The town of Hilo is filled with shops, small art galleries and installations, and quaint cafes and coffee shops. One such place, Hilo Shark's Coffee Shop, offers coffee and a nice selection of food, too. No encounters with the aquatic variety of sharks in this small cafe - you are the only one who gets to devour anything at Hilo Sharks.
I appreciated a sandwich wrap from their outdoor seating on my way out of town to one of the beaches. Local flavors and an earth-conscious business make the experience feel as good as it tastes.