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Island Lava Java

75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (75 reviews)
“cinnamon roll” (75 reviews)
“pancakes” (139 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a wonderful restaurant located on the Main Street with a beautiful view of the water. Service is great and the food is delicious. Price is average and a menu with lots to choose from. Enjoy:)

Thank Celia P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful breakfast with a great view of the ocean..food waa fast and service friendly. Even offered to go cups for our sodas!

Thank fuzzy1976
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the best coffee we found in Kona and bought two pounds to underscore that. Went back three times. Breakfast was good both days we went for that.

Thank Keaneye
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We happily arrived here after a fruitless search for breakfast along the main beach front street in Kona. Don't bother looking at the rest- just head straight here! The open porch setting was relaxing and the ocean views wonderful. Service was attentive and friendly, and...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recommended to us by pool mates, we gave this a try for lunch. Hamburger was very large and delicious. Pork sandwich was very tasty. Beer was icy cold when served. They made me a Coke Freeze (shake) when I requested one. Done well. Waitress was...More

Thank RetiredTraveler2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place to eat! The whole atmosphere was pleasant and the delicious food, yet another plus! The servers were so friendly and helpful (with great recommendations!!). They really have something for everyone on the menu. Whether you want a Hawaiian fish dish with fresh...More

1  Thank JitterbugKid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ive eaten here only two other times and the food is always super really good. Theres pastries, omelets, pancakes, waffles, bagels....the normal American type of breakfast food. I usually get the eggs Benedict, its a croissant with thin ham two poached eggs and delicious hollandaise...More

Thank bfeki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed a delicious brunch here last Sunday while visiting Kona. There was a live musician, which made our ocean view meal even better. We were appropriately warned by the hostess that the kitchen was running behind. However, we were pleasantly surprised that our food...More

Thank Globehoppingirl910
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opens at 6 am Good coffee and pastries Good decent food Great place to eat with a great view Live music A new location with more table Chef John Konahawaiiguesthouse Konainn.com

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the time we had flown into the airport, gotten our rental minivan, and driven into town, it was time for lunch. We decided on Island Lava Java, and we were glad we did. We had a table facing the water, with lovely breezes and...More

Thank GreenUnicorn
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Questions & Answers
12 April 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Its Hawaii !!! Who eats breakfast before 6:30 AM? Although they are known for breakfast and lunch, they also serve a great dinner.
Ron S
10 April 2016|
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Response from Hawaiihank | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lava Java does take reservations. Reservations are not really needed unless you have a large party or if its a holiday. But they do take them if you want to be assured of a table.
francine h
6 February 2016|
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Response from DCrall2013 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are mostly a breakfast and lunch place. So if you are looking for dinners it may not work. All there food is made fresh and is great. I think they have a web site too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
  • E-mail
Great Kona Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona Coffee and our own Bakery on site. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch, we are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We proudly feature grass fed Big Island Beef, Big Island organic goat cheese and locally grown organic produce, freshly baked house made breads, desserts & goodies. Island Lava Java, Bistro Grill is Kona's #1 Coffee House and Restaurant. We were voted to have the "Best Breakfast in Kona" by the readers of the West Hawaii Today. Island Lava Java Bistro & Grill's Island fare is inspired by everyday island cooking. You'll feel relaxed while savoring a great meal in our casual and comfortable outside, Oceanside lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you!
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