The doors to the “Home of the Mauisadas” are open again. Simply Sweets Bakery has resurfaced at Hart’s Corner in Wailuku after going underground for the last eight years. MauiTime last caught up with Baker Jeff Cabiles in 2005 when Simply Sweets Bakery was located next to 24 Hour Fitness on Hana Highway, but his first shop opened on Mill Street in 1997. The newest home of the Mauisada is a window-order bakery, once occupied by Dad’s Donuts and Cafe Central, but it has parking, a small table and bench, which is all just fine for consuming their sweet bits of pastry with coffee.
The lusty reunion with Cabiles’ yeasty puffs of fried dough that are dusted with the crunchy grit of baker’s sugar was made even sweeter by the extra malasadas they threw in for being long lost loves. The plain Mauisadas are $5 for a half-dozen and $10 for a dozen, and they still offer them cream-filled too–vanilla, chocolate and haupia are $2 each.
Simply Sweets also has incredible cream puffs, custard danishes, cream horns and blueberry scones. Cabiles also masterminded a specialty item called the Ulupalakua Taco: for $4, you get a chocolate almond florentine cookie shaped like a taco that’s filled with pastry cream and strawberries. He says it was inspired by almond roca. He also does a “Brok da Mout” pastry–a cream puff topped with chantilly.
From time to time, Cabiles also brings back the savory ham and cheese buns, pasteles on Thursdays and they love to do pies and brownie orders, too. Just give them a day or two advance notice for special orders. Pay attention to their Instagram account(@Simply_Sweets_Bakery): it’ll tell you what’s on special that week.
The bakery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 7am -3pm and is closed on Sunday and Monday. It’s located on the corner of Vineyard Street and Central Avenue in Wailuku.
1910 Vineyard St., Wailuku