Juice bar

Health conscious cafe serving vegan food and drinks, on the Big Island of Hawaii since 2018. Find choices like smoothie bowl, beet poke bowl, the vibe burger, various salads and wraps, jackfruit tacos, coffee, organic lemonade, cold pressed juice, and kombucha. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-2:00pm.

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63 Reviews

First Review by Hulakai


Points +21

03 Dec 2023


Overall kinda average - not super impressed with anything but it was alright. Prices were a little high for some of the dishes my party had.

Menu is not completely vegan but mostly there and solid variety of stuff.

Friend of mine that used to work there a year or so ago said they have basically 0 organic or local ingredients in any of their recipes… place kinda give the impression that their food is healthier than it really is considering what my friend said seems to maybe be true… although it doesn’t look like they claim to use organic or local stuff I kinda feel like they should be trying to…

Pros: Staff was friendly , Some local products on walls for sale, Jackfruit Nachos were good

Cons: Almost no organic options , Pretty pricey for portion size , Beet poke bowl w a bunch of processed pickled crap



Points +249

28 Oct 2023

Great breakfast

I stumbled on this place while taking a day trip from Honolulu. I was pleasantly surprised! I had the vegan eggs Benedict and I fell in love. I never liked eggs when I was Omni but this was 10/10.

Pros: Minimalist vibe , Delicious food

Cons: Vegan options


Points +160

21 Sep 2023

Great place!

It’s very close to the airport so it’s perfect for when you arrive! I had The Big Hawaiian burger and it was great. The menu is not 100% vegan but almost!

Pros: Nice staff, Clean , Good vibe

Cons: Not 100% vegan


Points +23

20 Aug 2023

Good Vibes

Incredible sleek, artistic, minimalist atmosphere and food.

Pros: Açaí Super Bowl, Chill Vibe and Free Parking , Fun, Friendly Staff


Points +46

13 Jul 2023

so good we went twice!

we were stoked to find this place! and like the title says we went twice because we wanted to try more of the things! I believe that most things are vegan, but I think they do offer some dairy options and the cashier didn't know if the croissants were vegan or not. there were also 2 non-vegan things on the menu.

But the things we ate were yummy! the first time we went we got the vegan Ceaser chicken salad, vegan crab cakes, and waffles! the second time we went we got the tofu scramble with a side of nacho cheese sauce, side of rice paper bacon, ulu nachos, the waffles again! and bloody marys!

Pros: mostly vegan food, super tasty, very cute

Cons: cashier didn't know what wasn't vegan


Points +363

02 Jul 2023

Good food friendly staff

We got the crab cakes. They were good but the aioli overpowered them. For $18 it didn’t seem like much food. NOT all vegan as the feta and mozzarella are dairy.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-02

Pros: Friendly staff , Clean, nice indoor seating , Mostly vegan

Cons: Portions seemed small for the price , Left feeling like I didn’t get enough food.


Points +148

06 Apr 2023

Great mostly vegan spots

Nachos were delicious & the kiddos enjoyed their burger & avo toast. I had the Cali burger, which was a little heavy on the sauce so I’d probably choose something else next time. Overall good experience. Nice staff.

Pros: Lots of choices, Nice atmosphere

Cons: A bit pricey for how casual it is


Points +2470

20 Mar 2023

Great Lattes and Atmosphere

Amazing vegan lattes, would definitely recommend ordering one! The atmosphere was great with good background music and plenty of seating.

Update 03/19: Every time we visit the food gets better!! The tofu scramble has improved significantly. When we went this morning they were out of almost half their breakfast items and the place was packed. They definitely seem to need more support staff as only one woman was managing the entire cafe so please come with a lot of patience! There were a couple groups that were irritated with the speed, but she didn’t stop moving the entire time we were there.

Update 12/22: They hired a new chef, Simon, a couple months ago and the food definitely has improved! We got the vegan breakfast sandwich and vegan eggs Benedict both which were superb. Flavors were a lot better! They are working on revamping the menu which I’m looking forward to seeing these next couple months.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-29


Points +69

02 Mar 2023

One of the few all vegan restaurants we found

This place is AMAZING! We were so unbelievably happy to have basically stumbled upon it when looking for food. We were starving when we got there and there were so many options even for me as a celiac/gluten free girl. We especially loved the nachos 😍

Pros: Lots of gluten free options, Convenient location off the main road, Beautiful aesthetic and kind/friendly staff

Cons: A tiny bit more expensive but worth it, The shopping mall it’s in is kinda weird/random


20 Mar 2023

Hey friend! Unfortunately they aren’t all vegan😒but it’s very easy to make all their items vegan


Points +77

21 Feb 2023

Great find

Great find on our drive through Hilo. Friendly staff and food came out quickly. BBQ had just the right heat in the sauce. Enjoyed the Kombucha without any flavoring and my husband had his with lime added. I like to support began/vegetarian restaurants like this, especially when traveling.


Points +152

25 Jan 2023

Pretty good

Latte was delicious! Breakfast was ok. I like that I had veggies added to it but could be better. Salad didn’t come with everything listed on the menu but it was still refreshing.

