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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
929-7343
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Ranked #1 of 8 restaurants in Naalehu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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Tucson, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Everyone told us we had to go - and there are not too many restaurant choices in that part of the Big Island - we stopped on our way back from the southern most point in the USA and the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach State Park. It really is a bakery - deli; you place your order, get a number,... More

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Lake Placid, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

I stopped here twice on my drives on the southern part of Big Island. Good malasadas! A nice bathroom and snack break. They have salads and sandwiches also but I didn't try them.

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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I know this is going to sound weird but this bakery was one of my highlights in Hawaii! :) Definitely in the top 10 of must dos according to me. It claims to be the southern most bakery in the US :) The food here is absolutely wonderful. The proof of that is that I got myself a burger (one... More

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Murrieta
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156 reviews 156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is one of the few places to get food in this location. Here are some quick tips: 1) We visited twice -- once during the week, and again on the weekend. It was a lot of fun to watch the bakers in the kitchen. They were friendly and talked with us a little bit. When we went back on... More

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Naalehu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wow. Good place to take a break between KONA and HILO. Great Food Lunch and Breakfast..closes at 5 PM

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The food was GREAT The place is very nice. There is a small botanical garden. Fun to wacth the birds if you dont mind if you are eating on the terrasse.

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Eaton, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. We were traveling back from black sand beach and were hungry for lunch. Stopped here and got a sandwich. The bread was great. The outside dining area was beautiful. The bathrooms were very clean.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place has a great location for a quick bite to eat and a stop on a long day drive touring the Island. I think my husband chose the southern route back to Kailua-Kona just so we would go past here to stop for the coconut turnovers. Have never seen that kind before and he said they were absolutely delicious!... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This bakery seems to have been in business for a long time and you will understand why after you visit. It has a charm of its own with beautiful landscaping and park like area around it. This is a great find. Where else will you find sweet pink breads made lovingly for many years.

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Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We always make this one of our stops when traveling to Volcano NP. They have the best malasadas (my opinion) on the Island. They have other bakery goods and you can pick up lunch to eat there or in the national park. They are always busy and we continue to receive the best counter service. The staff are always helpful,... More

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