Slappy Cakes

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 47 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pancakes + 8 more
81% of 27 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, HI 96761

(808) 419-6600
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    1 ratingJuly 17, 2017

    I hadn't finished half my breakfast before not feeling well. Needless to say I did not continue eating, and I still spent the next couple of hours in and out of the bathroom. Would not go back.

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    1 ratingJuly 07, 2017

    We had a really horrible experience here. I saw they came pretty highly recommended for gluten free breakfast so we thought we'd give it a try! We went in and they told us it was a 40 minute wait for 2 (not sure if they take reservations but if they do I advise you make them)! They mentioned we could eat at the bar if there was an open spot and luckily there was! The waitress gave me a gluten free menu but then proceeded to tell me nothing was really gluten free because as she put it "flour is literally flying around all over the kitchen". I was super disappointed but also thankful she was honest. My hubby was hungry so we stayed. I had plain yogurt and honey. Upon waiting for our food we noticed there were at least 5 to 7 tables open including one right behind us (not part of the bar). They were open the entire time we were there yet there were tons of people waiting to be seated and had we not found a seat at the bar, we'd have still been waiting when we left even though there were so many open tables in the restaurant. Normally I'd chalk this up as maybe they got unexpectedly busy and didn't have the adequate number of staff to wait every table but we were there 2 days prior but ended up not eating due to the long wait and one of the girls in our party went in and said she didn't know why so many people were waiting and that there were tons of open tables so with this happening again the second time, I'm assuming that's how they run things. Moral to the story, if you're celiac don't eat here and if you can't make a reservation don't eat here.

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2017

    I wish I could give it 6 stars. Try the Hawaiian gluten free pancakes, you won't be disappointed. you must try them!

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    5 ratingJune 16, 2017

    We went here 3 times during our Maui trip in May 2017 for breakfast. I had the Seasonal Vegetable Scramble (without the toast) twice. The portions were HUGE. Fantastic greens with beets. I also ordered the small stack of GF/Vegan pancakes (before realizing how large the portions would be). It was 3 large fluffy pancakes. For GF pancakes I thought they were pretty darn good - even my husband thought so and he can eat anything. I used the coconut syrup which was good. We went early in the morning before it was busy so perhaps that helped. (We did not make them at the table). They were pretty knowledge about specialized requests. They do not have GF bread which was surprising and disappointing. They had good green tea.

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    2 ratingMay 17, 2017

    Waiter didn't know what gluten free really meant and insisted that the deep-fried potatoes that were fried with battered items would be OK. Gluten free pancakes were not edible. Worst pancakes ever. Not that many decent gluten free items. Ended up with scrambled eggs and rice. We were charged ala carte for everything. Left hungry and $40 gone.

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    3 ratingMay 10, 2017

    Very fast and efficient service. Husband enjoyed the gluten filled banana bread French toast. The gf Hawaiian pancakes were light and fluffy but had a horrible bland taste. I doused em in syrup and ate quickly. Wouldn't return

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2017

    I had the gluten free Hawaiian pancakes. They were amazing!!!

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    2 ratingApril 05, 2017

    I went here just for the gluten free pancakes and they were awful. So bummed. Hard and rubbery and they also just didn't taste good at all. Staff was nice. Restaurant was fine.

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    2 ratingFebruary 21, 2017

    NOT SAFE FOR CELIACS!!!!!!!! We've eaten at Slappy Cakes in Portland with no problems, so we were excited to find this location on our vacation in Maui for our celiac twins' birthday breakfast. As usual, we had them double-sanitize the griddle, talked to kitchen staff, ordered from the gluten-free menu. Three hours later, both kids are throwing up (their normal gluten reaction). To be fair, they do warn that they aren't a gluten-free kitchen...but very few places are and they did say they take precautions. The kids had the BEST time and loved the food, so it's very sad that they are so sick. Please avoid if you're celiac.