Pros: Cool vibes , Great drinks

Cons: Expensive


Points +707

22 Jan 2023

Great ideas, not the best

Obviously we liked this place as we went 2 times. For the portions you get, it seems a bit overpriced. The philly cheesesteak was disappointing. Its the size of a burger unlike most and the onions/peppers were not cooked. The cheese was not melted on there either. Sandwiches come w chips. They forgot the croutons in the BLTA salad. They could have cooked the food better with more flavor.

Pros: Good ideas for food options, Tasty drinks

Cons: Uncooked toppings on philly, Overpriced


Points +84

19 Jan 2023

Good option after a long travel day

Close to the airport and all vegan. I liked the tacos and the milkshake.

Pros: Many options , Outdoor seating


Points +58

13 Jan 2023

Expected better

First visit, ordered the Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Not good, seitan was hard & dry. Came with a handful of broken potato chips. Decided to give them a second chance. This time, I ordered the vegan vibe burger & vegan fried rice(instead of potato chips). Food was better this time. The standout was the "hostess cupcakes" would go back just for those.


Points +57

08 Jan 2023

Really yummy vegan food. Jackfruit tacos and blt salad were very tasty.

Staff really sweet but needed more folx to help out.

Pros: All vegan, Fun music, Indoor and outdoor seating


Points +160

03 Jan 2023


I had the vegan Benny and my dining companion had the loco moco. Both were bland and sad looking. The seitan and “just eggs” had a rubbery texture and a grey like appearance. The service was good and the atmosphere inside was nice. I wouldn’t recommend the outdoor seating however, as it is adjacent to the highway or parking lot so not very relaxing.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-02

Pros: Good service

Cons: Bland , $$


Points +19

01 Dec 2022

'Ono! Phenomenal vegan spot in Hilo!

This spot was recommended by Circ Du Latte-Tina! She was right! My belly is happy!

Pros: Amazing jalapeno ranch and Chipotle BBq sauce, Delicious BBq brisket 🤤, The drinks were so refreshing! Chilli lemonade

Cons: Na


Points +19

29 Nov 2022

Reliable go-to.

Come here every time I’m in Hilo.


Points +69

16 Nov 2022

Nice small Restaurant with delicious vegan food,

Sehr leckeres teriyaki toast

Pros: Viele vegane Optionen , Sehr lecker

Cons: Preislich wie überall


Points +54

Mostly Veg
13 Oct 2022

Excellent choice!

This was a fab find- excellent fresh made food and friendly service. We had the poke bowl and burger for main, affogato desert and oat milk cappuccino….And a margarita and Hilo beer!!!!
All delish! We felt full but not stuffed afterwards!!
They kindly remade a coffee which wasn’t too hot first time round.
Very reasonable prices and super clean spot. If I lived nearby I’d come again!

Pros: Vegan menu, Serves beer, wine and cocktails , Fresh made food


Points +95

22 Aug 2022

Menu is different…

Just a heads up that the menu online is different than the one in the store. No more pizza and a few other things missing that we went in looking forward to eating. Great milkshakes!


Points +407

30 Jul 2022

Nice food and lot of options

We where at Vibe for dinner & breakfast. The food was good, a little bit too spicy for me.

Pros: Lot of options


Points +27

27 Jul 2022

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos (pulled “pork”

We got the vegan jackfruit tacos with the spicy mango sauce and they were EXCELLENT! 100% vegan and the spicy mango sauce comes on the side, so you can pour on however much you like! Even if you don’t like spicy things, it’s worth a try! It was delicious! Tacos served on one corn tortilla each. Servers were very friendly, and the cafe was clean, welcoming environment! Overall, for a vegan in Hawaii I loved the VIBE! Side note: dish comes with 3 tacos but they were so delicious I ate one before taking a picture! 😂

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-05

Pros: Lots of vegan options, VEGAN DOUGHNUTS, Worth the wait!!

Cons: A bit pricy depending on what you get, Longer wait time


Points +273

15 Jun 2022

Favorite Vegan Stop in Hilo

Took my nonvegan family here and they LOVED it!


Points +28

22 May 2022

Super tasty breakfast!

The reviews were so hit or miss on Happy Cow that I almost didn’t stop here, but since it was on the way to the airport, I decided to chance it on my last day on the island. We had the Get Nuts toast and vegan loco moco- both were yummy, but the vegan loco moco blew me out of the water! The staff was attentive and helpful, the ambiance of the cafe is super cute and trendy, just all in all, one of my best experiences on the Big Island.

The only con is that the food is a bit on the pricey side, but it seems pretty on par with everywhere else in Hawaii.


Points +102

15 May 2022

LOVE this place!!

When visiting the big island this was my go to place for yummy vegan meals and treats! Blown away.

Pros: Plenty vegan choices , Clearly labeled , Vegan sweets


Points +132

04 May 2022

Yummy Latte

Good spot for a junk-food vegan. The fake-n kinda freaked me out ngl and the food tasted very non-vegan which is strange for a vegan, but probably great for someone looking to make the switch. However, I only tried the breakfast sando. The ingredients were just frozen just egg folds and beyond pattys, but the sauces were really good!! Spendy for a breakfast place, but I’d definitely come again just to grab coffee since it was amazing. The fried rice is pretty bomb.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-03

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