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Punalu`u Bake Shop and Visitors Center
Open daily, (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day),
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 929-7343 or 866-366-3501

Company History
Our delicately sweet and moist Hawaiian sweetbread at Punalu’u Bake Shop originated from a traditional family recipe. When the recipe was adapted and prepared at a resort restaurant in Punalu’u (Ka’u District on the Big Island of Hawaii) in the 1970s, the sweetbread was an instant hit.

A nice clean restroom stop between Kona and Hilo

Bake Shop Products

We offer our traditional sweetbread, as well as an array of flavored sweetbreads, dinner rolls and cookies:

Macadamia Nut Sweetbread
Guava Sweetbread and Dinner Rolls
Taro Sweetbread and Dinner Rolls
Cinnamon Raisin Macadamia Nut Sweetbread
Kalakoa (a colorful blend of taro, mango and guava)
Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies (Plain, Coffee, Guava,
Lilikoi, Ginger, Banana, and Coconut)

All are made without preservatives and are wrapped in our bright,
tapa-print packaging. Due to popular demand, we now ship Punalu’u Bake Shop Hawaiian Sweetbread, Shortbread Cookies and our other bakery specialties to the Mainland and Neighbor Islands.

The showroom and bake shop are next to the large on site bakery

Visitors Center

The Punalu’u Bake Shop and Visitor Center is the southernmost bakery in the U.S.A. Located on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in the town of Na’alehu, midway between Kailua Kona and Volcanoes National Park, the Bake Shop welcomes more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year.

Located on a lush four-acre landscaped estate, that includes a wide variety of tropical palms, flowers, fragrance and culinary gardens, and other floral exotica from Hawaii. Two stylish gazebos for outdoor dining provide visitors with a world class environment to relax, modern restroom facilities, visitor information on Volcanoes National Park and the Green and Hawksbill Sea Turtles found at the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, a retail bakery and outdoor cafe-restaurant and gift shop.

A varied menu of hearty local plate lunch favorites, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, fresh garden and fruit salads, fresh brewed Ka’u coffee and ice cream complement the Bake Shops renowned sweetbread, malasadas, anpans (Japanese Pastries) and other scrumptious bakery favorites.

Sodas, coffee, Ice Cream, snacks as well as bakery goods

Try the FREE SAMPLES that we offer at our Punalu’u Bake Shop and Visitor Center and you’ll understand why this unique bread is so popular.


Directions: Located in Na'alehu on the Belt Rd.

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