Evolution Bakery & Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 21 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Bagels, Dessert + 2 more
80% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

75-5813 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 331-1122
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    3 ratingAugust 11, 2017

    Bagels ok, tasted more like English muffins. Whole bakery is vegan, so cream cheese is vegan, too. Lots of reading materials on going vegetarian.

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    5 ratingMay 08, 2017

    Knowledgeable friendly staff. Lots of gluten free options and all vegan.

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    1 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    Not sure how this can be safe when they cook with gluten in the same kitchen daily

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2016

    Celiac friendly! Amazing pancakes and smoothies are a perfect way to start your day! We ended up going here for breakfast two out of our five days on the Big Island. Amazing!

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    Wauw please go here if you're in Kona. they have 3 different gluten free bagels, pancakes, lots of cookies and pizza. yummie!

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    3 ratingOctober 08, 2016

    Gluten free but definitely shares a kitchen with a pizza place. Flour is everywhere so make sure you state you are celiac and they will take extra precautions.

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

    wonderful staff and amazing bagels

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2016

    Amazing food and the staff was very accommodating. I can't have gluten, dairy, or soy and they made me gluten free vegan pancakes with almond milk instead of soy in the batter. I was full after the first one but couldn't stop eating!! My family also got the bagels which were the best gf bagels I've ever had. 10/10 would recommend

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    Our son said they were the best GF pancakes he ever had!!!

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    1 ratingMay 11, 2016

    Reviews say Celiac friendly but when I walked up to the counter they said in all seriousness "Then I suggest you leave immedately because gluten is flying all around here. Leave right now." I thought it was a joke at first but he was serious (and incredibly rude). NOT CELIAC SAFE.

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    4 ratingMarch 03, 2016

    upfront: I ate a bagel from here (along with pizza from Get Sum on same day) and had food poisoning. I don't know if the food poisoning was from the bagel or pizza (but I bet pizza). OTHERWISE...I had cookies from this joint a couple days in a row and they were very good. wish they serve breakfast longer, as I was never able to try it, and that they had a few more GF treats (its mainly cookies), but not a bad stop.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2016

    The Gandhi is my favorite.

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    5 ratingJanuary 16, 2016

    Love this place! Great gf pancakes. The latte is tasty with coconut milk. Lots of gf treats as well.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    Update - Awesome Gluten Free pancakes!!!The owners of the former Upcountry Bakery in Captain Cook closed up shop, moved into Kailua-Kona and opened a new place called "Evolution Bakery & Cafe" at the Coconut Grove Marketplace. Same yummy gluten free bagels made fresh daily. Great toasted or as a sandwich. Lots of other gluten free organic baked goods including brownies and banana bread. Juices and smoothies. Friendly, helpful staff. They also make gluten free pizza crust for the pizza place next door. Be sure to check it out!

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2015

    Awesome! I love the date bars and all the gluten-free options here.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2015

    We were very happy with the food at the bakery and the pizza. I can eat gluten but my family cannot. I could not tell the difference between the regular and gluten free pancakes. Lots of other GF baked goods too. The pizza was large with a thin & crispy crust that tasted great! They were careful about avoiding cross contamination and none of my family members got sick. Highly recommend this place!

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    3 ratingFebruary 19, 2015

    Great bagels! Pancakes looked great, but tree nut allergy kept us from trying them (almond flour)

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2014

    Delicious GIANT GF cookies with GF/vegan cookie options! We stopped in every morning for GF/vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips-- the moistest, yummiest I've ever had! Chewy GF bagels, and kombucha on tap! My boys and I were in heaven :)

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2014

    I went in and had breakfast there and I got the warrior sandwich on a gluten free bagel! It was amazing! It was the first time I had a bagel since being gluten free! I even bought more bagels to take home with me!

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    2 ratingJanuary 29, 2014

    I was so excited to go try this place out. Gluten free bagels are only available until 1130. They were out of gluten free flour for their pizza. They had huge gluten free cookies, but I wasn't interested in sweets. Left disappointed.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert


  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
7 am - 11:30 am
7 am - 11:30 am
7 am - 11:30 am
7 am - 11:30 am
7 am - 11:30 am
7 am - 11:30 am
7 am - 11:30 am
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