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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

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95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're visiting from Alaska and a friend from Hilo said we HAD to stop here for the burgers. So glad we did! The burgers are very reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. The sweet treats are amazing too.

Thank OCCAlaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a piece of the chocolate pie & bought some sweet bread. The pie was delicious & very rich! I used the sweet bread to make french toast for breakfast - delicious flavor!

Thank Heather P
Emerson, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem is a nice stop between a drive around the south side of the island or after visiting the beaches. Great selection on pastries (they sell out pretty early in the day) and sandwiches and drinks are available, too.

Thank IowaRoger
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about this place on our trip to Big Island as the southernmost bakery of the US. We stopped here on our way to Hilo from Kona area. Nice quaint place for grabbing breakfast and coffee. The malasadas (donuts) are amazing. There are a ton of variety in terms of flavors and taste. Fresh coffee and hot chocolate, plus a... More 

Thank Debdeep R
Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice rest stop on the way to volcanoes, with yummy filled malasadas, and beautifully kept gardens for picnics.

Thank Judi C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply DELICIOUS! We had two cold sandwiches which were perfect sized paired with yummy macaroni salad. For desert we shared a piece of Passion Cheesecake. Highly recommend a stop here to or from the Volcano National Park. Gift store too if interested.

Thank WylesFamily
British Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great little pit stop on the way to the Black Sand Beach (Punalu'u)! There is nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread as soon as you step out of your car! The baked goods are divine (try the lilikoi malasada) and the lunch items are very reasonably priced! There are little gazebos with tables so you... More 

Thank alittletlp
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bakery treats are great. A two man band was playing on a patio outside. Clean restrooms. Beautiful grounds.

Thank rhankey
Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We don't mind that this is a touristy place. We love it. We love the Pastries and Mamaloa. The mamaloas come plain or with fun fillings like vanilla, guava, strawberry, chocolate or lilikoi. Located 90 minutes from Kona.

Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Kauai, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bake shop is known world wide as one of the greatest bread bakers of all. Their pink colored guava sweet bread is TO DIE FOR. No really. Get several loafs cause you gonna run out quick. A great quick stop in the town of Punaluu. Take your time on the south coast, a mostly deserted coastal area with a... More 

Thank James S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?