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Kona Sweets

Kealakekua

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Kona Sweets

Kealakekua

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H
11 December 2019

Best gelato in the area

J
20 November 2019

Love their Tom Kha flavour! Comes with a giant scoop too!

G
9 November 2019

We just hired Kona Sweets. Their cakes are beautiful and their flavors are fantastic [and local inspired]. Lilikoi and coconut is amazing.

J
27 October 2019

We loved this gelato shop. They have a great play area for toddlers too.

C
17 October 2019

Really good gelato - huge servings that were a little messy to eat. Lovely kids (keiki) play area. Mahalo, Gypsea Gelato!

R
17 October 2019

Delicious gelato with plenty of flavors to choose from. A very family friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

C
21 September 2019

My now-husband and I ordered our wedding cake from Kona Sweets, and Janel did a lovely job. We chose the vanilla cake with lilikoi frosting, and it was absolutely delectable. Janel decorated the cake with orchids and we added our own toppers after she delivered the cake to our venue for a morning wedding. The cake was honestly one of the best I've ever had; I'd highly recommend going with Kona Sweets if you need a cake. The lilikoi filling was incredible. More...

H
18 September 2019

Amazing. Well worth the stop. We shared the small. It was big enough to share!

A
16 September 2019

Unique flavors. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Definitely will be back. Its also nice they are open relatively late.

S
16 September 2019

The ice cream here is incredibly good! If you have kids I think it would be a paradise, because they have all kinds of games inside and out for all ages. If you're an adult don't worry, it's not crazy here, just really chill and accommodating. I'd like to recommend a flavor but they're all amazing! More...

S
6 September 2019

We got a delicious passionfruit vanilla cake from them. It was rich and decadent. I would highly recommend them!

T
19 July 2019

My favorite Gelato shop on the Big Island. Mint chip in a waffle cone was amazing. Great stop on a warm summer day. Great selection of small batch gelato and pastries. Staff here was friendly and helpful. I love how they took an old gas station and turned it into this beautiful shop. More...

B
19 July 2019

Good prices and delicious Gelato

P
30 June 2019

I recently ordered a two-tiered (6" base, 4" second tier), red velvet cake with buttercream and cream cheese frostings. My client wanted an elegant, yet simple (in appearance only) looking cake. Kona Sweets gave us exactly what we wanted. It was beautiful craftsmanship. My clients were thrilled. They enjoyed it. I'll definitely work with Kona Sweets in the future. Thanks Again!!! More...

A
25 May 2019

Great gelato. Inviting space. Bad coffee.

S
19 May 2019

Wonderful in every way!

G
19 May 2019

Creamy dreamy.

M
12 May 2019

The gelato was really good and the staff was very friendly. The small was huge! I don't know how anyone could finish anything larger than the small.

W
26 April 2019

What a great place! The owner is amazing and his employees are outstanding. Super clean place....Gelato is beyond fantastic

R
26 April 2019

The flavors of gelato are so good. I had the white pineapple sorbet. It was so delicious.

J
19 April 2019

Awesome gelato! The girls who were working the day we went were...passionate, I think, about gelato and were very excited to share their gelato with us, making sure we got to try a small sample of any and all flavors we were interested in. The gelato was fantastic and the set up for sitting was like sitting in someone’s home. Very welcoming environment. Highly recommend! More...

J
19 April 2019

Order a coffee with your gelato and make it an affogato!

R
19 April 2019

Always good, fresh, creamy. Just like in Italy gelato! Get two varieties in each cup so you can share all these heavenly flavors. I always include coconut gelato. The chocolate is a must, as well as the mango our lilikoi. Oh dear, just thinking about these makes me want another ASAP. Best cold desserts in Kona area!!!!! More...

A
19 April 2019

First time here, sister in law told me about them. Have to say very tasting gelato. Nice atmosphere, nice decor. Only down side which I was bummed about, asked for my gelato togo and they said it was gonna cost . 25 cents more and have me an extra cup which they turned my other cup upside down. Would be nice if they invested in a cover for their keki size cups. Only negative comment I have. More...

E
27 March 2019

Amazing gelato with generous portions and wide selection of flavors. They also have pints to go. We’ve visited Gypsea Gelato at least once a day since we’ve been in Kona. Super friendly staff. Awesome atmosphere. More...

C
27 March 2019

Best gelato ice cream I’ve ever had! The chocolate with liliko’i (passion fruit) was so flavourful. Definitely recommend Gypsea Gelato - huge samples with even huger scoops!

J
19 March 2019

Delicious!

A
19 March 2019

Great place to hang out with a variety of awesome gelato!

