About the Papaʻaloa Country Store & Cafe
Originally Established 1890
The Pāpaʻaloa Country Store & Cafe is family owned and operated business residing in a historic building that is over 130 years old (1890). It was originally built to serve the developing sugar industry which boomed in the islands for over 100 years. Throughout time, this store has served as the center of commerce and community life for the Big Island residents of the beautiful, rural Hāmākua Coast. By 1990, sugar was no longer king but the people who call this home still needed a place to meet each other and their basic needs.
In 2015, the store was restored to ensure that our growing community would continue to have a place to call their own. We are grateful to have the opportunity to honor the past by continuing the legacy of a family owned and operated business.
Hānai brothers, Sol Ammon and Galahad Blyth, work together with their staff to bring about their vision for a vibrant and welcoming hub for residents and visitors alike. We realize this daily through the Aloha Spirit that we share here at the Pāpaʻaloa Country Store & Cafe.