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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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Just Cruisin Coffee

Where: 835 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo Call: (808) 934-7444 (Can call in your order!) Website: http://justcruisincoffee.com/ and on Facebook FREE Wi-Fi Open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lava Dogs fan Kristin C. shared this dog-friendly spot with us (April 2016) that she frequents with her pups.  She says, “They have outdoor seating (I only use the umbrella tables on the far side of the parking lot so not great for a rainy day; the other outdoor tables are just outside the entrance).  You do have to order/pick up your food either inside or through the drive-thru.  I’ve had them give me dog treats a couple times when using the drive through when my dog is with me.” Mahalo to Kristin for sharing this dog-friendly location with...

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Sweet Cane Cafe – Hilo

Sweet Cane Cafe – Hilo

Where: 48 Kamana Street, Hilo and also at Hilo BayFront (116 Kamehameha Ave, Mon-Sat 10-3:00) Call: (808) 933-8685 Website: http://kalapanaorganics.com/sweetcanecafe/menu/ and on Facebook Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lava Dogs fan Karin shared this dog-friendly spot with us (February 2016) and says that the large lanai area is perfect for those who need wheelchair access.  Currently, it is best to eat there in the early morning or late afternoon, as the sun hits the lanai directly in the late morning and lunchtime.  Karin suggested to management for some sort of shade or screening, so we’ll see what they come up with.  🙂 Notes from the business: Sweet Cane Cafe is a locally owned, family run business featuring fresh pressed, organic, locally grown Sugar Cane, flavored with tasty ingredients like limes, ginger, hot peppers, coconut milk, and even chocolate! YUM! We also offer made-to-order smoothies with all organic ingredients. Smoothie flavors change with produce availability, so come in often to sample our ever-changing menu, or create your own flavor! Soon...

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Kona Farm Direct Coffee and Ice Cream

Kona Farm Direct Coffee and Ice Cream

Where: 75-5663 Palani Road,  Suite K, Kailua-Kona (located underneath Splasher’s Grill across from Kailua Pier) Call: (808) 443-2646 Website: http://www.konafarmdirect.com/ Hours: Mon:  6:00 am – 12:00 pm; Tue:  6:00 am – 9:00 pm; Wed:  6:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thu-Sat:  6:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun:  6:00 am – 5:00 pm Gourmet Hawaiian Ice Cream Espresso Bar that allows friendly dogs to sit with their caregivers at their outside...

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Hilo Shark’s Coffee (Honomu)

Hilo Shark’s Coffee (Honomu)

Where: 28-1672 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Honomu (near Akaka Falls (NOTE: Dogs are not permitted at the Falls!)) Call: (808) 963-6706 Website:http://www.hilosharkscoffee.com/ Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Margie and I had a “ruff” meeting here in May 2015 with our friends, Paulla Speegle (owner of Aloha Pawz Dog & Cat Boutique in Hilo) and just loved it! Not only do they offer great Hawaii-grown coffee, but they have breakfast, lunch, and sell locally-made chocolate, coffee, chocolate tea, and honey!  Margie kept peeking in through the back screened door to see what was going on. The back patio is nice and cool and shaded…perfect for you and your leashed pups.  Dogs permitted in the back patio area only…and can be accessed easily around the side of the...

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Hilo – Big Island Pizza

Big Island Pizza Where: 760 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo Call: (808) 934-8000 Website: http://www.bigislandpizza.com  Open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Open Lanai dining.  Lava Dogs’ friend, Marty, says, “We’ve gone for lunch and dinner with our friends.  They accept cash, credit card, and check. I had one of my dogs go missing a few years ago, and they had their delivery drivers keep an eye out for my baby until we found her. Such a great family pizza shop. Oh, and my dogs love their crust, they even have come out to give our dogs pepperonis!” Mahalo to Marty for sharing this dog-friendly spot with...

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