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Grinds Cafe & Espresso - CLOSED

4469 Waialo Rd., Eleele, Kauai, HI
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hash” (15 reviews)
“bread” (31 reviews)
“loco moco” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4469 Waialo Rd., Eleele, Kauai, HI
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Stopped here twice, once for breakfast and again for lunch, for our gang of six. Our waitress, "Hallie' gave us great service and brought out delicious, satisfying American food. The parking lot was filled and we had to wait a couple of minutes for a...More

Thank Bernbag
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Letter in the window said after 20 years they have permanently closed after June 28, 2017. Disappointed because this was going to be our last dinner on the island this trip because we love the food here so much but guess never again. :(

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here by recommendation from someone...got two classic sandwiches (looking back, should have split one between me and hubby as neither of us could finish ours) loaded with meat, cheese, fresh bread baked in-house, homemade potato chips...got it to-go and hit the lookout spots for...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The cafe was very clean and the staff was very attentive. Any time our drink was low they were asking if we wanted a refill. We ordered pizza with pork, spinach and onions and it was delicious. We also tried the pineapple carrot cake which...More

Thank Sherri K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

So, a friend of mine and I show up for breakfast on a weekday here at Grinds. We both order. He orders and omelette without jalapeños and I go with the loco moco. Right after the wait person disappears, I decide that I would like...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Here for work and decided to try the place. Ordered a Ruben, Italian Sandwich and combo pizza. All were served hot and quickly. Both sandwiches were good but the bread was a little thick, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The pizza sort of reminds...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Wasn't too sure about our choice when we entered the restaurant, but even though they mixed up my order, this turned out to be one of the best meals we had on the island. My husband and daughter had salads that they raved about.

Thank 196LindaC
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The pastries in the case looked sad. The restaurant looks old and beaten. The bottom part of the sign outside has fallen off. It's just as old and beaten on the inside. Coffee was ok. We didn't sit for a meal.

1  Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast before driving to Waimea Canyon. The restaurant doesn't look like much, but the food was great! We had the Grinds Hash and a Spinach, mushroom, Swiss omelet. Also get the sourdough bread! It was so light and delicious. Coffee was...More

Thank Danielle P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We found ghis place on the Internet. We were looking for someplace different for breakfast. The food was great and hhe waitress very pleasant.

Thank Sharon P
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4469 Waialo Rd., Eleele, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Eleele
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