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Crystal M.

25 July 2019

Made to order malasadas!  What is not to love!?! Made hot and fresh to order (Tues, Thurs and Sat).  The owner was super sweet and lovely to talk with.  All her treats in the case looked amazing as well! Went twice during our week stay.  Huge hit for us.  Thank you! More...

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crystal miles

25 July 2019

Made to order malasadas! What is not to love!?! Made hot and fresh to order (Tues, Thurs and Sat). The owner was super sweet and lovely to talk with. All her treats in the case looked amazing as well! Went twice during our week stay. Huge hit for us. Thank you! More...

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Mary M.

21 July 2019

While we would like to try the malasadas next time, we were there to grab some bread. We got lucky and arrived when it came out of the oven and it was so good! Had a nice chat with the owner who told us how she supplies bread for a lot of local businesses. There weren't many sweets there but we arrived at the end of the end of the day and the sweets could have been sold out but there was plenty of bread on the shelves. More...

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Marissa M.

14 July 2019

This little gem is walking distance from Pono Kai Resort. VIP treats and sweets has fresh bread, fresh rolls, fresh cakes, AND super fresh MALASADAS. She keeps it simple with either sugar or cinnamon and sugar for you flavor options of the malasadas and that's really all you need. They are delicious and you can always find someone to talk to during the few minutes that you wait. There's always one or two guests in there with you. She calls her bakery a "mom and pop" shop and that's the best part about it. It's very simple but you can tell she takes great ownership in what is hers; which guarantees yummy food because she wants people to come back and enjoy her bakery. Show this spot some love folks and get extra malasadas for your Kauai stay...or just go back every day that she is open. More...

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Leigh-Anne A.

9 July 2019

We're staying on the north shore and we're heading over to Waimea Canyon. I really wanted to try a malasada, but there are no shops up in Princeville. Yelp to the rescue as usual! This place does not disappoint. Located in the shopping center with Safeway, Ross, Starbucks and an ABC store we were able to get a few things done. I didn't realize they only do malasadas in certain days so I was thrilled that we were there on a Tuesday! We got a dozen, 1/2 sugar, 1/2 cinnamon sugar. Fried fresh to order, they are warm and delicious! The owner was lovely and friendly! We wish her all the best with her business and if were ever back in Kauai we'll drop in for more deliciousness! More...

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Richard S.

3 July 2019

A friend bought me a breakfast sandwich here today. The vegetarian option is Crimi mushroom and pepper with feta, garlic, and olive oil. It is priced at $5.50 which is competitive. Very friendly proprietor too! They are conveniently located in the Safeway plaza in Waipouli, Kapaa, Kauai. More...

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Peter C.

15 June 2019

Friendly service... I came in specifically for the malasadas, they make them to order, so you'll have to wait for them (about 7 minutes)... Only available on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.In my opinion, they're mediocre at best, I've had WAY better...The best way I can describe them is that they're dense and heavy, not light and airy... More...

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Jennifer B.

8 June 2019

We may be on the wrong island for malasadas but Kaua'i delivered with the perfect made-to-order malasadas at this hidden treasure. Found in the Safeway plaza in Kapa'a, across from the Coconut Grove, served warm with basic sugar or cinnamon sugar.  Very pleased to have happened on a coupon  in some yellow Kaua'i guide book. Mahalo for fulfilling our expectations! More...

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Janet Gibson

6 June 2019

Very friendly owner. Bakes right there. Very good sourdough bread. Will be going back to try more.

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Keith Sutton

25 May 2019

Great sweets of all sorts!

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Melissa D.

14 May 2019

Tasty malasadas just like how my grandma used to make. The owner was so sweet and chatted with me since she fries they when you order so they are hot and fresh. I also got a sticky bun which was delicious as well. Great little place and I will definitely be back. :) More...

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Joann Bodoh

8 May 2019

Very nice lady who runs it, delicious malasadas!

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Neal Davis

8 May 2019

The cinnamon rolls, scones, and sticky buns are outstanding! Very glad we found this little gem of a shop.

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Andrea S.

