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“Sandwich heaven in Hakeiwa!”
Review of Waialua Bakery

Waialua Bakery
Ranked #9 of 91 Restaurants in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 28 August 2014

My husband and I are currently on holiday in the paradise island of Oahu, Hawaii - and we stumbled upon this glorious, funky little eaterie thanks to Trip Advisor! The Waialua Bakery is tucked away in the corner of a scrubby car park that serves Malama Market. We've parked there twice now with no problems. I'm a real 'sniffy Brit' when it comes to eating out abroad, and I confess to being a bit put off by the ramshackle appearance of road side snack bars that litter the whole of the island. Wobbly, handwritten signs make me cringe, and I usually steer clear of them for fear that that they may indicate poor food standards - but I was persuaded to try this little eaterie, and I'm so glad I did!

They bake their own bread and rolls and the flavours are delicious: from herb and parmesan to jalapeno - both if which I've tried. The fillings are divine and although they incude some of our favourites like turkey and cranberry and tuna mayo - it's the delicious extras that turn these innocent sounding lunchables into feasts: think sprouted beans, the tastiest of dressings and the most generous helpings of veggies! The iced lemon tea worked a treat in temperatures of 85F!

There are some scrummy cookies on offer and I was standing next to a lady who ordered a fantastic ice-cream sandwich, served between two of these cookies!!!! What a way to end a lunch! I was quite satisfied with my sandwich!

We shared our table with a little green lizard that amused us by scampering around licking up crumbs - and I'm surprised at myself for even being able to say this without cringing! This is Hawaii, not the UK - and the attitude to food areas is very, very different - not least because of the very lay-back culture that epitomises the whole way of life.

The Waialua Bakery is a superb place to buy and eat the very best fresh produce, and I'm really hoping we can fit in another trip before we head home!

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Thank Bumblestraw
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We were driving by the North Shore, hungry, but not looking for a full lunch. We saw the bakery tucked behind a small row of stores and thought to give it a try. I had the Hungry Hawaiian, which was turkey, bacon, cheese, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard ($7.50?). It was very fresh and tasty. My wife had a smoothie (can't remember the name but it was green and maybe $5.00?) and she loved it. We then had an ice cream sandwich ($3.50) which they make fresh by taking two cookies from the shelf and slapping a scoop of ice cream between them - yum... Overall, we were very pleased with what we ordered, the service and we were not alone; the others folks around us seemed to be very happy as well. Was it worth the cost - yes. Would be visit there again? Absolutely. Only caveat - no credit cards accepted so bring cash.

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Thank RCoe
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

My family and I loved this bakery. Fresh, tasty, and quality ingredients at great prices. My husband said it was the best sandwich he ever had.

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We got sandwiches, smoothies, & cookies here. They make their own bread & everything is delicious! I wish I'd tried them earlier in our visit so I could have eaten there a few more times. They are not open for dinner. I think they are cash only.

Thank Lee4
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Homemade, fresh, quality ingredients and plenty of variety is the reason I recommend this bakery. There were many choices and the ones we had were excellent. I had my sandwich on the Garlic Parmesan bread which was delicious. We had to finish up our meal with ice cream between two large, homemade macadamia nut cookies and a Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie. Seating is limited, but if you time it right, it is well worth the wait.

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