WAIKIKI - Dozens of people lined up at a posh Waikiki hotel on Sunday to get a sneak peek of a new luxury bakery at a pop-up event for the new Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant.

It’s going to be in the new hotel Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani,  opening on October 25?. Customers could also meet the bakers behind the tasty treats, Halekulani's Mark Freischmidt and Imperial Hotel Tokyo's Tatsuhiro Kaneshiro.

With state-of-the-art European equipment and a highly-trained international staff, the bakery will feature fresh baked artisan breads, pastries, cakes, and coffees. A chocolate-viewing kitchen will allow guests to observe the delicacies being made daily. 

The all-day dining restaurant will focus on local ingredients in a relaxed setting. In addition to indoor seating, outdoor lanai seating is available for those who prefer to “grab and go.”

If you missed it on September 8, there are three more Sunday retail pop-up events on September 22, October 6, and October 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Although the bakery will be located in Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, that hotel is under renovation and not set to open until October 25. Therefore, the pop-ups will be across the street at sister hotel Halekulani, at the Gatehouse.

Halekulani is at 2199 Kalia Rd. in Waikiki. More on Halepuna Waikiki at https://www.halepuna.com/