Imagine dining at a European-style bakery near Wailuku on Maui and tasting flavorful pastries, homemade bread, and satisfying meals. You’ll enjoy just such an experience at Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe.
Ask anyone in central Maui for a breakfast or dessert recommendation, and you’ll hear about Stillwell’s. Then, those making the recommendations will tell you about the tasty Cream Horns that this bakery has earned fame for. The cafe menu also has tasty meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner made with the same great bread they make for sale for the bakery menu.
Desserts are the main draw to Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe. They have everything from full cakes and pies to individual servings of pastries. Aside from the famous Cream Horns, you’ll also find fresh fruit tarts, miniature lilikoi cheesecakes, cups of chocolate mousse, eclairs, tiramisu, macadamia nut muffins, blueberry muffins, and strawberry cobbler. Pies, quiches, and cakes only come served as whole desserts and require ordering at least 24 hours in advance. This bakery is so popular that some have even had their weddings catered with desserts from here.
The bakery is not the only reason people go to Stillwell’s. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Though the menu has limited selections at each meal, the kitchen prepares many of the ingredients used. For instance, the salad dressings and bread are prepared in the cafe. Breakfasts consist of eggs, sandwiches, hotcakes, and meats. Lunches include salads, cold sandwiches, and noodle dishes. While dinner focuses on build-your-own gourmet hot dogs, hot sandwiches, and pizza. Contact the restaurant directly for times when they serve each menu.
Check out some of the following for the best of Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe:
You cannot leave Stillwell’s without trying one of their famous Cream Horns. Sweet pastry cream fills the crisply baked puff pastry. To finish these treats off, bakers dip them in milk chocolate and dust them with powdered sugar. They have such distinctive, flavorful quality, that many people purchase boxes to give as gifts. If the six-inch-long traditional Cream Horn is too big, order some Mini Cream Horns. They’re half the size but have all the flavor.
Crab Cake Sandwich
Freshly prepared crab cakes on your choice of bread – try the focaccia – present an unusual change of pace from the typical sliced meat sandwich. The sandwich includes tartar sauce on it, but you also get a side of this sauce with a lemon wedge to enhance your sandwich as you see fit. While you can choose between the Caesar salad and chips for a side, try the salad to try the homemade dressing and croutons.
Chinese Chicken Salad
The Chinese Chicken Salad is Stillwell’s most well-known cafe dish. This salad includes romaine lettuce, red cabbage, sesame seeds, cucumbers, carrots, chicken thigh meat, and won ton chips. You get to choose your favorite of the restaurant’s dressings to top it, but the default dressing is Oriental. Alternatives for dressing include Caesar, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Japanese Vinaigrette, Ranch, and Creamy Italian dressings. If you like the Oriental, Japanese Vinaigrette, or Raspberry Vinaigrette dressings, you can pick up bottles of any of these three at the bakery.
Sample some of the treats and meals at Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe to enjoy handmade desserts and meals. You’ll understand why this spot has remained a local favorite of Central Maui since its opening in 1994.
-Pastries may sell out early in the day. Arrive early if you want to order pastries, especially the popular Cream Horns.
-Pies and cakes require 24-hour notice when ordering in person or online.
-This bakery often has a line. If you know exactly what you want, shorten your wait by calling your order ahead for pickup.
-The lot next to the bakery has plenty of parking spots, but these are shared among other businesses in the shopping center. Occasionally, parking may become difficult during busy times for other businesses that use the lot.