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“Kava, Tea, T-Shirts, Fudge This is a fun Place”
Review of Kava Kafe

Kava Kafe
Ranked #8 of 15 Restaurants in Hawi
Price range: USD 2 - USD 30
Cuisines: Hawaiian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Description: Voted Hawaii's Best Kava Bar by the Hawaii Island Journal.The Kava Kafe has been serving the finest kava since 2004.
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 tasty Fudge. They do a good job here making everyone feel welcome. We played a game of foosball on their free foosball table.

Thank derrick w
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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 a hot summer day.
Lovely Karen was working behind the counter on our visit and treated us like family. Such a great stop!

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Thank CaliGirl510
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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 table also there for additional distraction

Bonus: There are a few natural / kava products for sale. Tried the sample salve on my daughters bug bites that were driving her nuts. After we finished our treats and left we noticed she was no longer irritated by her bites I went back and bought the Kava Kava salve which had amazing results!

Thank 457khz
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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!

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Thank Jay A
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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, nice little deck to enjoy as well.

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Thank Shannon S
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