WHAT'S NEW AT KILAUEA BAKERY
Posted February 2012
The landscape photography on the walls is by Maile Hermstead.
We have a new musician. Chuck Reed plays saxophone the first and third Saturday of each month and we still have Felix Sunnyboy playing Banjo and other stringed instruments with special guests on the second and fourth Sundays. Both gigs start at 9 am.
We have two new pastries. One is called the Nuthin' muffin. "There's nuthin' bad in 'em". They are created from our Nuthin' recipe that is gluten free, sugar free and vegan. The other one is our gluten free, sugar free Chocolate chip cookie.
WHAT OUR FANS ARE SAYING
Posted January 2012
"Perfect Sunday morning! by Lorraine (21 reviews)
We stumbled upon this place while poking around Kilauea. We saw a line out the door and knew it had to be good. Waited about 10 minutes for our bakery goodies and local coffee, then took it on the shady patio and listened to a couple of surfer-ish guys belt out some really fun bluegrassy tunes. Great vibe, good food. "
Posted November 2011
From Yelp:" This place offered some of the best options of toppings that you would see at a Coal Fire in Chicago or a Grimaldi's in New York. They had pesto, kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, etc. The pizza was cooked to perfection in my opinion, a golden brown. The crust was a little thick for my liking, but for Kauai I will take it! Plus the staff was very friendly. One of the two nights we were there it was like an episode of cheers as the customers came in and out of the pizzeria. Smiles all around."—from Chico R., Chicago, IL
LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY
EXCERPTS FROM KILAUEA BAKERY'S BLOG:
COME, STAY, GO.
So you want to open a restaurant?
32 reasons you may want to reconsider. A tongue in cheek guide for the would be restaurateur.
Oscar Wilde once said, “Everyone has a great novel inside of them and that’s probably just where it should stay.” As novels go so go Restaurants. They say that small business is the engine of our national economy. I say small business is the fuel. People put up their hard earned money all the time to open restaurants. They enrich equipment companies, consultants, service people, banks, commercial real estate owners and insurance companies. They eventually open and keep burning up money until nine in every ten of them go belly up. The economy burps, rarely says thank you and waits for the next small business meal.
Plumbing. A broken pipe is an emergency that can be mopped up but a slow leak can be catastrophic. It’s the drain lines that cause heartbreak and despair. They clog most often during a rush, or they slowly drip. Seemingly too small to fix but over time they cause unimaginable damage. Sink drains, refrigerator drains, toilets, grease traps, cesspools, septic tanks, one of these will get you eventually. One barely visible dripping pipe can cause the deconstruction of an entire business. READ MORE…
You are one of us now.
So you want the recipe for those Cookies? How do we make that Organic Turkey soup with wild rice and mushrooms so rich? We’ll get to those secrets soon enough but first we’ve got to interview you and get you trained.
The interviewAloha, how nice to meet you! We’re happy you want to enter into a relationship with us at the Kilauea Bakery. In your case we will be filling the kitchen slave position. Sorry, you’ve got to start at the bottom like everyone else. Let’s begin; Do you have a pulse? Do you have a phone number? A car? Do you live in your car? No? Excellent. Any experience in the kitchen? Yes? How much? We’re hoping for a little but not too much. That’s the kind of experience we need. If it’s actual professional commercial kitchen experience and you actually know something then we may have a problem. We can’t use you. Demographically that puts you into the slot of someone who will only put up with us for as long as it takes you to get a better paying and more prestigious job at a nearby resort hotel. You people don’t take us seriously. It’s as if we’re a small no account Pizza joint. Why is a Bakery or Pizza shop any less respectable than a “fine” dinner restaurant? Maybe it’s the white chef coat or the air conditioning. Air conditioning… wouldn’t that be refreshing. READ MORE…
A story of triumph over weirdness.
Roy Barstow, an auditor for the computer giant Hewlett Packard was laid off from his job in the budget reduction sweep of 2009 along with 30,000 of his coworkers. Roy’s job of twenty years had been to identify cost overruns in the human resources department. Roy was a thrifty man. He lived alone in a square cinderblock apartment building built in the 70’s in San Jose California. He was 5’4” but appeared taller because of his bony stature and platform loafers. Roy had a short self inflicted haircut he administered with a Flowbee™ haircutting system he’d found on the QVC shopping network. The hair behind his ears was shaved close so his glasses fit snuggly. He wore tan slacks and plaid office shirts, even on his days off. He had never traveled anywhere voluntarily. Roy spent 20 years saying yes to every job order, often flying to various countries where he audited HP factories and campuses. Without imagination he’d moved between hotel, office and airport in taxi’s and on buses.
He spent his first year of unemployment getting his apartment organized and continued to dress for work. Roy told me over coffee at the Kilauea Bakery that one morning something in him just snapped. READ MORE…
THE KILAUEA LIBRARY?
THERE IS NO "REAL" LIBRARY, BUT WE HAVE BOOKS. AND NEWSPAPERS. AND COFFEE…
THE KILAUEA BAKERY & PAU HANA PIZZA