Located in downtown Hilo on historic Bayfront, Full Moon Coffee is the latest extension of its Big Island sister eatery, Full Moon Cafe. Full Moon Coffee is the morning answer to the lunch and dinner joint, and serves up a healthy combo of breakfast foods, espresso, tea and juices.
The menu includes: organic brewed coffee, lattes, mochas, frappucinos, Thai iced tea and coffee, mate latte (yerba mate tea), chai tea and more, as well as fresh carrot juice, refreshing smoothies and milkshakes and coconut water. Foods to start the day include fresh pastries and bagels, fruit yogurt blends, and an early riser special - a full breakfast offered for a short while.
Exterior of the cafe — Photo courtesy of Brooks Maloof
Open from 7 a.m. till noon, the time alone reserves Full Moon Coffee as a breakfast spot. As Hilo's newest breakfast place, it provides an easy and healthy stop before venturing on to the Big Island's attractions. In the immediate area is the Hilo Farmers Market which opens early and is a close stop after breakfast at Full Moon.
On any morning at the family run eatery, you'll most likely find the owner hanging out, and one of his daughters brewing up a fresh espresso. In view from the door is the Pacific ocean, and in the area are many galleries and boutiques.