We stopped at Liliha Bakery on the way back from Helena’s. Customers come here for the coco puffs. There was a line to order the bakery items. A cafe inside also serves meals, breakfast apparently being the favorite time. For the puffs, you get your choice of original, green tea, chocolate or custard, although it’s beyond me why custard is a separate kind. It seems to be in all of them. The custard is lightly sweet and creamy, surrounded by a tender, eggy shell. The effect is not unlike a good cream puff. As of this writing, they are $1.35 apiece. Personally, I didn’t find these desserts to be compelling enough to warrant a return visit. They are certainly good, but Leonard’s is mo betta pastry.
515 North Kuakini Street Honolulu, HI 96817