Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Lilikoi, Chocolate, Guava taking up the majority of the box with Plain and Cinnamon up front.

Today we went on a hike in Waihe'e, had lunch at A Saigon Cafe rounded out by a stop at Dad's Donut Shop in Wailuku. It's been open since January and we have just had the time... well make that we finally remembered to stop by. Are we glad we did. It is a cute little walk up bakery that makes one mean donut. It's simple... make one type of donut and top it with a few select toppings. All donuts are good old-fashioned cake style and are perfectly cooked using no trans fats. Plain donuts are 50 cents and glazed or sugared are 75 cents. Bargain! The toppings on hand today were chocolate, plain glaze, lilikoi glaze, guava glaze, cinnamon or powdered sugar. We went for ALL the glazes and snatched up a dozen for $9. The service was beyond friendly and top notch. Our delightful server took great care and pride placing each and every donut in a muffin liner then in the box. Oh yeah... they get sugar coated when you buy them so the sugar stays nice and crunchy. The presentation is in my mind perfect. Simple. Oh yeah they taste great too. Ok.. I have some eating to do. Bye.

The shop is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to noon on Sundays.

You can read an article here on the history of Dad's Donut Shop.


James said...

2 guys, 12 doughnuts....hmm. Living the 'Hawaii Life' must burn a lot of calories!

Deb said...

Looks ono! I take it guava was the favorite??

Great story - his dad must be smiling somewhere:-)

Conn said...

Yes we burn the calories quickly here with all the 2 acres off yard work and hiking we do. That's the payoff... work hard eat donuts!

It's hard to say which was our favorite. The thing with the tropical fruit glaze is that they are not too sweet and the flavor is very faint. They could have a bit more fruit flavor to them, but I am not complaining. The cake part is so good you get lost in the experience.