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“Another Hilo gem!!”
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Puff City
Cuisines: American
Description: Puff City is a bakery/restaurant in Hilo HI offering the most unique and delicious desserts imaginable, including November's special, Roasted Kabocha (local pumpkin) mousse with a cinnamon/white chocolate ganache and Cranberry mousse dusted with powdered sugar. Of course they have the usual chocolate cream with white chocolate ganache cream puff, and liliko'i cream filling with coconut frosting. They also have sandwiches (they bake their own bread) and will do cakes to order. Every month they do fundraisers for East Hawai'i charities. They're located right in downtown Hilo, with easy parking. I think they're the most wonderful bakery in America and think you should list them.
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Description: Puff City is a bakery/restaurant in Hilo HI offering the most unique and delicious desserts imaginable, including November's special, Roasted Kabocha (local pumpkin) mousse with a cinnamon/white chocolate ganache and Cranberry mousse dusted with powdered sugar. Of course they have the usual chocolate cream with white chocolate ganache cream puff, and liliko'i cream filling with coconut frosting. They also have sandwiches (they bake their own bread) and will do cakes to order. Every month they do fundraisers for East Hawai'i charities. They're located right in downtown Hilo, with easy parking. I think they're the most wonderful bakery in America and think you should list them.
Reviewed 5 November 2012

My favorite is still the lilikoi (passion fruit) puff, but all the other flavors taste just as awesome! Coffee, mocha, chocolate, vanilla, lilikoi, guava and coconut are some of their standard flavors. The lilikoi hi-lites sounded good too, but they were sold out, so I have to try them on my next visit. They also bake cookies, scones, macaroons, brownies manju and muffins, and have ham, turkey, and pastrami sandwiches for lunch.
Although their published hours are 7 am to 2 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, they close as soon as they sell out of cream puffs on Saturdays, so order ahead or time or go early. They bake less than a hundred puff shells each day, so it's not uncommon for them to run out before lunch. Street parking a half a block away was plentiful on Saturday.

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Thank Erik W
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

I have had many of these creative ladies pasteries and they are all wonderful so endulge your tastebuds and find them in Hilo town.

Thank Rev Mark J
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

I needed to pick up dessert for a family event and asked a local bank where would a good place be to pick up pastries. I was directed to a place called PUFF CITY in Hilo town. It wasn't very hard to find but street parking can be a bit challenging.

Very charming place - nice sign on the outside - just 2 or 3 workers inside, and by 9:30am most of the cream puffs were sold. I asked for the lilikoi (passion fruit) puffs which were all sold out, but persistence paid off and when I said I would buy 24 of them, the kind crew member obliged. We chose a variety of other puff flavors (i.e. lychee and ginger, chocolate, coconut, etc.) and also tried some puff pastries with poha berry (similar to gooseberries) and ohelo berry (the food of the Hawaiian Nene goose found on the slopes of the volcanoes). Those puffs were great and we gobbled them up in just a few bites!

The cream puffs were a hit at our family reunion! Everyone loved them and another family member also purchased from PUFF CITY because they found this place on Yelp!

If you're looking for something that's not factory made, but made with local fruit and hand filled with love and care, stop by Puff City for your next dessert! The staff is also so friendly that I would surely return again! They were great!

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1  Thank vadams
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

As good cream puffs as we have ever eaten. Made with fresh, local ingredients.

Thank LoongTom
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Popped in for a mid afternoon banana puff and was an instant addict, went back 5 days later for 16 cream puffs. Unbelievably light and delicious with a variety of imaginative fillings ranging from plain cream, mocha, chocolate, chocolate with hot pepper, banana, vanilla custard, liliko'i, guava.... and custom experiments!
Although my family tried only the cream puffs and macaroons, the patisserie also offers custom cakes, scones, muffins, bread- sandwiches and soup.
The delicious offerings often sell out by early afternoon, so call ahead if you want to order something special or quantity, and check for the shops' limited business hours. I wish I had photos to share!! There's something special about a chocolate and whip cream nose with a BIG smile underneath!!

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Thank victoria_BCLeam
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