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Leonard's Bakery

933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI - (808) 737-5591
Posted By Tara on 1/12/2006 11:46:00 PM
I went to Hawaii for the first time. My twin sister served as my guide (by phone - she was in Seattle). She'd recently spent about a month in Honolulu and knew where everything was (along with every street name). I asked her if there was anything she wanted me to bring back. Chocolate macadamia nuts perhaps? She told me she'd already had everything - except the famous malasadas.

So my baby and I took a bus over to Leonard's bakery. They were closing in one hour and I was coming from Kuhio! I went as far as the bus would take me. Then I ran with my baby in hand the remaining blocks. I made it with 15 minutes to spare.

I purchased six guava malasadas, and an extra to taste. Then I sat outside on a bench and tasted my very first malasada. My sister must have overhyped it, I figured - I mean it's just a doughnut, right? WRONG! I took one bite, then went right back into the bakery and ordered a dozen more, along with a "Got Malasada" bumper sticker. I spent all the cash I had.

Hot malasadas, warm airy fluffy pastry with guava custard inside, not too sweet - just right. I love it best fresh from the bakery. Now everytime I go to Honolulu I have to visit Leonard's just for the malasadas. They also come in chocolate and custard, but I like the guava the best. Visit if you have the chance!

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This beautiful one has a chocolate filling.
"This beautiful one has a chocolate filling."
Stephen Rushmore


Sam Cadelina checks on a batch of malasadas frying in hot oil at Leonard's Bakery in Honolulu
"Sam Cadelina checks on a batch of malasadas frying in hot oil at Leonard's Bakery in Honolulu"
Stephen Rushmore


Light and fluffy drenched in cinnamon sugar.
"Light and fluffy drenched in cinnamon sugar."
Stephen Rushmore


Be sure to order the Malasadas.
"Be sure to order the Malasadas."
Stephen Rushmore


Leonard's sign looks as old as the restaurant.
"Leonard's sign looks as old as the restaurant."
Stephen Rushmore



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