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Leonard's Bakery

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1434
808-737-5591
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5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best malasadas

We always stop here multiple times each visit. The first stop is usually right after we get our rental car at the airport. There are many varieties that are all cooked to order but my favorite is still the original nice and hot and covered with sugar and cinnamon. Don't be put off by the crowds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Blouie888
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We always stop here multiple times each visit. The first stop is usually right after we get our rental car at the airport. There are many varieties that are all cooked to order but my favorite is still the original nice and hot and covered with sugar and cinnamon. Don't be put off by the crowds outside. These people have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This place is like stepping back in time. A customer actually said it hadn't changed in the 40 years since she had last visited! The malasadas are divine - made when you order them - so you receive them warm and delicious. For Aussie travellers, they are like large cinnamon donuts with your choice of filling! They also sell a... More 

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Wisconsin
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Their original malasadas are a sugary sweet roll that's very unextraordinary. Yes they're made fresh but the dough tasted slightly raw. They don't put enough cinnamon on the cinnamon version and the chocolate in the chocolate version tastes like artiFicially sweetened pudding. I can't understand why this donut has exploded in popularity. Italian cuduridi is so much better!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a local landmark. When we arrived, I was worried that they had sold out - the counters and shelves were pretty bare. Turns out the famous masaladas (sp?) are made to order. We had ours filled with custard - mine was macadamia, think the others had mango and coconut. One is enough to cause your arteries to complain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Leonard's one afternoon to try their famous malasadas/doughnuts. The place was busy and parking is a challenge but we solved this by my husband driving around the block a couple of times while my daughter and I went inside. First - look the "retro"/original look and hope they never modernize the exterior parts. Inside we found a... More 

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San Diego, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our airport shuttle driver recommended this place, and we were glad he did. We ordered a dozen of these donuts (half filled, half not), and they were very good. I preferred the filled ones, but they were all good. They have a different flavor than American donuts, more "bready", but a great treat for all.

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TerraFirma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

These malasadas at Leonard's are the tastiest doughnuts we've ever had! They're the best when fresh. You would really want to eat them quickly when hot.You can also choose from lots of types including Original, chocolate, custard, li hing, and more! Make sure you check out the flavor of the month too, sometimes they have really interesting flavors. This month's... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Wow got to go it is a favorite spot for locals and WOW! fresh hot mad to order and melts in your mouth!

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Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Made fresh as you order them. I would recommend this bakery highly. The long line of customers says it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Delicious treat! Reason why other doughnut shops aren't needed here. Spoil yourself & sample these awesome treats. Honolulu is known for these for a very good reason.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1434
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: 808-737-5591

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?