Evolution Bakery and Cafe

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 7 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. The owners of Up Country Bakery and Cafe in Captain Cook moved to this location in Dec 2013. Now the bakery cafe, renewed, is in the Coconut Grove Marketplace. Shares a location with Get Sum Pizza. Offers breakfast until 11:30am which includes vegan pancakes and breakfast sandwiches. Has vegan cheese and vegan alternatives. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, American, Bakery, Take-out, Non-veg
75-5812 Alii Dr (Big Island)
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
808-331-1122

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  • Outdoor seating
  • Accepts credit cards
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First Review by sullivusb
JaneMcG
JaneMcG
  • vegan
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+21

A lifesaver in Kona for vegans

4
Posted on 11 / 09 / 2014

THE FOOD HERE IS DELICIOUS!!! We were so happy to find this place after visiting the truly disappointing Ali'i Buzz Cafe. Multiple vegan baked good options -- lots of different cookies and a peanut butter bar -- plus vegan pancakes and a tofu scramble served 'til 11:30. Also kind of neat you can order a cheese-less pizza (marinara style) customized with lots of different veggies at the same location in the evening, we took home a giant veggie pizza for $20 and had it for dinner and breakfast the next day in our hotel. I definitely recommend stopping here. TRY THE PANCAKES, SUPERCHEWY BAGELS w/CREAM CHEESE, TOFU SCRAMBLE, AND THE VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER/CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!

Pros: Variety of choices for vegans, PANCAKES!, extended breakfast hours
Cons: Closes 11:30 AM
Shemotor
Shemotor
  • vegan
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+18

Best breakfast

4
Posted on 08 / 14 / 2014

For any vegans visiting the Big Island, you must go to this restaurant for breakfast. The pancakes are the best vegan pancakes I have ever had and the vegan breakfast sandwiches are incredible. They are served open face on a bagel of your choice. They also have some bakery items that are great to take home.


RandiLV
RandiLV
  • vegan
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+28

Where else can you get a great vegan bagel in Kona

4
Posted on 07 / 30 / 2014

Gluten free, vegan options in all types of baked goods. Everything, herb, plain or salt varieties of bagels, as well as vegan cream cheese. They try their best to avoid GMOs. They share space with the pizza place - so get your bagels in the am and your pizza in the pm.



rkem18
rkem18
  • vegan
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+33

Outstanding Breakfast!!!

4
Posted on 05 / 01 / 2014

We just ate here this morning. We had two of the breakfast sandwiches, the pancakes, a chai tea latte, and fresh OJ. everything delicious! And we're from Los Angeles where we have tons if vegan options. The breakfast sandwiches were hands down the best we've ever had. Going back tomorrow for my 30th birthday breakfast!! With so few options on the island for vegans, this was heaven :) Although they serve meat, they definitely deserve 5 stars!!!!

Pros: Great food, Great staff, Cute atmosphere
healthgrrl
healthgrrl
  • vegan
Contributions
+18

An abundance of vegan options!

4
Posted on 12 / 21 / 2013

How amazing to be able to go into a cafe and have so many choices of vegan food! My omni spouse and I stopped in for breakfast based on HappyCow reviews and were both thrilled with our breakfasts! The vegan macadamia nut and banana pancakes with real maple syrup were fantastic! We each had a bagel - my spouse the vegetarian bagel melt with organic eggs and dairy cheese, me one of the vegan ones with vegan cheese. Simply delicious! Johnny was so welcoming and let us know that his cafe caters to vegans. The staff was great also. We ordered too much and enjoyed our leftovers immensely during our visit to Volcanoes National Park. Johnny also let us know that the pizza place they share the space with makes vegan pizza - vegan crust, sauce and Daiya cheese.

Pros: Cater to vegans, Pancakes!
Janice Bearden
Janice Bearden
  • vegetarian
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+32

Awesome!

4
Posted on 12 / 08 / 2013

We went here for breakfast a couple times. They are located in Coconut Grove market place. They make gluten free pancakes and vegan pancakes, we asked for gluten free vegan pancakes and Johnny, the owner said he would make them for us. They were great! The next time we ordered the Gandhi and the warrior. The warrior was made with eggs, Johnny made it with tofu for us. Had mine on a gluten free bagel. It was great! We also had fresh squeezed orange juice. They were only open from 7-12. So go in the morning. They share their space with a pizza place that will sell you there bakery items when they are closed. Many of the bakery items are vegan!

Pros: Vegan and gluten free items, Very accommodating , Location
sullivusb
sullivusb
  • vegan
Contributions
+75

Great Desserts, friendly staff!

4
Posted on 11 / 19 / 2013

A friend and I happened to notice a sign for this bakery advertising vegan baked goods so stopped in to try them out. The coconut chocolate bars were the best and are highly recommend, the date bars were also good (particularly for a sugar free dessert). The staff was also very friendly, helping us find a good place to swim nearby.

They also serve vegan smoothies and pancakes / breakfast sandwiches from 6:00 - 11:30 AM. If I am ever back in Kona that early in the morning I will definitely check them out!

Pros: Yummy!, Friendly Staff!

 

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Last updated: 2014/06/26

 

Added: 2013/11/16

 

Added by: sullivusb

 

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