4 May 2019

Stopped for malasadas on our wat to Hanalei. Cooked fresh while you wait. So delicious!! The woman was friendly and personable. Service was great. These are traditional malasadas!! More...

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Sue Z.

25 April 2019

This is a small shop and not to be missed. There's a sign on the door that says "you can't judge a bakery through its windows" and that's very true. Go inside!!  I was there for breakfast and purchased two sandwiches made on house-made bread which was delicious. Also purchased two cinnamon rolls and one sticky bun. So good!  It's located in the Safeway shopping center, across the parking lot on the other side of the complex. More...

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Thomas G.

24 April 2019

Amazing baked good and breakfast sandwiches!Great person to talk with too!!!A+Went there everyday for breakfast during our honeymoon!

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Kristen G.

24 April 2019

We loved this bakery and the owner. She was so nice and bakes fresh goods from scratch. No preservatives and we ate there everyday we were visiting. We will definitely be back!

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Peter Chocholak

8 April 2019

She fresh fries her Malaysian to order!

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Elizabeth A.

15 March 2019

Wonderful find. Have not had one bad item and keep going back for more. Her selection changes and it keeps you from getting in a rut. Sticky buns are wonderful. We had a chocolate haupa pie and it was fabulous. Have a couple pieces of chocolate cream in the fridge now. Next up banana cream, yum yum. More...

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Jaye Melemai Chelby

14 March 2019

Mariana is awesome and takes pride in what she does!

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Faun K Lewis

14 March 2019

Love Marlana, she made us a Tres Leche cake, it was so delicious and she makes the best bread ever!

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Melissa Mia

14 March 2019

Best sour dough bread! Love it and hope her business "rises"!

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Maricel Muraoka

14 March 2019

She's awesome. She did my daughter's 1st birthday cupcakes and they came out just the way I wanted it.

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Faun Lewis

14 March 2019

Marlana is awesome, her Tres Leche is so delicious, we have to order it soon again, happy to be right down the road from her!

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Karen Brian Hogman

14 March 2019

Marlana is amazing. Love her bakery. Everything she does is wonderful. We have had the sticky buns, triple berry muffins, breakfast sandwich....Ono for sure. She is such a hard worker. Fulfilling her dream of owning a bakery... Kauai help her make it! More...

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Stacy Silva Hall

14 March 2019

Looking for made to order, delicious malasadas? This is your place!�

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Bhavana Chawla

14 March 2019

Marlena is kind, hard-working & talented. Picked up a slice of lilikoi cream cake for a friend's bday & she was sweet to write happy bday & his name on it, with a heart! I also picked up a turkey pepper jack sandwich, both were ono!! Friend loved the cake & he is not even that much of a cake lover. Mahalo Marlena & wishing you much success with your new retail location in Kapaa. More...

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Lauren LB

14 March 2019

Marlana is amazing! Everything she makes is beyond delicious! If ever on Kauai, VIP is a definite must!

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Sam Royes

9 March 2019

Sticky buns are incredible. I ate one every day for a week. Great bakery

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Wade Cunningham

8 March 2019

Got a few gifts for the girls for valentines day!! Tasted great!

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Ann-Marie Norman

8 February 2019

Best Masadas made to order since the Lihue Kmart malasada lady retired!

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Chris D.

11 January 2019

Back again on the Island, one of my 1st stops, I tried the Sourdough loaf this time and it rivals any from the Bay Area. Hard to get good Sourdough outside of the Bay Area, so good! More...

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Megan Smith

8 January 2019

Went to VIP treats and sweets for our first time to indulge in #Malasadas!! They are served every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7am-2 or until they sell out!! Locally owned business with lots of choices from fresh breads, pies, cookies and sandwiches. We got to meet the owner and she was very welcoming!! Would definitely recommend for your sweet tooth cravings or party needs. More...

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Dennis G.

18 November 2018

A true baker. Huge malasadas on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. All other selections really yummy

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Mary Cruikshank

4 November 2018

Everything. Pastries and breads are the best

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M M.

24 September 2018

Great little gem. The owner bakes so many delicious treats. There's also breakfast items with eggs and Portuguese sausage for none sweet tooth peeps. I picked up masaladas and chocolate bread pudding. Both were delish and priced reasonably. More...

