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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (68 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (131 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (75 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 yesterday

We went here for breakfast, I had the veggie omelet on the recommendation of the waitress and I was not disappointed. I also got a croissant and that thing was huge. Great atmosphere, fantastic food and coffee.

1  Thank amy85635
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is average. Good service but average food. Great for people who want something good and consistent. I got the fresh catch, which was ok.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While in Kailua Kona their are many options vying for your food dollars. Island Lava Java got mine. On several occasions while in town it became our go to spot for great food, super fast service and outside deck seating with a nice view of...More

2  Thank boris1959
Reviewed 6 days ago

My 3 friends and I stopped here for lunch. The wait for our food was very long. Longer than it should have taken considering the amount of customers there. The sandwiches were just alright, but we shared ONE cinnamon roll for dessert, it was huge...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had breakfast here which was delicious. The breakfast sandwiches were outstanding. The coffee was wonderful. The restaurant overlooks the bay and the tables in front are fantastic. Service was good.

1  Thank anders59
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there 2 times this week. Love the new space. Loved our waitress, service, good food, and Mai Tais during happy hour. Breakfast was completely opposite. Poor service, luke warm food, etc. Recommend avoiding breakfast and visit during happy hour.

1  Thank SalemChris
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to happy hour here and found the view to be wonderful, the service to be excellent, and the food to be delicious.

1  Thank Kona-KonaKen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Kailua-Kona for several years and we always make it a point to eat breakfast at Island Lava Java on our first morning. This is the first time we have eaten at their new restaurant which is much larger and the wait...More

1  Thank Sharon_Matt1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to trying out the new location and made this our first breakfast out after arriving. The good things; friendliness, speed of order, coffee and the view. Not so good, the food. Was a lackluster breakfast, and all of us that ordered...More

Thank GrizzlyCountry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there over the weekend. The bartender asked if we wanted drinks and menus. We said yes. But didn't receive anything for about 15 minutes. I had to grab her attention to get two beers. Then wait for them as she makes a few...More

1  Thank Silly H
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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