Queen's Marketplace,201 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Kohala, 96738
This is a smaller store in the Queens Marketplace in the Waikoloa resort area of the Kohala Coast on the Big Island. They are very attentive and the line moves quickly. They have most newspapers with the exception of the New York Times. Their selection of pastries and breakfast items are the same as most other Starbucks. The store manager also stopped by my table to take a quick survey as to their operation here. Good service and a clean store!
We came here for my free birthday drink for using the membership card! You can have any drink you want! So, of course, I go online to find the best drink for me on their secret menu! Yes, they have a secret menu! Oops, might not be so secret anymore! Haha! I got a Thin Mint Frap! And it was awesome how the girl worker automatically knew I wanted the biggest one, the venti! The place was clean, the workers were nice, but my only complaint is that it's a bit small. Good thing we got there in time, because the seats ran out quickly!
You expect a certain standard when you enter a Starbucks. Although I feel like the staff here tries really hard, there are two major points that results in this disappointing rating. 1. No bathrooms. You are directed to bathrooms in the shopping center BUT those bathrooms are not open at 6am. I was on a big morning walk and stopped in for a refreshing treat. Then I had to use the potty before the big walk back to the hotel but no restrooms were available. Not acceptable for a coffee shop. 2. The were always out of something I wanted. First the were out of cold brew for about 5 days. Then they were out of coconut (which is part of their signature drink in Hawaii) for over a week. I can understand if they were out of perishable food items but this seemed unacceptable. After several frustrating attempts here, I decided to drive 5miles up the road to Mauna Lani to go to Kimobean coffee.

(808) 886-1888

Coffee & Tea

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Kauna ‘oa

62-100 Mauna Kea
Kohala, 96743
Sports bar meets the beach. Three large screen TVs and an ocean view. Regular bar food- burgers and pizzas. With a small sushi counter thrown in. Pizza came out hot enough to burn the roof of your mouth- thumbs up, but a little too much corn meal on the crust Great staff, incredibly friendly. Asked about other area places to try and had three waiters and the manager give us great suggestions There is also a large outdoor seating area with a couple of fire pits for later in the evening Drinks were a little higher than anyplace else we had done so far

Sports Bars, American (New)

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