Leonard's Bakery

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933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI, USA

Leonard's Bakery Honolulu Reviews

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Wonderful malasadas Feb 03, 2010
I had read about Leonard´s Bakery and their delicacies in a guide book and just had to check it out. And I´m very glad I did.

Leonard´s is a Portuguese bakery and they are known for their malasadas. A malasada is a Portuguese confection, a sweet fried dough rolled in sugar and served warm. It looks like a doughnut, but it´s 100 times better. Traditional malasadas contain neither holes nor fillings, but some varieties of malasadas are filled with cream, fruit or chocolate. I ordered the haupia malasada filled with coconut cream. It was YUMMY!!! Try one, you will not be disappointed!

Leonard´s Bakery also sells other types of pastries, cookies, cakes, pies and bread. It all looks delicious.

This success started when Leonard´s grandparents emigrated to Hawaii in 1882. Leonard moved to Honolulu where he worked at a bakery until he founded Leonard´s Bakery in 1952. It was Leonard´s mother who suggested that the bakery made malasadas for a special occasion. It was an immediate hit and a success was born!

They have made cakes for Duke Kahanamoku´s anniversary and for Bob Hope´s 50th Birthday Party.

I can highly recommend this bakery. If you are hooked on their malasadas and you are in Asia they are available in Yokohama in Japan.

Leonard´s Bakery is open Monday-Thursday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm and Friday-Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm.

Leonard´s Bakery
Leonard´s Bakery
kb1008 says:
Awesome! One of my favorite places!
Posted on: Jun 25, 2010
sarahsan says:
I´m so jealous Keith! Would you get one haupia malasada for me please?
Posted on: Feb 28, 2010
sarahsan says:
Yes Christian, it was lovely! Lots of nice calories!!!
Posted on: Feb 28, 2010
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Sugar Coated Sinfulness! May 02, 2008
Leonard's Bakery is the home of malasadas. Malasadas are traditional Portuguese doughnut-like sweet bread brought over to the Hawaiian Islands by immigrant sugar cane workers. Malasadas are typically eaten on Fat Tuesday, the day before the start of Lent. But at Leonard's Bakery, you can have one fresh out of the fryer almost anytime of day.

Malasadas are coated with granulated sugar and their interior is soft, airy, and chewy...YUM. In my opinion, they are best eaten when hot and fresh! At Leonard's, there are several variations on the malasadas such as cinnamon & sugar coating or cream or fruit fillings...but I like the plain sugared one the best.

Leonard's Bakery also has a display case featuring other pastries and baked goods. Plus they also make wedding cakes.

Leonard's can get pretty busy and the parking lot can get jammed but for the malasadas, they ARE worth the wait and hassle!
Malasadas!!! Yummy!!!
Half-eaten malasada
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Posted on: Feb 28, 2010
pinchora says:
this sounds absolutely delicious!
Posted on: Oct 15, 2008
martinikitty13 says:
i've totally been here before! how funny! :)
Posted on: Jul 01, 2008

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