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Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Company

17 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·

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Kristen
Kristen
December 23, 2019
I always stop here for lunch when I go to the west side to visit the Waimea Canyon!
Eric
Eric
July 4, 2019
Great sandwiches and salads for lunch, add some special appetizers and entrees for an informal dinner.
Kathy
Kathy
December 11, 2018
Whenever I'm over on the westside, I plan a stop at Kalaheo Cafe, a favorite cafe for locals and tourists! Excellent for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Best burger on island, Andrades burger (local Kauai beef) with garlic cilantro fries! My "go to meal" prior to running the annual Kauai Half Marathon…
Kathleen And Jerry
Kathleen And Jerry
September 21, 2018
Wonderful food and coffee. Great breakfast and dinners! Highly recommend when you are on that part of the island.
Bonnie
Bonnie
January 4, 2018
Although Kalaheo Cafe serves three delicious meals a day, we love this place for breakfast. Just 5 minutes away, the food is delicious, coffee good, people friendly and ambiance cool and casual. If you do go for lunch though, munch on some garlic fries while there. You can't go wrong. They are…

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Location
2-2560 Kaumualii Highway
Kalaheo, HI 96741
Phone+1 808-332-5858
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM