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Pele's Kitchen

15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-935-0550
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
“fruit platter” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting family in Pahoa and they insisted we have breakfast here. Great choice! 5 people with 5 different choices for breakfast including mango pancakes with mango syrup and fabulous coconut syrup. Traditional eggs, hash browns, and local sausage. The King Kamehameha Lau Lau Platter which...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first morning in Hilo from the US. We were up early because of the time change. Drove into Pahoa for breakfast at Pele’s. I thought they opened at 7:00. Actually 7:30. Walked in and waitress was friendly, seated us at table with coffee to...More

Thank rjrobbin
Reviewed May 9, 2018

This is a typical small-town operation. Friendly and relatively fast service with reasonable prices. Food is well prepared and beautifully presented. Fairly noisy, being an open air establishment on a relatively busy street.

Thank johndS8533NB
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious, delightful with fresh ingredients and happy people working there. Would definitely recommend the mango pancakes and the veggie Benedict. Oh..and the local fruit sampler.

Thank Jeanni G
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

What a fun menu, delicious food created by someone who clearly loves good quality ingredients and cooking. My incredibly welcoming, friendly and informative server Sherry helped me choose a Benedict, as everything sounded so good I couldn’t decide, and it was a great choice. Even...More

Thank Hez14
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Amazing breakfast. Had the pork lau lau and fruit plate. Coffee was perfect. 10/10, would nom again.

Thank OniNoKen
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I often hear our guests say that they enjoyed their breakfast at Pele’s Kitchen. It’s situated right on the main road in downtown Pahoa.

Reviewed February 20, 2018

Pele's Kitchen is truly local culture in eating. Located in Pahoa Town, they offer a large breakfast menu with everything you'd expect of a delicious breakfast. All this local flavor, at a low price. The chef offers his own home-grown vegetables in his preparations. A...More

Thank Dodgerblu6
Reviewed February 4, 2018

What a great breakfast place!! And yes, they are only open until 11:45 am, I believe. But try to make it here - you won't regret it!!

Thank Gina V
Reviewed January 11, 2018

NIce outdoor cafe in Pahoa with good breakfast foods with local accents! Try their local fruit entrees. Bustling crowds with good seating in and out.

Thank Rev Mark J
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September 20, 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Property representative |
Aloha, no, we allow our customers to come in when they wish, and first come first served so as to keep out the "have to do this now" vibes, and increase our aloha and ho'olauna. Many of our customers have shared tables and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-0550
Chef-grown organic produce in most meals, in a rainbow of colors and flavors, in an intimate cafe setting in historic Old Pahoa town. We have wonderfully eclectic tastes for the gourmet as well as vegans who just want "REAL" food. Most of our customers compliment us on how beautiful our food looks as well as how great it tastes, and for the price, it is a deal well worth the drive from Kona! We are in lava zone 1, so, you may have traffic, vog, or Lava to contend with, but you may also have the best time in your life coming here!
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