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The Coffee Shack

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83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8306
+1 808-328-9555
07:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 15:00
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eaten here many times over the years Outstanding view. Right on the hiway. Good, ample breakfasts and lunch Staff that is pleasant and hustles TRY IT!!!😜😜

Thank renostew
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Drive slow you can pass this quickly and you have to find a place on the highway to turn around. Stunning breathtaking views. Food excellent and worth the stop. Friendly wait staff. Yummy baked treats. A good beer and excellent creative sandwich. Not too pricey.

Thank bkcDeuxFois
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Long overdue review. My buddy and I stopped here the first time for their hot fresh coconut bread. When we had more time to sit down we enjoyed a great breakfast. I had french toast she had a mango filled with yogurt and granola. The food is great as is the staff. The views though wow!! We came here a... More 

Thank nyassa
Seattle, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Coffee Shack has the best breakfast and lunch! The staff is very friendly, the view is unbeatable of Kealakekua Bay, and the food is fantastic! Grab a chicken salad sandwich on house made luau bread with a Liliquoi mimosa and you will be in heaven!

Thank kathryngtaylor3
Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice view and that's about all the good that I can give for this famed breakfast or lunch stop. We had two orders of egg's Benedict that were some of the worst that I have experienced, served cold and lifeless, my wife was fortunate to have the sauce on the side which saved some of the taste pain. The coffee... More 

Thank Jerry061
Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and service. The view is wonderful. The place sits on a mountainside with miles of ocean views. Mahalo, Leo & Marie

Thank LeoAndMarie
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Coffee Shack is a wonderful place for lunch when doing the coffee farm tours. The sandwiches are delicious with choice of bread. I like the luau bread with carrots and macadamia nuts. One sandwich is enough for two people to share and the only charge $1.00 extra to share (extra pickle and banana pepper and probably a few extra... More 

Thank Sylvia C
Gibsons, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for a light breakfast - just toast and jam and coffee. I love the luau bread as well as the flowers, the view and the super cute geckos.

Thank TonyandVicki
Ocean View, Hawaii
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have passed this place a hundred times and it is always packed. I finally decided to stop by with family and friends and was sure glad I did. We had breakfast overlooking Kealakekua bay from up on the cliffs. This place gives you thick home made bread with your eggs and cottage fries and everyone in our party was... More 

Thank Cmrenos
Gilbert, Arizona
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go here every time we visit the Place Of Refuge as it's on the way. When driving the belt road, ;you come up on the Coffee Shack very quickly, so you've got to be ready to pull over and park with very little notice. Great ambiance and a view that's unbelievable as you're at around 1,000 feet of elevation... More 

Thank Ka6otm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83-5799 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8306
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
  • Phone Number: +1 808-328-9555

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?