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Pele's Kitchen

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15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-935-0550
Sun 08:00 - 12:00
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after the sunrise lava boat tour. Small but very local and food was good. The fruit on the plate and a flower were a nice addition. There was a fruit called a "long an". Which I had never tried.

Thank Cary F
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Pele's only serves breakfast and it's obvious why. They do such a great job for all of the menu items we tried and there were many! They make fresh squeezed juice there from various fruits so get there early enough to get a glass. You won't regret it.

Thank SanandaAllsgood
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Great coffee and the egg's benedict with fresh avocado was delicious! My husband had the breakfast burrito and that was tasty too. Fast, friendly service. My only complaint was that the restrooms weren't very clean.

Thank elspethmcneil
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a very good breakfast with great service. I highly recommend Pele's Kitchen if you are in the Pahoa area.

Thank Robbi N
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We arrived as police officers were asking folks to move their cars as they had to clear the street. Seemed the staff parked out front and this became a bit unnerving for them. We were on island time so no big deal but the staff seemed a bit upset, frazzled. We hung in, sat down and got one breakfast ordered... More 

Thank Heather A
San Francisco
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We right away loved the relaxed, local vibe of this popular spot, with handwoven hats and baskets, local honey and exotic fruit grown on the owner's farm displayed for sale. There was a huge menu and everything looked awesome. The staff was very friendly and great at describing the unusual fruit on our hand carved wood platter. The food was... More 

Thank CityFresh
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Best breakfast on this side of the island. 6 of us for breakfast and each dish was equally amazing. The eggs benedict with fresh avocado and the best english muffin make me want to fly back over there now.

Thank clarkin79
Guerneville, California
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144 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived late morning, apparently after their morning rush. Our ordinary breakfasts (e.g. eggs, meat, potatoes, toast, etc.) were cooked OK and tasted OK. There are some non-standard menu items (from viewpoint of mainlanders), so we can't judge the quality of non-traditional breakfast items. By the way, the decor can be described as either 'eclectic' or 'junky'. There was only... More 

Thank IQ140
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. Cool atmosphere. Hot coffee. We enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended. You wont be disappointed

Thank Beth C
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I wanted to try a new place for breakfast so we went to Pele's Kitchen. Not sure what is the big fuss is about because the food is nothing spectacular. Pancakes are made with store bought pancake mix, french toast are three slices of bread dipped in eggs with black pepper ( very hard and dry), the... More 

Thank Adrianna K
Elizabeth L, Owner at Pele's Kitchen, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time to respond. Although we usually get complimented for all we do, we appreciate the criticism as it helps us check our service and gives us the opportunity to improve. I'm glad you liked the hot sauce and service. Aunty Liz More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
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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