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Surf Break Cafe

17 Haili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2801
+1 808-934-8844
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“panini” (9 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
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17 Haili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2801
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Like most places on the Island it is not cheap. We wanted to go here because it was close, and it was on our list for cheap places. Honestly, don't expect anything cheap on the Island. We bought a couple of drinks, a scone and...More

Thank Daniela88F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surf Break Cafe is a no frills kind of place with decently good food. The acai bowls are excellent but so is the Triple Crown breakfast wrap (I get it as a bowl). They have recently started sharing space with a donut shop so there...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We went here for breakfast after we landed in Hilo. It seems like a healthy place to eat and 3 out of 4 of us were very happy with our meals. The panini was bland and the bread kind of shiny. But the eggs and...More

Thank Sher841
Reviewed 13 August 2017

After a busy morning and visit to the local farmer's market, we stopped here for a quick bite and drink. Delicious wrap and frap which was very refreshing. Relaxing and no fuss. We'll come back again.

Thank richardcoates260714
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Make it here every couple of months for solo breakfast or to have a casual meeting. Coffee and food are good. The Grom is my favorite. Seating outside is pleasant in the morning before there's a lot of traffic, cool morning air and can even...More

Thank myinhilo
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This no fuss cafe has great coffee & delicious food. Located in central Hilo, it has relaxed decor & furniture. Even the staff are beautiful & efficient. The breakfast burritos set you up for a great day. Highly recommended

1  Thank Chris D
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We come to Hilo regularly. This has become our favorite coffee spot. Clean, friendly, nice selection of sandwiches, burritos, etc, all freshly prepared and very tasty.

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great little place, friendly staff and good eats. Good variety on the menu and reasonable prices. I had the Turkey, Swiss and pesto panini. Would have been a 5 except I'm docking places 1 start that use non biodegradable plastics for serving. Please stop in...More

Thank Jeffery S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

There are a lot of choices in this part of the city. We stopped in for lunch, and discovered that they serve breakfast all day. The French toast is good but not great. It is a large portion, but I've had better. We also had...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

It's hard to find places open early enough for us when we are still on our time back home. This place has good food, great local art hanging, and a very friendly staff. I went once with my kids and once with my hubby. Both...More

Thank JanisN123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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