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Well known bakery on Moloka'i island, Hawaii
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Hawaiian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure if the alley hot bread is part of the bakery but I didn't know where else to do this review. If someone didn't tell me exactly how to do this I would've missed out. Facing the bakery, there is an alley to...the right. Open only at night from 7-9pm when very dark and secluded (if it feels like you're in the wrong place, you are in the right place, just keep going! Refer to my photos...) Turn left down a covered driveway/hallway to get to the counter. The experience was fun because the person I was with kept saying "let's just turn around, it's not open" but I went a little bit further and there it was. The lady taking our order was friendly. It was served fast and super fresh! We mixed mango and guava jams. It was over the top completely, but an interesting experience.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed July 7, 2020

You can always find the good places to eat when you see mostly locals eating there. This place is a landmark bakery and breakfast restaurant. The ambiance is a little old school but the food is delicious. We had one of their breakfast specials with...Taro Pancakes, eggs and your choice of meat with coffee. So good. Must try when in Kaunakakai.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 22, 2020 via mobile

I’ve been all around the world but have yet to step foot on an island just 7.5 miles away from Maui: The island of Molokai. Some say I’m not missing out on anything, but I disagree. I love to experience new places, from its people,...to its beaches, to its eateries. So how did I end up writing a review on the infamous Kanemitsu Bakery? The People Who Clean company of Maui generously donated loaves of bread to healthcare workers on Maui! THE GOODS: Molokai Enriched Bread (plain, no filling) I’ve heard about it for ages but never tried it until now. I’m not a “bread person” or fanatic per se, as it’s just something that holds other foods together or served as a filler before your entrée. Don’t get me wrong as a few have floored me, like that good sourdough which held up my eggs benedict at Kitchen Story (restaurant) in San Francisco. This sucker is hefty at one whole pound! But cut into it and it’s light and fluffy as can be. I asked others how they ate theirs. Some warmed it up then lathered with butter and jelly while others stated that the cream-filled ones are to die for. I simply sliced an end off and spread some strawberry preserve on it. It was good – soft and airy but there was no wow-factor for me. It was just… bread. Perhaps I should’ve used a more creative topping/preparation or need to have it pre-filled by the bakery (with strawberry, blueberry, butter, crème cheese or cinnamon flavors according to pictures) to knock me off my feet. OVERALL: While I totally appreciate the 5-star gesture from PWC Hawaii, the Kanemitsu’s bread is a 3-star for me.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed May 9, 2020

Really enjoyed coming here most mornings for coffee and a donut, baked fresh and the staff was extremely nice and friendly. Would highly recommend visiting this bakery while in Molokai. They have fresh bread made each night and you can visit the back alley and...they will give you some. Check with the staff to find out the time they will be doing the bread in the alley, each night is different.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

The restaurant was understaffed on the day of our visit -- one waitress and one cook. So we had a long wait for our meal. We passed the time chatting with a very nice couple from Colorado who were seated at the next table. The...interior of the restaurant is plain. There were quite a few flies in the place, but fans strategically placed throughout the dining area kept the insects at bay. I ordered iced tea which came out right away. It was black, freshly-brewed and refreshing. My husband ordered a Diet Coke. The waitress told him that he would need to get it from the vending machine, and advised him that he'd need to hit the "Sprite" button in order to get Diet Coke. He opted for a glass of water instead. I had the kim chee fried rice. I'd ordered my eggs poached easy, but they came out hard. The meal would have been better with runny yolks, but the rice was tasty with nice bits of diced BBQ pork in it. Not too spicy. The vinegar flavor in the rice was surprising at first, until I reminded myself what I was eating. It was a lot of food, and I couldn't finish it all. My husband had ham and eggs. His ham was juicy, though a bit too salty. He got a large portion of scrambled eggs -- probably four eggs -- that looked liked they'd been cooked on the griddle. The hash browns appeared to be a pre-formed and previously frozen patty. Diners pay at the counter after finishing their meals. The restaurant accepts credit cards. After we ate, we visited the bakery counter and got a couple of sweet treats to take with us for later in the day.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our way to the airport. We looked through the display (wanting to try everything) and ordered a cherry pastry and a glazed donut (because by 9 a.m. they were already sold out of taro donuts). Wow! We were...blown away by the flavor and texture of both items. There's so much more we want to try when we visit next: the taro donuts, the pancakes served for breakfast (including taro pancakes) and the evening hot bread!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

This place really knows how to cook a great breakfast. I ate there 3 times during my visit to Molokai & left there very satisfied each time. Service is a little slow but then again,, you are in Molokai where the pace of life is...slowed down. Restaurant is open til 1 pm each day except Tuesday. The bakery has delicious pastries to buy. I especially liked their taro donuts.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

My husband and I went to get hot bread on a rainy night. Pretty fun! One "loaf" is huge, so don't make the mistake that we made and get two for just the two of us. All sorts of fillings to choose from. Park in...front of the bakery and walk along the alley (well lit) on the side and you'll find a walk up window. Relax and eat and try to look like a local!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

This was our first stop before heading out for the day. Oh my, my husband ordered a pastry which was custard filled and he said it tied for first with a treat from grandma's on maui.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

All different baked goods. Although we didn't dine here they have different plates and meals. Looks like all the girls work hard to get you what you want

Date of visit: January 2020
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Ted: The bakery does not offer catamaran tours. I assume by catamaran, you are referring to replicas of the twin hulled voyaging canoes used by Polynesians for long distance ocean voygs. In the past few decades, replcas... More
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