S
19 March 2019

Great service.Pastries are delicious. Ohana friendly

L
19 March 2019

Delicious! Locally made yummy, inventive, creative, Gelati! The staff is knowledgeable, helpful, offering samples! It is also dog friendly, which is great for pups! Go! Also, a second location has opened in Kona Town! Yeah! More...

J
19 March 2019

Great new place. Delicious as always.

Q
19 March 2019

I love this ice cream

P
25 February 2019

Service was excellent and the flavors were great. Had the chocolate raspberry (made with coconut milk) and raspberry smores both tasted great. The small was plenty big!

R
25 February 2019

Eco friendly metal spoons to try the various flavours. I really like the dairy free option. Reasonably priced and great tasting icecream. Their cakes are delicious too!

M
23 February 2019

Janel was amazing to work with! I worked with her all the way from Nebraska to have a cake delivered for a special birthday for a friend visiting the island. Everything worked seamlessly and she was as prompt as a 4 hour time difference would allow! Thanks for making my friend’s birthday extra special! More...

A
19 February 2019

This is my second time going to this little shoppe. I honestly do not know why I dont go more often. They have a keiki cup (perfect for my child, as well as me) so they aren't too small. Which is awesome. I feel like it is totally worth it, the size and the price. The price was seriously perfect for the size. Plus, you get a mound of gelato. The flavors of the gelato are fun and creative. Even a sorbet! The service. Of course, I didnt catch the names, gelato right in front of me. They did such an EXCEPTIONAL job though. They let us taste every flavor we wanted without making us feel bad, and they actually explained the flavor. They encouraged us to try. They also have assortment of desserts. We finally chose our flavors, went outside to eat, and my daughter drops her gelato. Smile to frown faster than my blink. The ladies saw it, one of them instantly says "Dont cry, it's ok, we will just get you another one!" I go to pay for the replacement, but they said on the house!! The energy of this place was so epic. It really makes me want to keep coming back. I recommend this place to everyone. I had an amazing experience and I will return. Looking forward to the new shoppe! More...

E
19 February 2019

Always amazing flavors and quality

D
19 February 2019

Amazing! Love the different flavors, better than what i expected!

A
19 February 2019

Great customer service

V
19 February 2019

Awesome Hawaiian GelatoLoved the Mauka Trail (like Rocky road but Hawaiian style!) And Lilikoi is delightful

F
19 February 2019

love this place

N
19 February 2019

Diane was wonderful and the Salted Caramel was da best!

L
29 January 2019

I ordered a birthday cake for my partner via email. From the start, Janel was responsive and very easy to work with. I ordered a carrot cake with a bicycle theme, and she delivered on both taste and style. Thanks, Janel! You really helped me round out that birthday with a smile. More...

R
26 January 2019

Friendly staff, nice service and most importantly they cater to dairy intolerant people like myself and my husband. So glad we visited. Flavors were great and made our after dinner dessert a pleasure! Will definitely come back :) More...

J
19 January 2019

Our wedding cake was SO delicious and perfectly done. JUST what I wanted!! Check out my wedding IG|nurse_schellie YouTube|Losing Pounds of Stress They took everything that I wanted and turned it into my all time dream wedding Jan 15, 2018

C
19 January 2019

Gelato ice cream sandwich. Good service & euro baked goods.

D
19 January 2019

Great find. Unique flavors taste amazing.

J
19 January 2019

Amazing would be an understatement!

T
19 January 2019

Amazing ice cream, good variety of flavors! Toasted coconut haystack is the best!!

K
19 January 2019

We have been here 4 times in 2 weeks, definitely a must if you get the chance!!!

A
19 January 2019

Excellent gelato! Large number of flavors to choose from. Highly recommend!

M
19 January 2019

Great passion fruit gelato

M
19 January 2019

Awesome service! Awesome flavors and quanitiy. Hands down better than Baskin Robbins AND they said would text me when their Tiramisu flavor came in!

I
19 January 2019

Always excellent! Toasted coconut haystack its my new favorite gelato! Update! I must add this comment from a keiki today. "Gelato is my paradise."

D
19 December 2018

My mother and I each got a different flavor and about halfway through we switched. Very tasty.

B
19 December 2018

My wife and kids enjoyed this place so much that we went their once a day for a week during our vacation. We did this because it was scrumptious and the great price. The price to get 3 cups of gelato was slightly cheaper than a single dessert at any restaurant in the area. More...

M
19 December 2018

Wonderful the girls are so friendly and helpfulBest ever Tom Yum

L
19 December 2018

100% worth the stars. Really, really good flavors, ridiculous portions, kept going down in size and STILL it was generous. Sweet staff. A gem. We went there 3-4 times in 8 days and then we would walk over to watch the volleyball games played in the sand. More...

D
4 December 2018

I ordered  a wedding cake for my daughter's wedding. It turned out so lovely and was delicious. Everyone loved the raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting. We came from the mainland so I had to go by the reviews.Janel did a wonderful job. More...

