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WikiFresh (Hilo)

WikiFresh (Hilo)

177 Kilauea Avenue Hilo, HI  96720 (808) 930-WIKI (9454) Open Monday – Saturday: 10:30 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday: 10:30 am – 7:00 pm “Yappy Mondays” – Dine with your pet on Monday (all day!) and receive 10% off all regular-priced items! Website: http://www.gowikifresh.com/   MARCH 27, 2017 Guest Review (with permission) from Kirsten J. – The lanai is very clean and spacious. I was the only person there for a while, and there were no other dogs which participated in Yappy Hour that evening. Many restaurant patrons walked by and came over to pet Kia, and staff was very sweet to her. Several employees offered to fill her water bowl, making me feel very welcome. The only drawback to the lanai is the location — it’s right on busy Kilauea Ave. — so it’s not like there’s a great view and there is some car noise. It’s not terrible though and after a little while I stopped noticing. There’s also plenty of parking.  The lanai is completely covered, so it’d...

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Hilo Coffee Mill

Hilo Coffee Mill

17-995 Volcano Highway Mountain View, Hawaii  96771 (808) 968-1333 Open Tuesday – Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (closed Sundays, Mondays); Saturday Farmers’ Market from 9am – 2pm. Website: hilocoffeemill.com and on Facebook March 7, 2017 – When a business owner writes to me and asks that I share their dog-friendly business with viewers, this sure means a lot.  Mahalo to Hilo Coffee Mill (HCM) owner Katherine Patton for allowing responsible dog owners and their leashed dogs to enjoy this beautiful location, which can be seen along Volcano Highway when driving from Hilo to Volcanoes National Park.  HCM has lots of grassy areas to walk your dog as well as lots of outdoor seating.  Dogs are welcome anywhere on the 24-acre property any time.  They must remain on leash, especially since there are many cage-free chickens and a cat that roam around the property.  On Saturdays, there is a small farmers’ market with great food, plants, fresh produce, live music, and more!  Market updates can be viewed on their calendar.  As...

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Volcano Winery

Volcano Winery

***April 2017 Update: I was contacted by one of our viewers who said someone arrived at the Winery with five dogs who were not under control and who chased the cats who reside on the property.  I confirmed with the Winery owners on July 8, 2017 that the Winery still allows friendly, leashed dogs, but as always, please be extremely considerate and grateful (I tip 30 to 50% any time a place accommodates me and my dog)…Call ahead or at least leave your dog outside and check with management first before arriving with your dog and ask if there’s an area that would be best for you and your pup.  Incidents like this give responsible dog owners a bad image.  This is something we are working hard to change on our island.  And please only bring one or maybe two dogs and only if they are accustomed to being friendly and quiet in public.  This incident greatly upsets us. 35 Piimauna Drive Volcano, Hawaii  96785 (808) 967-7772 Open Every...

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Kohala Village Hub Pub

Kohala Village Hub Pub

55-514 Hawi Rd Hawi, Hawaii  96719 (808) 889-0404 Open Wed – Sat  8:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Website: http://kohalavillagehub.com/eat/cafe and on Facebook Review Date: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 (breakfast) After taking Margie to Kapa’au Vet this morning, I drove over to Hawi Farmers’ Market (no dogs allowed) to buy some homemade dog treats from Sarah Doyle who operates Blue Dragon Farms.  She uses fruits and vegetables from the farm for the dog treats, so I know they are fresh and healthy for my dogs.  She suggested I check out dog-friendly Kohala Village Hub Pub, so I walked next door and through the open doorway of this beautifully decorated building and was greeted by staff.  It is very open and airy, all shaded, with cool, tile floors, and very spacious…so unbelievably perfect for dogs!  I walked up to the counter and was impressed to see a “Pet Policy” sign on the wall (They also have Kohala Village Inn, a pet-friendly hotel!).  The board above listed...

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Cafe Il Mondo – Honokaa

Cafe Il Mondo – Honokaa

**NEW LOCATION** Where: 45-3580 A Mamane Street, Honokaa (near the Honokaa People’s Theatre) Call: (808) 775-7711 Website: https://www.facebook.com/Cafe-il-Mondo-104991656210238/ Open Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays) from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m; 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Review: After a long five year wait, as of May 2016, Cafe il Mondo has opened a BEAUTIFUL, newly-constructed restaurant in the heart of Honokaa town.  They still serve the same amazing pizzas (Sergio’s pizza with pesto…oh my!) and calzones, but have expanded to seafood and pork specials, and they are all amazing and delicious!  Their pizza is baked in a stone oven, and their ingredients are all fresh.  I love everything I have eaten there!  Also new is gluten free pasta (for any dish except for lasagna), they now accept credit cards, AND they have a full bar.  Cafe il Mondo has several tables in front of their restaurant that are completely covered (shaded).  We eat here once a week, and on every other Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., an acoustic guitar trio from the band “Big...

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The Poolhouse (Waikoloa Village)

The Poolhouse (Waikoloa Village)

Accommodations: 1-bedroom 1-story studio unit (accommodates 2 people) with full kitchen and bathroom with walk-in shower (and outdoor shower) in Waikoloa Village (in walking distance of Waikoloa Elementary School) and a large POOL for you and your dogs’ use! Cost: $155 to $165/night (2 night minimum stay) + $75 cleaning fee. Website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1714262 Contact: Kelsey through the above Air BnB link. Fence:  YES…completely fenced-in!  Since there is a pool, County code requires a fence with latching gate.  From the parking area, you will walk through a gate and walk down two flights of outdoors patio stairs to the pool deck where The Poolhouse is located.  NOTE: If you have an elderly dog who cannot navigate stairs, you will have to carry him/her down the stairs.  Once you reach the pool deck at the bottom of the stairs, then it will be easy for any dog to move around. September 2 – 4, 2016 Review: The homeowner, Kelsey, lives on the property in a separate house with her very friendly, social...

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