Boulder, Colorado
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909 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This cafe has been around forever,(1948) it would be hard to find a more "local" eating place on the island, well, maybe Kawamoto Store, but this place is amazing also. I always come here when I return to the island. They are the old meeting place of the 442nd battalion, and claim the naming of the loco moco, along with... More 

Thank Miriahm D
Torrance, California
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167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Heading back to Kona after a long morning hike up at Volcano. We stopped off here for lunch. Our family of 4 ate here and were quite satisfied for our ride home. We ordered the tonkatsu plate, the mix plate, and fried shrimp plate. Food is cooked to order so you know it's fresh. You order at the window and... More 

Thank twinmom8
Mission Viejo, California
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

After checking out the Volcano National Park and before driving back to Kona side, we stopped by this place for some local food; do try the Super Local, which has a lot of food; the drinks are pretty good. I also ordered a peach turnover, not bad at all. Did I mention the price is very reasonable? So stop by... More 

Thank RaymondOC168
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were recommended this local favorite. The fish was nice but nothing special or really fresh. The potato mac was good but no special flavor. Seek out other local favs with good ratings.

Thank PhoenixReviewer1958
Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Walk up windows, picnic type tables under roof. Fast service, not a long wait. They have a pretty extensive menu including several choices of loco - rice, egg, meat, brown gravy. Excellent! VERY affordable.

Thank 2CAPs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Fast food, Diner, Hawaiian, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:45 - 08:30
06:45 - 08:30
06:45 - 08:30
06:45 - 08:30
06:45 - 08:30
06:45 - 07:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4216
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-8683

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?