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    2 ratingJanuary 12, 2017

    My gf pancakes weren't gooey; more like rubber. I couldn't eat them. The candied bacon with macadamia nuts were great, but I came for the pancakes. Nice waitress, but bad pancakes

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    2 ratingSeptember 08, 2016

    The gluten free pancakes were gooey. I was not impressed.

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2016

    Really good food. You can grill pancakes on your table. (Obviously wouldn't trust that for Celiacs, but fun if you can do it.)

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    1 ratingAugust 08, 2016

    I have always loved Slappy Cakes and my experience this morning was terrible. Our waiter was a jerk/know-it-all. He served my mom cold eggs and bacon then said the kitchen was slammed but he just talked with the table next to us. He didn't even refill the water 💧 😔. He forgot to check on us and dropped our food while singing a song. He told us what we liked like he knew, and told my sister to eat less chocolate. I am so happy to have waited 45 minutes to be treated so poorly 💩, NOT. Avoid the waiter Danny.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2016

    Great pancakes and very careful about cross contamination. Super breakfast for the whole family!!!

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    Gluten friendly, not sure griddle in middle of table would be celiac friendly, total fine for my gluten intolerant kids. They loved making their own gluten free pancakes with toppings. Food was very good.

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2016

    Great tasting gluten free pancakes that you make at your own table that they double cleaned and sanitized for celiac with a new grill and everything. Definitely would recommend for the whole family.

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    5 ratingMay 22, 2016

    Gluten free DIY pancakes were great. Gluten free menu advises you of cross contamination with foods cooked in the kitchen.

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2016

    They spell out all of the contamination possibilities clearly on a secondary menu. They have a pancake batter that is gluten free and vegan and don't up charge for it. Great place!

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    5 ratingFebruary 01, 2016

    definitely celiac friendly! They have a GF menu telling you what can be made GF. If you want the tortillas, they are upfront that they share the same fyer. They understand what GF means, which is very important when I pick somewhere to eat.

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    1 ratingJanuary 19, 2016

    Highly disappointed in menu. Not much options for gf. Potatoes and bacon cooked in gluten contaminated oil. I only could have eggs and plain pancakes and they weren't good.

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    One of fav meals on Maii! Fun, safe, and delicious. There is literally nothing more anyone could ask for! (Don't forget to try the savory options in your pancakes -- we LOVED the corn and cheddar!) And they were so sweet about double-sanitizing our griddle to MAKE SURE it was 100% gf. The best!!!

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2015

    OMG this is unreal. You can either have GF pancakes made for you by the kitchen or you can cook them yourself on the griddle at your table. You can add a la cart toppings to your pancakes too. Such a great breakfast. The bacon was thick and perfect. Go early. We did but when we left there was a huge mob outside waiting for tables. Worth the wait though.

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2015

    Went here twice during our five day stay in Maui. Both times I got the gf blueberry white chocolate chip pancakes and they were heavenly!!! I also enjoyed their eggs and white rice. Their potatoes are fried in a shared fryer so I stayed away from those but super knowledgable and super delicious!

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    5 ratingOctober 25, 2015

    Very knowledgeable about celiac and what I could eat.

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    2 ratingOctober 02, 2015

    The food was pretty good, but the server didn't even seem to know what gluten was. He recommended a couple items that had gluten. He seemed annoyed that we even asked about gluten free. Was friendly to other tables though. They do have a gluten free menu/guide, and a sheet with all of the ingredients in their batters.

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    5 ratingSeptember 09, 2015

    Great gluten free options! I was so grateful to have a place to eat breakfast where I didn't stress about being contaminated. The food was fabulous and the staff were well informed.

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2015

    Lots of gf options. Staff knowledgeable. Good pancakes

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2015

    Fantastic food and many GF options with a dedicated menu. There is GF pancake batter! A must try!

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    5 ratingJune 28, 2015

    Spoke with the server and manager, and they took every precaution. Excellent gf pancakes and service!

