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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 good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
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5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a lovely burrito and some coffee and did a bit of people watching. Wish we had time to revisit and try some of the bread.

Thank palama8505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got into Kauai and was starving. Came upon this place. Waited at door for ten minutes before the girl taking an order yelled at us saying she’d clean a table for us in a minute. No hello! My friend said he wanted to sit...More

Thank Napleshappygirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed another great breakfast at the Wake-up Cafe. We have been traveling to Kauai for years and always enjoy one breakfast at Wake-up Cafe. We had Bfast before we went kayaking on a overcast day after the hurricane. The Bfast was fabulous and service...More

Thank passiontravelers
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s like walking into mamas house. Don’t expect espresso and coconut milk. Just straight up coffee. Good wholesome breakfast. Served fast and delicious. Ignore the birds flying through the windows. Have fun

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed August 2, 2018

All around average. Our eggs and French Toast was prepared ok....nothing special. the interior looks like they took over and old surf shop and never cleaned it up and our waitress was old and angry. all in all...just average

Thank 1466martin
Reviewed July 31, 2018

The Wake Up cafe is quite strange. It's a typical old style local cafe that offers a full breakfast service. The food was very quick and plentiful. The service takes some getting used too. The server would appear quite rude however I don't think she...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Very small, old fashioned cafe. Cash only! Food was fast and quite good. The server was so rude, it was funny. Perfect strangers looking at each other - did that really happen expressions. It's one of those see it to believe it experiences.

Thank 644nancyp59
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Don’t go here!!! Very rude!!! Wouldn’t even seat us, they just yelled from the kitchen that they were closed even though it wasn’t closing time yet and other people had been seated but not given their orders yet!

1  Thank pharmmomrx
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

The coffee was excellent, the service was efficient & friendly and the food was average, but it was local & laid back. Worth a visit, just keep your expectations in check.

Thank TheMonte
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The service was ok - brusque but efficient. The food, however, was awful and overpriced. Dry, flavorless, small portions. We would have been better off stopping at the gas station and buying a granola bar. What breakfast place does not offer free refills on coffee?!?...More

Thank Nattitude
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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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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