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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe
17 Haili St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2801
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 10 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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Pleasant, helpful staff. Easy to find. Had a panini made on their pesto bread, very yummy. Iced coffee was very refreshing.

Thank TxPetals72
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot to pick up a smoothie! Wish we'd known about it at breakfast or lunch time; the whole place smelled amazing!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Stopped for lunch with family. I had a great turkey and cranberry wrap. The scones and smoothies were also good. We would stop here again. It was popular with the locals and had WIFI.

Thank Jim S
malissa t, Owner at Surf Break Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped in for brunch on our arrival in Hilo. The best dish was the french toast. The Tom Tom and breakfast burrito were both missing some flavor. You can probably find better.

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
malissa t, Owner at Surf Break Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Aloha, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Wishing all the best in your travels here in Hawaii.

Reviewed 5 February 2017

I haven't had a full real meal here yet, but I really really like their berry smoothies! The lemon cranberry scone was really good too.

Thank wannago2
malissa t, Owner at Surf Break Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Aloha and thank-you so much for stopping by! We really appreciate the support and hope you can come back and visit the next time you're in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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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