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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
929-7343
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“malasadas” (271 reviews)
“bread” (159 reviews)
“sandwiches” (112 reviews)
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95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
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1 - 10 of 670 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stop here every couple of years. We have never been here for a meal do to timing. This time it all lined up, and we were disappointed. The baked goods are great but the meals were not all they are cracked up to be....More

Thank DCody
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quaint little stopping place to buy the local baked goods. They offered some touristy gifts and had lovely music playing outside. Not enough parking.

Thank acoswano
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited December 2017 after reading a lot of glowing reviews in various places. My opinion- buy either bread or a desert. Skip the sandwiches. Why? Teriyaki pork sandwiches (ordered by 3 out of 5) consisted of a small bun with about a 3 oz portions...More

Thank Garth J
Connie K, General Manager at Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Garth, Thank you for taking the time to visit us at the Punalu’u Bake Shop. We are glad to hear you enjoy our bread and bakery treats. However, hearing that you had a disappointing lunch with us is quite troubling. We value you choosing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was expecting a "wow" experience after reading reviews, but the malasadas were just okay. Husband and I both tried the lilikoi (passion fruit) and they nothing special. He also had an eclair which he declared good---But the the boston cream malasada was delicious---rich, gooey,...More

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

Aloha Beavertongal, Glad you took the time to visit the Punalu’u Bake Shop. We are sorry to hear that some of our pastries were not to your taste. Our bakers have been baking for decades while following our traditional recipe. I would invite you to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here (along with many other tourists on their way to Volcanoes NP). It’s definitely worth a stop for the yummy baked treats, we loved the malasadas and the bread pudding. There was a pleasant outside area with a guitarist singing. The whole place...More

Thank Karen D
Malassada, General Manager at Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Karen, Thank you for visiting us at the Punalu’u Bake Shop. We are so glad to hear that you got to enjoy our Malasadas and Bread Pudding! The Bake Shop has always strived to share the aloha spirit in our visitor center and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here specifically for the marsalas while we where on the Big Island. They were good and its a great place to take a break after driving.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came for the marsalas that we'd first tasted after the Honolulu marathon a few days earlier on Oahu. We were not disappointed and came back several times during our stay. Outstanding!

Thank Dave W
Malassada, General Manager at Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Dave, First congratulations on doing the Honolulu Marathon! Glad that we could help you refuel with Malasadas. Hope to see you back at the Bake Shop soon! Mahalo, Connie Koi - General Manager

Reviewed 8 December 2017

I've always had tasty food here, and this trip was no different. The staff is often seems bored or annoyed, perhaps they are under-staffed. Regardless, nice place to grab a snack on this part of the island. I especially like the turn-overs.More

Thank CyFiGal
Connie K, General Manager at Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha CyFiGal, We were happy to hear that you are a return visitor to the Punalu'u Bake Shop and regularly enjoy the food and treats we offer. Hearing this makes our day, so thank you! Your disappointment with our staff's attentiveness is surprising and of...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the National Volcano Park for some coffee and sweets, and loved it. We bought traditional masalada, apple, chocolate, vanilla, taro, and guava. We had a bite of each and I loved guava and traditional; my husband loved vanilla...More

Thank bellaa07
Malassada, General Manager at Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha Bella07, So happy you had a great visit at the Punalu’u Bake Shop. We take pride and passion into preparing Malasadas fresh each day. Looking forward to seeing you again! Mahalo, Connie Koi - General Manager

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

If you like outstanding bakery goods the trip to Punalu'u Bake Shop in Na'alehu on the Big Island is well worth drive time of more than an hour from Kailua-Kona. My wife and I have visited on prior holidays in Hawaii and the good eats...More

Thank James H
Malassada, General Manager at Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha James, We are so glad to welcome you back to the Punalu’u Bake Shop! Hearing about experiences like yours fills our staff with pride in a job well done. We look forward to your next visit with us! Mahalo, Connie Koi - General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
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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