M
19 November 2018

Great service! Every gelato flavor gets better and better .

N
19 November 2018

It's great, best ice cream I've ever had

I
19 November 2018

Pele's kiss.

M
6 November 2018

Her cake is deliciously beautiful! She made our wedding cake 6 years ago and we still haven't had any cake that compares to hers!

J
19 October 2018

Absolutely ..the best gelato

L
19 October 2018

Great gelato!!

J
19 October 2018

Friendly service and awesome gelato. Go for the passion fruit one.

L
19 October 2018

The gelato is absolutely amazing and delicious

19 September 2018

완전 맛있고, small 사이즈 인데도 엄청 많이 줍니다. 직원분이 시식하라고도 하고, 매우 친절해요 ^^ 최고!

N
19 September 2018

Prices were great and we had the cheesecake and macaroons - both were insanely good. I highly recommend this place!!

E
19 September 2018

The lilikoi cheesecake is to die for.

J
19 September 2018

Great selection of gelato and staff were really nice.

M
19 September 2018

Yummy

F
19 September 2018

The nicest people work here. The gelato is awesome - especially lilikoi! See ya soon!

K
10 September 2018

Amazing! Last minute wedding cake, the buttercream was Amazing!

A
29 August 2018

I can't believe it took me so long to write this review, it's been about 16 months since our wedding.I didn't get to meet the baker, but Kona Sweets saved my wedding day when my other vendors dropped out. I didn't want to stress anymore, so we asked for a simple, naked-style tiered cake, with alternating layers of vanilla and lemon flavored cake. I did not get to do the tasting so I wasn't sure what the end-product would be like but oh my gosh, it was amazing.The cake, first off, was beautifully done and decorated with fresh flowers that matched our decor perfectly. The cake itself was the best wedding cake I've ever had. I'm not exaggerating since it was my own wedding and everything; it was REALLY good. Usually, I don't care for cake...especially wedding cake, which I feel tends to be dry and artificial tasting. But Kona Sweets' cake was the most tender, flavorful cake I've had. My only regret is that I didn't save the top tier of our cake! I forgot to ask the servers to not cut into it but oh well, I guess I just have to go back to Kona and order a cake for myself.So yeah, here I am writing this review so many months later. I made myself sit down and do it because I can't stop day-dreaming about the cake! More...

B
19 August 2018

Excellent gelato!! A must! Friendly staff.

L
19 August 2018

This place is amazing. The staff is SO friendly and the flavors are phenomenal.... highly recommend!!!

A
19 August 2018

Awesome service, yummy gelato. A mandatory stop in Kona

V
19 August 2018

Every time I visit Kona, I drive down to get me gelato! Everyday! Lilikoi is my favorite

P
19 August 2018

Delicious selection of gelato, with all sorts of cup and cone options! Very friendly staff as well.

J
19 August 2018

Gelato is some of the best I've ever had! They use quality ingredients with flavors spanning from traditional to Hawaiian specialty. Definitely worth stopping.

C
19 August 2018

Great service and great gelato

S
19 August 2018

So so good!! I'm vegan and there were about three options for me, but even so it was amazingly tasty! Thank goodness for those tiny spoons that force you to eat slower!

H
19 August 2018

Excellent gelato, If you’re on the big island don’t miss this if you like gelato

J
19 August 2018

My wife is now saying "I want all the gelato" over and over. Would go again.

M
19 August 2018

Great gellato! Always fresh. Great flavors to choose from. Everytime I go they have a new flavor to try. The price isn't bad considering one little cup is more than enough to kick your sweet tooth in the butt. I just wish there was more seating available. Oh and their pastries are great to! More...

S
19 August 2018

Great place i love the different flavors the have great service when they had the old employees...but now the new employees they have, they are soo messy and rude...really gross...but over all good

L
19 August 2018

Absolutely delicious and very generous portions!

A
19 August 2018

Always a treat, a stop heading back from Kona is a must. Awesome flavor variety, fast friendly service, highly recommended!

A
19 August 2018

The Mashti flavour was great

J
19 August 2018

Great selection of flavors! Open later than most other places with ice cream, so a great option once the days activities are over.

M
19 August 2018

Ice Cream is delicious!

M
19 August 2018

I'm a gelato connoisseur. .. and in my opinion this is the best gelato on this island! Highly recommend!!!! Very high quality ingredients and awesome flavors. I had the Mauka Trail and Chocolate Hazelnut! The Mauka Trail was amazing! I went out of my way to try Gypsea in Kealakekua and the 9km drive was worth it!Big generous scoops. The great gelato experience exemplified by the kind, helpful, and very friendly service given to me by the young lady and young man on this Sat evening (Apr 21/18). Kudos to the young lady helping me! Too bad I didn't find this place earlier.Will try and come back for another gelato visit and try other flavors before I leave the island!My "go-to" when I am back next year! More...

