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Pele's Kitchen

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15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
+1 808-935-0550
Sun 08:00 - 12:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and perfect breakfast! They have a very eclectic menu but I went with my boring old standard basic eggs, hash browns etc. It was delicious though and I cleaned my plate! The garnishes are even delicious. My husband had a pepper jack cheese, avocado omelette and he ate every bite as well. Very fresh ingredients. Oh, they also... More 

Thank Heidi M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pele's is small and you can eat inside or out. They specialize in many kinds of eggs Benedict and they are yummy. I only gave them a 4 as the service was very nice the day we were there, but seemed a little frazzled. They kinda needed to stop apologizing for things that were fine and just work. Food was... More 

Thank lyle7692
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow...I feel like we hit the jackpot...after our boat ride to watch the volcano lava flow, we found ourselves hungry for breakfast/lunch...we were about to drive to Hilo but decide to explore the area instead. And totally by chance, we saw Pele's kitchen and thought it might be good from the vibe of interesting diners...and we were right! Food was... More 

Thank danicg
Keaau, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting this eatery for several years now, and have always found the food fresh and well prepared. Sunday brunch includes a complimentary basket of mixed breakfast buns with each order. You can get vegetarian or meat dish, with a mix of fresh tropical fruit pallet cleanser (owner grows most of these items organically, and sells or uses... More 

Thank jbklyman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after the sunrise lava boat tour. Small but very local and food was good. The fruit on the plate and a flower were a nice addition. There was a fruit called a "long an". Which I had never tried.

Thank Cary F
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pele's only serves breakfast and it's obvious why. They do such a great job for all of the menu items we tried and there were many! They make fresh squeezed juice there from various fruits so get there early enough to get a glass. You won't regret it.

Thank SanandaAllsgood
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee and the egg's benedict with fresh avocado was delicious! My husband had the breakfast burrito and that was tasty too. Fast, friendly service. My only complaint was that the restrooms weren't very clean.

Thank elspethmcneil
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had a very good breakfast with great service. I highly recommend Pele's Kitchen if you are in the Pahoa area.

Thank Robbi N
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We arrived as police officers were asking folks to move their cars as they had to clear the street. Seemed the staff parked out front and this became a bit unnerving for them. We were on island time so no big deal but the staff seemed a bit upset, frazzled. We hung in, sat down and got one breakfast ordered... More 

Thank Heather A
San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We right away loved the relaxed, local vibe of this popular spot, with handwoven hats and baskets, local honey and exotic fruit grown on the owner's farm displayed for sale. There was a huge menu and everything looked awesome. The staff was very friendly and great at describing the unusual fruit on our hand carved wood platter. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-2929 Pahoa Village Rd, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Pahoa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-0550
Chef-grown organic produce in most meals, in a rainbow of colors and flavors, in an intimate cafe setting in historic Old Pahoa town. We have wonderfully eclectic tastes for the gourmet as well as vegans who just want "REAL" food.
Most of our customers compliment us on how beautiful our food looks as well as how great it tastes, and for the price, it is a deal well worth the drive from Kona!
We are in lava zone 1, so, you may have traffic, vog, or Lava to contend with, but you may also have the best time in your life coming here!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?