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Spencer K.

8 September 2018

Great little place to get delicious snacks and breakfast treats. Highly recommend this place to get your treats on Kauai!

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Lisa Bate

8 September 2018

Lovely lady baker. Real malasadas. Exceptional taro bread. Delightful macnut buns.

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Kimberly J.

5 September 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE! The owner is so sweet. She makes Fresh malasadas to order!!!! They were so yummy! We ordered a dozen cinnamon sugar gahhhh so delicious!

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Seth Aukai Butler

8 August 2018

Had a visit to VIP Treats and Sweets to buy a layer cake for my guests. Enjoyed a lovely conversation while surveying all the yummy cheese cakes, layer cakes, carrot cake, banana cakes and creme brûlée. I opted for a chocolate layer cake with buttercream icing. After 21 years on Kauai it is a lovely treat to taste buttercream frosting. Most big box stores use vegetable shortening for frosting. I must say our cake was worth the price. So if you are looking for freshness and the extraordinary then you must give this bakery a try. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More...

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Mikaela B.

7 August 2018

Came right at 7am to get fresh, fried to order malasadas and was not disappointed. The owner was so sweet and friendly, and fried the malasadas right in front of us. They were dense and delicious, not too oily, and huge! Her other baked goods and breakfast items looked delicious too, but we didn't try any. More...

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Jerrod B.

4 August 2018

We just arrived in Kauai and explored some local shopping plazas. We walked past VIP Treats and Sweets and saw a sign in the window offering made-to-order malasadas (Portuguese donuts) every T, R and Saturday. Seeing we had just arrived and knew we would be up early with the time zone, we knew this was our spot. The owner is fabulous. She is so friendly and has had the store open for just over a year. She spoke to us while we waited for our malasadas to fry. She told us about the island and her business.The bakery offers so many wonderful treats. Macadamia nut sticky buns, cinnamon buns, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast bread pudding, fresh baked breads and rolls, including a sourdough that is made from the owners in house starter which she has fed since 2015. There is also ciabatta in load form, which you don't see that often. Let me tell you, the malasadas did not disappoint. The dough is delicious and the fry was perfect - not too oily. We will be here throughout the week and are excited to try more delicious goodies. More...

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Rebecca P.

18 July 2018

The owner was so nice, and the baked goods were very good. We tried a few things, including a pineapple muffin. She used fresh pineapple that she cooked down with vanilla. It was one of the better places we ate at on Kauai. More...

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Natasha K.

14 July 2018

This bakery always has a good variety of items, which I'm working my way through trying! I especially love the sticky buns. They are the best I've ever had in my life! Don't spend your money on breakfast anywhere else, the prices at this shop are better and you are investing in a local business. They have plenty of sweets and the owner is sweet too! More...

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Tim L.

14 June 2018

Made to order malasadas on Saturdays. Do I have to say more? I'm not sure why there wasn't a line out the door! Small shop located in Kapaa, if you're in Kauai on vacation do yourself a favor and stop by for a treat.

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Claudia Hart

10 June 2018

I am here to brag about a little bakery I just discovered in the Kappa Safeway shopping center. It is callwd VIP Treats and Sweets. I stopped by for the first time this morning and bought an absolutely delicious sandwich to bring to work with me for lunch. It looked so good that I ate half of it as soon as I got to work. It was as good as it looked and everything is reasonably priced. This business deseves a shout out! More...

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Jordan Sadia

8 June 2018

Awesome service!! Very friendly staff and the chocolate chip cookies and caibatta rolls were very good. Wish we found it at the beginning of our vacation vs the end. Very glad we found it either way ☺☺ More...

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Adam Vibbert

8 June 2018

My wife works in the bakery industry and said the cinnamon roll was hands down the best one she has every had. Everything about it was perfect including the icing!

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Jessica Wilkie

8 June 2018

Delicious!

