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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“malasadas” (268 reviews)
“bread” (155 reviews)
“sandwiches” (109 reviews)
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9:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian
95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told not to miss this bakery, but I guess we arrived too late in the day because there was hardly anything there! Disappointed.

Thank MNKate2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically an oasis, with all you need. Potty, gift shop, picnic tables, shade, even a little botanic garden. Really good bakery items, bread and goodies. The ice cream is really excellent.

Thank Becky O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what was better the food or the staff both were amazing. The baked goods were some of the best ever, the burgers were fresh and tasted amazing. This was only out done by the staff who couldn’t do enough to help you and...More

Thank Stu C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we stopped they had live music outside from a local artist who was really good. Nice little shop with a large selection of donuts, breads, ice cream and other snacks. Had coffee, pop and other drinks available. Not what you expect for a visitor...More

Thank ElementTent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are expecting a bakery with fresh baked goods you will not find them here. All they have are donuts and prepackaged bread and rolls along with a tourist gift shop geared to the tour buses. No visitors center staff at all. They do...More

Thank Bob D
Connie K, Manager at Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Bob, We are very sorry that you had a disappointing experience at the Punalu’u Bakeshop. We take great pride in the work we do and strive each day to offer every visitor a welcoming, positive experience that includes great food and a relaxing environment....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a donut lover this is a must stop! Malasadas, Portuguese donuts are the speciality . Choose from plain to filled to chocolate covered. There is also a gift shop with ornaments and the typical island trinkets. Fresh salads and sandwiches for those...More

Thank Libertyldy7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Punaluu Bake Shop as a part of a tour group. As soon as we arrived we were met by the heavenly smells of fresh baked goods.The malasadas were absolutely wonderful! I was hooked with the very first bite. They provided sweetbread...More

Thank Vonda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here whenever we're in the area. The sugar donuts are amazing! They have many other choices, but we love the basics. Definitely worth making the stop!

Thank msjj30
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Walk the beautiful grounds after enjoying an awesome malasada. I love the sweet bread. Great stop if traveling through. Clean bathrooms. Tables and chairs inside and outside. Great service with Aloha.

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on the way from Kona to Hilo for a snack. Definitely worth going in for a malasada, they've got some great locally inspired flavors (mango, taro, guava, lilikoi)

Thank ghart83181
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Jill P
26 September 2016|
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Response from D0n_V | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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