Sunny Side Bakery in Wahiawa is literally legendary.
My mom had co-workers that would find any excuse to be in the area to pick up some of the bakery's famous homemade pies.
I've known people who make the trek out to Wahiawa just for the fried rice.
So you know I had to check it out for myself.
Outside the hard-to-find bakery on Kilani Avenue.
There's a convenient take-out window for folks who are just picking up some of the bakery's famous homemade pies.
Inside the bakery is a dining area that sees a steady stream of customers throughout the day.
Some of the pies — from apple to double-crusted banana — are stored in this old-fashioned display case.
Or you can find slices in this throwback case at the counter. So nostalgic.
While the pies are what the bakery is most known for, the breakfast served here is also worth noting.
The fried rice, in particular, is a draw. In fact, that — along with the pies — were the sole reason we drove out to the North Shore one morning to dawn patrol at Chun's. (OK, so we were there to surf, too. But that was a close second to breakfast at Sunny Side.)
The fried rice special ($5.75) comes with a hefty portion of rice, one egg any style and a grilled hot dog.
The bakery doesn't skimp on the fried rice, which boasts onions, Spam and bacon. For $5.75, that's a steal.
The grilled hot dog was a nice surprise.
You can also get a traditional breakfast with eggs, meat and hash browns ($5.50). Love that rectangular shape!
Another popular breakfast item here is the hot cakes ($3.50). Look at how light and fluffy they are!
And, of course, we had to sample the pies.
The bakery has daily specials. Sadly, one of its most popular — the blueberry cream pie — wasn't available. Instead, we tried the peach cream pie.
The peach cream isn't as good as the blueberry cream — but you can't beat the homemade crust and flavors. And at $1.50 a slice — or $8.50 for the entire pie — you can't go wrong!
People drive miles out of their way for Sunny Side's chocolate cream pie.
The sweet chocolate layer perfects balances the pudding cream on the bottom. One reviewer called it a "pie-gasm experience."
I wound up buying two pies to take home. I figured I wouldn't come out to Wahiawa again for awhile.
Or would I?
I guess that depends on how much I crave that chocolate cream pie!
Sunny Side Bakery, 1017 Kilani Ave. in Wahiawa. Phone: 621-7188. Cash only.
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