Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Coffee Shack--Captain Cook, HI

Last week, on our way up from Milolii on Highway 11 towards Kona we stopped at The Coffee Shack in Captain Cook, on the Big Island. The beautiful view overlooking the ocean from the restaurant was breathtaking and held our attention throughout the lunch! And, the geckos on the railing next to our table proved to be a great distraction for the kids.

Jenny went with the special, which was an Ono sandwich. I thought the ono was a little overdone, but Jenny enjoyed it. The sandwich came with Maui-style chips. My salad (Garden Delight) was cold, crisp and fresh. There was a generous serving of avocados, which were taken from the ground underneath the giant avocado tree behind the restaurant. The size was generous, but at $10.95 it was a tad pricey.

Tyler's grilled cheese sandwich featured thick slices of wheat bread, which was made with brown sugar. The sandwich was great, but it could have spent a little more time on the grill as it was a little under toasted. Dylan's pizza was notable for its fluffy crust.

The Macademia nut pie was warm and sweet, but it wasn't what we ordered, so we were given a slice of the key lime, which we did order. It was made Kona limes and it was delicious. The lime flavor really stood out and the soft, collapse-in-your-mouth consistency of the cream topping was right on.

The Coffee Shack
83-5799 Mamalahoa Highway
Captain Cook, HI 96704
(808) 328-9555