P
19 August 2018

Everything is wonderful! Pastries are exquisite, Gelato is divine!! Staff & owners are the greatest. Shae was super helpful w/the Lilikio Serrano Gelato! More truly original flavors made Naturally w/fresh real ingredients!! Truly the best way to treat yourself & those You Love! More...

L
19 August 2018

They have vegan gelato!

L
19 August 2018

GREAT GELATO! We visited both locations while on vacation in Hawaii last week, amazing gelato and friendly service at both locations. 3 visits in the 6 days we were there could have gone everyday. More...

H
19 August 2018

Great gelato. They also have bakery items like lilikoi cheese cake, macaroons, oatmeal cookies, fruit tarts and cannolis.

C
19 August 2018

Best gelato anywhere, with fun, innovative flavors as well as awesome traditional ones. A must-visit when on the Big Island!

M
19 August 2018

Great local flavors like lilikoi and macadamia nut. Tiny sizes for the price make it a 4.

M
19 August 2018

Amazingly good gelato. Friendly staff.

J
19 August 2018

The very best ice cream shop anywhere!!!

M
19 August 2018

The gelato here was definitely the best I've ever had!!! They have such different flavors and they are delicious!!!

C
19 August 2018

Great Gelato. Creative fresh Hawaii and traditional Gelato tastes. Waffle cone made with old fashioned vanilla. Waffle cone and two scoops of gelato for about 9 dollars. Acceptable for Hawai'i. We shared a cone and it was plenty. Worth your time. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great seating to enjoy your Gelato!!! More...

D
19 August 2018

Delicious, delicious, deliciously amazing! Different unusual flavors, flavors you would not ever order, but after sampling you love it! As well as childhood flavor favorites. Friendly service always. Plenty of parking. More...

L
19 August 2018

Very good. Bought lilikoi cheesecake and gelato. Love that fruit.

J
19 August 2018

Love the unique flavor choices!

R
19 August 2018

So many delicious tropical flavors!

P
19 August 2018

Had the kona coffee flavour. Amazing! Staff super friendly. Great portions!

C
19 August 2018

Visited new location in Kailua. Serving are huge. Be sure to take lots of extra napkins and go back for wet wipes when done. Peles kiss is great but only for those who want a bit of spice with their chocolate. Raspberry sorbet is a perfect companion More...

E
19 August 2018

Really awesome flavors, my favorite is the mauka trail but I love the tom kha too if I'm feeling something lighter and more refreshing

W
19 August 2018

Always stop when going to Kona best ice cream ever

K
19 August 2018

Excellent gelato with a local flair. The only other gelato I have had in the US that was as good is from an award winning shop owned by an Italian couple in Phoenix who learned their trade in Italy. So glad they now have a shop in Kona! More...

S
19 August 2018

Made a fantastic lilikoi birthday cake for my dad's 75th, it tasted great, looked spectacular, and she accommodated our schedule. Thanks so much!!

J
19 August 2018

The very best, always very hard to drive by without stopping!

V
19 August 2018

Awesome!

J
19 August 2018

Excellent gelato. They make their own caramel sauce, yum!

R
19 August 2018

Best gelato I've ever had! Be sure to try the raspberry lilikoi- it's sooooo good!

O
19 August 2018

Tasty ice cream, interesting local flavour and helpful service

K
19 August 2018

YUM-- every flavor I've tried is rich & creamy and, well, just super yummy!

A
19 August 2018

Great gelato, plenty of flavors and sample as much as you like!

H
19 August 2018

Awesome different flavors every day

E
19 August 2018

Unique ice cream flavors along with plenty of pastries and sweets. Also included many gluten free options.

G
19 August 2018

OMG!! The best Gelato on earth. We found it by accident because we ate next door at Annie's, and it is our new "must go to" place on the island. The servings are incredibly generous, you can try samples to see which flavour you'd like, and the flavours are all just heavenly. YUM!! More...

J
19 August 2018

We went 4 times in days.

L
19 August 2018

Tom ka gelato, flavored with lemongrass and ginger? Tea and biscuit? Thai ice tea? You bet. Best scoop on the island, if you ask me.

P
19 August 2018

Lots of flavors to choose from and they give you a pretty good-sized bit when you ask to sample. The ladies we worked with greeted us when we walked in, were very friendly, and openly shared their recommendations and most popular flavors. Strongly recommend a visit to Gypsea Gelato while in Kona. Our favorite flavors were For the Love of Chocolate and Vanilla Cake with Butterscotch. Did not love the Rum Raisin or the Coconut Haystack. More...

