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Roadhouse Cafe is a little cafe in downtown Kealakekua. If you aren't paying attention you just might miss it. Run by a husband and wife team (she runs the front and he cooks), Roadhouse has pictures that reflect their love of motorcycle riding. Their bike was actually parked right outside the restaurant.
Open for lunch, Roadhouse offers a vast array of hot lunch offerings. This is not your typical Hawaiian plate lunch sort of place. They have decent number of lunch that change daily, which explains why I wasn't able to get a menu. Aside from the lunch items they offer an equal number of bakery items. There are a couple of large cases that are filled with pastries. A local woman stopped us to comment to us on how good all of the desserts were, Kona Lime pie, carrot cake, honu bars, lilikoi cheesecake and a decadent looking cheesecake within a brownie.
Cal had: an All Beef Sausage Roll - Hot Louisiana link sausage wrapped in phyllo with cheddar, onions and New Orleans style Muffelata relish and mustard.
Macaroni salad with each dish - tasty and unlike any I've had before, with scallions, olives, celery, carrots, parsley
Honu bar - macadamia and caramel
Veggie "burger" - not your traditional veggie burger; you could actually identify the assorted veggies within it and could tell it was made fresh. It was topped with cheddar, onion, tomatoes and sundried tomato aoili.
Additional options on the limited lunch menu included Thai sweet chili chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich daily special, Phyllo parcels with fillings that change - today's selection was a greek style, and tomato soup with rice
There is a number of tables as well as a few outside. The prices are reasonable. I think what I liked most is that the food was different from the plate lunch, yet also different from what I eat at home, in Cleveland. For lunch I think the food shows a lot of thought. It's a great place for a low key and inexpensive lunch.
79-7399 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI 96750