T. Komoda Store & Bakery
3674 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768, USA
Photo by Maryanne Cabrera of The Little Epicurean
T. Komoda Store & BakeryOpened in 1916, this Upcountry Maui icon draws hordes of locals and savvy visitors. Racks of sweets line the shop, including T. Komoda's legendary cream puffs—recently eclipsed by the amazing stick doughnuts. The menu also includes pies, rolls, bread, cookies, cupcakes, turnovers, and the irresistible guava malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts). But the bakery's also known for its Long Johns: yeast-risen pastry bars coated with glaze or icing. Go early, as crowds pick the best trays bare by 10 a.m. Spare a moment for the memorabilia of bygone eras tucked among the postcards, pantry staples, and fishing gear for sale, then stroll around Makawao, a charming old cowboy town.