Fodor's Expert Review Pine Tree Cafe

$ North Kona Hawaiian

Named for a popular nearby surf spot, the low-key, no-frills café offers local plate lunch options and classics such as loco moco (meat, rice, and eggs smothered in gravy), alongside new inventions like crab curry bisque. The fresh-fish plate is decent, and all meals are served with fries or rice and macaroni salad. The prices are a bit higher than you might expect, but the portions are huge. It's a good place to stop for a last-minute bite—breakfast, lunch, or dinner—before catching your flight back to the mainland.

Hawaiian Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $ Family

Quick Facts

73-4354 Mamalahoa Hwy. (Hwy. 11)
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii  96740, USA


Known For:
  • Early-morning breakfast
  • Fresh fish
  • Popular with locals

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