Rise and Dine: Great Breakfast Spots in Kailua-Kona

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When visiting Kailua-Kona, the time difference often means waking up early, making it the perfect opportunity to explore the town’s vibrant breakfast scene. The island is brimming with fantastic spots to kickstart your day with a delicious meal. Here are a few more of our favorites you won’t want to miss.

Kalikala Cuisine

Kalikala Cuisine is a hidden gem in Kailua-Kona, offering a fusion of traditional Hawaiian flavors with modern twists. This charming spot is known for its hearty breakfast platters and tropical fruit bowls. The Kalikala Omelette, filled with local veggies and cheese, is a must-try. If you’re looking for something lighter, their acai bowls, topped with fresh island fruits and granola, provide a refreshing and healthy option. For a more indulgent and delicious option try the stuffed Lilikoi French Toast! Don’t forget to try their freshly squeezed juices, perfect for a morning boost.

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Island Lava Java

Another popular choice for breakfast is Lava Java, located right on Ali’i Drive. Recommended on food FoodNetwork.com its open-air seating and panoramic ocean views is a favorite among both locals and tourists. Their menu offers a range of delicious options, including fluffy pancakes, savory breakfast burritos, and the crowd-pleasing Eggs Benedict. They also pride themselves on serving 100% Kona coffee, ensuring your morning cup is as exceptional as the rest of your meal.

Big Island Grill

Big Island Grill is a local favorite in Kailua-Kona, known for its hearty and flavorful breakfast options. This welcoming, down-to-earth atmosphere offers generous portions and a diverse menu. Breakfast and lunch highlights include their famous pancakes, fluffy and golden. For a more savory start, try the Hawaiian-style fried rice topped with eggs or the ever-popular loco moco, featuring a meat of your choice on a bed of rice, smothered in rich gravy, and crowned with a perfectly cooked egg. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, Big Island Grill’s homestyle cooking and friendly service make it a perfect spot to begin your day.

Green Flash Coffee

At Green Flash Coffee, breakfast is served all day. Their breakfast menu features a selection of fresh pastries, hearty breakfast sandwiches, and healthy options like yogurt parfaits topped with granola and tropical fruits. The laid-back vibe and friendly service make Green Flash Coffee an ideal place to enjoy a quick, casual breakfast. 


Making the Most of Your Morning

Thanks to the time difference, visitors to Kailua-Kona often find themselves awake early, providing a unique opportunity to savor the island’s morning offerings. Starting your day with a delicious breakfast not only fuels your adventures but also allows you to experience the local flavors and hospitality. Whether you’re enjoying a meal with an ocean view at Island Lava Java or indulging in a tropical breakfast at Kalikala Cuisine, or sipping on freshly brewed Kona coffee at Green Flash Coffee, Kailua-Kona’s breakfast spots are sure to make your morning special.

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