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17 Haili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2801
+1 808-934-8844
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering around downtown Hilo on a round-the-island whirlwind tour we were looking for a quick sandwich and coffee. A helpful local pointed us to the Surf Break Cafe that happened to be right around the corner. The restaurant is a big, open, room with high ceilings in a building I'd estimate to be wartime. Much of the architecture in this... More 

Thank Michael P
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oatmeal was great and only $5! The coffee was also great. The staff were very friendly. Also enjoyed the local art on the walls.

Thank jennifer h
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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been to a place with food like this! I've had paninis before but these were delicious! The wraps are even better! They today them just like a panini so your food doesn't fall out of the wrap while you're eating it! And really brings out the flavor! This place is worth a stop although it can get pricey.... More 

Thank Shane S
Hilo, Hawaii
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Surf Break has very good breakfast and lunch! Their stuff is a little pricey if you want a drink with your lunch. But you can't get food like this anywhere else. They have amazing breakfast panini's and great burritos as well. They even grill their burritos like a panini. Good stuff.

1 Thank underwander
Aptos, California
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a breakfast place after visiting the farmers market and stumbled upon this little slice of heaven. Its down a side street from the farmers market about a 4 minute walk. Wonderful breakfast choices. We opted for the French toast and the Danny girl panini. Outstanding with very fresh ingredients. The French toast wash thick and delicious.... More 

1 Thank drjohnrx
Guelph, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had lunch here (4 adults, 3 children). The atmosphere was comfortable, there was a good variety of food choices and the staff were helpful. I would recommend it as a low-key place to get a quick and easy lunch.

1 Thank suejul
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast here on a Monday. Quick friendly service with a low key vibe that feels a little on the hippie side. Good food. I had a tomato, bacon, and spinach scramble. Very tasty. My wife had oatmeal and a cup of coffee. We shared a cup of acai. Left satisfied and ready for the day. Good value, fast,... More 

1 Thank Hulajim
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This cafe has a great breakfast and lunch. They had a terrific range of sandwiches, wraps and salads. Good coffee as well. A good place to stop, relax and wait out the Hilo rain!

1 Thank megsiep
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch from the botanical garden looking for something quick. No line served right away.

1 Thank karenmenz
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We started our day here for a quick breakfast it was really good! They had breakfast sandwiches and bagels but you could order from the complete menu. Not suitable for LARGE crowds , they have a few small tables for indoor seating. We asked questions about the area and what to do while we're here, and were given suggestions by... More 

1 Thank Missympo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Haili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2801
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-934-8844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?