Kilauea Bakery & Pizzeria

3 recent ratings
$ • Pizza Restaurant, Bakery
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Dessert, Pizza
2484 Keneke St
Kilauea, HI 96754
From the owner

Kilauea Bakery offers many gluten-free pastries, pies, soups, pizzas, salads, and more! (Not celiac recommended)

On safety—We have a tiny 260 sq ft kitchen, which means, unfortunately, that we have absolutely zero space to spare for a dedicated gluten-free surface or oven. All of our items are baked in the same oven and made on the same surfaces. Yes, precautions are taken to clean and sanitize our surfaces between each item prepared, but we do not recommend our establishment for extreme gluten allergies and our staff is trained to be very upfront and honest about this!

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Not safe for celiacs. Cross contamination everywhere.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating

Owner Response


Aloha, Jay! We have a tiny 260 sq ft kitchen, and an even smaller area to prepare and cook in. We have absolutely zero space for a dedicated gluten-free surface and oven. Sorry to disappoint! We do our best to avoid cross-contamination by sanitizing consistently but our items are made on the same surface and in the same oven so we do not recommend our establishment for extreme gluten allergies. Our staff is trained to be upfront and honest about this. Mahalo.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Even though this bakery looks hopeful, it is not safe. The young folks on staff semi-know what gluten is but don’t understand cross contamination. We did not get the feeling that extra precautions are exercised but they may be?! We got a smoothie and it was safe/good. Torture to see yummy gf baked goods and not trust the business. We called and was there in person and got the same feeling both times that it was risky. They bake in same oven at same time…

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Owner Response


Aloha! Our drinks are safe, for sure! Although we have a tiny 260 sq ft kitchen and an even smaller area to prepare and cook in. We have absolutely zero space for a dedicated gluten-free surface and oven. Sorry to disappoint! We do our best to avoid cross-contamination by sanitizing consistently but our items are made on the same surface and in the same oven so we do not recommend our establishment for extreme gluten allergies. Our staff is trained to be upfront and honest about this. Mahalo.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Stopped in today and noticed they’ve expanded their gluten free offerings. But when I asked they had not made any changes to make them safe for celiacs. Such a fun bakery and the non-gf enjoyed their food. But the rest of use skipped it.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Owner Response


Aloha! We try to offer as many gluten-free and vegan options as possible but yes, our establishment is not recommended for those with severe gluten allergies. Mild allergies and those choosing to abstain from gluten have a great experience at our bakery. We have a tiny 260 sq ft kitchen and an even smaller area to prepare and cook in, so we have absolutely zero space for a dedicated gluten-free surface and oven. Sorry to disappoint! We do our best to avoid cross-contamination by sanitizing consistently but our items are made on the same surface and in the same oven so we do not recommend our establishment for extreme gluten allergies. Our staff is trained to be upfront and honest about this. Mahalo.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


We do not recommend our bakery for extreme gluten allergies or celiac individuals but offer lots of options for those with mild allergies or gluten-free diets. Our items are prepared on the same surface and baked in the same oven. This may disappoint most, but please take into consideration our very modest 260 sq ft kitchen, and an even smaller food preparation area. We do what we can and are an incredibly sanitary establishment dedicated to serving our community with local, fresh, hearty food. Mahalo!

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A nice relaxed spot. GF options but no provisions to prevent cross contamination, especially with pizza. GF macaroons were delicious and did not cause any issue.

Owner Response


Aloha! Glad you enjoyed the macaroons! We have a tiny 260 sq ft kitchen and an even smaller area to prepare and cook in, so we have absolutely zero space for a dedicated gluten-free surface and oven. Sorry to disappoint! We do our best to avoid cross-contamination by sanitizing consistently but our items are made on the same surface and in the same oven so we do not recommend our establishment for extreme gluten allergies. Our staff is trained to be upfront and honest about this. Mahalo.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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At least they were honest nothing was truly GF. Use same cooking space and same ovens. All pizzas cooked on the same racks. Why even bother to offer GF if you aren’t truly. Are there really that many people without true sensitivities that want to eat GF just for the heck of it? Who are these people?

