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Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

) #296 of 353 Restaurants in Kauai ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe
5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-5551
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
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“omelet” (18 reviews)
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American, Cafe
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5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed yesterday

Hot, stuffy, dirty atmosphere. When the asked if the tomatoes were fresh & local, she rolled her eyes & said they're not from a can. My eyes were served with solid yokes, hash browns were burnt to a crisp, bacon tasted old & reheated and...More

Thank skmurphy5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped here 5 times for breakfast ( only open 7-11 am ) - every time we walked in after the first time they knew us and what we drank to start with - super friendly and good food - major plus !!!! If in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here only because everything else seemed to be closed, but we are glad that we did. It is a little open-air cafe serving food cooked to order, mainly omelets and breakfast food. A standard omelet is 1 meat and two veggies (you can...More

Thank ladyjade28
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had breakfast with friends at Wake- Up Cafe. Heard it was a local place, not much fanfare and good food. When I first walked in noticed it seemed very local and low key, everything I was looking for. Was seated and given a menu.... nothing...More

Thank bicycleracer
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is one of those places that seems to have been here for decades. The menu has the usual line-up of breakfast choices without any fanfare. The cinnamon roles are enormous and the omelette was served piping hot with buttered toast on the side. Good...More

Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Interesting spot in "downtown" Hanalei. Only open from 7 to 11 AM. Cinnamon rolls are fabulous and almost too big for one person. Good service. High prices compared to the Mainland

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 March 2017

great to grab a classic american breakfast. the cinnamon buns are quite good and worth having or splitting. a little pricey, but it's worth it at least once.

Thank Jessie S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

2 reviews 1.0 star rating 2/26/2017 When we walked in my husband said "this looks like a good greasy spoon breakfast place". It didn't even live up to the standard of a bad greasy spoon. The waitress was too busy talking to the grouch lady...More

Thank vinayafalcon
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We try to have breakfast here at least ones during each trip. A very generous meal and very good. Very good service.

Thank almondnut04
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

There are not many options for breakfast on the north part of the island but we didn't want to pay for breakfast at St. Regis so we tried Wake Up Cafe. Cinnamon roll was decent but the Breakfast Quesadilla was pitiful. It was an overcooked...More

Thank loganwhales
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-5551
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