A few years ago Island Lava Java put cloth tablecloths, added live music and maintained their higher prices and classed it up a bit. They have a charmed location right on the water’s edge where you can watch the waves come rolling in. An idyllic location.
Their menu mainly consists of coffee, croissants and some light fare for lunch and supper. It’s not so much the food that is the point of attraction as the location. It really is in the heart of Kona night life, 20 feet from the shore and enough ambiance to make any meal worthwhile.