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54 Akoni Pule Hwy 3615, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
+1 808-889-0208
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Echo, Oregon
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We tried their Kalbi ribs as a side order. It was cut into individual ribs and serviced in a cup. They were moist, but not the best we've had. It is mostly take out with a few tables inside and outside in a covered area.

Thank rucherrio
Hoover, AL
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We didn't know that almost everything local closed on Sunday. We left the Mauna Kea Hotel on Sunday morning in search of a local breakfast. We got an omelette and pancakes. Great prices. Local people. I think we were the only tourists there. This is between Hawi and Kapaau on the main highway.

Thank Randy S
Abbeville, Louisiana
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Had a very bad experience. Ordered and paid for for my food, which was very good, but put my purse down at my table, then moved to outside table leaving my purse. No other customers except 2 ladies and my group were their. Left the Cafe and down the road realized my purse was missing and returned to the Cafe... More 

2 Thank lcomeaux
Kapaau, Hawaii
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Stay away from the burgers. They are puny (but also cheap). The more traditional Hawaiian food is better.

Thank lummerzheim
Huachuca City, Arizona
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

While exploring the big island Hawaii on our recent visit, we asked about eateries that were locally owned and were directed to the CSC Cafe. This is a small cafe with about 8 tables, not big on atmosphere but definitely big on taste and portion size! Diana and her family were extremely friendly and her mom still does much of... More 

1 Thank Irma A
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

This restaurant business is so friendly to all customers and sooo very clean with no rats in the kitchen, etc. All employees are so great at their work duties. Its too bad all isn't receiving cash. Its too bad this business will be getting out of business due to debt. Thats what happens when you don't have everyone on pay... More 

7 Thank mrs_sunnyshine
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I took my family to the CSC Cafe for breakfast before "flumin' da ditch" at Kohala Ditch Adventures. Not only is the cafe conveniently located near KDA, but the food is very good and the prices are very reasonable. They serve the breakfast items that my family likes, such as pancakes, omelettes, and hash browns. Everything tasted great, especially the... More 

2 Thank NDMET
Kapaau, Hawaii
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a small restaurant that everyone would like to have in their town. Lot's of local flare and a huge menu. Everything taste so wonderful. Atmosphere is down to earth, seems everyone is family and you get treated as family also even if that is your first time there. If you dont see what you want on the menu,... More 

1 Thank Pam M
Indian Wells, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Blueberry pancakes rocked and it was the local "uncle" hangout. Not the typical restuarant as it was full of locals.

1 Thank Lisa H
Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

The food was really good, but the price was the best part. It is hard to find anywhere in Hawaii that would be $ or even $$ in price, but this place does it! We had breakfast here before a tour that checked in in Hawi (Big island eco adventures zipline tour). Simple food, great service, even better price.

Thank chartergirl64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Akoni Pule Hwy 3615, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kapaau
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-0208

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