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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Hawaiian
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95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
929-7343
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 204
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    Very good
  • 51
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great donuts

Really liked the donuts. My granddaughter says the bread is the best. Very nice bakery, good stopping place on the way around the island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
TravelQueen251
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Really liked the donuts. My granddaughter says the bread is the best. Very nice bakery, good stopping place on the way around the island.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped here on the way back to Kona from the volcanoes and we bought a half loaf of the sweet bread. We should have bought a full loaf because we devoured it in no time. Their bread is incredible and this place is definitely worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Driving back from the Volcano National Park, we dropped into the Punaluu Bake Shop and had our jaws drop at the delicious sweets. Outdoor seating, very clean bathrooms and friendly staff make it THE place to rest your driver (and yourself) going to or coming back from the National Park.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A great surprise along the way. Great desserts. You can say you visited the southernmost bakery in the United States.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

During our three week stay near Naalehu I can't even say how many times we stopped here!! Most of the times we got malasadas, which every single one we tried were amazing and other times I grabbed one of their pre-made sandwiches for the beach. The sandwiches were surprisingly delicious!!! The bread of the sandwiches is was made them sooooo... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What's worse than walking into a fresh bakery with a huge selection of delicious breads, donuts, pies and cookies? Not being able to sample them all! We usually hit up the Punalu'u Bake Shop on our way to the Punalu'u Black Sand beach and Volcanoes National Park for a quick washroom break and snacks. The lilikoi and guava malasadas are... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stop for the Lilicot masaladas! Great variety of baked goods to select. You can also sample of breads- sweet, guava and taro. Lunch and coffee seemed popular. Lovely ambience with Uke player and lots of outdoor seating. Great!

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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This bakery (the southernmost bakery in the US) is an institution and sells a vast array of lovely looking but undoubtedly hugely calorific sweet pastries as well as ice cream and more traditional lunch meals. It also sells its own brand of bread which you can even ship back home if you are so inclined. It is often pretty busy... More 

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Big Bear Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We spent the month of July visiting the big island. Every time we passed this bakery, we stopped. Excellent bread that is the best on the island. Lunch and breakfast meals also available. So popular the locals from Kona make the drive.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is a gem! Their Portuguese donuts are the best I have ever tasted. The gift shop is packed with local made products. I really enjoyed the live music from their very serene yard. This is a MUST STOP for anyone in the area!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?