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$$$$ Average price: $11-30
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132 Punahoa St, 96720
Hilo, Hawaii, USA
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If you happen to be around Pacific Tsunami Museum, visit this restaurant. PAUL's PLACE offers Italian and Vegetarian cuisines. You will be served perfectly cooked salmon benedict, green salads and veggie sandwiches. Do not go away without eating good egg waffles, belgian waffles and bagels. You will appreciate delicious wine at this place. Get your meal started with great press coffee, fruit smoothies or French coffee.

The staff at this spot is cool and always ready to answer questions about the menu. Fabulous service is something that guests highlight in their comments. Many visitors find that prices are attractive for what you get. At this restaurant, people can enjoy the quiet atmosphere and divine decor. The overall rating is 5 on TripAdvisor.

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I don't really write reviews but I had to for this place after going with my wife. First off, those reviews giving one star reviews because they didn't have a reservation should get removed. They should have looked up reviews or made a call. This is a tourist town with a chance that good restaurants are going to have a wait time. So, if you see a review here saying they couldn't get in without a reservation, ignore it. That's their own fault for not researching and has nothing to do with the business itself. BRING CASH FOR TIPPING! They accept credit cards but does not have the option to tip. There is a shell gas station a block away and a farmer's market 2 blocks away with ATMs. Now on to the actual experience: This breakfast/brunch is a gem. It wasn't easy to find even knowing the general location as it's on a side street and not obvious to spot. However, the atmosphere was delightful. Walking in you get the feeling you are in a bed and breakfast type of setting where the tables and layout are tight and personal, but clean and comfortable. There were only 3, two-person tables, one near the stairs, another on the opposing wall and one next to the exterior wall with an open door/window with a great view. Our waitress sat us near the open door. It was raining very hard and even with the door open the rain had no effect on us and we enjoyed the breeze as well. I was going to order the Smoked Salmon Benedict but changed my mind upon seeing another patron's Belgium waffle. My wife ordered the same. The service was very quick. In fact, we received our plates within 10 mins with wonderful presentation. The Belgium waffle plate had two waffles stacked with strawberries, blueberries, sliced bananas and topped with a little bit of whipped cream. We ordered with a side of bacon. The waffles were extremely easy to cut but were fluffy, crispy and full of flavor. The fruit fresh and the whipped cream was fluffy and rich. I can't say that I was impressed with the bacon but still worth it. We were in and out within 30 minutes. We left extremely satisfied and were impressed with how welcoming this tiny place was. No wonder it has such great reviews. If I come back this will likely be visited several times again.
Paul's place gets 5 stars!!!! Food was fantastic ordered the breakfast caprese and the eggs were perfectly done, melts in your mouth, and Paul is super personable and makes sure you feel like home there!  Breakfast was unbelievable!!! Thank you Paul!!
Fabulous tiny spot for terrific breakfast and lunch! Must call to reserve as there are only 3 tables.  Charming owner/chef! Loved his bacon eggs Benedict and special waffles!
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132 Punahoa St, Hilo, Hawaii, USA, 96720
Vegetarian options Сredit cards accepted No delivery No Wi-Fi Parking Booking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 07:00-14:00
WednesdayWed 07:00-14:00
ThursdayThu 07:00-14:00
FridayFri 07:00-14:00
SaturdaySat 07:00-14:00
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