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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

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Sandwiches, 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: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Takeout

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  • 50
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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 stop on the way to volcano

A store owner in Waikaloa told us about this place and we stopped by on our way from Waikaloa to Volcano National Park. We arrived early and enjoyed the Malasadas ( donuts). My favorites were the chocolate, but they also had wonderful ones with lillikoi frosting which were also very delicious. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Jennifer A
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A store owner in Waikaloa told us about this place and we stopped by on our way from Waikaloa to Volcano National Park. We arrived early and enjoyed the Malasadas ( donuts). My favorites were the chocolate, but they also had wonderful ones with lillikoi frosting which were also very delicious. I have heard that hey sell out quickly. They... More 

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is so much fun. The Malasadas are fresh and delicious. Our favorites had the Lilikoi frosting with nothing inside. Everything is fresh and delicious. It appears that busses traveling through also make this a favorite stop. There is ample parking, a fun menu, and dining areas outside. The gift shop also has some unique items at very fair pricing.... More 

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Naalehu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Love their malasadas! Really, really reasonably priced. Clean restrooms. Great stop for tourists, but as a local, I love it too. Go there at least once a week, sometimes more often.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very good. Like a sugary donut with filling. A specialty on Hawaii. On the way to the volcano. Great place to stop for a break

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hawaii is famous for the Portuguese donut treat, malasadas. This is a very good place to get them. There are not many dining choices on the south end of Hawaii but this place has a good variety of malasadas, drinks, sandwiches and other snacks. It is clean and well run and is a very nice place for a break while... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Tasty fresh bread and other baked goods. This place did seem to cater to tourists as there we quite a few tour groups here. That said, it was a nice place to grab a light snack.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

stopped here for the worlds best malasada's and were not disappointed!! They were amazing!! We had lunch also, and their sandwiches on their homemade bread were perfect!! Great stop on the way to Punaluu Black sand beach

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

While the delicious malassadas are so appealing, they offer sandwiches , salads and entrees as well. It will take time to decide which flavor of malassadas you want to enjoy.There is a nice outdoor eating area to enjoy these tasty treats.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I stopped here during our honeymoon. We ordered a mango malasadas and chocolate huapia pie. Make sure that you get here early as they only had 6 malasadas left and they had made 1000 for the day. The dessert was absolutely delicious!! We also bought some souvenirs here as they have a spectacular souvenir shop. The prices... More 

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Columbus, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had heard from friends to stop here for a fresh malasada (Portuguese style donut). Here at the southernmost bakery in the U.S. are some of the tastiest baked goods you will find anywhere. Those malasadas, which are either unfilled or filled, are an incredible treat. You can even peak into the bake room to see bread or pastries being... More 

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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
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Hawaiian

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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?