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Kava Kafe

1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5015
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  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“fudge” (4 reviews)
“shaved ice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm Hours
Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for some kava to take back to our vacation rental, and almost bought the bagged product, but then saw the Dark Chocolate Kava Bars. We bought a couple, and split one between two people. The bittersweet chocolate partly concealed the bitterness of...More

Thank Bima77
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

My wife wanted to try a bowl of Kava. We were met by a friendly young man who offered to give my wife a sample of the Kava. We were taken back when a young lady chastised him in front of us for doing so....More

Thank KStone96815
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We lived this spot! The woman working there was super nice and the Kava was great and a good value. Of course, we like Kava and the experience, so...... I say give it a try. If you don't know what Kava is, look it up!😎

Thank earthtravel2007
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Cute cafe. We went to try the Kava and really didn’t like it. Was quite bitter. It’s definitely something not everyone will like! But they had some good looking vegetarian dishes.

Thank rosannac10
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I found out while visiting here, that if you've never had Kava but wanted to try a root drink favored by the Polynesian Kings and Rulers this is the place to go to try it. They have shave ice during the day, and they have...More

Thank derrick w
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Kava Kafe is home to the best Shave Ice in Hawi, for sure. This is real deal, old fashioned, hand shaved ice. Syrups are homemade from local fruit. Colors are limited and not neon in color - no dyes. Fabulous and tasty, super refreshing on...More

Thank CaliGirl510
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop in for a shave ice. They use real fruit juice and it tastes amazing and thankfully without the rainbow food colouring! Excellent friendly service, with lots of room to enjoy your icy treat and take a break from the sun. Foosball...More

Thank 457khz
Reviewed 31 March 2017

You want the original shave ice, done the old school way, this is the only place to get it. Syrups are homemade and outstanding!!! This is by far my kids favorite spot to stop on the entire island!

Thank Jay A
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stopped here for a shaved ice after hiking the Pololu trail, we were treated to the best shaved ice we've had on the islands. They use real fruit juice, not concentrate - delicious (try the Hawaiian punch!) The cafe is laid back and relaxing,...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I had the best passionfruit shaved ice here! They use real fruit juice and I had the vanilla ice cream base, highly recommended!

Thank Susan M
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
4:21 pm - 8:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-5015
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Voted Hawaii's Best Kava Bar by the Hawaii Island Journal.The Kava Kafe has been serving the finest kava since 2004.
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