S
18 August 2018

Janel was wonderful and very attentive when it came to emails and getting our cake just right. We had a destination wedding in Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’I on the 12th of June 2018 and did not initially think we had time to do the fun planning things like cake tasting prior to the wedding, however with Janel's help and flexibility to squeeze us in for a cake tasting we got to pick out our flavours. . which were SO delicious. We chose their famous carrot cake made with pineapple chunks and macadamia nuts-highly suggest to get the full Hawaii affect especially paired with luau style menu -and chocolate with Grenache. More...

G
5 July 2018

Janel at Kona Sweets was very easy to work with via emails. I showed her photos of what we wanted and she made the magic happen! ! When we found out her flavor of Carrot Cake had macadamia nuts - we were so excited! Party of 12 people and we ordered a 3 tier cake. Can you tell we love cake!! Janel delivered our cake to The Fish Hopper for our wedding dinner. The top layer of the cake had a smear in the cake and Fish Hopper wasn't sure who/how it happened but he did his best to fix it. Regardless our cake was Gorgeous!!!! We ordered White Cake with buttercream frosting and carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting. After tasting that yummy Carrot Cake we knew right then and there we should have ordered the whole thing all Carrot! GREAT Job Janel!! Beautiful work on the 4 layers - Highly Recommended!!! More...

A
22 June 2018

Janel was so easy to work with for my wedding cake. She recommended sizes for my guest count and flavors. The cake was unbelievably tasty and beautiful!

R
30 May 2018

Beyond impressed! We were coming to the Big island to celebrate my friends birthday so I was able to arrange via email a couple weeks ahead for this gorgeous cake! It was exactly what I asked for and everyone said it was absolutely delicious! Very impressed! Loved the tropical flowers that really made it perfect! More...

K
26 April 2018

Amazing service! Kona sweets made the exact cake that I wanted, and was very reasonably priced. Thank you so much!

J
15 February 2018

We had a small destination wedding for about 25 people. I reached out to Janel and she provided recommendation on the size and also, flavoring! She recommended a Vanilla Cake w/ Lilikoi filling. We were on a tight budget, so we kept the cake very simple with the colors of our wedding. I decided to add some flowers for my own personal touch but overall, the cake was delicious! Definitely recommend. More...

M
19 October 2017

We had Kona Sweets make our wedding cake (a two tier Chocolate + Lilikoi cake), and it was absolutely to die for. I would highly recommend Kona Sweets for any occasion!

L
26 September 2017

My husband and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary by renewing our vows on the Big Island. We had a small intimate wedding and did not have a wedding cake when first married. I decided to surprise my husband at the last minute, and began searching for the 'Best wedding cakes in Kona'. With only a week to spare, I contacted Janel @ Kona Sweets.  With her busy schedule, she was not only able to accommodate us, but made a SPECTACULAR cake. And.... it was incredibly delicious. We celebrated at Browns Beach at the Fairmont Orchid where they served it, beautifully.  I also have to mention, that we did this all via text. Janel also knew we would be serving the next day and was so kind to send a picture of what it looked like before boxing.  Janel! You are AWESOME!  A million Mahalo's! More...

J
15 September 2017

Janel did an awesome job on our cake for our vowel renewal this September. It was so perfect. It came out exactly how I pictured it and the flavors were delicious. It was so good we snacked on it for the rest of our trip. She was so sweet and easy to work with and even delivered it for us all the way in Waikoloa. If we ever need cake when we are in Kona we will definitely be using Kona Sweets. More...

A
14 September 2017

We ordered our wedding cake from Kona Sweets and it was delicious. Janel is laid back and easy to deal with. She had great ideas, and made a separate gluten free cake for our guests with dietary requirements. We highly recommend Janel and Kona Sweets for your wedding or event. More...

E
19 August 2017

Fantastic icecream. I had the lillikoi and their homemade caramel drizzle was addictive. The plaza they are in has other good restaurants with parking if you want to have a fun night out...

J
19 August 2017

Gypsea gelato was awesome! They had a wide assortment of flavors to choose from including many locally inspired flavors. The hardest part was narrowing it down to just a couple of flavors. The prices were very reasonable and the service was excellent. We'd definitely make a trip back here next time we're on the Big Island. More...

J
19 August 2017

Great service, stunning gelato with a superb choice of flavours.

19 August 2017

They still open tuesday. 화요일날도 해요.맛있는 젤라또집. 스몰이 스몰이 아닙니다. 엄청 많이 주네요.

K
19 August 2017

Absolutely amazing, ordered a small and was given enough for 3. The people there and friendly and funny. An Overall great time

C
19 August 2017

The absolute Best Gelato I've ever had anywhere. Amazing and interesting flavors that you will not forget.

