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Shimmy, Shimmy Coco Puff…..Hawaiian Style

Liliha Bakery Coco Puffs

When you hear the two words “Coco Puff”, what comes to mind? If you’re like many, the first images that arise are of the chocolate, crispy morning cereal. And indeed, I thought the same—that is, until I was introduced to the “Hawaiian Coco Puff”.

Coco Puffs are a choux based cream puff that are most often filled with a chocolate “pudding-like” mixture and topped with a heavy dollop of Hawaiian Chantilly. And where does one find the best Coco Puffs in the Islands? Without a doubt, Liliha Bakery in Honolulu.

Now to be fair, Liliha Bakery not only offers delectable pastries but also has a 24 hour Coffee Shop that serves all kinds of local grindz. But when we stop on in, we only have our hearts (and tummies) set on those magic puffs.

The Coco Puff has three basic components that when combined, are just divine. First, the choux dough. Light….perfectly baked….not too sweet….and is the perfect vessel for the filling. Which brings us to the the filling. The “chocolate pudding” is creamy….rich….dreamy chocolate flavor…..and wonderfully silky. And lastly, the Chantilly. Not to be confused with the Classic French Chantilly, this local creation is like a sugary butter cream. And when you combine the three—HOT FIRE!

And for those who are looking for a different spin, Liliha Bakery also offers a Green Tea Coco Puff—ooooh.

Green Tea Coco Puffs

Looking for other types of sweet delights? Don’t worry, Liliha Bakery has a little something for everyone.

Lilikoi and Guava Chiffon Cakes


Scones, Rolls, Cookies, Jams, and Coffee


Hello Kitty inspired Sugar Cookies


Banana Cupcakes topped with a swirl of Chantilly

So next time you’re in O’ahu, do yourself a favor and swing by Liliha Bakery to pick up a dozen or so Coco Puffs. And while you’re at it, pick me up some, too!

Did I mention that they also sell frozen Coco Puffs so that you can take these little bundles of joy home with you? Trust me, when you’re back at home, you’ll wish you had some.

Frozen packaged Coco Puffs ready for a plane ride home with you.


Liliha Bakery
515 N. Kuakini Street
Honolulu, HI  96817
(808) 531-1651
24 hours a day from Tuesday 6 a.m. to Sunday 8 p.m. Closed Mondays.

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6 thoughts on “Shimmy, Shimmy Coco Puff…..Hawaiian Style

  1. Have you noticed they’re smaller now? They changed owners awhile back and that’s how the green tea one was introduced.

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