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Top Choice Hawaiian in Honaunau

Super J's

The full title of this place is ʻKaʻaloa's Super J's Hawaiian Food,' but everyone calls it Super J's. They also call it freakin' delicious. The laulau (pork, chicken or fish wrapped inside taro or ti leaves) is stea…
Health Food in Honaunau

Bong Brothers & Sistahs

Food is politics at this small organic health-food store, vegetarian take-out deli and coffee shop inside a historic 1929 building.
Market in Honaunau

South Kona Fruit Stand

Baskets overflow with everything from tart apple bananas to filling breadfruit, creamy abiu (sapote) and purple jaboticaba berries. Slurp a smoothie on the outdoor patio with gorgeous coastal views. Look for the pin…
Church in Honaunau

St Benedict's Painted Church

A pulpit with a view, gravestones cradled by tropical blooms and a little chapel with floor-to-ceiling 'outsider art' make this church a picturesque side trip. A self-taught artist and Catholic priest, John Velghe, …
Barbecue in Honaunau

Big Jake's Island B-B-Q

Barbecued ribs, pork and chicken are slowly cooked in the barrel smoker parked by mile marker 106. Chow down at picnic tables out back, or for DIY surf-and-turf, pick up some poke from the seafood shop next door.
Gardens in Honaunau

Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

Near the church on Painted Church Rd, these tranquil 7-acre gardens contain shrines to the world’s major religions and a frankly staggeringly impressive ‘Galaxy Garden,’ in which famous space painter Jon Lomberg has…
Seafood in Honaunau

Keoki's Roadside Cafe

This little roadside stand dishes out solid fish and chips made with locally caught seafood species such as ʻono and mahimahi. And do you need some corny island art? There's corny island art for sale too!
Cafe in Honaunau

Kona Coffeehouse & Cafe

On the mauka side of Hwy 11, at the turnoff to Place of Refuge, this coffee shop is serious about 100% Kona brews, espresso and delicious sandwiches. Gooey mac-nut caramel pies and lilikoʻi bars are homemade.
Arts Center in Honaunau

Society for Kona's Education & Art

SKEA is a hotbed of activity, with pilates, Polynesian dance, tai chi and Japanese ink painting classes, art shows and poetry readings; check the online calendar. Around back at the Kona Potter's Guild, you can watc…