You know how we all have our favourite bakeries? There’s a place for bread and our favourite cafes make the best pastries (at least that’s what we think). If you live in Maui or you’re planning a vacation at the Hawaiian province known for its beauty and splendour, it is important you know the best bakeries where you can always visit for quick fixes and other meals. A cafe or retail bakery is one place you can go for breakfast and lunch.
In this post, we’ll simplify your search with the best bakeries in Maui and tell you the major details you need to know. Read on to find out the top 5 bakeries in Maui, Hawaii.
- T. Komoda Store and Bakery
Talk about legacy and history, T. Komoda ranks high as one of the few century-old brands on the Hawaiian Islands. Established in 1916, this family-owned store is famous for its cream puffs, but the guava filled, light, crispy glazed doughnuts or what is locally called malasadas is a treat you don’t want to miss. Located in the Makawao area of Maui, this spot is a great place for simple eat-ins with family and friends or a quick take-out.
- Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop
You’ll find the doors of this amazing bakery and restaurant open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. While that may be too late for breakfast (or is it, considering you’re on vacation?), their lunch and dinner menu are a delightful blend of deliciousness and excitement. The serene spot in Olowalu is casual and offers a family-style dining experience. They like to call their meals “glorified grandma comfort food”, but I call it a simple delight of freshly-baked breads, sandwiches, fresh salads and a list of savoury pies.
- Sugar Beach Bake Shop
From Malasadas, Muffins and Savoury Pies to MacNut Sticky Buns and a host of desserts like Banana Cream Pie and the delightful Mango cheesecake, this is a haven of pastries, creatively crafted to satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth. Also located at Kihei, this special bakery takes care of your breakfast and lunch needs between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Mondays through Saturdays. While their menu is inspired by local ingredients and flavors, it has an international feel to it, serving all nations and ethnicities with one meal or another.
- Maui Pie
If you love grandma’s pie, then you’re in for a treat, because Maui Pie makes them just like grandma. The heart-warming, delicious homemade pies are not just cultural but also highly creative. Ryan Houghtaling and his wife, Kellee started Maui Pie a few years ago with the desire to give residents and visitors of the beautiful Island a taste of Maui and so much more. It was ranked by Hawaii Magazine in 2017 as the Best New Restaurant and as the best place to get pie in Hawaii by Buzz Feed.
- Maui Bread Company
Located in Kihei on the Maui Island, Maui Bread Company has a blend of local and international recipes and flavors. This Maui bakery has two lines of products, including the Hawaiian Artisan Bread and the German Artisan Bread, both a delight for residents and visitors. While the Hawaiian Artisan Bread has a mixture of Hawaiian, American and Asian influences and tastes, the German Artisan Bread takes its roots in the German and European tastes.
I guess we can say Maui is a complete destination with great scenery, amazing landscape and climate, a thriving tourism, hospitality, and real estate economy, and now- great food. This list has been put together based on customer reviews and my own assessment of the bakeries. You can’t go wrong with any of them.