Breadshop, Kaimuki

HONOLULU | Breadshop is a Kaimuki bakery founded by owner and former Alinea, The French Laundry and Town chef baker, Chris Sy. The focus is on high quality bread and baked goods, baked fresh in small batches throughout the day.

The idea was formed when Chris realised that many of the kinds of bread that he was craving, weren’t readily available, if available at all, in Honolulu. He started selling his bread around town, at places like The Pig & The Lady farmers markets. In 2016, he opened his own venue in Kaimuki.

Unlike most bakeries, you can’t just walk in to Breadshop and choose what you like. Due to the small batch nature of the business, your best bet is to go online and place an order a day or two in advance. You can walk up to the counter and order then and there, but everything might not be available. At the end of the day, any unsold product is donated to a local food pantry.

Before I visited Breadshop, I’d enjoyed Chris’ sourdough at Mud Hen Water, and brioche at Bar Maze. Both excellent, I knew that I had to pop into the bakery before my time in town was over. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed. Arriving just before closing, I grabbed a ham and gruyere croissant, and a cardamom sugar morning bun. Both were outstanding. If I lived in town, I’d have definitely grabbed a few loaves of bread for home.


3408 Waialae Avenue
Hawaii 96816
United States

Telephone: 808 737 5591
E-mail: n/a

Wed – Sun: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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