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Short & Sweet Bakery & Cafe

374 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
+1 808-935-4446
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“panini” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
“truffles” (3 reviews)
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374 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although our third choice for breakfast, the first two being closed for vacation, we had a very tasty assortment of breakfast foods and sweets along with hand crafted coffes and teas. All in all, a nice place, good food, excellent service.

Thank John J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I can't get past the great grilled ham & cheese panini, which is onolicious, to recommend anything else. I can say prices for many of the individual sweet baked goodies @ $3.50 on average is not reasonable. I bake from scratch at home, buy my...More

Thank richardsullivan
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Plenty of options and all equally tasty! It's pretty small so seating may be a problem but it's more for people that like it on-the-go anyway (you're on Hawaii, there's stuff to see and do) Highly recommend it!

Thank Jordy D
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have only had a couple of their bakery items and they were very good. What I love about Short & Sweet are the sandwiches, especially the capicola, which they call the Classic. I've always thought that capicola was the king of deli meats ....More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a great little bakery just off the main road. The service was quick and friendly and the tea and coffee was lovely. Highly recommended.

Thank NZJennyNZ
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We went there twice today, first for breakfast, the classic panini is great, and because we also had the Lilikoi cheesecake, we had to go back for more. Believe me, 1 slice just isn't enough!!! It's amazing! Also try the sweetbread, it is wonderful. The...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Do you want really inventive Island treats? Try the lilikoi marshmallows or the toasted coconut marshmallows. The German chocolate brownie was dark and rich, as well as the truffle cookie. The staff is friendly and fun too. Go out of your way to go to...More

Thank Cwfarrell
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had the banana cream pie. Very good. We have also had the gingerbread men at Christmas. Quite tasty.

Thank krg999
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lunch after our "Doors Off" helicopter tour. We of us had a breakfast sandwich- ham and scrambled eggs, which were light and airy. The other had BBQ pork. Both were delicious. The samples of homemade marshmallows were unreal! Would recommend the place to anyone...More

Thank SparkyandEly
Reviewed 1 May 2016

My husband and I landed on this bakery by accident, as our initial breakfast choice was closed. I'm certainly glad we did! Clean, cute atmosphere with a nice menu and delicious baked goods. Cookies were delicious and the coffee was fresh. Just wish we had...More

Thank MJ K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Kinoole St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2919
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-4446
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