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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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Olathe, Kansas
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We picked up sandwiches and pastries to go and took our lunch to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach where we ate at the picnic tables there. Lunch was delicious - wish we lived closer to go back!

Thank julie4242
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The premises are beautiful! I ordered a mango pineapple turnover to go. It wasnt until 10p when I sliced it open that it was coconut. It was good, but not what I ordered. I would stop here again when the cases have more options earlier in the day. Looks like a neat place to grab coffee and a turnover. The... More 

Thank Danielle N
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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247 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always something new and always great to chew, eat and enjoy. Great fantastic breads and baked goods plus a bunch of other goodies and goods. Lots of parking, real nice grounds to stroll, just a great spot. Prices are not bad considering they could rob you I guess. Well worth a stop even if you don't need to use the... More 

Thank Bobb L
Wilmington, North Carolina
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really this is one of the very few places to get food if traveling between Volcano and South Point/Green Sand Beach . Located on Highway 11 in Na alehu. This explains it's excellent rating. The food is good but not great. On a Sunday this is the only place open for a 50 mile stretch of 11. As a side... More 

Thank walkoj6
Port Aransas, Texas
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291 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my gosh, everything was good here! We stopped here for some goodies on the way to Green Sand Beach. Their macadamia shortbread cookies were devine! (I brought some home to the mainland for gifts) Their pastries (malasadas) were good, especially the lilikoi. Restrooms are very clean and there is seating outside. I was intrigued by the birds nearby. Still... More 

Thank London2121
Claremont, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our family trip from Kona to Black Sand Beach, we stopped at this quaint bakery in a pretty country like setting about 15 min from Black Sand Beach. Nice relaxing pretty scenery, lots of outside sitting areas, easy parking, good bathrooms. We all tried several of their fresh baked treats such as the malasadas and danish in different flavors... More 

Thank TimeFourFamily
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20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up with two small boxes of malasadas, the Portuguese donuts. They were fresh and so delicious: lilikoi( my favorite), taro(families favorite), and guava.

Thank kk j
Crocker, Missouri
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed down the road from this bakery recently and visited there nearly everyday. I love Hawaiian sweetbread, and found this shop easy to access and not terribly expensive. The gift shop has some items that may be somewhat pricey, but the sweet treats are do-able. On this particular part of the island, there is very little in the way of... More 

Thank humming84
El Dorado Hills, California
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had bought some of the Punaluu bread in Kona and loved it! So we made it a point to stop by the bakery. Great place, good salads and sandwiches, great breads and rolls, beautiful outdoor gardens.

Thank Mepps W
Yakima, WA
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had plain malasadas. Not warm but ok. Basically like a sugar doughnut without a hole. My niece had a small bowl of the Portuguese bean soup and liked it. It came with an Hawaiian sweet roll. Their sweet bread is not as sweet as our American version of Kings Hawaiian bread. I chose a tuna sandwich. Very yummy. The... More 

Thank Angela and Ron G

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?