Top Bakery Ideas on Kauai’s East Side

Kauai provides many options for fresh baked pastries, breads and local specialties. A local term, broke-da-mout’ (really, really good) is often applied to cinnamon rolls, manapua, sticky buns, bear claws, fresh breads and croissants. Enjoy these with a cup of coffee or tea at any of these spots.

First Light Coffee and Juice Bar: Located at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort, fuel up for your morning with a variety of freshly made-to-order smoothies, teas, nitro cold brew coffee, fresh pastries and sandwiches. Great pool view and ocean orientation. Open 5:30 am until noon. (808) 822-3455 


Haole Girl Island Sweets: Known across Kauai for its mouth-watering baked goods, Haole Girl Island Sweets serves up amazing choices Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Coconut Marketplace Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm. Farm-to-table baked goods made fresh daily using hand-selected sustainable and organic materials from across Kauai are its specialty. The menu changes depending upon seasonal availability.    (808) 822-2253




Melt in the mouth Malasadas

Passion Bakery Café:  Located in Kapaa at Kinipopo Shopping Village (4-356 Kuhio Hwy #121), Passion Bakery Café is a wholesale and retail bakery. Cookies, Pasties, and Croissants and scones are hand made with using high quality, fresh ingredients which can be enjoyed along with a Coffee, Espresso, or Tea. Pork malasadas (steamed dough surrounding tender pork) are made fresh every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Also specializing in daily plate lunch specials and gourmet made from scratch pizzas.  Open every day except Sunday, from 6 am, to 7 pm. (808) 821-0060. Order at the Café.


Pono Bakery and Cafe: Located the heart of Old Kapaa Town at 4-1298 Kuhio Hwy, this new cafe is owned by a retired fisherman and a coffee aficionado. Put together, these two produce extraordinary coffee drinks and an amazing choice of baked goods such as pies, scones, specialty pastries, doughnuts, crab rolls, pork manapua (steamed dough with tender pork filling), plus breakfast and lunch offerings. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dine in or take out, (808) 431-4707


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