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Higher Ground Cafe

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Crater Road, Kula, Maui, HI
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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Well, this place does have nice staff, but it ends there. Breakfast quiche? Originally frozen and still cold in the middle. Soggy and I know it wasn't just me, other reviewers at other websites said the same thing. Also, diners at the other table had the same problem. Other options included granola and banana bread. By the way, no bathrooms.... More 

1 Thank enjoychewy
Salt Lake City, Utah
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Great place to pop in with friends. Enjoy the service, food and the coffee! It's a nice break from all the shaved ice places! And a break from exploring.

Thank roxycross
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

This place is run by some of the nicest people I've ever met in my life. They really care about their customers and are incredibly sincere. I'll be back, and thanks for the amazing hospitality! Side note: I hate using those portable washrooms, but I have to say. This place had the cleanest portable washrooms I've ever been in.. ever... More 

Thank explorer604
Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Great place to stop, stretch your legs and have either a snack or food before continuing down the volcano. Their food looked delicious, however, we had just started our decent down the volcano so we opted for their ginger cookies. Not something I would normally order but my spouse got them as well as the chocolate chip cookies. The ginger... More 

Thank Joy W
Grange Over Sands
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222 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Didn't have anything to eat here but had a great cup of coffee. Very pleasant staff. Would have tried something to eat but we weren't hungry at the time. lovely spot though.

1 Thank Pauline W
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

This was the 1st place we saw to eat on our way back. The food was good, but children may not find what they want.

Thank CoCo1999
Aliso Viejo, California
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Perfect place to stop on your way down from the summit of Haleakala. Great prices and great food. Casual atmosphere. Lots of covered seating. They have breakfast and lunch items. Interesting, Hawaiian inspired menu items. My 10 yr old twins really enjoyed the Maui BBQ pork quesadilla. Green tortilla, stuffed with tender roasted pork. It was a large portion. They... More 

Thank clairef246
West Simsbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This is a great little find on the road to/from the summit. On our way up, we looked for a place that was in our guidebook, but had no luck (I'd recommend bringing food up with you). On the way down, we were extremely hungry, and were attracted to this place by the activity, more than the small sign. We... More 

Thank David_H06092
New York
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

A nice simple place to stop to get some Lavender Tea. Be warned that it may take some time for them to make the tea. (It took about 25 minutes) I think someone had to go pick the Lavender. While we didn't get any food, I will say that all of the food looked excellent. Next time I get up... More 

Thank nycgottago
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

We pass by Higher Ground Cafe on our way back down from the summit, and we stopped here for lunch. I got the biker wrap and it was awesome. Hubby got the burger and it was yummy. They got some good food here. I also grabbed a joy bar and this chocolate ball (made with almond milk, cocoa, and other... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Crater Road, Kula, Maui, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Kula

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