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2015

    I was impressed with Slappy Cakes. The service was excellent, the food was spectacular, and there is nothing better than an alcoholic beverage with breakfast. the gluten free pancakes are out of this world!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2015

    What a great idea for a restaurant. I was a little worried at first after reading warning on GF menu, but I spoke with the manager and he said we take Celiac very seriously! They were right!! So awesome and knowledgable.

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2015

    Delicious! Visit and enjoy!!

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2015

    Despite our long wait, this was a fun breakfast spot. Make your own gfree pancakes at your own table with lots of gfree toppings. Our kids loved creating various pancakes in a variety of shapes and sizes. And, the gfree bacon was yummy too!!!

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    4 ratingMarch 23, 2015

    Super Fun! Make your own pancakes on a griddle in the middle of your own table. Other Delish choices as well....and the Bloody Mary's are yummy too.

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2015

    Just came back to Maui and Slappy Cajes was a must! GF pancakes are amazing!! You get to make you own cakes, so fun. Staff was knowledgeable about GF. Great price too!!

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    4 ratingJanuary 25, 2015

    Delicious GF pancakes with great toppings.

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    5 ratingJanuary 15, 2015

    Loved this place! Best GF (and vegan too) pancakes I have ever had! I got the chef-prepared blueberry tart pancakes. Skipped the lemon curd because it does contain butter. They willingly subbed 100% maple syrup in its place (which would normally be an upcharge). No upcharge for GF pancakes though, which is nice! Another note for dairy free folks: eggs are very tasty and done in oil not butter. Definitely would come back... Like maybe tomorrow!

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    5 ratingJanuary 09, 2015

    Fantastic GF, fun find! The staff cleaned the griddle and surrounding areas again in front of us when we noted that our GF request was due to celiac. Dedicated GF menu and the food was fresh, delicious, and we had a fantastic time. We'll certainly return!

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    5 ratingJanuary 04, 2015

    Gfree pancake batter was premade in the morning and is Vegan (I asked about getting a gfree batter containing eggs). Despite the lack of eggs, and dairy, it was still quite good. The kids enjoyed making their pancakes on the griddle at the table, and getting to select and add their own additional ingredients. Fresh fruit options were declared the best by all (our favorite combos were macadamia nut and banana, coconut with strawberries). We ordered two sides of macadamia nuts, but they gave a lot so one would have been enough. Coconut and whipped cream sides were also generous. Doubling on the fresh fruit would have been better (those portions were smaller).

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2014

    AMAZING! We enjoyed GF/vegan pancakes, candied bacon, coconut syrup, fruit, eggs, and more! Wonderful experience! Cooked them ourselves on our own griddle, so I know there was no cross-contamination! Call a day or two ahead if you want your batter made with rice milk instead of soy milk.

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2014

    They provide a gluten-free/vegan batter. You make your own pancakes on a griddle in the middle of the table. My kids were in heaven. Gf batter made w soy milk but rice milk can be requested. Talked to the manager and felt very comfortable with their ingredients and practices.

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    4 ratingAugust 05, 2014

    The food (gluten-free/vegan pancakes) were great! It do nice to be able to eat a pancake! Service was a little slow and the drink we ordered did not come as requested, but the drink was then taken off our final bill. Overall, the food was great and the experience was wonderful!

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    5 ratingMay 20, 2014

    Gluten free pancakes that taste very good. Much like Korean BBQ, you cook it yourself at your table. Friendly waiters.

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    5 ratingJanuary 08, 2014

    Heard about this place at the 'Warren and Annabelle's Magic Show'. We went for breakfast, pancakes specifically. WOW, delicious gluten free batter. At this place, each table has their own griddle. The griddle is swapped out for a clean one for each group. Very safe. Talked with the owner/manager and she told me that their coconut syrup (and maple also on the table) is gluten free. One of the best meals we have had on Maui.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Dairy-Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Locally Sourced
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Sustainable
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
7 am - 1 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 1 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 1 pm
Thursday
7 am - 1 pm
Friday
7 am - 1 pm
Saturday
7 am - 1 pm
Sunday
7 am - 1 pm
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