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Papa'a Palaoa Bakery

187 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2907
+1 808-935-5700
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (8 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
“challah” (2 reviews)
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187 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2907
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We saw the bakery but they had just closed when we had stopped to find a restaurant. The next morning we parked nearby for the farmer's market. We stopped in afterward. We were so glad we did. They had wonderful, creative baked good. We bought...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Even driving by the place catches your attention. Yummy pastries and breads. Fresh sandwiches. COOKIES. And a way cool bread slicer. Worth the stop.

Thank Dave T
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Wouaaah! What a discovery! We were just walking in the street and it suddenly smelt so good! Bread, cookies, muffins: we bought everything we could put in our bag... they were looking so good!! But it wasn't only a matter of good looking, the taste...More

Thank Yvane29
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Love the baked goods, but the male bakers are not friendly. No smile or greeting upon entering the shop, just a cold stare!!!

Thank Scott O
Reviewed January 3, 2018

I encountered the pie at Thanksgiving... I had not tasted a pie so fresh and wonderful in many years. I commented on it and was promptly invited to taste the challah rolls. Oh joy. I resolved to check out the little bakery that provided such...More

Thank FMB041
Reviewed November 9, 2017

You can smell the deliciousness from a block away, seriously. They offer a variety of fresh baked breads which they will slice upon your request as well as rolls and different treats. I bought a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread for the office and it...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Some of the best bread in Hilo. Lots of varieties to choose from and reasonable prices. Really delicious desserts available too.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Breads are nearly always very good. Sandwich type loves only - no artisanal crusty loaves. A couple of times a little over baked. Rye is particularly good. Sweet treats aren't very sweet. I love a good cinnamon bun but theirs are a little "bready" to...More

Thank UkePlayer
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Great bakery, with good bread selection; healthy & different flavours. Also super nice staff! A highlight in the Hilo visit

Thank Bart J
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I am from Canada and doing a quick visit to Hilo and market. Wasn't even looking for a bakery, but passed by and the aroma of sweet bread took me 3 paces back to take a peek inside. A very friendly baker greeted me as...More

Thank M Y
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$5 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo
  • Phone Number: +1 808-935-5700
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We are Hilo's "Village" Bakery. We are proud to provide excellent, freshly baked bread on a daily basis. Our specialties include, Roasted Three Seed Bread, Cranberry Macnut Whole Wheat Bread, Cinnamon Rolls and our ever popular Cinnamon Swirl. We also have a nice selection of fresh scones and our signature Cardamom Coffee Cake. And be sure to try our pies, quiches, cookies and house made meatloaf, chicken salad or egg salad sandwiches.
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