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What’s Shakin’ Near Onomea Bay

April 27, 2015, 2:28 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 12:07 PM
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If you’re traveling North of Hilo and find yourself in Pepeekeo Town, definitely make a stop at What’s Shakin’ near Onomea Bay. This adorable outdoor cafe is one of Hawai’i’s sweetest little hidden gems, offering up a handful of tasty healthy plates, fresh fruit smoothies, and lots of Hawaiian homestyle charm.

This is a great spot to stop for a relaxing break from the road, and have a chance to hangout in a natural Big Island tropical farm setting. Here, you can make some new friends, and grab a quick bite when venturing to Akaka Falls, the Botanical Garden, or traveling to and from Waikoloa and Hilo on the scenic Highway 19.

The menu at What’s Shakin’ is as cute as the venue with exciting entrees like the Rockin’ Roast Beef Sandwich, the Kickin’ Chicken Wrap, the Ultimate Garden Burger, and their super ono locally made tamales. What’s Shakin’ also offers rotating daily specials full of locally grown produce, Big Island meats, and fresh caught seafood. All guests will surely savor their fresh baked breads and desserts; banana mini loafs, pineapple muffins, macadamia nut honey bran muffins, gourmet cookies, and yummy macadamia nut pie.

The fruit smoothies at this Big Island locale are some of the best on the island. With a combination of 100% tropical fruits grown on the What’s Shakin’ Farm and delicious island juices, you can’t go wrong with options like the Onomea Sunrise (fresh strawberry, banana, orange), Groovy Guava (fresh guava, strawberry, papaya, banana, orange and apple juice), Peanut Braddah (banana, peanut butter, chocolate), or the Lava Java (coffee, banana, and chocolate). For an added health kick, ask them to add a shot of their Hawaiian-cultured spirulina.

What’s Shakin’ is open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm, and can be found at 27-999 Old Mamalahoa Highway in Pepeekeo.

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