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The 10 Best Bakeries in Hawai'i

Erin Kain | March 26, 2021 | Food & Drink

From artisanal bread and flaky pastry to cake bombs and cruffins, this list of Hawai'i's top bakeries will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Pipeline Bakery Monster Cookies

Treat your inner child to a monster cookie at Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery.

Breadshop

While the made-from-scratch focaccia and brioche breads are clear fan favorites, the remaining baked goods also boast a made-fresh guarantee. The world-class bakers make this possible by baking in small batches throughout the day and donating leftovers to various food pantries at the end of each night. 3408 Waialae Ave., O‘ahu, breadsbybreadshop.com

Brug Bakery

This breadcentric bakery boasts over 70 different handcrafted bread items made fresh every day. Pro tip: Co-owner Alberto Fernandez recommends the sausage roll made with soft Japanese dough wrapped around local Arabiki sausage. 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., O‘ahu, 808.945.2200, brugbakery.com

Hanalei Bread Company

Check out this happening organic bakery and coffee house in the heart of Hanalei, now serving grab-and-go items—think freshly made hummus and quinoa salads—perfect for long days at the beach. 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Kaua‘i, 808.826.6717, hanaleibreadco.com

Brug Bakery Raisin Bread

Stop by Brug Bakery to sample some of their best-selling raisin bread.

JJ2 Bakery

Using Asian ingredients combined with French techniques, this eatery evokes an effortless harmony between east and west. Fan favorites include the pineapple bun with buttermilk and bacon cheese bread. 1440 Kapiolani Blvd., O‘ahu, 808.942.0888, jjsquaredbakery.com

La Palme D’or

From seasonal desserts to buttery croissant sandwiches, this patisserie does it all. Treat yourself to the decadent Tropical Fromage, a creamy coconut cheesecake topped with lilikoi mango mousse. 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., O‘ahu, 808.941.6161, lapalmedorhawaii.com

Mother Bake Shop

This bakery is famous for its artisan organic sourdough breads, cruffins (croissant dough cooked into muffin shapes and filled with local fruit curds) and savory pastries. For spring, owner and baker Kristina Swenson-Stewart is excited to debut a new item: filled cream puffs. 131 Hekili St., Ste. 101, O'ahu, 808.379.0076, motherbake.shop

Pipeline bakeshop malasadas

The malasadas at Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery are a must-have.

Passion Bakery Cafe

Serving baked goods alongside mouthwatering plate lunches and pizzas, this one-stop shop truly does it all. Sample the spicy Jalapeno Popper breakfast sandwich, a local fan favorite, served with eggs, mozzarella cheese and chipotle aioli. 4-356 Kuhio Highway, Ste. 121, Kaua‘i, 808.821.0060, passionbakeries.com

Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery

With a schedule of flavors that rotate each week, there is no room for bland pastries here. Our top pick? The cake bombs, miniature cakes made from scratch and glazed by hand, are absolutely superb. 3632 Waialae Ave., Ste. 102, O‘ahu, 808.738.8200, pipelinebakeshop.com

Punalu'u Bake Shop baking

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous spread from Punalu'u Bake Shop.

Punalu’u Bake Shop

For spring, this local hot-spot will feature three specialty sweet rolls in traditional, taro and guava flavors colored with yellow, purple or pink pastels. Says general manager Connie Koi, “They’re great for sliders or to be paired with your favorite tropical jam.” H1-11 Highway, Hawai‘i Island, 808.929.7343, bakeshophawaii.com

T. Komoda Store & Bakery

This hot spot has been a local fave for over a century, and it is easy to see why. We recommend stopping by early as the cream puffs, stick donuts, long Johns and malasadas are just a few of the top-billers that regularly sell out before noon. 3674 Baldwin Ave., Maui, 808.572.7261



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Photography by: Photos courtesy of: Pipeline Bakery & Creamery; Brug Bakery; Punalu'u Bake Shop