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Cafe' Ono

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19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-985-8979
11:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Bengaluru, India
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for vegetarian options on our day long trip exploring the volcanoes and discovered this place. Ambience is lovely with a nice garden, very quiet and laid back atmosphere. We had soups, salad and sandwiches and the food was great. There is a small gift shop adjacent to the cafe with some nice collections from all over.

Thank mva9
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is so beautiful and looks to be an oasis of calm with Eastern statues and a vegetarian menu. However I was so disappointed by the attitude of the cook who was hostile, unfriendly and rude. Being British the attitude of the cook was so alien to me when she was uttering statements such as "that is off and... More 

Thank Machair
VolcanoGardenArts, Owner at Cafe' Ono, responded to this review

First, I would like to thank you for your valuable input. We are always seeking ways to help improve our guest experience at Cafe Ono. That being said, New Year's Day was the busiest in the Cafe's history, with only one other restaurant open besides Cafe Ono. With over 100 lunches served, I am proud to mention that most of... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gravel path might be pretty but is awful for mobility scooters. Only steps and No ramps to bathroom. Gruff lady was really rude "45 minutes before you'll get any food." Pretty location but we won't be back.

Thank stabAustralia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wondered into Cafe Ono looking for a cup of coffee. We were greeted in the beautiful garden by the owner Ira, who welcomed us in with a big smile. While the gallery was open the cafe was not, but they seated us for a cup of coffee anyway. Some of the people who have bad reviews mentioned the cafe... More 

Thank Steven O
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our vegetarian lunch and browse through the arts and crafts inside and out. Very friendly.

Thank Robert A
Pasadena, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not what you would expect from either the location or appearance. Be aware it is a little pricey, but on the other hand they make fresh pizzas if you aren't up for the suckling pig.

Thank Susan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint restaurant that serves excellent homemade food. Service top-notch. Don't be fooled that it is near the end of a dead end road. We had both soups they offered: vegetable and mushroom miso and seaweed as well as Mexican casserole (lasagna) and vegetarian chili - everything was delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbia Falls, Montana
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a very good lunch here. Every thing was locally sourced and cooked from scratch. The surrounding gardens are beautiful. Most surprising to me was the gift shop. I hate shopping, but the array of beautiful affordable creative offerings here made me linger and buy.

Thank George S
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Discovered this little hole in the wall when other places had closed for lunch. Too small inside to eat but there are tables outside or you can take to go. Great coffee, homemade pastries, fresh sandwiches and wonderful soup. The owner and a helper are there to serve you and give advice about Volcano Village. A good stop over when... More 

Thank HawaiiKailuaKona
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Simply the best and healthiest food for Lunch in Volcano. Unfortunately they only do lunch. Outdoor seating in the Garden is a must on a sunny day. Meet owner and gifted Artist Ira Ono. Check out the treasures in the gallery.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$15
Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-3834 Old Volcano Road., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Volcano
  • Phone Number: +1 808-985-8979
Café Ono is a vibrant, ecologically sound, dining experience in an old Hawaiian garden estate. We feature: •Hearty soups•Fresh organic salads•Savory sandwiches•High tea•Gourmet desserts•Locally grown coffee & teaCatering is available. We can also host your meetings and special events.Come by for a delicious meal or pick up a picnic lunch to go!Lunch 11:00 am–3:00 pmCoffee · Tea · Desserts 10:00 am–4:00 pm

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