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Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center

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95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
09:00 - 17:00
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute place to stop at and have a cold drink and try there sweet breads. Was good and would stop again.

Thank Carrie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop for lunch. Two of us split the roast pork plate. They serve 100%Ka'u coffee and have a large selection of sweets Very good

Thank Michael H
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I stopped off here for lunch after visiting South Point and we are glad we did. Food was simple but excellent and the malasadas are fabulous. You order your food at the counter, wait for it to be made, then find a table in the garden. We got to listen to live music while we it, great experience... More 

Thank Jane M
Dixon, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a stop while on the drive from Kona to Volcano Park. Nice selection of malasadas and other baked goods, nice covered porch to take a break. When we were there they had some live music. Cool to say you were at the southern-most bakery in the USA.

Thank Todd S
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way to the Black sand Beach and had their malasadas. They were delicious but lenard's in Oahu are the best. It was a nice place to stop after a long drive from Kona. It was fun to browse their souvenir shop although it was a little pricey.

Thank jo k
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the best malasadas I've had, but a good place to take a break as you're driving to the volcano. Ample parking, ok bathrooms and a gift shop.

Thank FoiledSeattle
Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had the BEST pastries and hamburger buns here! Hear the ice cream is great too. Can't wait to try it next time. Also nice souvenir shop.

Thank anchorprop
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

A very popular stop between Kona and Hilo. Fresh bakery choices by the dozens. We tried a coconut turnover(loaded with coconut) and a bismark (which was filled with custard). We loved both of them. Also both of us had a seafood sandwich made fresh and had for lunch. We both felt it was filled with lettuce etc. but too short... More 

Thank sabers86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here en route to Kona from Volcano. Great baked goods and nice atmosphere for a quick pick me up!

Thank Casey C
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

When you say "Hawai`ian (Portuguese) Sweet Bread" there is one place to get the real thing-- Punaluu Bakery. I might add that at the remote southern most point in the United States, there are not a lot of food options. But you are in luck here. Besides a delightful bakery of breads and pastries (cinnamon-raison sweet bread makes killer French... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?