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Lisa & Dave Vitorelo

8 June 2018

I searched and searched all the grocery stores for the rye cocktail bread you find on the mainland in the deli sections of most grocery stores, and had no luck what so ever. This is how I stumbled upon this little bakery after running an errand at the UPS store....When I explained my lack of finding what I needed to make my appetizers for our Holiday meal, Marlana offered to bake me some rye baguettes! Yay!While in her bakery I saw all sorts of goodies in the display case. She then told me about her Holiday baking orders of pies and pumpkin crunch...I ordered 1/2 a sheet of pumpkin crunch for our Thanksgiving feast. It was absolutely amazing and everyone loved it (just like she said they would!). Please, go check out Marlana's bakery and pick up something you and your family will enjoy. Marlana just recently opened her bakery which is her lifelong dream, let's help her succeed! Stop in and give Marlana your aloha and business, you won't regret it! More...

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Kelly Certo

8 June 2018

The best rye bread on the island!

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Tara Payne

8 June 2018

Always a delight to go in VIP. Scrumptious - delicious - why it's Scrumpdelicious!! Go en get some grinds bra , before she run out!

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Brittany Blackham

8 June 2018

Very impressed! The smell alone was worth the visit. We got stuffed ciabatta and a parfait. The cream cheese filling was AMAZING and the ciabatta was delicious as well. We will be stopping by in the morning to get a larger selection, as any good bakery they are sold out of most variety by the end of the day. More...

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Bhavana Chawla

8 June 2018

So glad Marlena opened this bakery in Kapaa. She is hard-working & talented! I ordered a slice of lilikoi cream cake for a friend's birthday and she was sweet enough to write on it, and while I was there, I picked up a turkey pepper jack sandwich, (she made the bread of course) ~ both were really delicious. My friend isn't even that much into cake and he loved it. Wishing her much success as she just opened in March. She was making cherry pies when I walked in. Ono! More...

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Mrs E.

6 June 2018

This place was so good. We were fortunate enough to come in on a Tuesday morning when they make fresh to order Malasadas. (They also make them on Fridays so we'll be back to get more.) they're a Portuguese donut.  We also got a sticky bun which had lots of honey on it that made it extra yummy. They also have breakfast sandwiches which were ok, we love the baked treats much more. This little hole in the wall was definitely a wonderful find after getting coffee from the Starbucks across the parking lot. More...

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Kianalani M.

2 June 2018

Affordable wedding cakes! Say whaaaaaat? Marlena's prices can't be beat, and her flavors are amazing. She did my 3 tiered wedding cake. It was exactly what I wanted, and affordable enough for me to get a size that would allow me to save the top tier for our anniversary. Side note: she does not do fondant, but really, does anyone eat that anyway? Go visit VIP, they have lots of goodies to choose from. More...

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Debrah B.

28 April 2018

This is an amazing local bakery.  We this gem while visiting Kauai on vacation and came back several times over the course of our trip.   The sourdough bread is on point!  Cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are exceptional and the maldrasas are a special treat.  We also enjoyed scones and fresh baked english muffins. If you are in Kapaa, do yourself a favor and stop in. More...

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Florence B.

24 April 2018

Looking for wholesome and delicious bakery delights? Come and get it!  We are back for our third loaf of sourdough bread; more English muffins; and some cranberry scones to follow the blueberry ones we savored with sighs and smiles. And the "Portuguese donuts" are a simple and light-fare treat that brought excited jumps to a five-year old and pleasured bellies to the adults. Being in Kapaa only 10 days will keep us from trying all the fare this Master Baker has to offer. More...

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Eric S.

17 March 2018

Just discovered this bakery on our vacation to Kauai this year. Very nice owner ... she runs it by herself, so she can run out by the afternoon. But she makes authentic malasadas made to order. Amazingly good! Malasadas are only made on Thu and Sat so be sure to get here early as they're gone by midday. My 6-year old daughter also liked the haupia cream puffs. :-) More...

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Kelly Fischer C.

25 December 2017

The best bread and pies on the island!!!! Always get the rye bread and ciabata loaf. I picked up pies for thanksgiving and was so pleased!

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Meg M.

9 November 2017

Soooo tempting to buy 1 of everything! We had the macadamia sticky bunz, Portuguese sausage/egg ciabatta and turkey cheese ciabatta. They have you heat it up there in a toaster oven. No where to eat there or outside but we got to chat with the owner and creative director Marlana who was very nice! Food was delicious. The cupcakes looked good but a little speedy for just 1. Update we went back to try more ciabatta and this time cookies! We love this place, plan to be back before we fly back to the mainland. More...

