We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
929-7343
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 352 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 169
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great stop along the way to or from Volcanoes National Park

We stopped to grab a sandwich on our way back from the Volcanoes National Park, and didn't realize what this place was actually famous for - malasadas! There was a line out the door for the fresh treats, but we decided to stick to the original plan for lunch. We did grab some wonderful shortbread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Jess T
,
Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
Add Photo Write a Review

352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We stopped to grab a sandwich on our way back from the Volcanoes National Park, and didn't realize what this place was actually famous for - malasadas! There was a line out the door for the fresh treats, but we decided to stick to the original plan for lunch. We did grab some wonderful shortbread macadamia cookies that made wonderful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Whenever we are on the Big Island, we base ourselves in Kona. For our trip over to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we drive to Punalu'u Bake Shop--the southernmost bakery in the U.S. Clean bathrooms, tasty malasadas, and free samples of their breads. Their taro bread was pretty good. Aside from souvenirs, they also sell sandwiches, salads, and drinks. We usually... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Oaks, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After your hot sunny windy daily activities stop here for a food, desserts, a great gift shop, rest rooms and a garden area. This was just what we needed after a visit to the Green Sand Beach and South Point. Seemed to be the nicest place in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Big selection of baked goods, pastries, cakes, breads. Nice sandwiches, good gift shop, great garden setting, great bathrooms, friendly service

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naalehu, Hawaii
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is very much a tourist stop. Coffee only so so, bread smells divine but is too sweet for my liking and tried a pastry and was ridiculously sweet. The gift shop has a nice selection of souvenir type stuff. Washrooms are clean and outdoor seating is nice. Worth a stop just to see what all the fuss is about.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They had a delightful gift shop in addition to their baked goods. My son and I both bought several of their items and had some really great ice cream out on the patio. This bakery is the southern most one in the US.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We popped in here for a late breakfast / early lunch and what a delightful surprise. Had a hard time deciding what to order it all looked (and tasted) delish. The staff was very friendly and helpful and there's a lovely outdoor seating area where you can enjoy the weather and a 'local' playing some music. You cannot go wrong... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We tried the bread pudding, macadamia nut cinnamon pinwheel, Bismarck malasada, and the eclaire... Excellent snack on the way to the volcano.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

If you are traveling in and around south point on the Big Island, this Bakeshop is a great place to stop. Yes it's the southern most Bakeshop in the US but don't go for that - go for the doughnuts! They Portuguese doughnuts were very yummy and come is a lot of great flavors. Buy several and share! We loved... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vero Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Stopped on the way back from a drive to the south end of the island. Nice place to stop. Vanilla Macadamia Nut Ice Cream was delicious ! Took pastries home for later. The coconut filled pastries were very good. Would recommend a stop to this bake shop. Especially for the ice cream.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center also viewed

Naalehu, Island of Hawaii
Naalehu, Island of Hawaii
 
Naalehu, Island of Hawaii
Naalehu, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?