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Kava Kafe

1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5015
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“shaved ice” (4 reviews)
“real deal” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank CaliGirl510
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank 457khz
Reviewed 30 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!

Thank Jay A
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,...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I had the best passionfruit shaved ice here! They use real fruit juice and I had the vanilla ice cream base, highly recommended!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We visited a few days before on an exploratory trip through Hawi and saw the Open Mic on Saturday night. What a lot of fun hearing the locals play their music! It had a really good vibe and we had a lot of fun listening...More

Thank Myles H
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Come here first! Grab yourself some Kava and some lau lau. ( hope thats how you spell it ). The gal behind the counter seemed quite protective of her kava. Lol.. All good though because it works, at least for me. Wasn't super enthused for...More

Thank allwayzlive
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a cute shop nothing like your Starbucks in terms of decor but the coffee is incredible! The baked goods are homemade in flavor. But, what you really need to try here is the Kava. They make the drink in house and it...More

Thank islandmommaToronto
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Very pleasant young ladies waited on us. The shave ice was huge & delicious. The girls showed how they made the kava. outdoor seating was nice also.

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Nice server, good smells and creativity in fudges, ice cream and they even had small kava chocolate bars. Kava was a treat in the special bowls and we also got a great lilikoi spritzer type drink.

Thank GlacierBayDeb
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US$2 - US$30
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16:21 - 20:59
16:21 - 20:59
16:21 - 20:59
16:21 - 20:59
16:21 - 20:59
16:21 - 20:59
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  • Address: 1 Akoni Pule Hwy., Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawi
  • Phone Number: +1 808-889-5015
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Voted Hawaii's Best Kava Bar by the Hawaii Island Journal.The Kava Kafe has been serving the finest kava since 2004.
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