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Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-5551
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waitress seemed overwhelmed with the number of tables, interior was dirty, food was quick to come out, but nothing to write home about.

Thank 120Nicki
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Hippie dippy place where tourist and locals alike eat breakfast only. This use to be one of the few places in Hanalei that served breakfast. Very causal.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The service was annoying and the food was okay. I don't know why we keep coming here. Not again. The cinnamon roll was dry on bottom and soggy on top.

Thank sharindaknow
Reviewed 27 May 2017

There are not a ton of choices on the the North shore for breakfast, but that is no excuse to go to this one. The server was fine & at least she was friendly. The coffee was served with curdled milk. The breakfast quesadilla was...More

Thank DenverSara
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 11 May 2017

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 8 May 2017

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 20 April 2017

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
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Average prices
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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