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Hawaiian Style Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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65-1290 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7310
+1 808-885-4295
07:00 - 13:30
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 13:30
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Watford ontario
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This busy little place gives you great service and large good quality servings at very modest prices. You may have to wait in line to get in, but you won't be disappointed!

Thank Duker863
Hays, Kansas
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived just before closing time for lunch and the server was most gracious. She did not hurry us out; instead, she treated us like we were the most important customers of the day! (This is a nice change from many Hawaiian restaurants!) Excellent home-cooked food, generous portions. Will definitely visit again when we return to the big island!!

Thank kansastraveler42
dallas, ga
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was the cheapest meal we had on the island and one of the better ones too! If you blink you will miss it. We accidentally found this place while looking for coffee. Ended up having breakfast. Huge portions-- the pancakes were as long as a knife! I recommend that you pay the few dollars extra to share as two... More 

Thank Tammy G
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best breakfast on Big Island!! From eggs to Mac nut and banana pancakes. House Made porgeese sausage so goid!!

Thank xenaphan2000
Kamuela, hawaii
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is definitely the locals spot for an excellent breakfast. Great food and extra large portions so bring your appetite..

Thank josephsH6936VP
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great meal! From the chili pepper water and beef short ribs to the seafood and chicken. Yum yum yummmmmm!!! It was the best meal we had on the island. The friendliest staff you could find with a great vibe coming from the open kitchen. We loved this place!

Thank Mariel W
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great for brunch. It is relatively small and somewhat inconspicuous. And I could imagine it being real crowded for breakfast or lunch. So come for brunch. The helpings are huge and truly a mix of cultures. Cash only but there is ATM machine.

Thank Windsor S
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first Hawaiian meal and boy did it it leave a lasting impression. Their breakfast selection is as as big as their portions. Everything from a stack of pancakes to a full on double meal in one! My husband had the selection with the hash, it also came with the BEST fried rice either of us ever had.... More 

Thank Heidi M
Johnston, Iowa
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64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite place for breakfast on the big island. Nice drive to Waimea up in the hills. This is a local restaurant, nothing fancy. Breakfast is fantastic. Macadamia nut banana pancake is a must. Huge portions. Very fresh. Won't be disappointed. Can do breakfast for two easily under 30 dollars. Certainly beats the 30 dollars or more per... More 

Thank krogersku
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the advice of a local. One order easily enough for two, and it was. Basic two egg breakfast comes with meat, hash browns and pancakes as big as the plate. My wife ordered two eggs as a side,otherwise we shared. First time ever there was enough bacon. We didn't quite finish the pancakes. Quick, good breakfast, fair... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
07:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-1290 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7310
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-4295

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