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Leonard's Bakery

933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1434 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808-737-5591
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Ranked #5 of 1,916 restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Elkhart, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

So I read many reviews about how incredible Leonards Bakery is and its a "don't Miss Out" kind of place. Well it was good--the original malasadas, and hot dog wrap. What we didn't care for was the filled malasadas. The line was long both days we were there but it moved along. They are organized and can handle the crowds.We... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We stopped by on a Sunday AM after an early hike up Diamond Head. That is the best advice in this review. If you insist on trying a Malasada during your trip, combine it with a hike up diamond head. It's not only nearby, it will also help you burn off this greasy, local treat. Up until my most recent... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Leonard's Bakery malasadas are a must when visiting Honolulu. On our first visit we ordered the 'traditional' (no filling) malasadas that I enjoyed while growing up here. On our second visit we tried the 'puffs' (with filling). Both types were delicious!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I made a special trip to Leonard's as had read so much about it. Coming from New Zealand I was thinking that the flavoured fillings of the malasadas would be fresh and real. When we saw that the flavour of the day was pineapple we thought being in Hawaii surely it will be made with fresh ingredients( the cream filling)... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I have been several times and everything is great. If you are gong for malasadas, always pic kip at least on if the filled flavors of the month. Haupia, is my favorite, but I have had the others and the pineapple and guard are great. I really do not like filled things, but these are worth trying. If you do... More

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Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I can't ever go home to Hawaii without getting Malasadas from Leonard's. On the first morning of our visit, my husband and I were up super early because of the time difference. So we went to Diamond Head and watched the sun come up and then headed to Leonard's. Amazingly, there was no line at all and it was Saturday... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped at Leonard's because it was on the road to our hotel and got a selection (haupia (coconut), pineapple, chocolate and plain custard) of malasadas for breakfast after our Diamond Head hike. I have nothing to compare theirs to since we didn't get a chance to stop anywhere else but the service was great - prompt and efficient. They're... More

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Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

It was worth it! Leonard's is a must do when in Honolulu. We bought malasasdas and their sweet bread to use for toast on Maui. Great last stop before island hopping.

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Floral Park, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Leonard's was recommended to us by friends who've been here, specifically for their Malasadas (Portuguese donuts). They were definitely worth the stop, and the wait (they're made fresh for each order). For donut lovers, these are something new and delightful - sugar coated, cinnamon sugar coated, plain, filled - - they're all great. Would definitely return for a treat next... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Leonard's is a ways from the beaches but well worth it. Be prepared for a line. The Malasadas were delicious. We got some with the filling (puffs) but we didn't think the filling added much to the Malasadas. If you are going for the filling get the flavor of the month. We had pineapple filling and it was better than... More

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