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Michael A.

9 November 2017

We were lucky....searching for a full cake or pie for an impromptu family gathering to celebrate a birthday.   Most bakeries in the Kapaa area were already closed, but Marlana, owner of VIP Treats and Sweets,  was working on a large custom order.  So when we stopped by at 3:20pm doors were still open and Marlana still had an awesome pumpkin cheesecake pie.  While she wrote "happy birthday" we selected some chocolate chip and some peanut butter cookies as well as a sour dough garlic and artichoke loaf of bread.   All were awesome.   We will go back.   Love to try the other offerings.For a cake, Marlana suggested ordering at least a week in advance: no later than Monday for a Friday.We did also buy a focaccia that was a few days old.  Maybe next time we will keep to the fresh baked.   The focaccia was clearly marked and discounted....so no bad marks for any disappointment we had. More...

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Karissa I.

5 November 2017

Found this little local place and it's hospitable baker/owner. I bought the most delicious pumpkin pie here as well as sticky buns. Both items were well balanced in flavor. I wasn't a fan of the taro bun, because I thought it would have taro filling and I didn't really taste taro in it. Other than that this place was great! More...

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Steve N.

10 September 2017

We stumbled on to this place while looking to get something for breakfast around Kapaa.  If you are searching for  a place to get quality baked good at a very reasonable price this seems to be the new place Kapaa .  Eating out anywhere in  Kauai can be quite expensive and so finding those incredible freshly backed Ciabatta roles with bacon and eggs for just $3.50 was a real treat. As if that weren't  enough, the owner was one of the sweetest persons we can across on the island.  If you are a resident in Kapaa or surrounding, I highly suggest you make this your bakery. More...

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E. P.

28 June 2017

Baked goods include several delicious breakfast sandwiches!!!  Yum!!!  Ciabatta or English Muffin with egg, bacon, spam, turkey - to name a few options.   Also there are delicious scones!!  One of the other best things about this bakery and how it's run by a wonderful, caring woman ...... all her items are made from scratch!!!!   Wow!!! What a boon to have homemade breakfast sandwich, muffins, rolls and scones as well as other baked goods. Stop by and give it a try.  You'll keep going back!!  It's such a cute store with the oven and baking area in the front of her shop.   Very European!  Enjoy!! More...

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Lisa M.

14 June 2017

What a GEM OF A BAKERY! I was told by a friend that I MUST visit this place while in town. Super easy location, near Safeway! Marlana, the baker and owner spent time sharing with me her inspiring story. It made me appreciate her incredible pastries even more! Everything was fresh, made from scratch, unique island taste and familiar back home taste! I tried her macadamia cinnamon rolls, coconut muffin and a Portuguese sausage/egg sandwich! Ono!! Of all bakeries in this cute town, try here 1st!! More...

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Orly Y.

4 June 2017

Marlana is an Amazing person with great personality.  The way she welcomes and treats her customers is truly VIP.  She is very passionate of what she does that is why I recommend everyone to please go visit her.  Her sourdough bread is outstanding!!!orly More...

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Crystal D.

20 July 2016

Marlana is amazing.  Top notch customer service from start to finish. For my wedding, I requested pies instead of cake. Yes, PIES!  Chocolate haupia crème pies, to be exact.  Much like the ones from Ted's in Oahu, but dare I say... this pie tasted better!My wedding guests loved it.  Can't wait until VIP gets a storefront, because I will definitely pay a visit when I go back to Kauai! More...

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Shantal P.

18 March 2016

Marlana made a decadent cake for my beach wedding this past week. Living in WA state it is hard to have a destination wedding but Marlana was very easy to get in touch with and communicate. I love her theory of treating everyone VIP and how she uses natural ingredients for her cakes. Her cakes pleased all my guests from teenagers to the older crowd. He cake had just the right amount of sweetness and love the buttercream. I highly recommend this venue for any special occasion, not to mention a sweet price as well! Mahalo Marlana! More...

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