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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
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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Bromley, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Ok the cake shop isn't great but it was a welcome comfort stop and the food & drink was welcome. Useful to be able to say that I've visited the southernmost town in the USA (19 degrees north – Key West in Florida is 380 miles north at 24.5 degrees).

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

When traveling south from Kona we never miss the opportunity to stop here for a break. Beautiful location, awesome smells coming from the bakery, and clean restrooms. So relaxing to enjoy a coffee with a snack or lunch. Don't pass up the freshly baked goodies!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

My tour group to the Kilauea volcano made a stop here. The grounds were attractive and pleasant. I had a turkey and "cheese" salad. It consisted of what seemed to be romaine lettuce with a small topping of deli style turkey and processed cheese. It was disappointing. Most of it ended up in the trash

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you're going anywhere around the southern part of the island you have to make a stop. The shop is deservedly well rated and particularly recommended for it's pastries. We stopped on the way over for lunch (with desert of course) and made sure to arrive before closing on the way back to pick up some treats for breakfast the... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Found this wonderful shop quite by accident while traveling between Kailua and Volcanoes National Park. Pulled into the parking lot and stepped out of the car to the incredible aroma of baking bread. Had to take a photo under the "Southernmost bakery in the U.S." sign. Pleasantly surprised to see several options on the menu board under $10, including a... More

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Orange, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

They only make these in two places on the island that we could find. The apple filled and chocolate covered, crème filled were awesome. Wish we would have bought some to go.

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north carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stopped in here for a quick lunch after visiting Southpoint. Nice little place with a fine bakery. I had a tuna sandwich on the best Hawaiian Sweet bread. Really good stuff! Everyone in the group enjoyed the food, all of which were the various cold sandwiches. Also had a fantastic eclair from the bakery. One in the group picked up... More

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Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Loved the lilikoi malasadas (passion fruit doughnuts) and coffee. Cute koi pond outside, extra patio room, clean restrooms.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wish I would have bought more, make sure to get the mix of 3 bread loaf - it has purple / pink / orange colors in it ! And no butter , it takes away from the bread flavor

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Punaluu Bakery is an excellent stop when taking the South route around the island to the Volcanoes National Park. They have a nice little gift shop and an amazing assortment of baked goods. Their malasadas are good but I would prefer it if they served them hot. But they are still good either way. This was our second visit... More

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Address: 95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
Phone Number: 929-7343
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Naalehu

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