Address: 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Phone: 808-579-9999 Cuisine: American, Bakery, Pacific Rim Region: Upcountry Price: affordable Amenities: Take-out, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music, Bar Seating Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m. For a full-service bakery and art-filled cafe offering unique local cuisine, tempt yourself at Moana Bakery and Cafe. Desserts and pastries are made fresh daily and on display in their bakery case, but you also might want to try their Italian frittata, lamb wahi wrap or hibiscus stirfry.
Address: 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, HI 96779 Contact: Don Ritchie Phone: 808-579-9999 There are some absolutely mouth watering delights at Moana Cafe, an eclectic bistro and bakery. I would venture to say some of the best lamb in the world is served here at dinner. Its called the lamb wahi wrap by day, and known as the rack of lamb at night. I also have to rave about the strudel that comes in either cherry or apple, it is fantastic. The atmosphere is old world and modern at the same time, and the food is always amazing. 71 Baldwin Ave., Paia, 808-579-9999. JR
Address: 71 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779 Contact: Don Ritchie Phone: (808) 579-9999 Check, check. One, two. I love ties. It means more winners! And, in the case of this category, more opportunities to express, well, whatever it is you’re intent on expressing (I chuckled at one vote for “anyplace you can cut the sound off, if need be”). Whether its Wednesday on the West side or Tuesday night on the North Shore, there’s an open mic waiting for you. The format for open mic night is pretty standard wherever you go, so it’s the mood of a place that makes it meritorious. Moana Bakery & Cafe is a Baldwin Avenue mainstay that’s all colorful coziness and, frankly, I need but say “brew pub” to get the point across for Maui Brew Co. Both locales lend themselves to the acts being paid attention to, with sound systems that aren’t overpowering and a welcoming, neighborhood feel.