FUUD: Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop

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The last thing I want to think about today is taxes.

I know the Internal Revenue Service has issued an extension, so technically taxes aren’t due until Monday.

Still, April 15 sends electric shock down my spine.

So I’ve decided, just for today, I’m going to talk about two of my favorite things: malassadas and vinha d’alhos — both from Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop in Kailua.

Here’s what we ate:

Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop

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This bakery in Kailua specializes in European breads, rolls and desserts, particularly of the Portuguese variety. It's best known for its hot and fresh malassadas.

Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop, 46 Hoolai St. in Kailua. Hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. Phone: (808) 262-5367.

18 comments
harrycovair
harrycovair

As long as there's no BUSLOADS of tourists hitting the store, Agnes' will be a hit on the Windward side.

Arguably I still prefer Champion's Malasada's in town. I might just cross the Pali just to sample Agnes' again.

The Old Guy
The Old Guy

Agnes' is where I used to get a dozen & a half of the malasadas and some other pastries every Thursday when I made business visits to the HC&D quarry. It started with the original smaller bakery and the original owner. Needless to say, I got to know Nan and his early morning workers quite well. I made sure that my replacement salesman continue the tradition when he called on the quarry. Gee, that's been almost 15 years ago. Gotta make it a point to get over to Kailua and try the Vinha d'alhos. I've had Koa's and liked it, but as 808marv mentioned a bit on the dry side.

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

it's a good thing you live in Honolulu, 'cause you are the bakery-est gal i've ever seen.

hawaii2000
hawaii2000

Great. Another fuud place added to the must-try list for my next O'ahu visit. And malasadas with holes. What a concept!

Mahalo, Cat!

J
J

I was just there yesterday...and today. :D

Ynaku
Ynaku

ooh, now I like eat pork adobo. That's what it looks like :-) Paired with Malasadas, kim chee and takuan. An international meal :LOL: Time to look for lunch

808marv
808marv

Nice place. I still remember ordering vinha d'alhos for the first time at Koa Pancake House and totally mangling the pronunciation lol. Got quickly corrected by the lady at the counter of course. That one looks more tender, the one I got was like dry kalua pig unfortunately. Guess I can go to Agnes' to give it a second chance.

lihinggirl
lihinggirl

Thanks for the review and pix. Looks onolicious! =)

matti2d
matti2d

Fuud Friday!! I like when you hit the windward side. it's usually something I'm familiar with. we hit Agnes' every time i'm home. love it.

M
M

Hello Cat, Happy Fuud pixs Friday! No worries here, my taxes was done last month. Have a great weedend!

Cat
Cat

@Ynaku Truly United Nations there!

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

@808marv koa's also where i first had vinha d'alhos. that was vinegary, trying to imagine agnes' more vinegary.

Cat
Cat

@lihinggirl I've been thinking about those malassadas all weekend...

Cat
Cat

@matti2d Yeah, I gotta get out there more often. Any recommendations?

Cat
Cat

@nonstopmari @808marv Koa's isn't bad, a lot like my grandma's version. I love that stuff. I can eat that every day!

matti2d
matti2d

@Cat Pahke's, definitely. also, Dean's Drive In, Maruki Tei in Windward Mall and Lee's in Temple Valley Shopping Center are favorites. also, check out the sunday afternoon jam at Honey's at Koolau Golf Course. good Hawaiian music and good fuud.