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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hanapepe Cafe & Espresso Bar Restaurant Review: If you’re lucky enough to be near historic Hanapepe when hunger hits, make a beeline for the Hanapepe Bookstore Café & Espresso Bar. It offers gourmet vegetarian cuisine with an Italian flair and plenty of atmosphere. Located in a funky old drugstore building, it’s comfortably homey and the fare is both tasty and inspired. The weekly changing dinner menu will always surprise you, and reservations are a must. Hawaiian guitar music accompanies the meal. Lunch offers soups, salads and sandwiches that are filling and fresh, while baked goods and a full espresso bar satisfy for breakfast or a snack. The hosts are friendly and low-key. The bookstore has a good magazine rack, and the postcard collection on the wall attests to this eatery’s far-flung fans.