Leonard’s Bakery – Honolulu, Hawaii

Leonard’s came recommended to me by a friend who said I should try the malasadas. Malasadas are Portuguese “doughnuts” with creamy filling. But before we get into the specifics, let me tell you about the bakery itself. The bakery is a bit dated- think New Town and thats what it kind of looks like. They make other bakery items: cupcakes,  cakes and other sweets. They also sell t-shirts, stickers and bags. Apparently they also have a roaming truck as well but during my time here, I didnt see it. Now the other thing- despite its ghetto appearance, this place is PACKED. I was right at the door and the line bent twice before the front, there was also a formidable line forming behind me. So we ordered several malasadas- custard, banana, chocolate, cinnamon and haupia (coconut). To be competely honest, we only got to try four of them. The custard, chocolate, cinnamon and haupia. The malasada is a thinly battered “doughnut” with a chockful of filling. It’s rolled in sugar and guess what? It’s freakin heaven when it’s fresh. Definitely try this out if you’re in the area.

Food:
The malasadas are the primary seller at this bakery and they’re great. I didnt try much else so I can’t say what the other treats taste like.

Ambiance:
Kind of ghetto.

Value:
About $1.25-$1.50 per pastry and they’re fairly large and filled.

Service:
Service is quick, the ladies working up front are friendly and get things done quick.

OVERALL: 

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