Celiac friendly?

No

Owner Response


Aloha! We try to offer as many gluten-free and vegan options as possible but yes, our establishment is not recommended for those with severe gluten allergies. Mild allergies and those choosing to abstain from gluten have a great experience at our bakery (and yes, there are many people on this island who stay away from gluten as a choice!) We have a tiny 260 sq ft kitchen and an even smaller area to prepare and cook in, so we have absolutely zero space for a dedicated gluten-free surface and oven. Sorry to disappoint! We do our best to avoid cross-contamination by sanitizing consistently but our items are made on the same surface and in the same oven so we do not recommend our establishment for extreme gluten allergies. Our staff is trained to be upfront and honest about this. Mahalo.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They offer a variety of gluten free items, including pizza and bread. However, I’ve had the gluten free pizza twice and made me sick both times. Do not order the gluten free pizza.

Owner Response


Aloha! We try to offer as many gluten-free and vegan options as possible but yes, our establishment is not recommended for those with severe gluten allergies. Mild allergies and those choosing to abstain from gluten have a great experience at our bakery. We have a tiny 260 sq ft kitchen and an even smaller area to prepare and cook in, so we have absolutely zero space for a dedicated gluten-free surface and oven. Sorry to disappoint! We do our best to avoid cross-contamination by sanitizing consistently but our items are made on the same surface and in the same oven so we do not recommend our establishment for extreme gluten allergies. Our staff is trained to be upfront and honest about this. Very sorry you had an unpleasant experience here. Thanks for giving us a try!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff had no idea how to deal with gluten, used same gloves and same tongs to grab items used same oven to toast bagel. Explained you can’t do that and can I just have a bagel not toasted just plain and it was still removed with the same tongs put on the counter with all their other stuff and then cut with same knife. Gave up trying after that. Woman at register was friendly and somewhat understanding but rest of staff was fairly rude and I got some eye rolls when I was trying to explain.

Celiac friendly?

No

Owner Response


Aloha! We do not recommend our establishment for extreme gluten allergies. Those with a mild allergy to gluten and those choosing to abstain from eating gluten as a dietary decision have a great experience at our bakery. Very sorry for your less-than-ideal visit!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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We made the mistake of visiting here twice. Both times- the staff was very friendly, but we later found out their knowledge of their GF options was incredibly poor. The first visit, we basically bought everything they confirmed was gluten free. My husband got incredibly sick that night - but we assumed it was from dinner, not dessert. A few days later, we returned and the new staff member told us that most of what we purchased a few days before are "never gluten free". She assured us that the nuttin' muffin was completely safe. My husband hadn't had anything to eat and had been snorkeling, so he bought it as she convinced him it was safe. He spent another night incredibly sick. Despite being "sans gluten" there is obviously cross contamination and uneducated workers so I would not recommend this bakery to anyone serious about being gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Was pleasantly surprised to see a GF menu. Ordered the cheese pizza and had a reaction to it. The staff was very nice but there was definitely cross contamination. I have celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Came here for coffee and was pleasantly surprised to find GF bakery items and soups. Had the cinnamon muffin and chocolate dipped guava macaroons, both yummy. They had a GF bagel too, and some sort of eggy pastry. Very pleased with their commitment to handmade and local, in everything from the coffee & coconut milk, to the pepperoni.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Didn't stay. Staff very nice but everything is baked in same oven with gluten-floured products. Not Celiac safe, by their own statements.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I actually LOVED the pizza. They understood GF and cross contact. The pizza was LOADED with all kinds of veggies and cheese. The crust was not the typical thin GF crust but a tad more doughy and thick... which I liked. A small place in the back of a small shopping center on your way to the lighthouse. But a nice outside patio to sit on.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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I have made much better GF pizza crust at home- it had a really dense texture- and the cheese was sparse on top. But, the staff here are very nice and I didn't get sick so it is a pretty good option for GF if you're in the area.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Loved the gluten free pizza!! The guava macaroon chocolate dipped cookies are just Awesome!!!! Very helpful staff.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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GREAT gluten free pizza crust!!! Homemade GF bread and cookies too. Awesome awesome

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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