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Kanemitsu Bakery

79 Ala Malama Ave, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748
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December 23 2010
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"Yummy goodness day and night"

If you happen to visit the Friendly Isle of Molokai be sure to stop by Kanemitsu Bakery.

It's not hard to find in the middle of the main and practically only street in Kaunakakai.  Like the rest of the island the store it is very low key.  You walk in and you see a small area to order food & eat and a display case with their pastries, loaves of bread, lavosh, and cookies.

Everything we've purchased from Kanemitsu we've really enjoyed.  The list is quite long, so suffice it to say I don't think you'll regret it... if you ignore the calorie count that is.  Our boys love choosing their pastry in the morning, although, we usually have some quibbles about who gets to hold the lavosh.  I'm constantly worried they'll smash all the pieces, but they want to "Do it myself!"  Also, be sure to have lots of napkins or wipes.  Everything is delicious, but also quite sticky.

The big to-do at Kanemitsu is going for bread in the late night hours.  If your kids can stay up, starting at about 10:30pm you can go down a dark alley to their backdoor entrance.  You knock on these big double doors and someone comes to take your order.  Practically as soon as you tell them your order, they close the doors in your face and don't return until they have your bread.  Imagine a mixture of meeting the Adam's family and the soup natzi (from Seinfeld) all at one time.  Although, I have to admit that it's become a little more "friendly" since the first times I've been on late night runs, which actually makes me a little sad because the ambiance was part of the fun.

The bread you receive when they do return is probably some of the best bread I've ever eaten.  It's nice and warm, straight from the oven.  I usually get the cinnamon and sugar filling.  If you have some self control and don't eat the entire loaf that night, it tastes almost as good the next day with a few minutes in the microwave.

Kanemitsu is open every day of the week, except Tuesday.  If you go during the day, I suggest stopping by early during the day.  The few times we've gone closer to closing time quite a few of the flavors were sold out.  Plus, first thing in the morning is when the breads are freshest.

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