Although a branch opened in Waikoloa Village in 2012, there’s no competing with the lively ambiance and oceanview setting of the Kailua-Kona original. Founded in 1994, the former espresso bar blossomed into a full-service cafe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and now has a full bar in its new, ocean-view location in the Coconut Grove Marketplace. The coffee is 100% Kona; breads, pastries, and desserts are made in-house; and organic salads, sandwiches, and pizzas feature mostly local ingredients. Compared with resorts, prices are almost reasonable for the Big Island grass-fed beef burger ($15), pizzas to share ($18–$20), and Nicoise salad with fresh ahi ($23); ribeye ($37) and other meat and fresh catch entrees can add up quickly.