Cafe 100 is a eatery in Hilo serving local cuisine including the famous Loco Moco. It is also the most affordable restaurant we’ve been to on Big Island!
Big Island Day 7 Itinerary
- [Breakfast] Cafe 100 (This Post)
- Downtown Hilo
- Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
- [Snack] What’s Shakin
- Akaka Falls State Park
- [Snack] Tex Drive-in
- Waipio Valley Lookout
We ordered 2 loco moco plates, one with breaded ahi and the other with oyako (chicken and egg). We also had miso soup special and guava juice as sides. We didn’t know that the soup came with rice and egg. The portion of each dish was not big, so we were able to finish all the food.
Loco moco is made of steamed rice, gravy, an egg, and meat or fish of the choice. Cafe 100 is the inventor of this dish and have been serving it since 1946. Overall, the loco moco was OK, except that I didn’t really like the idea of gravy on rice.
We actually visited this place in the previous evening after we saw the glowing lava. We took out the Island Girl plate and ate it at the B&B. It came with breaded shrimps and beef teriyaki. The food wasn’t spectacular but acceptable as a USD $8.35 dish. The cafe didn’t really deserve a second visit, but we came again anyway because the fried chicken looked amazing. In the end, we didn’t get fried chicken for breakfast.
It is a very good place for cheap eats. It is also a good place to try out the loco moco, an iconic Hawaiian dish. If you don’t have much money left when you are in Hilo, this place will be your top choice for food. I’ve been here twice so I don’t think I will come back for the third time.
Cafe 100 Info
Address: 969 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA