On Sunday, my favorite gym buddy and I stopped by Chocolate + Vanilla in Kaimuki. It was the first visit for both of us. I’ve been following them on Instagram and have been curious about all their delicious looking treats. Located next to Sconees, they’ve got a great assortment of baked goods and soft serve.
The ube scone and almond scone were recommended as two of their most popular flavors. I opted for the ube, which was small to medium in size, with that pretty purple color. It wasn’t super dry and crumbly, which I dislike about some scones, and the glaze on top added a nice amount of sweetness.
Another recommended favorite was the ube butter mochi. It had a good texture and all the things you love about butter mochi, but again with that beautiful purple color.
I’m going to say that the hands down winner for me was the calamansi bar. I was worried about it being too tart, but it was delicious. It comes with 2 large pieces and a small cup of honey to drizzle over it. The sweet honey balanced out the tartness, and the crust was to die for. They also had lemon bars, which I’m guessing are delicious, too. I’ll probably have to go back and make sure!
They had some super cute specialty Christmas items on Sunday. The Christmas cupcakes and brownies were adorable and would make a cute gift for someone with a sweet tooth.
I’ve seen on their Instagram feed that they have savory sandwiches on Saturdays. Those look like something I’d like to try, as well as the soft serve with coffee jelly.
Have you been to Chocolate + Vanilla? Let me know in the comments below!
- Chocolate + Vanilla Bakery
- 1115 12th Ave, Honolulu, HI
- Hours: Tues-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri and Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-3pm
- Instagram: @chocolateandvanilla808