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Grinds Cafe & Espresso

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4469 Waialo Rd., Eleele, Kauai, HI
06:00 - 15:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found ghis place on the Internet. We were looking for someplace different for breakfast. The food was great and hhe waitress very pleasant.

Thank Sharon P
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to stop at this little place because of the homemade breads and pastries. The cinnamon roll we had was fabulous! The regular coffee was good, the latte was only okay. The service, while quick, lacked attention. The waitress greeted us when we walked in but after that, we didn't hear much from her at all. She never even... More 

Thank Geogirl65
Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My husband is a conisurer of breakfasts. He voted the chicken fried chicken as the best on the island. I chose theere blueberry pancakes and loved them. Quantities are large, prices reasonable.

Thank Sandi G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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463 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had a quick late lunch before a cruise out of Port Allen. We split the catch of the day sandwich which was ahi I think. It was well prepared and service pretty quickly. Staff was very efficient.

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for breakfast. The food was quite good. The portions were large. The coffee was a little disappointing. It was very quaint and I drooled over the cinnamon rolls and sweets! I would definitely go back again.

Thank Madicnm
Panama City Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Grinds was our place for breakfast. We had read that the food was only okay, but we gave them a chance. They did not let us down. Everything we ordered was delicious. The portions was big. The service was great and courteous.

Thank Sergio M
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We like to swing by here for breakfast. They have these huge skillets for the hungry and usually have a nice smaller portion special of some sort. French toast with strawberries, pumpkin pancakes, and more. Their sandwiches are also very good. I love the Reuben and the french dip. The bread is certainly fresh. I go here often, and give... More 

Thank HIppine
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This place offers very tasty breakfast, with large portions to go along with the typical Hawaii-size prices. Good service, too.

Thank Doug20171
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We thought this was just a coffee shop from the street but its actually a restaurant. Not crowded at all. Quick seating, service. Food was very good. I had the shredded pork omelet and the wife pancakes. We bought some pastries to go, also very good. Would go back!

Thank Daniel M
Olympia, Washington
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My wife and I stopped here for lunch today. She ordered a "small" pizza and I had the Kahlua Pork plate. We could have ordered one of these and had enough food for the two of us. She brought half the pizza back to the condo. I admit it, I ate the whole plate, but I sure didn't need to.... More 

Thank Ghery1952

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4469 Waialo Rd., Eleele, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Eleele

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