Say “aloha” to tasty treats featuring tropical flavors such as coconut, guava, passion fruit, mochi, and macadamia nuts. These—and much more—can be found at Berkeley’s Ono Bakehouse, the first Hawaiian bakery in the East Bay.
“I’m really just making what I grew up eating,” says chef-owner Desiree Valencia, who was born and raised on Maui. Her sweet and savory creations use a combination of traditional Hawaiian flavors and seasonal Californian ingredients. The Queen Emma—a six-layer cake with guava, lilikoi, coconut chiffon, and mousse—is