Sweet Cane Cafe

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48 Kamana St (at Big Island), Hilo, Hawaii, USA, 96720

Relocated from 1472 Kilauea Ave. Offers organic sugarcane juice plus smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, acai bowls. Also sells pre-made items like cookies, kale chips, fruit leather, dried banana. Has a small produce stand and a fridge stocked with products like coconut cane pudding, coconut yogurt, probiotic sauerkraut, and juices. Open Mon-Sat 8:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, Organic, Juice bar, Take-out, Hawaiian

13 Reviews

First Review by twovegans

great vegetarian - Edit

We had Zucchini Pasta, both are great pesto and tomato! Great vibes

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Amazing experience - Edit

So happy to have found this little restaurant on the hill. I had a super yummy Mediterranean sandwich. Wish that I could go back to try all of their options. Pancakes and banana cake also rocked.

Pros: Kind employees, Fresh ingredients, Lots of options

Cons: Little to no parking, Outdoor seating basically in parking lot ,

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Amazing Smoothies/Smoothie Bowls! - Edit

This cute little hide-away cafe has an excellent selection of smoothies and bowls. The portion sizes are generous and the smoothies were fulfilling and tasty. You can also choose your own toppings for the smoothie bowels. Come here with friends and relax, or make use of their free Wi-Fi and settle-in for a productive afternoon of work.

I haven't tried the food but it also looked great.

Pros: Generous portion sizes, Quiet, Nice vibe

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Terrible Ice Cream - Edit

I stopped by this café for some vegan ice cream. I asked for two scoops of lychee, but the cashier ended up giving me the full pint. In the moment, I thought that she was just being nice, but when I went to dig into my ice cream I saw that the pint was freezer burned beyond recognition and she was just trying to get rid of it. What a waste of $5.

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Acai Bowls, and more - Edit

Sweet Cane Café is a bright and quaint restaurant, with comfortable seating and nice décor inside. Also, pleasant wait staff.

The place was busy around lunch time, and parking was a little difficult. We greatly enjoyed acai bowls, customized to our individual tastes. The taro burger, not so much. As described by others, it was mushy and flavorless. Perhaps not the best way to serve taro.

They have a great variety of items on the menu, and I love that they say that they can all be made vegan, so would love to return to try many of them.

This is the sort of place that leaves me scratching my head wondering why they haven't gone all in vegan, yet.

Pros: Acai bowls, Can veganize everything on the menu, Prices not bad for Hawaii

Cons: Taro Burger

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Good healthy options - Edit

This was our first stop in Hilo based on the reviews, especially the one that specified the best raw option around. This is not a raw cafe, as the pictures show cooked food. We ordered a sandwich, the taro burger, and the vegan Caesar salad- the salad won out. The burger was not really a burger but more a scoop of mashed taro between a bun, but the sandwich was ok. The staff were helpful, friendly and prompt, and the smoothies looked incredible. We didn't have room for a smoothie but would definitely return for the salad and to try a smoothie.

Pros: Healthy, Great vibe, Easy vegan options

Cons: The burger wasn't great, even if filled with love, Uninteresting location, cafe sits on a parking lot

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Wonderful, healthy, fresh food - Edit

Excellent healthy fare at reasonable prices. The nori wrap with macadamia nut paste and avocado was incredible. The fritters were also great, and the raw fruit cake made with cherimoya, coconut, and passion fruit was out of this world. Fruits and veggies are organic and local. Highly recommend.

Pros: delicious, good prices, healthy

Cons: can't think of any

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Awesome raw vegan cafe - Edit

Our family seeks out great raw vegan restaurants. This place is one of the best. Great selections, awesome ingredients, and perfect presentation. Too bad we live 5000 miles away! But we made sure to come here several times during our stay on the island, even with the 2 hour plus drive from Kona.

Love their ulu burger. Great selection of smoothies.

Pros: Great selections, Good price, Excellent presentation

Cons: In Hilo Hawaii. Far far away, Did I mention it is out of the way?

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Terrific food. - Edit

The location is small, but good use is made of the space. The cafe was busy with locals and tourists-- all appeared satisfied with their selections. I found the staff helpful and friendly, and my food was delicious. I have already been back once and will definitely return again.

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Refreshing acai and more... - Edit

I love this place and eat here at least once a week! The acai bowls are heavenly and refreshing; the variety of veg sandwiches they offer are truly yummy. I love how all of their food is mindfully prepared and served. I recommend this place to everyone!

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Best Smoothie in Hilo...But don't come too hungry - Edit

I really love Sweet Cane and I believe that they have the best Smoothies in Hilo. Smoothies are refreshing and they have some unique combinations. Their sandwiches are also really good. It's not that their prices are expensive, but I think it is kind of pricey (even by Hilo standards) FOR WHAT YOU GET. The sandwiches are small/average size, but do not come with any sides.

I eat there often and really enjoy their food. It's worth a visit, but I wouldn't come here if I was really really hungry. Everything is fresh and yummy. Perfect place for a light lunch or maybe to grab a snack to take to the beach.

There is limited indoor and outdoor seating and staff is friendly.

Pros: SMOOTHIES, TARO BURGER, AVO SANDWICH

Cons: PORTION SIZE vs. PRICE

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Really Nice and Quaint Place - Edit

Very Small but very Comfortable little spot specializing in juices and smoothies all made with ingredients from there organic farm. Staff was really fun to talk to and interested in what they did. Some of em also work at the farm. Had a "Big" vegan sandwich with a lot of avocado and sprouts (YUMMY) and Taro Chips on the side. Washed it all down with a deelish Banana Cane Smoothie. Rarely does a sandwich and chips fill me up - but this was that good! I recommend this little gem and will go back whenever I am in Hilo. Kick back, relax brah, fill your belly - Enjoy
- They also sell there farm fruits and juices at all of the local "health food" stores - so support em there also!

Pros: Delicious and Filling, great vibe and staff, unique and fresh

Cons: What's Not To Like?

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An interesting diversion - Edit

We stopped here for an early lunch on our way through town. The menu is basically just smoothies and sandwiches, but there’s enough variety to satisfy any vegan or vegetarian. The café uses organic ingredients that they grow locally. We enjoyed tasty smoothies and sandwiches. While waiting for our food, we enjoyed reading the posters and announcements about local produce and events. Organic sugarcane juice and other refrigerated to-go products are also available. The café is small with about only three tables. But, there was sufficient space for the guests when we were there.

Pros: Organic, Fresh

Cons: Small location; limited seating, Limited menu

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