Kilauea Bakery ~ a community gathering place

Guava Macaroons

Guava Macaroons

Walk to the bakery

Walk to the bakery

Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza is nestled in the quaint, tropical Kong Lung Historic Market Center in Kilauea, on Kauai’s North Shore.

Macadamia nut sticky buns

Macadamia nut sticky buns

As you near the community bakery located in the garden courtyard~ aromas of coffee brewing and freshly baked pies and breads fill the air. Kilauea Bakery’s ambiance is both casual and unique with Daphne, the umbrella cockatoo, sitting on her perch talking around the corner while chickens and dogs roam about. Whether craving a buttery, tropical Danish or just a coffee and a great read- the bakery is the place to relax.

Coconut crème éclair & stromboli

Coconut crème éclair & stromboli

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Mango, Guava & Lilikoi danish

For breakfast, choose from Danish pastry, cinnamon rolls, macnut sticky buns, muffins & cookies, scones, croissants, coconut crème-filled éclairs, bread pudding, fruit & nut pies, bagels, bialys, stombolis and more……

What is a Bialy? A bialy “cebularz” (Polish) is a small roll, about 6 inches in diameter, chewy, yeasty and somewhat like a bagel. A bialy is simply baked, whereas a bagel is boiled then baked. A bialy has a depression in the middle whereas a bagel has a hole. The depression is traditionally filled with diced onions, garlic, poppy seeds, or bread crumbs. Now for the hard part, choosing just one! The bakery offers gourmet selections such as Artichoke Gorgonzola, Black Olive, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, and Basil Pesto bialys.

Stromboli, Stromboli, Stromboli…….is crafted as a hot breakfast and includes scrambled eggs, potato, Cheddar cheese, spices and your choice of homemade lilikoi, rosemary bacon or home cured ham rolled into a fresh Ciabatta dough and served steaming hot each morning. The Stromboli is said to be named after Italy’s Stromboli volcano because of it’s tendency to ooze hot cheeses out the sides. Yum!

Espresso Café

Kilauea Bakery’s coffee is organically grown, fair trade coffee and roasted from green berries every week. The espresso bar offers up a Cappuccino, Latte’, Mocha or Big Train Chai with your choice of Organic Steamed Milk or Organic Soy Milk. Pick from the following flavored syrups: Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut, Macadamia nut, Amoretto, Sugar free Vanilla, Coconut and Irish Cream. Icy coffee specialties are also available~ Vanilla Latte’ • Caramel Latte’ • Coconut Mocha • Macnut Mocha • Spicy & Vanilla Chai • Chocolate Chai • Chai Buzz

If coffee isn’t your thing, try Lilikoi-lemonade or one of the bakery’s four smoothies~

Green Jade: Mango, banana, apple juice, fresh ginger and Spirulina.

Banana Nut: Banana, coconut, mango and soy milk

Berrylicious Blend: Blueberry, strawberry, banana, lilikoi, guava and mango

Strawberry Guava: Strawberry, pineapple, papaya and guava

Be sure to purchase a bag of coffee, granola or tea to take home.

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Let’s Talk Gluten-Free

For the gluten-free who still LOVE their pastries, stop by Kilauea Bakery for special diet options which include gluten-free bagels, bialys, muffins, chocolate chips cookies, soups (150 gluten-free soups!!!!) and salads, seven seed bread and pizza crust!!! The pizza crusts are prepared with gluten-free flour. What is gluten-free flour made of? There are many kinds of gluten-free flours and all purpose gluten-free flour blends which can replace a typical wheat flour. Gluten is a healthy, plant protein which is found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is fantastic for making elastic dough and makes bread light and chewy. This is why we LOVE bread so much!! Since not everyone can eat gluten products, there are wonderful gluten-free flour options. They don’t have the elasticity of gluten and therefore can result in a dense pastry- so it is important to experiment to find the right one for your recipe. There are blends of different types of grains used to create gluten-free flour mixes which have similar results to wheat flour when baking. Commonly, gluten-free flours contain rice flour, teff flour, tapioca flour, sorghum flour, potato starch, garbanzo flour, buckwheat flour, or nut flour.

Making the shift to GREEN

~something can not be green without being environmentally friendly~

Kilauea Bakery reuses and recycles – much more than the usual soda cans and bottles. All tin, aluminum, glass and plastic kitchen containers, kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, cardboard, pallets and used books are reused or recycled. They use biodegradable cups, compostable silverware and absolutely no Styrofoam!

Cassava

Cassava

Harvesting~ Kauai Bakery harvests many of their fruits, vegetables and herbs. The picture above shows a harvest of cassava. It’s the root used to make Tapioca. The bakery uses cassava, along with pumpkin, to make Cassava Kalabasa (dense squash) Bibingka (try saying that three times fast). Bibingka is a custard-style cake popular in the Philippines.

The salads are 100% locally grown, pesto is made with their homegrown basil, coconut milk is made from local, fresh coconuts, and citrus is juiced from their local trees.

Meats~ The Salmon is wild and sustainably caught from Alaska. The shrimp is wild caught pink shrimp from the Pacific. Salmon, Wahoo filet and meats are smoked in-house. Hams and bacon are naturally cured in their kitchen. The bakery makes their own sausages, with the exception of pepperoni and the chicken meat is organically grown.

Their proprietary Noni tonic and Olena (turmeric) extract are grown locally and produced in the kitchen. Infused with locally grown ginger, Turmeric and a Hawaiian chile pepper per bottle.

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It’s All About the Pizza
Pau Hana (after work) Pizzas are made with garlic-infused olive oil, homemade sauce, Mozzarella cheese and semolina (purified wheat middlings of durum wheat) crust. Choose from fresh vegetables, specialty prepared vegetables, assorted cheeses, meats, or seafood to build your own traditional pizza or try any of the 10 specialty pizzas. Rumor has it that the favorite pizza amongst locals is the Billie Holiday topped with house smoke Ono (Wahoo) fish, fresh spinach, caramelized onions on top of a gorgonzola cheese sauce.
For lunch, try the Grilled Panini Sandwich of the day, Calzone, or Slice of Pizza & Salad.
Pizza hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
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Local Artists & Entertainment
On weekends the bakery features local artists for the community to enjoy while sipping coffee. The bakery also features various art work from local artists monthly. For the month of February ’14, the unique style of photo and acrylic collage work of Bobbi McCoy is displayed. An interesting recent addition is the full sized bronze bust of a young Hawaiian man sculpted by Anahola artist Tom Braverman (pictured above). For more information about Tom Braverman’s work, contact him at (808) 823-1209.
Small bookshelf of treasures

Small bookshelf of treasures

Great Reads
Stop by the small bookshelf of treasures (pictured above). Don’t let the size of the bookshelf fool you – the bakery has a great selection! Books are donated to the bakery by visitors and the local community. Grab an interesting read while sipping your coffee and it’s all for a great cause!!! Proceeds support the local Kilauea Elementary School PTSA.
Bet You Didn’t Know
Each year Kilauea Bakery kitchen prepares…….
2600 local coconuts
104 pounds of homegrown basil
1716 gallons of organic milk
41,600 pounds of wheat flour
15,600 of Mozzarella cheese
4 tons of pizza sauce
52 gallons of olive oil
over 3 tons of homemade bacon, sausage & ham
It’s all washed down with 53,500 fruit smoothies, espresso coffee drinks and assorted sodas
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5wheelsto5star was featured in the March 2014 issue of Destinations Travel Magazine
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One comment on “Kilauea Bakery ~ a community gathering place

  1. jkaybay says:

    Very well researched article – thank you! It’s very helpful to know about their food sourcing and environmental ethos.

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