Punaluu Bake Shop Delights Locals and Tourists Alike with Heavenly Hawaiian Treats. Roll up your sleeves and prepare for a mouthwatering adventure as we dive into the delicious world of Punaluu Bake Shop!

With every delectable bite, this delicious Hawaiian haven whisks you away to a tropical paradise of flavor and fun. From tantalizing taro pastries to heavenly haupia cakes, Punaluu Bake Shop takes your taste buds on a delightful journey that will leave you craving more. So grab your napkins and get ready to savor the sweet symphony of flavors, because Punaluu Bake Shop is about to whisk you away to a sugar-coated paradise!”

Punalu’u bake Shop in the Kau district is one of the most delicious stops you can do in the southern tip of the Big Island and a worthwhile break to exploring the area or even further into Volcanoes National Park. Anyone with a sweet tooth will know all the famous malasadas, baked sweet breads and other delicious desserts the bakery is well known for with locals and visitors to the island.

Must visit Punalu’u bake Shop in the Kau district of the Big Island

Where is Punalu’u Bake shop located

Right in the heart of Na’alehu town, the parking lot is easy to find with signage directly to the parking lot area. From Hilo town, Punalu’u Bake Shop is 58.3 miles southwest and

from Kona Town, Punalu’u Bake shop is 67 mile going south east to Na’alehu town

Where is Punalu’u Bake shop located
Must visit Punalu’u bake Shop on the Big Island

History of the Punalu’u Bake Shop

The Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u bake shop is actually of Portuguese origin and the sweet bread recipe was adapted from a resort restaurant in Ka’u in the 1970s and became an instant hit. The Punalu’u bake shop was opened in 1991 to satisfy cravings from locals and travelers visiting the islands and stopping at the bakery for something sweet to eat from their breads, malasadas or other specialty baked goods.

They offer an array of delicious sweet breads, dinner rolls and cookies as well as these popular take away breads below

Macadamia nut sweat bread

Macadamia nut shortbread cookies

Cinnamon raisin macadamia nut sweet bread

Taro sweet bread and dinner rolls

Guava sweet bread and dinner rolls

All their breads are made without preservatives and can be found in major grocery stores around the islands.

History of the Punalu’u Bake Shop

What to try at the Punalu’u bake shop?

Basically, everything is tasty at the Punalu’u bake shop but for something different try some of the delicious taro, guava or lilikoi malasadas which are all pretty spectacular. All the popular items especially the malasadas and filled creams are sold out early so either get your phone orders in or show up early to get the best selections that are fresh off their kitchens.

Tip – there is a free bread tasting sample bin next to the coffee area to try the local sweet breads from the bakery

Details to visiting Punalu’u Bake Shop

Punalu’u Bake Shop Route 11 (Mamalahoa Hwy) Naalehu, HI 96772 United States

Days and Hours

  • Days: The bake shop is usually open daily, seven days a week.
  • Hours: The opening hours may vary, but they typically open in the morning and close in the late afternoon or early evening.

Punalu’u Bake Shop website

What to try at the Punalu’u bake shop?

What else to see in Na’alehu area?

Check out our inside guide of popular attractions to visit around Na’alehu here for more inspiration. The top attractions include:

Green Sand Beach at Papakolea beach

South Point at Ka Lae

Black San Beach at Punalu’u

Whittington Beach Park

Visit Kahuku Unit at Volcanoes National Park

What else to see in Na’alehu area?

Have you visited Punalu’u bake shop?

Enjoyed your visit here or any other tips to share? Please share on the comments below.

Conclusion to visiting the Punalu’u Bake Shop

A visit to Punaluu Bake Shop is an unforgettable experience that tickles your taste buds, warms your heart, and leaves you with cherished memories. Whether you’re a local seeking a taste of home or a curious traveler eager to explore the culinary delights of Hawaii, Punaluu Bake Shop offers a slice of paradise in every bite. So make sure to add this delightful destination to your must-visit list, and let the irresistible aroma of freshly baked treats guide you to a truly memorable and delicious adventure. From the moment you step inside, Punaluu Bake Shop welcomes you with open arms and a heavenly spread of mouthwatering delights, ensuring that you leave with a satisfied smile and a longing to return for more sweet indulgence.”

Thanks for checking out this post on visiting Punalu’u bake shopHope the post was informative and a must read article – if so please do share it with any of the social media buttons around the page.

We love shares - Mahalo!


  1. Linda Boyd

    Loved stopping here each time we were on the Big Island. Loaded up on lots of delicious treats. Beautiful gardens. Can’t wait to make it home to the Islands and visit again.

    • emorata

      Hopefully you’ll get a chance to visit Punalu’u again soon, malasadas are ready!



  1. South Point at Ka Lae - This Hawaii Life - […] Punalu’u Bake Shop […]
  2. Punalu’u to Kamehame Beach - This Hawaii Life - […] Experience the delicious Punalu’u bake shop […]
  3. Free or cheap things to do on the Big Island - This Hawaii Life - […] of the favorite local treats is at Punalu’u bakery in town which serves up the best Malasadas or Portuguese…
  4. Family friendly Visit to the Big Island - […] of the most popular bakeries to visit on the island is the wonderful Punalu’u bake Shop in Naalehu. A…
  5. Punalu'u Black Sand Beach - This Hawaii Life - […] Punalu’u Bake Shop […]
  6. Black sand beaches of Hawaii - This Hawaii Life - […] while visiting both spectacular beaches in the South Point area. One of the favorite places is at Punalu’u bake…
  7. Things to do the Big Island with kids - […] from them since it is illegal to disturb them from up close. Along the way, check out the popular…
  8. Hawaiian style banana bread - This Hawaii Life - […] Punalu’u bake shop […]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Noel Morata this Hawaii Life

Meet Noel Morata

Noel Morata is the creator of This Hawaii Life along with a small team of contributors. Living on the Big Island and traveling regularly to the neighbor islands, Noel and team actively search and share the latest information and updates to Hawaii travel, food, adventure and various lifestyle activities on the islands for your planning and vacation. Aloha and enjoy This Hawaii Life.