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All 8 Naalehu Restaurants

Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
929-7343
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Naalehu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I was staying in Naalehu, Hawaii. Naalehu is a small village at the southern tip of the Big Island. To my surprised there is a full blown bakery sitting on the main road, Highway 11. The owner of the hotel told me it was just down the street on the North side of 11. I went down there thinking it... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Punalu'u Bake Shop has long been a staple in the sleepy, southernmost town in the USA. The signature sweetbread is outstanding and comes in a variety of flavors: regular, guava, and taro. There is also a small deli with typical servings that is perfect for a quick lunch. However, get there early. They stop taking lunch orders at 2:10... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I stopped here by chance on the way to the volcano. They have a lovely selection of cakes in their bakery. There is some seating outside and ample parking so a nice stop off. My only regret is that I didn't buy a loaf of the sweetbread - their speciality! Much more expensive to get at foodland.

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Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It is a good place to stop for lunch on the way to South Point. Won't find to omany options further. The place the bakery is in was very nice. It was in a small park with outdoor sitting. I was dispoointed because the Malasadas they had were all artificial flavored. The fillings were not real fruit. Even the smoothies... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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369 reviews 369 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's a very well run shop, everything is nice and clean and though through. The appearance is picture perfect, the bakery makes some local flavors, the sandwiches and great, there is a nice area outside to enjoy your meal and there are plenty of souvenirs to choose from. Very affordable. As good as it gets, highly recommended if you happened... More 

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Rochester, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stopped in for lunch after visiting Punalu'u Black Sand Beach on our way to South Point to hike to the green sand beach. The facilities are very clean and pleasant, and they have really good malasadas there. We also had a fish sandwich which was made with fresh local Mahi for lunch, and some really good iced coffee made... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

as always this place does not disappoint, we got sandwiches to go and bought some bread for later omg so good these people got it right thank you as always for the good experience

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Heading to other side of island. Stopped here for a potty a break and loved the iced malasades and sweet bread. So we made a special trip the next day just to come here. (And the black sand beach).

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One of the best bakeries on the big Island! Never disappointed, everything you try is amazing. Excellent customer service and a great atmosphere for everyone. Can't wait to another time I can come here again

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escondido
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I always stop here to get some sweet something or other on any trip to the big island. The gift shop also has cool stuff!

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Additional Information about Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

Address: 95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
Phone Number: 929-7343
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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