10 Best Big Island breakfast & brunch joints offer a local take on a traditional meal

Jade Eckardt

By , Local Expert, Big Island
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Breakfast is famous for being what doctors call the 'most important meal of the day,' and that holds true while on vacation. Hawaii's largest island is home to a huge variety of exciting adventures, and it's important to be well fueled to complete them - and 10 Best has you covered with a list of the top 10 breakfast joints on the Big Island. The options for great a great breakfast are as diverse as the different terrains the island has to offer. If you're looking for a quick cup of delicious Kona coffee and a pastry to hit the road or a traditional breakfast of pancaked, eggs, and bacon, you'll find it all over the Big...  Read more »

  • 1

    Bamboo Restaurant

    Local Expert Tip: "Brunch here shouldn't be missed. "

  • 2

    Ken's House of Pancakes

    Ken's House of Pancakes is a local staple for 24-hour comfort food dining.

    Local Expert Tip: "Come hungry and enjoy the huge portions all day long. "

  • 3

    Orchid Court

    Located at the beautiful Fairmont Orchid, the Orchid Court serves delicious breakfast.

    Local Expert Tip: "Ideal for those staying right in the area. "

  • 4

    Cafe 100

    This is a fast food style local place to sample classic local dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try this if you're looking to experience a local style breakfast. "

  • 5

    Kona Beach Restaurant

    Wonderful food with an ocean view adds up to a great experience at the Kona Beach Restaurant.

    Local Expert Tip: "Ideal for those looking for traditional breakfasts. "

  • 6

    Bay Terrace

    Breakfast buffets and brunch at the Bay Terrace are a favorite with locals and visitors.

    Local Expert Tip: "Ideal for a thorough sit down breakfast. "

  • 7

    Island Lava Java

    Kona's answer to the quintessential coffee shop, Lava Java serves delicious local coffee and quick eats.

    Local Expert Tip: "A great place for a sit down meal or to grab and go. "

  • 8

    Coffee Shack

    Cute, quaint, and serving delicious Kona coffee, the Coffee Shack is a hidden gem in the jungle.

    Local Expert Tip: "Always go for the pure Kona coffee. "

  • 9

    Kalapana Village Cafe

    Located across from miles of lava fields, Kalapana Village Cafe serves classic breakfast fare in a true countryside.

    Local Expert Tip: "Get a grilled cheese and add tomato and avocado."

  • 10

    Island Naturals Hilo Market & Deli

    With natural and organic breakfast offerings, Island Naturals is a wonderful place to start the day with a healthy meal. Lco

    Local Expert Tip: "Get there before 10:30 for breakfast."



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