The fabulous thing about Kaya’s is that it is 100% organic. As the toxicity of our modern world increases and consumers become wise about their food choices, places like Kaya’s are increasingly sought after.
The food at Kaya’s is excellent. It’s one of those places that you can tell by the taste of the food and the welcoming vibe that the owners add a lot of love into what they do. Genevieve runs this family-owned business, and is a friendly soul who will go out of her way to ensure your experience at Kaya’s is great. Her whole family moved to Big Island from California in 2006, and created Kaya’s together to offer quality organic cuisine, art and local crafts to visitors and locals alike.
I stumbled upon this café quite by accident and was glad I did as my tummy was rumbling. Forever on the lookout for quality, healthy food while on the road, I was thrilled to find this place that offers not only organic foods but a range of tasty gluten free and vegan choices and a broad selection of baked goods and sandwiches. Local Organic Salad, Cheese Panini, Vege Sandwich and bagels with various spreads were just some of the options. In the cabinet were mouthwatering cakes, cookies, muffins and summer rolls – all organic, healthy, and homemade in Kaya’s kitchen. I opted for the Veggie Sandwich and a local Kona organic latte. The sandwich was deliciously fresh and alive with simple flavor. The coffee was excellent – some of the best I’ve had in Hawaii. Kona coffee is renowned for its wonderful taste and aroma.
The macadamia nut butter cookies looked too good to resist so I treated myself and was not disappointed. The chai coconut latte looked fabulous also but I decided I would try that next time. The homemade waffles would have to wait until next time also, although they looked amazing. Kaya’s also serves locally brewed kombucha on tap – a refreshing drink that has unique health-giving qualities. The food here is super-affordable – on par or cheaper than other non-organic café prices. It an excellent daily dining choice if you are staying in the local South Kona area.
Kaya’s is keiki-friendly with an area for kids to play and color. It is dog-friendly too, and customers may bring their pet and tie them outside on the lanai while they dine. Local arts and crafts line the walls and it is a great place to find that special and unique gift. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere is laid-back with ambient music playing. Easily a place where one could hang out and sip coffee while relaxing on the comfortable couches and reading a novel, or meeting the locals that frequent the place. On Friday nights they have an open mic and it’s a fun local social event, in a region abundant with musicians.
Open 6am – 6pm daily Phone 808 322 880