Found this place on our way to see the Waipo Valley lookout and absolutely fell in love! It is always a good sign to see tourists and locals lined up out the door. I guess this place has become world famous for their malasadas....but it was the lunch menu that got me. Real comfort food done well by very friendly folks. Make it a point to stop and see this place if only for a snack and shake.
I had the Korean chicken mixed plate with rice and mac salad(so freakin good that my wife kept begging me to share). She had a Mahi sandwich and said it was soooo good too. Kids had a hamburger (very good as I stole plenty of my daughters) and a very nice sized hot dog. We ended up taking a couple of malasadas for the road and LOVED enjoying them at a nearby beach park. We will be back for sure and will encourage everyone we know to make it a regular stop when making the drive to Hilo.
PS kids got a kick out of watching the malasadas being made right in front of their eyes (makes the wait easier for kids who have been trapped in a car).