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Puff City - CLOSED

187 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2907
808-961-6964
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Cuisines: American
Description: Puff City is a bakery/restaurant in Hilo HI offering the most unique and delicious desserts imaginable, including November's special, Roasted Kabocha (local pumpkin) mousse with a cinnamon/white chocolate ganache and Cranberry mousse dusted with powdered sugar. Of course they have the usual chocolate cream with white chocolate ganache cream puff, and liliko'i cream filling with coconut frosting. They also have sandwiches (they bake their own bread) and will do cakes to order. Every month they do fundraisers for East Hawai'i charities. They're located right in downtown Hilo, with easy parking. I think they're the most wonderful bakery in America and think you should list them.
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Description: Puff City is a bakery/restaurant in Hilo HI offering the most unique and delicious desserts imaginable, including November's special, Roasted Kabocha (local pumpkin) mousse with a cinnamon/white chocolate ganache and Cranberry mousse dusted with powdered sugar. Of course they have the usual chocolate cream with white chocolate ganache cream puff, and liliko'i cream filling with coconut frosting. They also have sandwiches (they bake their own bread) and will do cakes to order. Every month they do fundraisers for East Hawai'i charities. They're located right in downtown Hilo, with easy parking. I think they're the most wonderful bakery in America and think you should list them.

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English first
Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Found a bakery in the block where Puff City is supposed to be. Enjoyed a yummy cinnamon bun and blueberry muffin. Did not see the sign shown in the tripadvisor photo

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Pahoa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I love the lilikoi, my friend think's the originals are the best. Either way you can't go wrong. Wish they were open a little more often. Well maybe limited hours of operation keep me from over indulging.

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Honolulu
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My favorite is still the lilikoi (passion fruit) puff, but all the other flavors taste just as awesome! Coffee, mocha, chocolate, vanilla, lilikoi, guava and coconut are some of their standard flavors. The lilikoi hi-lites sounded good too, but they were sold out, so I have to try them on my next visit. They also bake cookies, scones, macaroons, brownies... More

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I have had many of these creative ladies pasteries and they are all wonderful so endulge your tastebuds and find them in Hilo town.

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Hawaii
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I needed to pick up dessert for a family event and asked a local bank where would a good place be to pick up pastries. I was directed to a place called PUFF CITY in Hilo town. It wasn't very hard to find but street parking can be a bit challenging. Very charming place - nice sign on the outside... More

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Pahoa Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

As good cream puffs as we have ever eaten. Made with fresh, local ingredients.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Popped in for a mid afternoon banana puff and was an instant addict, went back 5 days later for 16 cream puffs. Unbelievably light and delicious with a variety of imaginative fillings ranging from plain cream, mocha, chocolate, chocolate with hot pepper, banana, vanilla custard, liliko'i, guava.... and custom experiments! Although my family tried only the cream puffs and macaroons,... More

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Sydney
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237 reviews 237 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Puff City is only open from 10am to 2pm so you have to be quick. After our first visit we were too late after spending too much time doing the volcanos and waterfalls. I wanted to try all the different flavours but only had the passionfruit one (their best seller they say). It was really good but everytime we tried... More

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Alameda, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012 via mobile

I'm not normally a sweets eater, but there's something to be said about not missing a thing while on vacation. And they had me at liliquoi cream puffs. Seriously. I have a thing for liliquoi. Imagine my dismay and horror to walk in and find out the puff I'd come for were sold out! The look on my face must... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

This place totally deserves more reviews and more attention. The only reason I gave it a "very good" instead of an "excellent" is that superior cream puffs like these deserve to be served ultra fresh, as in out of the oven and into your mouth. Refrigeration hardens and toughens the delicate puffs. I fully understand that with the limited foot... More

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