Just Cruisin Coffee

Just Cruisin Coffee – Fill Up on Tasty Drinks and Snacks Between All Your Hilo Adventures
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Whenever you need to fuel up for all your Hilo adventures, just zip on over to Just Cruisin Coffee. You can dine in, get takeout, or even use their drive-through to quickly get your fill of their tasty drinks and snacks galore. No matter how you swing by, the team will send aloha your way, brightening up your day in an instant.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Whether you want to start your day out right or need a midday pick-me-up, you can count on the team at Just Cruisin Coffee to come through in a big way. They’re always happy to whip up hot, iced, and blended coffee on demand, plus tons of other tasty drinks. On top of that, they have filling sandwiches, bagels, and more, all ready to kick your day into high gear.

To get your fill, you can drop by to dine in their cozy eatery – or just ask to get your items to go. In a hurry? You can just swing by the drive-through and get your items without stepping out of the car. If that’s not quite quick enough, call in your order first, and then just drive through to pick it up.

No matter what, the team will offer endless aloha while handcrafting all your selections with gusto. Although they work fast, they never cut corners in whipping up each drink and food item. You can trust that they put their full focus in building bold flavors and rolling out each item with flair.

If you decide to dine inside, you’ll even notice that the team has a lot of fun in their day-to-day, showing their passion for serving the community. Their indoor dining area has a warm, welcoming ambiance as a result, although it’s their outdoor patio that serves as a truly relaxing place to chill out. From that vantage point, you get to see the action going on along Kilauea Avenue while enjoying the good vibes all around.

You absolutely must try their:

Café Au Lait
If you love a ton of cream in your coffee, treat yourself to the stunningly delicious Café Au Lait. Available in 12-, 16-, 20-, and 24-ounce cups, this drink starts with freshly brewed espresso. Then, they add an equal amount of steamed milk plus whatever syrup flavors you want.

Real Fruit Smoothie
Want to get energized for the day but prefer to keep caffeine out of it? Go with a Real Fruit Smoothie instead. You’ll need to pick from all their fresh fruit, including strawberries, bananas, papaya, and pineapple. After that, they’ll blend the fruit with non-fat yogurt and ice to create your tasty drink. If you want to kick it up a notch, ask them to add protein powder as well.

Chicken Mac Nut Sandwich
For all the best island flavors in every last bite, you cannot go wrong with the Chicken Mac Nut Sandwich. They make this lunchtime favorite by mixing up their famous chicken salad featuring mac nuts, celery, and more. Then, they put it on a kaiser roll slathered with rich and creamy pesto. Chips or a fruit of your choice come alongside to bring it all together.

If you want snacks to enjoy in between all your island adventures, consider grabbing a few extra items for later. Their muffins, bagels, danishes, scones, biscotti, and cookies all transport well, making it easy to refuel on demand. They don’t have any packaged grab-and-go drinks, however. So, you might just need to come back through for another round anyway.

Insider Tips:
-Want a free drink for every six you buy? Just ask about their drink punch cards.
-Need to keep your milkshakes, coffee, or Italian sodas sugar-free? Just go with one of their sugar-free syrup flavors, like caramel, peppermint, and kahlua.
-Despite the name, their hard milkshakes do not have any alcohol.
-Extra shots of coffee and flavor are available for an additional charge.