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1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5015
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16:21 - 20:59
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North Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop in for a shave ice. They use real fruit juice and it tastes amazing and thankfully without the rainbow food colouring! Excellent friendly service, with lots of room to enjoy your icy treat and take a break from the sun. Foosball table also there for additional distraction 😀 Bonus: There are a few natural / kava... More 

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Thank 457khz
Lacombe, Canada
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

You want the original shave ice, done the old school way, this is the only place to get it. Syrups are homemade and outstanding!!! This is by far my kids favorite spot to stop on the entire island!

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Thank Jay A
Port Alberni, Canada
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stopped here for a shaved ice after hiking the Pololu trail, we were treated to the best shaved ice we've had on the islands. They use real fruit juice, not concentrate - delicious (try the Hawaiian punch!) The cafe is laid back and relaxing, nice little deck to enjoy as well.

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Thank Shannon S
Boston
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I had the best passionfruit shaved ice here! They use real fruit juice and I had the vanilla ice cream base, highly recommended!

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Thank Susan M
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

All around fun place to hang out or to just drop in....they have a foos ball table which is a gas and a very unique artsy feel inside. If you like truffles and kava, this is the place to go.

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Thank LaRenKristen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We visited a few days before on an exploratory trip through Hawi and saw the Open Mic on Saturday night. What a lot of fun hearing the locals play their music! It had a really good vibe and we had a lot of fun listening to everyone jam together. It was all ages and all types of music. The drinks... More 

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Thank Myles H
Grants Pass, Oregon
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Come here first! Grab yourself some Kava and some lau lau. ( hope thats how you spell it ). The gal behind the counter seemed quite protective of her kava. Lol.. All good though because it works, at least for me. Wasn't super enthused for the kahlua pork though not bad.

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Thank allwayzlive
toronto
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a cute shop nothing like your Starbucks in terms of decor but the coffee is incredible! The baked goods are homemade in flavor. But, what you really need to try here is the Kava. They make the drink in house and it is potent (FYI I think it taste like dirt smells). This is one of those... More 

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Thank islandmommaToronto
Redwood City, California
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Very pleasant young ladies waited on us. The shave ice was huge & delicious. The girls showed how they made the kava. outdoor seating was nice also.

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Thank Dale S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Nice server, good smells and creativity in fudges, ice cream and they even had small kava chocolate bars. Kava was a treat in the special bowls and we also got a great lilikoi spritzer type drink.

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Thank GlacierBayDeb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$30
Cuisine
Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
16:21 - 20:59
Tuesday
16:21 - 20:59
Wednesday
16:21 - 20:59
Thursday
16:21 - 20:59
Friday
16:21 - 20:59
Saturday
16:21 - 20:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-5015
Description
Voted Hawaii's Best Kava Bar by the Hawaii Island Journal.The Kava Kafe has been serving the finest kava since 2004.

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