Serves meat, veg options available. Relaxed atmosphere with ocean breeze. Menu marks the veg, vegan, and gluten-free choices. Uses local and organic ingredients. Has soy, almond, and coconut milks, vegan baked goods, bagel sandwiches, pan-cooked falafel, wraps. Free Wi-Fi. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Organic, Fusion, Middle Eastern, Non-veg
75-5669 Alii Dr Ste 1109 (Big Island)
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740

Mon-Thu 7:00am-5:00pm, Fri 7:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 7:00am-5:00pm



First Review by Greyhound Lady
  • vegetarian


Posted on 03 / 29 / 2015

The Alii Buzz has new owners as of last summer! They're a super sweet family and seem to really care about their customers and the quality of what they serve.

Talking with them, they said they've been changing and adding new menu items, trying to find their niche and what works best for them and their customers. Also talked about their plans to incorporate more new vegan foods, and vegan/gluten free baked goods!

Overall, I really appreciated the vibe of the cafe, and their goal to provide healthy food.

Pros: Quality food, Good vibe
  • vegan

Not worth stopping at for vegans at all

Posted on 11 / 09 / 2014

They had one vegan baked good -- a gluten-free berry vegan scone that as someone else mentioned was awful -- and one other vegan option, a vegan burger that was just a burger out of a box in the freezer, like a Garden Burger (but a different brand), the kind you would get in your own grocery store. That was it. The vibe is beachy but so is every single other location on this Ali'i Drive strip. MUCH better to go to Evolution Bakery a 10 minute walk down the road

Pros: Beachy vibe
Cons: Very limited options, Food was gross
  • vegan

Just okay

Posted on 10 / 26 / 2013

The gf-vegan pastry tasted so old, dry and bland that I couldn't finish a small bite. Friendly enough place, easy to chill with a beer out on the side patio. Not much for a hungry vegan to eat, though. This is more of a drinks and smoothies place.

Pros: convenient for cruise visitors

Greyhound Lady
Greyhound Lady
  • mostly-vegetarian


Posted on 03 / 05 / 2013

This is a very helpful and accommodating place. I'm actually not vegetarian, but have food allergies and must be careful of the food I'm being served. The wait staff was very helpful and willing to divulge the ingredients in the food. I had a lovely salad with falafel that was delicious and followed it with a gluten free berry scone. I will be back. Our server was friendly, knowledgable and willing to help.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly, helpful staff, Good value
Cons: Only one staff member on site, Few indoor seating options


This business supports the service that HappyCow provides :o)


If you are the Owner of a listing on this site, we invite you to join our highly successful Priority Friend program today. click for details >>



Dear Owner and Manager of Ali'i Buzz Cafe:

While your business is currently a free listing on HappyCow, there is so much more we can do to further promote your business to the millions who visit this site every year.

Enjoy more...

Here's how you can take advantage of HappyCow's Internet popularity:

Your sponsorship will keep the HappyCow service strong on the Internet. Thank you.



Last updated: 2013/09/17


Added: 2012/12/13


Added by: Guest