Kailua Kona is the main tourist destination on the Big Island. There are many places to choose from if you feel hungry – whether you want to go out for a quick coffee and toast or complete high-end dinner.
On this page we list a couple of the places we like to visit for a quick bite or a drink. This page is by no means meant as a complete list of dining options in Kona.
Java on the Rock
Java on the Rock serves two award-winning Kona coffees, a full line of espresso drinks and breakfast, and they are located right on the ocean. You can wiggle your toes in the sand and – with some luck – watch the dolphins play as you drink your Three Stone 100% Kona Coffee. Located next to Huggo’s on Ali’i Drive. Open 6 – 11 am daily. Enjoy Kona Coffee at Java on the Rock and/or call them at 808-322-2411
Big Island Grill
Honest local food in big portions for a fair price. Only a couple of minutes away from touristy Ali’i drive and the bay front, this is a good choice if your day full of beach and sunshine has left you craving a large meal. Try their loco moco or teriyaki chicken if you have trouble making a choice. Don’t expect a cute little eatery though, since the decor is somewhat lacking.
You can find Big Island Grill at 75-5702 Kuakini Hwy Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, and call them at (808) 326-1153. Opening times are 7:00 am to noon on Sundays, and 7:00 am to 9:00 pm all other days of the week.
Breakfast in Kona
We have three favorite places to have breakfast in Kona. All have an excellent ocean view. Try the Fish hopper (website) or Splashers (Jacquelyn is the best! website) on Alii drive at the bay, or Bubba Gump (website) a bit further south.