Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Leonards Bakery

Original Art Work
 Sunday morning, I got up nice and early and decided to walk from the hotel to Leonards and back.  Its a little over 1.5 miles each way.  I wanted to make the walk before it got too warm. 

On the way there, I found this wonderfully decorated building on the corner, surrounded by apartments.  The area is one of the older ones in town.
Leonards Baker has been in the same location since 1952.  They are famous for their hot Malasadas.  For those who don't know, they are Portuguese sweet donuts without the holes.  When you get there, you go to the cash register and place your order.  The order goes back into the kitchen and they are made on the spot so when you get your box, the delights are still nice and warm.

Berliner, Breakfast, Bun, Cake, DessertThey come in original (with plain sugar), cinnamon and sugar, or covered with a great Li Hing powder so you get salty with sweet.  They
come stuffed with Halpia or coconut pudding, mango or guava fillings.

When you say Leonards, people know you mean malasadas.  When I was growing up, my grandmother always took us there over on the way home from church to pick them up. A few years ago when I headed over there, I was stopped by a little Chinese lady stopped me to ask "Are you lost?"  I said I was going to Leonards and she smiled and let me go. 

Diamond Head.

On the way back, I got a great view of Diamond Head, an extinct volcano which helped create the island of Oahu.  The sky was so clear, its blue was great.

I love walking because I can see so much. If something is too far, I hop a bus because I can go anywhere for $2.50.  
Library and Ala Wai Canal.

 The picture to the right is taken just on the other side of the Library heading back to the hotel. Off in the distance, is the beginning of the Ala Wai canal which goes from here, behind Waikiki to Ala Moana when it empties out into the sea.
Fountain near elementary school

The whole trip took just under an hour.  I got my morning exercise before breakfast and I enjoyed a fruit salad and one malasada for breakfast.  It was a good trip and well worth it.


  1. I wish your images were clearer, they would do justice to The Old World Bakery. Sounds like you had a great time and enjoyed the bakeries wares. Thanks for sharing with the Pit Stop :)

    Pit Stop Crew!

    1. For some reason, I do not do well taking digital pictures. I keep trying but one of these days I will master taking great pictures. Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comment.