T
19 August 2017

Incredible! Very friendly people and the Toasted Coconut Haystack was excellent! It's been 24 hours and I'm trying to talk some friends into going as I'm from Colorado and would never find my way home.

H
19 August 2017

Das beste Eis auf der Insel.

J
19 August 2017

Huge portions, decent prices, and delicious gelato.

S
19 August 2017

The Best Gelato In The Island! Great Flavors That Are Unique. We buy by the pints and they have a loyalty club buy 10 get 1 pint for free. Great nice service run by a husband and wife team! More...

M
19 August 2017

The very best gelato/ice cream I have ever had. Wonderful flavors and generous portions. Plus they do baked goods.

E
19 August 2017

Delicious! This was a great pit stop on the way back from snorkelling at Two-Step with our family. A great variety of flavours. The Chocolate Macadamia was crazy good. More...

S
19 August 2017

Mmmmm really great flavor selection. Quality local gelato and sorbet

D
19 August 2017

Very generous portions

C
19 August 2017

Yummy!! Exotic flavors, big portions

H
19 August 2017

I had some yummy coffee ice cream! They also had vegan ice cream for my vegan daughter which was a nice surprise! Great friendly customer service but small facility inside so not much room to sit down and enjoy especially when crowded like when we were there on a Sunday.

H
19 August 2017

Superb gelato. Very reasonably priced. Friendly service. Great find!

M
19 August 2017

Best. Gelato. Ever.

N
19 August 2017

Toasted coconut. OMG!

M
19 August 2017

I love the pineapple upside down cake.

R
19 August 2017

Great, try Pele's kiss, won't regret

K
19 August 2017

This place is freaking awesome. Super friendly staff and hands-down the best gelato I've ever had. We first discovered them two years ago and have been craving their gelato since. The owners are fantastic people who know how to run a business the right way. More...

P
19 August 2017

Great gelato... the Raspberry/Lilikoi/Guava is the best ever!

J
19 August 2017

Best gelato in the islands!

T
19 August 2017

Janel of Kona Sweets recently made our wedding cake for 40 guests. What an incredible cake! Everyone commented how delicious it was and asked for more! The design was exactly what we wanted and it fit the wedding decor perfectly. Janel was a pleasure to work with, always responsive to our questions and was kind enough to make us several samples ahead of time for a reasonable price. We would definitely recommend her for wedding cakes on the Big Island! More...

G
19 August 2017

Awesome gelatos!

L
19 August 2017

Absolutely heavenly! This was our family's "go to" dessert place during our stay in Hawaii. Mac Nut, Toasted Coconut (with individual chocolate coated coconut shavings), Passion Fruit Sorbet, Raspberry Sorbet, (real) Mint Chocolate, all of them received a "Delicious" rating from my family! ! The manager and staff were all great hosts and provided excellent customer service! Keep serving it up friendly and tasty servings. We can't wait until our next visit!! More...

M
19 August 2017

Best ice cream flavors ever!@

L
19 August 2017

Delicious!!!

B
19 August 2017

Amazing ice cream. The Kona coffee is heavenly!

M
19 August 2017

Great service and gelato!

D
19 August 2017

Incredible gelato, as good as you will have anywhere. Worth the trek.

K
18 August 2017

We ordered a cake for one of our employees who had recently graduated from college. Not much of a cake buyer, I left it to Janel to come up with something that would please an office of guys. She suggest a vanilla cake with lilikoi filling, so we went with that. I wish I would have taken a picture, but, alas, the guys devoured the cake quickly, leaving only some for the graduate to take home to his family. So on a scale from 1 - 10 for deliciousness, I give it a 10. For ease of ordering, a "10". For the Janel's recommendation of a the cake flavor, another "10". Freshness: "10". We'll be back! More...

J
21 June 2017

Hello! When I waited 2- weeks before arriving to decide on my wedding cake! I was looking at the another well known bakery in Kona , but they would be out on vacation during that time. . I turned to help and found this bakery owner Jane.! She provided me with a beautiful wedding cake! Must do's- ask your own florist for the cake flowers. Only $25.00 & they match your flower theme, I also loved the cupcake wrappers, custom heart shape cookies i requested & I requested my cupcake frosting all the way to the edge of the cupcake.These are must do request. LOVED my wedding cake! Small wedding of 30- people, but it was delicious and worth the money! Delivery was $60.00 and they were about an 1- hour away from the Mauna Lani hotel. So worth the cost. This place is a true gem! More...

I
13 June 2017

Janel of Kona Sweets recently made our wedding cake for 40 guests. What an incredible cake! Everyone commented how delicious it was and asked for more! The design was exactly what we wanted and it fit the wedding decor perfectly. Janel was a pleasure to work with, always responsive to our questions and was kind enough to make us several samples ahead of time for a reasonable price. We would definitely recommend her for wedding cakes on the Big Island! More...

