Leonard's Bakery

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu
  • Albert L.
    "Try the Malasada - Made hot and fresh when you order."(128 Tips)
    Christina C.
    "Cinnamon sugar malasadas and white haupia cake are amazing"(10 Tips)
    Christina A.
    "Super yummy freshly made donuts with different fillings!"(19 Tips)
    Marissa C.
    "Try the Malasadas - Breakfast of champions #HiLife"(4 Tips)
221 Tips and reviews
  • malasadas
  • donuts
  • haupia
  • casual
  • family-friendly
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  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 27
    You may think you traveled to Hawaii for the beach and palm trees, but you’re really there for the doughnuts. In particular, the malasadas, Portuguese-style fried dough coated with cinnamon. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • *🌴Cheryl G🌴 🌸😍🌸
    *🌴Cheryl G🌴 🌸😍🌸April 13
    Been here 100+ times
    Leonards bakery is famous for their malasada's. It's Portuguese style donuts, there come plain or with different custards inside like guava, macadamia nut, chocolate, pineapple and many other choices
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Valerie L.
    Valerie LeJanuary 10, 2015
    Great service! The malasadas were all good. We got original, cinnamon sugar, and li hing. The malasada puffs were ok but I prefer it without the filling.
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanSeptember 26, 2014
    Got 2 original, 2 cinnamon, a custard filled and a coconut filled along with a cocoa cream puff and a hotdog pao doce! Sugar and food overload! Go after a sunrise hike at Diamond Head!
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MichaelOctober 2, 2013
    Eat here & you'll never eat a pastry anywhere else. Dunkin or Krispy cant hold a candle to this place. The malasadas (Portuguese fried dough) were so warm, sweet & doughy! Melts in your mouth! A++++!!
  • Yasmine
    YasmineJune 27, 2013
    eat them hot! so fluffy & delicious. Original sugar was better than the cinnamon. They also have dole pineapple soft serve, which was a nice treat instead of going to the dole plantation for it.
  • Jackson
    JacksonJune 20, 2013
    The cinnamon sugar malasadas were delicious. They were light and airy without filling. We also tried custard-filled flavors vanilla and coconut. The cinnamon without filling won hands down for us.
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BJuly 2
    Avoid the chocolate-filled malasadas; in their place, check out haupia, custard, and lilkoi (or any other flavor of the month).
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Etienne R.
    Etienne RichardApril 5, 2014
    Always take at least 1 fla or of the month, 1 of your choice and 1 long john (althought their chocolate eclairs are also quite good), then you will have 3 pieces of awesome pastries.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Try the famed malasadas—a Portuguese deep-fried confection, like a jelly donut. Served warm and covered in sugar, they tend to be filled with a mango cream this time of year. Read more
  • Mikey D.
    Mikey Da RozaJanuary 22, 2014
    Best Malasadas I've ever had. Warm, fresh and piped with cream, rolled in sugar or both. Not to be missed if visiting Ohau.
  • Sam A.
    Sam ApunaNovember 13, 2012
    There is nothing better than the Haupia Malasadas and the daily specials will never disappoint. But be sure to bring a friend who can stay in the car to double park, cause parking is limited.
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiFebruary 22, 2015
    Malasadas are not to be missed. Get the original and the puffs.
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Julie .
    $30 for 24 piece dobash cake! Pretty decoration and so light and ono! We added mini chocolate chips on top cuz we crazy!!  [ Happy Birthday to my budz, Toby!!! ]
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 26, 2011
    Leonard Rego started baking malasadas (Portuguese pastries similar to doughnuts) at his bakery in the 1950s. His son continues the tradition, serving the rolled-sugar pastries hot from the oven.
  • Carmen
    CarmenMarch 10, 2015
    The pecan mini tarts are great for breakfast and the brownies are good anytime. They also serve regular lunch and dinner, really glad I found them!
  • Amelia S.
    Amelia StorerAugust 30, 2015
    The malasadas were a real treat! Try one with cinnamon sugar.
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Danica C.
    Danica CheungJanuary 4, 2014
    We tried all 8 flavors of the malasadas. Our favorite is the Li-hing sugar. U should try it!
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 11, 2010
    A must on the list of things to do for first time visitors or regulars, the best ‘donut’ in this world, it is malasades – a Portuguese sweet dough fried. -Heather Hurlbert, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Brian K.
    Brian KorhummelJuly 31, 2013
    Had never been - ordered a dozen regular and half dozen custard. Pretty damn good but I way over ordered laugh 2-3 is all you need.
  • Kimo J.D. S.
