Once upon a time...

in a neighborhood spot that feels like home.  When you open the door, you can smell your favorite treats baking in the oven and you can always find friends at the counter, enjoying a hearty meal that's grilled to order. Liliha Bakery and Coffee Shop is a full-service bakery and diner that has built a loyal following since it opened its doors in 1950. 

This landmark bakery is where locals and visitors go when only oven-fresh will do. Other places sell baked items that are delivered in trucks and sit in glass cases all day. Not Liliha Bakery. Since Day One, the commitment has been to keep customers happy with fresh cakes and pastries straight from the ovens just behind the wall. To keep this promise, Liliha Bakery fires up its ovens at 2 a.m., baking around the clock, and they don't quit till 10 p.m., every day. Experienced bakers, some who are 20- or 30-year veterans, use the same time-honored baking methods, making everything from scratch with the freshest island ingredients. 

Bakery favorites are not all Liliha Bakery offers. Equally popular is its Coffee Shop, which serves up old-fashioned favorites such as pancakes (the island's fluffiest), Portuguese sausage and eggs, grilled mahimahi and beef stew. 

In addition to the bakery and diner, Liliha Bakery's services include custom-designed cakes for special celebrations and a fundraising program for community organizations. 

In 2014, Liliha Bakery opened its second location in Honolulu on Nimitz Hwy. This bakery and restaurant seats 135 with counter seating and an open kitchen and bakery for customers to watch items being made.  

When you visit Liliha Bakery, you'll get friendly service, capture a bit of nostalgia and make a promise to yourself that you'll be returning soon.