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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” (175 reviews)
“sandwiches” (116 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
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1 - 10 of 711 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there when we were on our way to the Greensand Beach. Fabulous food. Impossible not to stop lol

Thank Gaston J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Referred by a coworker. Friendly and helpful staff. Free bread samples. Very clean restrooms. Guitar singer like ever place in Hawaii. Thumbs up for the macadamia nut shortbread cookies.

Thank briggsz725
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bakery is a must stop for sweet bread enthusiasts. The malasadas are also top notch. The menu items are reasonably priced and gets the job done, but nothing to rave about.

Thank MTWsc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop here for some sweet things. We had chocolate malasada (fried donut) and bread pudding. We didn't think these were any special or yummy. (Dunking donut is a lot better) but the place was clean . Perfect to stop for a toilet and good...More

Thank DrBooska H
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way to visit the National Park this was a great place to stop for a coffee and something to eat. Huge selection of very yum bakery food. Lovely relaxed seating out the back in the gardens.

Thank Rainy0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't complain about anything. Lots of selection of bakery stuff. I didn't have it. But my friend was gaga over it. Salads were good. Fresh and good amount of serving. I had seafood salad, which had enough tuna and shrimp cocktail. The price is ok,...More

Thank bkoustubh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone we met while on the big island who has heard of this bakery STRONGLY recommended the malasadas and my goodness, I know why now. Absolutely outstanding. I got the apple malasada and probably could’ve ordered about 5 others, but we had just eaten before...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a quick stop and bite to eat. Must have a malasada aka Portuguese donut. Good plate lunches, bread and the gift shop and grounds are nice to stroll thru. Good pit stop!

Thank 85lesterl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss a stop at the bake shop for malasadas! Really yummy. Its on the way to the Black Sand Beach, Volcano Winery, Hawaii Volcanos National Park (closed during our visit) and Hilo. We each selected a few malasadas and then sat at a table...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The todays special plate (Cha siu pork) is really bad. The rice is dry. It's the same for the baked fish. This place is not recommended for eating properly.More

Thank Amandine L
Connie K, General Manager at Punaluu Bake Shop and Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha, We're sorry you were disappointed in your plate lunch. Obviously, it sounds like something went wrong and we didn't deliver the meal you expected and we generally get very favorable feedback on. If you live in the area, please come back and will make...More

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27 May 2018|
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Response from Sharon L | Reviewed this property |
From all the maps no. Go to the TripAdvisor forum for the Big Island and there is a post about road closures.
Jill P
26 September 2016|
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Response from D0n_V | Reviewed this property |
i don't recall. but call them up and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 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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