    Malasadas must be eaten while they are hot! The occasional specialty fillings are a nice twist too, mmm ono!
  • JennyJenny
    JennyJennyJuly 3, 2015
    Order all the malasada types. You won't regret it.
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Paul T.
    Paul TorondekOctober 31
    Parking can be tricky, but you'll probably find a spot if you circle the block a bit. Don't be intimidated by any crowds, the lines go very quick!
  • Mia F.
    Mia FerrerNovember 14, 2015
    Ok.. I know I've written a review before giving its praises but I hv officially tried several malasadas on Oahu and I hv to say. Still hands down the very best..total recommendation.🙌🏽👍🏼
  • Ida P.
    Ida ParasSeptember 27
    Guava filled malasada puffs are so good! Definitely a must try. Try ordering all the flavors so you can try all the unique tastes
  • DFB
    DFBSeptember 13, 2013
    The parking can be a challenge but don't let it scare you away. I make it a point to stop here on my annual visits. So worth it to come here.
  • Rainbow D.
    Rainbow Drive-InSeptember 14, 2012
    Every month there's a new flavor. But the bakery always has custard and dobash fillings -- both are a nice change from the usual sugar-coated malasada.
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungFebruary 24, 2015
    Li hing mui flavor! Salty and sour to compliment the sweetness.
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Andy W.
    Andy WangAugust 1
    Gotta eat it fresh. Get original with filling of your choice
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SorrellMay 21, 2015
    You're obviously here for a malasada. Don't resist. Just do it. Go with a mixed variety dozen. Just do it. Yummmmm!
  • Ernest T.
    The filled malasadas are fabulous, we got the macadamia nut filled, the flavor of the month which was Guava. All were delicious.
  • DQ F.
    DQ FourteenfoodsOctober 18, 2011
    Words can't describe the deliciousness that is a malasades. Order the plain sugar. Period. If you cone to Oahu and don't stop here, you're crazy.
  • Tracey W.
    Tracey WApril 12, 2013
    I'm not usually a donut person, but these are amazing! They give you a piping hot one and it is delicious!
  • DFB
    DFBSeptember 13, 2013
    A must try is the banana which is the flavor of the month for Sept. The haupia is amazing too!
  • Kat M.
    Kat MaribaoAugust 27, 2014
    Malasadas are a must! They are a good size and a great price!
  • Jennifer A.
    LOVE the fresh, hot malasadas! I like the plain original or else with dobash or haupia filling. YUM!
  • Carolyn K.
    Carolyn KiperJanuary 3, 2013
    Leonard's is always hoppin'... it's no wonder though, they're the best bakery ever!! Their malasadas are the bomb!!
  • Irene L.
    Irene LiuDecember 22, 2012
    It's all good here but they are famous for hot malasadas. Get them in a box if you're not eating them right away (so they won't get soggy).
  • Amberrose W.
    Amberrose Wb 🌹🌹August 10
    Been here 5+ times
    The custard filled malasada is amazing!!! The haupia filled one taste the same as the macadamia one....
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OJanuary 29
    Just go here!!!! Get the Li hing malasada! AMAZING
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Tiffany Y.
    Tiffany YeeMay 19, 2011
    I was here when the malasada special flavor was banana - super delicious!!! The coconut was good too but banana > coconut :]
  • Albert L.
    Albert LJuly 22, 2012
    Try the Malasada - Made hot and fresh when you order. Try the coconut or passion fruit filling!
  • Jeremy J. L.
    Try the Li-Hing donuts they are a taste foreign to most and delicious to the taste buds!
  • ACM
    ACMAugust 20, 2011
    Best ever! Line is quick. They have vanilla, chocolate, coconut mustard Malasadas and the flavor of the month!
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofAugust 5, 2015
    Get li hing, get custard-filled, get whatever else you like (it's all delicious)—just get an original malasada first to experience its pure perfection.
  • Ted G.
    Ted GrubbApril 28, 2015
    Made-to-order cream filled doughnuts with flavors like custard, mango, passion fruit. go, Go, GO!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KassAugust 14, 2014
    Have to come here for the one of a kind malasadas. The cream filled are a bit rich for my taste. ..stick with the original.
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KamJanuary 27, 2011
    One of the most delicious desserts on Oahu. My favorite is the plain sugar malasadas! Get a dozen and enjoy!
  • David M.
    David M.November 21, 2015
    Malasadas are an institution here, accept no substitutes, try the original and the Ono.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GushardJuly 3, 2012
    Absolutely not to be missed. They have a food truck that travels around the island too.
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