Environmentally-Minded Practices

We strive to do our part to care for our 'āina and minimize our carbon footprint. Here are a handful of the environmentally-minded practices we maintain -

  • All our to-go boxes, cups, and cutlery are made from 100% compostable material.
  • Our tall, clear beverage straws are made from corn and 100% compostable. We are currently in the process of phasing out traditional cocktail straws and switching to 100% compostable straws for our cocktails as well.
  • We use all-natural soaps and cleaning products as much as possible.
  • We believe in serving food that is grown here, not flown here, sourcing locally as much as possible. Our kitchen manager estimates that 85% of our ingredients are locally sourced. 
  • We recycle all eligible waste and give our food waste to a local pig farmer to use as slop.
  • The Surfrider Foundation has recognized Hilo Bay Cafe as an ocean-friendly restaurant.
  • Our used cooking oil is recycled through Pacific Biodiesel as a part of their Restaurants for Renewables program.