Bayfront Coffee, Kava & Tea


Dave Stevenson of Bayfront Coffee, Kava & Tea - Hilo, HI

116 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-1155
Hours: Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2pm; Mon-Sat 5:30pm-8:30pm

Psychedelic tea and peacemaking brew kava (otherwise known as ‘awa in Hawaiian) is a large part of Hawaiian culture, but it has largely faded from the spotlight. Not so at Bay Front Coffee, Kava, & Tea, which promises that drinking their brews will lead to “enhanced communication and feelings of euphoria.” Owner Dave Stevenson is more than happy to explain to kava newbies the proper and historic clap-then-drink ceremony required before imbibing the beverage, and visitors happily line up for coconut water-cut portions of kava right out the shell. Converts and kava addicts on the mainland can purchase Bay Front’s sustainable kava powders (the shop buys only from farmers that use organic, pesticide-free crops). For the less adventurous or those who can’t take kava’s earthy, musky taste, there are also coffees and teas.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Kava

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