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Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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If you like fresh-baked goods, this place is for you.

This quaint little place is a good stop between Hilo and Kona. The staff is friendly and the baked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clint S
via mobile
Amazing malasada!

Stopped here for lunch after the black sand beach. The lunch was just so-so but the bakery portion... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lucy A
Pasadena, California
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Route 11, Naalehu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96772
+1 866-366-3501
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The smells are at least as good as the food. The bread is good and the extra flavors available here are fun. However, we chose not to return after our first visit. We stopped in at 4:30pm on a weeknight (half hour before close). The...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint little place is a good stop between Hilo and Kona. The staff is friendly and the baked goods are fresh and yummy. The ambiance of this southern-most US bakery is nice- they have outside seating areas and even had live music during my...More

Thank Clint S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch after the black sand beach. The lunch was just so-so but the bakery portion was amazing! We got a big box full of all different types of pasties and all of them were great. Definitely try the malasada which is kind...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids love this place. They can run around in the beautiful gardens and explore the vegetation after we eat. Delicious pulled pork plate fish lunches, bakery items, free samples of sweet bread. Friendly service. They do get busy with your busses stopping by but...More

Thank schonximo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gentleman playing music outside was very nice. The coffee was warm, but not hot. The cinnamon coffee cake I had was a waste of calories as flavor and freshness didn’t infiltrate my piece. The good part, beside the music, was the clean toilets.

Thank 12-14-2015ta-j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is always a winning stop! The malasadas are wonderful, and available with so many fillings. They have so many breads, They also do plate lunches and sandwiches, with a pretty garden to sit in while you eat. There was even live music when...More

Thank Julie N
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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Punalu’u Bake Shop is more than a Bakery. You can get lunch there too! You have to try the Lilikoi Malasada (like a donut) but way better! They have a beautiful Garden area with covered Pavilions to eat under.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Stopped here for a malasada on a round trip tour of the big island. This is the southernmost bakery in the USA, fun for a photo snap and the grounds are nicely kept with covered patio areas surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Long lines but...More

Thank tooblonde1
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

In Hawaiian, Ono means delicious! My husband and I were at this bakery 13 years ago. We followed our noses again! We were not disappointed by the delicious breads and pastries! But what we did notice was how many more people have discovered this bakery....More

Thank cherylyosh
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Sometimes the places you accidentally discover are the most delightful! I can surely say that about Punalu’u Bake Shop! We happened upon it on our way to Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and decided to stop on the way back because it was pouring rain. I’m...More

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