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Hanalei Wake-Up Cafe

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5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-5551
06:30 - 11:00
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast with friends at Wake- Up Cafe. Heard it was a local place, not much fanfare and good food. When I first walked in noticed it seemed very local and low key, everything I was looking for. Was seated and given a menu.... nothing really on the menu and the prices were more in-line with the tourist traps on... More 

Thank bicycleracer
Livermore, Colorado
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201 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places that seems to have been here for decades. The menu has the usual line-up of breakfast choices without any fanfare. The cinnamon roles are enormous and the omelette was served piping hot with buttered toast on the side. Good coffee and a few juice choices. If you're yearning for a huge American breakfast you... More 

Thank Lydia G
Princeville, Hawaii
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting spot in "downtown" Hanalei. Only open from 7 to 11 AM. Cinnamon rolls are fabulous and almost too big for one person. Good service. High prices compared to the Mainland

Thank Michael D
Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

great to grab a classic american breakfast. the cinnamon buns are quite good and worth having or splitting. a little pricey, but it's worth it at least once.

Thank Jessie S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

2 reviews 1.0 star rating 2/26/2017 When we walked in my husband said "this looks like a good greasy spoon breakfast place". It didn't even live up to the standard of a bad greasy spoon. The waitress was too busy talking to the grouch lady in the kitchen to take our order and was offended when i walked to the... More 

Thank vinayafalcon
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We try to have breakfast here at least ones during each trip. A very generous meal and very good. Very good service.

Thank almondnut04
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

There are not many options for breakfast on the north part of the island but we didn't want to pay for breakfast at St. Regis so we tried Wake Up Cafe. Cinnamon roll was decent but the Breakfast Quesadilla was pitiful. It was an overcooked omelet just wrapped up in a tortilla with some sour cream on it. I wouldn't... More 

Thank loganwhales
Long Beach, ca.
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe the pancakes or French Toast would have been a better choice. Was there weekday at about mid morning and I was the only customer. Ordered eggs over medium ...got hard eggs ! Wouldn't try this place again.

Thank beachmiker
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Had an enjoyable breakfast outside on the porch. The service was very timely & friendly. We both enjoyed our breakfast. It was the start of a fun day in the Hanalei / Princeville area. Would recommend.

Thank Brian O
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

On Christmas Day everything closed except this cafe. Owners are there to serve Had a delicious omelette , hash brown, toast. Excellent coffee. Hole in the wall but fantastic Anyone who criticized them has no class

Thank vinod g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
06:30 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5- 5144 Kuhio Highway, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-5551

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