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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious doesn't begin to describe these Hawaiian doughnuts. Be sure to try the lillikoi flavor, although you can't really go wrong with any of them.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If visiting the green sand beach on the southern tip of the island, and driving to the black sand beach thereafter, you must stop here for a snack. The place offers food to order but skip the food and go for the desserts instead. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the local "must do's" if you are in this area. We had lunch here and then stopped in for breakfast before heading to the beach. Food was good and decently priced, bakery items were amazing. Also a souvenir shop with some neat items.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mdwehner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Keep in mind - its a bakery. So anything with. Bread was awesome. The hamburger, donuts and pies were killer. The bun on the hamburger made the whole thing. The macaroni, chicken teriyaki and fajita chicken wrap were so-so at best. If you are avoiding...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nodoor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife has eaten lots of doughnuts (lots!). The Malasadas here are the best anywhere. They are dense and just the right amount of sweet.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidwW8584VT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had purchased some of the delicious taro-guava-mango sweet bread at a local grocery (awesome with peanut butter!), so we stopped in for lunch when heading to the national park. They have a nice menu. The burger I had was actually excellent and reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Punaluu Bakery is very famous but I find the pastry way too sweet although the locals seem to like it. A home run business the outlet is quaint and a good family ambience. Nice to visit and enjoy their small well kept garden. Good for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank khayengchan
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Used to live in this area and was back for work and had to stop at this clean, beautiful bakery. They have s wonderful lilikoi malasada that I love

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mc4romania
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Passion fruit was wonderful, lots of options breads, coffee and the malasadas. Hoot break on way to volcano park

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank advcards
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

It has been 8 years since I last went to this bakery. It has changed quite a bit - the outdoor sitting area has been upgraded and there was a entertainer performing. The malasadas are still good. The gift shop has a wide range of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JVTietjens
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from Heath H | Reviewed this property |
Best value around in Hawaii.....The donuts are the best
May 26, 2018|
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Response from prairiegirl82 | Reviewed this property |
From all the maps no. Go to the TripAdvisor forum for the Big Island and there is a post about road closures.
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September 26, 2016|
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Response from D0n_V | Reviewed this property |
i don't recall. but call them up and ask.
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