One of the more fun things to do on the Big Island is to grab an outdoor table to enjoy the breezes and the warm air.
Here are two spots that offer comfortable al fresco dining without breakingthe bank.
U Top It is a popular spot for breakfast. Locals and visitors enjoy the poi crepes with a long list of items that "u top it" with.
Merriman's Cafe in Waikoloa offers a wonderful lunch and tapas menu. The outdoor dining area is cool and comfortable.
Big Island (Hawaii)
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Voted #1 Breakfast in Hawaii for a few years, U-Top-It is a slice of Hawaiian cuisine on Ali'i Drive. Their specialty is the Hawaiian Taro PanCrepe - a hybrid of pancake and crepe, made with taro root, which is indigenous to Hawaii. You can have it served with eggs and other savory delights, or served sweet with a myriad of toppings including ice cream or fruits, or served just on its own with a number of syrup choices. Standard omelets and plate lunches are also good choices, with the teriyaki beef plate lunch and Baja omelet being worthy of repeat business. - Nora Dunn