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Grinds Cafe & Espresso

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4469 Waialo Rd., Eleele, Kauai, HI
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06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast. The food was quite good. The portions were large. The coffee was a little disappointing. It was very quaint and I drooled over the cinnamon rolls and sweets! I would definitely go back again.

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Thank Madicnm
Panama City Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grinds was our place for breakfast. We had read that the food was only okay, but we gave them a chance. They did not let us down. Everything we ordered was delicious. The portions was big. The service was great and courteous.

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Thank Sergio M
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to swing by here for breakfast. They have these huge skillets for the hungry and usually have a nice smaller portion special of some sort. French toast with strawberries, pumpkin pancakes, and more. Their sandwiches are also very good. I love the Reuben and the french dip. The bread is certainly fresh. I go here often, and give... More 

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Thank HIppine
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place offers very tasty breakfast, with large portions to go along with the typical Hawaii-size prices. Good service, too.

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Thank Doug20171
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this was just a coffee shop from the street but its actually a restaurant. Not crowded at all. Quick seating, service. Food was very good. I had the shredded pork omelet and the wife pancakes. We bought some pastries to go, also very good. Would go back!

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Thank Daniel M
Olympia, Washington
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here for lunch today. She ordered a "small" pizza and I had the Kahlua Pork plate. We could have ordered one of these and had enough food for the two of us. She brought half the pizza back to the condo. I admit it, I ate the whole plate, but I sure didn't need to.... More 

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Thank Ghery1952
Colwich, Kansas, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food and the service. Excellent service and local flair food. Service with a smile. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jane C
Hawthorne, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had many delicious breakfasts at Grinds with friendly service. Indoor or outdoor patio. Good prices with varied selections for breakfast and lunch. Our favorite breakfast place over the past years.

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Thank eacollinsjr
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found Grinds in the Lonely Planet Kauai guide and we were sure glad we did. What a great local treat this place is. Our first stop was enroute from Poipu to Waimea Canyon and I had the veggie skillet which was packed full of delicious vegetables. My husband had the Grinds Hash breakfast and he was also raving about... More 

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Thank KHilton1
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a great local spot for breakfast!! Staff are friendly in this funky local place and the food was great!!! Recommend the veggie skillet, can't go wrong.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4469 Waialo Rd., Eleele, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Eleele

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?