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“Quaint Breakfast stop”
Review of Moana Bakery & Cafe - CLOSED

Moana Bakery & Cafe
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hana Highway
Transit: Bus - 35 - Haiku Islander. Get off in Paia and walk up Baldwin Avenue.
Dallas
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Quaint Breakfast stop”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Great service. Clean and modern with small town charm. Great breakfast potatoes- very crisp. We stopped here for breakfast as a part of our bike tour after seeing the sun rise at Haleaka with Cruiser Phil's Volcano Riders who were also great.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Adam-Margaux
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English first
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quiet goodness in Paia”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

A delicious little cafe and bakery in Paia Town. With all the hustle and bustle in Paia it was nice to find a quiet and relaxing diner to enjoy company. One of the few places to earn return trips throughout our stay. Great for breakfast and lunch. Didn't try dinner, but would love to get back and try it.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank dalairuu
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Meal or Dessert first, Always a difficult choice.”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Definitely consider the daily specials. The regular menu selections and specials will appeal to many different tastes. The atmosphere is casual, yet friendly. I confess that the desserts are always a temptation for me. Highly recommend you plan accordingly and save some room for a sweet treat. Parking can be a challenge depending on what time of day you try to park. It's just around the corner from the main drag, so there are several parking options. I always think of the walk as a good excuse for dessert indulgence. We've only eaten Lunch but really enjoyed our meal. Definitely will return when we're their around mealtime. Don't forget, a coffee and dessert can also be a treat and break from seeing the local sites.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Dee L
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Pacifica
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Food”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Moana Bakery & Cafe is really a wonderful full service restaurant. We stopped in for breakfast before starting our journey on the beautiful Road to Hana. Breakfast was delicious. I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese on a croissant with home fries. The croissant was amazing and set the meal apart from similar breakfast sandwiches. Upon our return from Hana, we decided to have dinner at the Moana Cafe. This meal was the highlight of restaurants on our trip. I ordered a pasta dish with vegetables and miso butter. I never had miso butter before, but it was delicious. This was my favorite meal in a restaurant in a long time. I have been trying to duplicate it without luck. We finished off by sharing the special of the day cake. It was a Hawaiian version of a German Chocolate cake and it was devine. They have an extensive bar.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank carols_trips39
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The Dalles, Oregon
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Twice Blessed”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

When we made the loop Drive to Hana we started with breakfast at the Moana Café and ended with dinner there--blessing us twice in one day! Everything was very fresh and well prepared. The restaurant proudly creates entrees that feature locally grown or raised ingredients, and they have an excellent chef.
I had ribs done with a cinnamon/tamarind sauce that melted off the bone. The unique sauce was the perfect complement to the meat and didn't overpower it.
The next time we are in Maui, we will definitely eat here again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Diane W
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