A
25 March 2017

Best wedding cake I've ever had!!!!  The cake was beautiful and tasted awesome--the coconut layer was probably my favorite but the lillikoi was great also.   We ordered twice as much as we needed for the wedding knowing it wouldn't all get eaten.  We put the extra cake out at our farewell brunch/lunch and it was all gone by the end of the day.  I guess folks liked it :) Can't recommend Janel / Kona Sweets highly enough--on top of the absolutely amazing cake, she is really great to work with!! More...

M
15 February 2017

My husband and I eloped in Kona and wanted a small round semi naked cake. Three days before we needed the cake I called and they were able to have it ready for us. We chose vanilla with vanilla frosting and raspberry preserve filling. Let me tell you...It was amazing and beautiful as well :-) When we ordered it the lady on the phone even asked if we wanted flowers on it for no extra charge if they had some extras laying around. We were pleased to see it was decorated when we picked it up :-) The cake stayed moist throughout the days we were there as well and the price was right on the money, More...

A
22 November 2016

Thank you Janel for doing an amazing job on our wedding cake!  You seamlessly stepped in after issues with other places and it couldn't have turned out any better. The cake looked beautiful and tasted amazing. The vanilla lilikoi layer was my favorite. More...

M
22 September 2016

Our wedding cake was awesome! Kona Sweet Delivered our vision! Cake was delicious all our guests loved it! We will have to order a small cake again next time we come back!

H
19 August 2016

Truly excellent gelato, innovative favors and great customer service from the enthusiastic owner.

T
19 August 2016

The toasted coconut is amazing! Must stop if you are in the area!

A
19 August 2016

Great gelato and sorbet in huge portions. Don't be fooled by the tiny cups, they pile in your gelato until it can't possibly stand upright any more.

S
19 August 2016

Absolutely delicious ice cream. The owners know their ice cream, I am from Australia and he was telling me all about the latest ice cream trends down under whilst serving me a wonderful dessert. I always stop here in the way back from snorkelling at Two Step. Great for dessert after Annie's Burgers next door. More...

A
19 August 2016

Wow amazing gelato homemade by a sweet couple! Creative flavors too! They made a Tom Ka soup flavored one with coconut, lemon grass, ginger etc. It was fantastic! I had it with a scoop of lilikoi. I look forward to my next visit! More...

C
19 August 2016

Haven't been here yet!

J
19 August 2016

Gelato to rival the best of Italy.

M
19 August 2016

Friendly service and delicious gelato. Hard to not go everyday ....

M
19 August 2016

Great gelato and super friendly

H
19 August 2016

Delicious!

J
29 June 2016

Janel was really great! She was responsive to emails and was willing to book several months prior to the event. She gave us exactly what we were hoping for and sought to add the exact flowers that were in my bouquet to the cake. To top it off it was DELICIOUS; we ate it for several days. More...

R
28 May 2016

We came to Hawaii to get married and vacation with our four boys. If you get married, you have to have cake, right?I found Janel and emailed her a few questions about sizes, flavors and costs associated with the cake. I asked her to make a two layer cake with an eight inch bottom and a five inch top. The bottom was chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling and the top layer was carrot cake with pineapple and macadamia nuts in the cake and a cream cheese filling. The whole thing was frosted with a blue ombre colored vanilla buttercream with a cascade of shells and orchids. It was not only beautiful, but absolutely delicious as well. The ganache balanced with the chocolate cake perfectly. It wasn't too little or too powerful as some ganache can be. The cake itself was oh, so moist, had great crumb structure and a great flavor. The vanilla buttercream paired up with it like a champ. The carrot cake... oh boy, this was incredible. None of us have ever had such a great cake before. The cake was moist and the differering flavors and textures within it just put it head and shoulders above any other I've ever had. The cream cheese filling was great, not too strong and matched up perfectly with the cake. The vanilla buttercream frosting that surrounded it was a great accompaniment to it. Thanks so much Janel, we all loved it and cannot thank you enough! More...

U
20 May 2016

We initially found Kona Sweets difficult to get a hold of, however once we made contact things were smooth. Wonderful cake! We wanted a simple cake with flowers that we provided to decorate it, and it turned out so lovely. We had way too much for the number of people, but our guests and us enjoyed eating it for the next week before everyone left the island! More...

S
29 April 2016

Janel provided our daughter's small wedding cake and several dozen cupcakes topped with the perfectly tinted sugar plumeria flowers, all beautifully arranged on an acrylic cake/cupcake stand. And everything we ordered was delicious! We communicated via email and she nailed the colors, flavors and presentation beautifully! We were more than thrilled with the process from start to finish. Her prices are very reasonable as well. Janel is very professional and wonderful to work with. We highly recommend Janel to provide her talents to your special event! More...

