Just Desserts: A List of the 6 Best Oahu Dessert Places

Oahu is renowned for its stunning beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. While many visitors flock to the island for its natural beauty, Oahu offers an array of sweet temptations for when the craving hits. From traditional Hawaiian treats like haupia to global dessert influences like Japanese mochi, the island chefs offer unique tropical flavors blended with cultural traditions. 

Join us as we explore Oahu's top six dessert locations, where you can indulge in ono (delicious) foods.


1. Leonard's Bakery

  • 933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu
  • Price range: $1.85 - $2.25 per malasada 

Leonard's Bakery has been serving its heavenly malasadas in Oahu since 1952. These Portuguese-style doughnuts are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, often filled with various flavored creams and new flavors daily. If you're seeking desserts in Honolulu, don't miss their iconic li hing sugar and pineapple malasada. One fan suggests you "Eat them warm and enjoy the aloha."


2. Island Vintage Shave Ice

  • 2201 Kalakaua Ave Kiosk B-1, Honolulu | 2552 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
  • Price range: +- $19

Shave ice is a must-try treat in Hawaii, and Island Vintage Shave Ice takes it to the next level. Take a 7-minute stroll from our Waikiki Resort to indulge in finely shaved ice infused with vibrant flavors such as lychee, coconut, and guava. It's a refreshing and delicious way to cool off after hot days on the beach. Heavenly Lilikoi (passion fruit) is one of their most popular flavors. 


3. Ted's Bakery

  • 59-024 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa

If you're eager for a trip across Oahu, plan to visit Ted's Bakery on the North Shore for their much-loved chocolate haupia cream pie. The pie features layers of dark chocolate and haupia (coconut) pudding topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of macadamia nuts. This award-winning bakery also serves pastries, breakfasts, and dinners.


4. Liliha Bakery

  • 515 N. Kuakini St., Honolulu, HI 96817 | International Market Place 3rd Floor, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
  • Price per coco puff: +- $2.19

Coco puffs are popular Hawaiian desserts that you'll find all over the island. But look no further for this Hawaiian delicacy and head to your nearest Liliha Bakery. Using quality products and local flavors, Liliha Bakery offers many crowd-pleasers. Why not start with their new Macha flavor coco puffs? 


5. Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha

  • 820 W. Hind Drive #116, Honolulu
  • The price range for shave ice: $3 - $5.50+ toppings

For some of the best desserts in Honolulu (or even a hug from Uncle Clay), visit this welcoming store for shave ice. You can build your own, combining unique tropical flavors like dragonfruit, kalespin, and green tea and adding syrups like their pumpkin haupia. Grab a taxi from our Waikiki Resort Hotel and get there in just 15 minutes to experience the ohana spirit of Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha


6. Hale'iwa Bowls

  • 66-030 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
  • Price: $13-$16 per bowl 

For a dessert option that nourishes with plant-based combinations, check out Hale'iwa Bowls. They serve acai bowls (pureed frozen acai berries) and chia seed or other frozen fruit puree bowls topped with fresh tropical fruits, granola, honey, and more. The bowls are a refreshing and guilt-free way to enjoy a sweet treat while enjoying the island's natural beauty in their cute location, steps away from the beach. Try their Local Bowl: frozen acai puree topped with local bananas, papaya, strawberries, granola, raw coconut flakes, local fruit poi, maui bee pollen, and local raw honey.


Sweet Treats in Hawaii, 'Broke Da Mouth'!

'Broke da mouth' is Hawaiian slang for delicious food. You'll hear it in Waikiki a lot, especially when you try Hawaiian classics like malasadas and shave ice. Explore these top six Oahu dessert places, celebrating global flavors and local ingredients for a memorable treat. Aloha, and enjoy your culinary adventure!