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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” (267 reviews)
“bread” (156 reviews)
“sandwiches” (108 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
95 - 5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96722
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come here every time I'm on the island, and they have the best sweet bread and malasadas. Last time I was there they didn't have any taro or guava malasadas, but they did have a relatively new pineapple filling, which I thought was great!

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was part of a tour group and we stopped here at the southern most bakery in the USA to taste a malasada. Oh, yum!! Just thinking about it makes me want another one! The malasada is like a donut without a hole. There are...More

Thank 2doglady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch at this place. The sandwich were alright, but I was more impressed by their sweets.

Thank Jeanette L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy shop. Good donuts and bake products. we punched their homemade bread and enjoyed it all week. Very reasonable and great food

Thank travelcouple100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After passing this place several times I had an opportunity to stop in to grab a sandwich and a cup of coffee. Sandwich was quite fresh and the coffee was brewed to perfection. There is a nice outdoor patio where you can enjoy your meal...More

1  Thank jne7299318
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Visitors Center only consists of posters; you cannot see the bread making process. Prices of sweet bread products are high; you can get the same product in Kona or Hilo for less. There is nothing special about the plate lunches: high prices, small portions....More

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Had fresh baked items which smelled great on a blue sky morning. Was very busy which meant baked goods stay fresh with constant turnover. Well stocked shelves of visitor information and souvenir items. Clean restrooms.

1  Thank MikeB64
Reviewed 8 September 2017

While driving through town on the way to the beach, stopped by for some malasadas. They were great! I also had to have a Coco Puff, and we got some lilikoʻi mac-nut cookies for later. Outstanding

1  Thank Matthew808
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Jill P
26 September 2016|
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, 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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