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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

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95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
929-7343
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to relax, use the rest room, ask for directions, eat and hoard pastries. Cheap and delicious.

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Thank Leen S
Edmonton, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The doughnuts were sooooo worth eating! Kids enjoyed a fresh salad and we had fresh sandwiches on their famous Hawaiian Sweetbread

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Thank JohnsonsEdm
Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant and easy stop on the drive from Pahoa to Kona. Such a beautiful drive, too! We tried several different versions of the portugese donut. We all liked the plain best. We also tried the famous ice cream. The coffee flavor was great but it is super sweet.

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Thank ashevillefab5
Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were three and had stopped up the road and a place that didn't appeal. Fortunately a local (who was in the establishment to drink not eat) pointed us up the street to the Punalu'u Bake Shop. Boy was this a treat. We ended up visiting this place three times during our stay on the island. The first day we... More 

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Thank Michael P
Tampa, Florida
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice little bakery with friendly staff. It's a good place to pull off the road for a few minutes. They also have a little market where you can buy just about anything you need in the way of souvenirs or snacks.

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Thank lostalongtheway
Bellingham, Washington
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281 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy shop with a wide selection of flavored and stuffed malasadas and a chance to buy true Kona coffee. Friendly staff and informative signs describing the process of making these delicious treats. Worth a stop.

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Thank Donald J
Columbus, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little town. This is a popular stop on the road from Kona to the Volcanos National Park. Combination bakery and deli sandwiches with a small gift shop. Outside is a patio area and gazebo with tables. Food was very good. Bakery has great variety of baked goods as well as Hawaiian breads, such as guava bread. Look for the... More 

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Thank Randy W
Phoenix
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A taste of Hawaii. Must see the southernmost bakery in the US. Heavenly odors waft through the air, causing mouth watering cravings. A lot of local gift items on top of baked goods to die for.

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Thank pflepsep
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place smells so wonderful from the time you enter the parking lot. Clean restrooms and tasty treats make it a must stop for travelers rest.

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Thank Kona-KonaKen
tha row, ca
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If we are driving through Na'alehu we always stop here to buy a couple of malasadas or a loaf of guava bread!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, 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
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?