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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't see why everyone gave the bakery items such high marks. We bought a cream filled Masada, a cream filled eclair, chocolate mouse pie and coconut cream pie. All just ok. The coconut cream pie was partially frozen, the other things tasted pre made. Drove a long way for disappointment.

Thank newtheoreader
Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch before heading to the black sand beach. Wife had a hamburger, I had the BBQ riblets plate lunch. Food was very good. Had one of their chocolate covered cream Bismark style donuts - fabulous.

Thank Ron T
Erie PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't recommend making a separate trip for it but if you're passing by, stop for homemade sweetbreads donuts.

Thank erinsiegrist
Bedford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a stop on your way to Volcanoes National Park. However, the malasadas are just average. The plain ones are the best. There is a nice area outside where you can sit and eat your breakfast or lunch in the shade.

Thank D0n_V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after our visit to Punaluu Black Sand Beach, and sure glad we did! Sadly there were no malasadas left (store closes at 5 and we got there at 4:30) but the macadamia caramel bars were huge hit with our family. Coffee was excellent even though it was the end of the day. Nice gazebo outside to enjoy our... More 

Thank CountryDude3
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They advertise this as the southernmost bake shop in the US in the southermost town, Naalehu. Delish hamburger and fresh fish sandwiches. Really delicious pastries. Good stop. Pick up some pastries to take along.

Thank MarilynUtica_NY
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little patisserie style desserts here, fantastic additions to our cool box for eating after hiking across the volcanoes.

Thank charlie1w
Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our trip from Kona to Volcano National Park. We enjoyed delicious doughnuts and coffee in their shady garden area. Lovely. So glad we stopped by.

Thank anncoolman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Stopped on the way back from the Black Sand Beach for the malasadas. Also bought a loaf of sweetbread and coconut pan. All delicious!

Thank janwill997
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

If you've heard about Hawaii's malasadas--their holeless donuts--and you like donuts, this is a really nice stop on the way from Kona to Hilo/Volcano. Stick with their traditional or Bismarck (think: Boston cream donut), and try to get there early when the donuts are fresh.

Thank MartyMcCabe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?