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Island Lava Java

75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
+1 808-327-2161
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (85 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (135 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (76 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The service was outstanding and the view (if you get one of the tables overlooking the ocean) was fantastic; five stars actually. But the lunch we were served was a disappointment. I had the fish sandwich which was a tiny ahi filet in a giant...More

Thank MTWsc
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love this new location, it has way more seating, and the view is still spectacular. We are a big fan of eggs Benedict, and Lava Java does this so well. The Hollandaise sauce is flavorful, creamy and just enough to cover the toasted croissant...More

Thank denisek55
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the food and the location but parking is pretty difficult. We ate there a couple of times . Fish was what we ate all over the island. People watching was fun if you sit near the side where the road is.

Thank lexingtonlights
Reviewed 4 days ago

Environment was great. - Live entertainment (Excellent) Food was the best I had on the island. If you are staying longer than 3 days eat here twice. Tables were made of huge wood planks Awesome look. Thanks to Dave our greeter who's mother calls him...More

Thank markbF4840CV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location across from the beach. Went for breakfast. Variety of food ordered and we all enjoyed it

1  Thank rhodge99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best breakfast and lunch place in Kona. Everything is fresh and delicious. Don't forget the Monday mimosa's!

1  Thank 497kareno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic coffee and coffee specialties. Top notch food. Our waitresses were all so nice!! Wonderful personalities work here :-) The food is just a fabulous as the coffee and wait-staff. Don't miss this place!

1  Thank JSRanch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stopped in for breakfast and really enjoyed the experience. The one downside was that service was a bit slow, but, we were willing to overlook this given the quality of the food. I had the vegetable omelet, which was outstanding...More

Thank irawine
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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great water front view from outdoor deck. Food was great. Mimosas to top off a great lunch. Food moderately priced, with nice size portions. Staff was friendly and service was good.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard from a source in Canada that this was a “must.” They were right. From the coffee to the poke everything in our meal was great.

1  Thank Swigna
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12 April 2016|
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Response from Neil C | Reviewed this property |
Its Hawaii !!! Who eats breakfast before 6:30 AM? Although they are known for breakfast and lunch, they also serve a great dinner.
Ron S
10 April 2016|
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Response from Hawaiihank | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lava Java does take reservations. Reservations are not really needed unless you have a large party or if its a holiday. But they do take them if you want to be assured of a table.
francine h
5 February 2016|
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Response from DCrall2013 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but they are mostly a breakfast and lunch place. So if you are looking for dinners it may not work. All there food is made fresh and is great. I think they have a web site too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75-5799 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1773
  • Public Transportation: Public bus stop 300 yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-2161
  • E-mail
Great Kona Restaurant specializing in fresh, local, organic and sustainable food with 100% Kona Coffee and our own Bakery on site. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch, we are committed to using the highest quality locally produced ingredients. We proudly feature grass fed Big Island Beef, Big Island organic goat cheese and locally grown organic produce, freshly baked house made breads, desserts & goodies. Island Lava Java, Bistro Grill is Kona's #1 Coffee House and Restaurant. We were voted to have the "Best Breakfast in Kona" by the readers of the West Hawaii Today. Island Lava Java Bistro & Grill's Island fare is inspired by everyday island cooking. You'll feel relaxed while savoring a great meal in our casual and comfortable outside, Oceanside lanai. Experience our inventive cuisine, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants and coffee houses in town. We look forward to meeting you!
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