L
29 April 2016

Janel created the perfect cake/cupcake combination for our daughter's wedding.  It was exactly as we envisioned it, the flavors, textures and presentation were wonderful. Our guests commented on how delicious everything was.  Janel was very responsive, professional and reasonably priced.  We highly recommend Janel for your special event! More...

J
1 January 2016

The cake we ordered was exactly what I wanted. Everyone also enjoyed the flavor, texture and look. I should have ordered a bigger cake. We had both lillikoi and coffee. Janel was also very professional and accommodating to our needs. Thank you so much!! We couldn't have asked for more. More...

K
15 October 2015

I always get my speciality cakes from Kona Sweets and I am never disapointed. Presentation is beautiful and the taste is superb! My guests always ask where I got such a lovely cake :) I am looking forward to ordering from you soon as my daughters 5th birthday is coming up. More...

V
19 August 2015

Wonderful homemade gelato from a very cute couple. try the fennel, poi, or ginger-lemongrass-turmeric flavors.

L
19 August 2015

Fantastic gelato and even better customer service. Everyone needs to at least try Pele's Kiss

A
26 December 2014

Best gelato on the big island!. The fresh mint gelato its the best anywhere. Light but with a hint of fresh mint. Its owned by a husband and wife team. . It's a must if you are on the Big Island! More...

T
6 December 2014

Awesome! We ordered two small wedding cakes, a mocha cake and a carrot cake. Both were fantastic! The cakes were beautifully decorated! The cakes were moist and very flavorful. My husband loved the mocha cake and I loved the carrot cake. We had a few friends join us for our sunset wedding ceremony and Janel's two small cakes were plenty!

We definitely recommend Janel's custom cakes at Kona Sweets for your special celebration. We will definitely order a cake from Janel when we come back to the Big Island as a 'welcome back' treat for ourselves! I can wait to taste her carrot cake again!
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M
25 August 2014

My cake was amazing and it tasted wonderful. I requested square three tier with flowers and broaches that I provided also tropical flavors. I was so impressed with my entire cake and the outstanding service . The price was also very affordable. I loved it. I highly recommend this vendor! More...

A
31 July 2014

The cake was delicious and exactly like the picture I sent her. It was moist and thick and not dry and spongy. She set up on time and was was easy to work with. I only wish there had been some leftover! More...

G
24 July 2014

Wow, what a gorgeous and delicious cake - our guests are still raving about it! And we had a very unique cake topper around which she created a fabulous theme.

G
24 July 2014

Wow, what a beautiful and delicious wedding cake - our guests are still raving about it! We had a vary unique cake topper and Janel took on the challenge, creating a fabulous theme for our special day.

U
13 January 2014

I had no prior knowledge of how good (or not) Kona Sweets was, but because of how professional the website was, they were the first bakers I contacted. From the beginning, Janel who is the owner was quick to respond to my questions and provided me with clear, understandable answers. I felt very confident following her suggestions and as it turned out, she was spot on. Because I'm gluten intolerant, I requested that the top layer of the 3 tier cake be gluten free and it was not a problem at all for her. Not only was the cake beautiful, but absolutely delicious! I had many guests ask who did the cake and I was very pleased to pass on Kona Sweets' information. More...

T
31 October 2013

Janel is fantastic!!! The cake was perfect, the quality of cake, taste and appearance were perfect. I loved the cake she made! It looked exactly like the photo. Janel was very easy to communicate with through email and payment was super easy. Her prices are the best by far! My guests couldn't stop commenting on how great the cake looked and tasted. Janel delivered the cake herself on time and in perfect condition. I highly recommend Kona Sweets!! More...

V
28 March 2013

Amazing cakes! And Janel was awesome to work with! Super accommodating and didn't charge ridiculous fee for ordering the cake less than 2 wks prior to the event. We ordered two tiered choco w coconut haupia and white cake w lilikoi... Both were amazing but next party, would ordered the bigger white cake since that was the party's favorite! Even my baker girlfriend said that was the best white lilikoi cake she has ever had! Highly recommend! More...

V
10 January 2013

The best cake ever!! We did a 2 tier cake with 2 flavors: red velvet with raspberry filling and carrot cake with kona orange curd filling all with cream cheese frosting. Amazing!! I would give her 100 stars for flavor! The design was also just as we wanted! And her prices are more than reasonable. You won't find any other cakes with that kind of quality for that kind of price. We did our research and we are so happy we found Kona Sweets. She was also very accommodating since we live on Maui and were planning our wedding to be on Big Island. We were able to communicate all by email. It was so easy to plan. Highly recommend Kona Sweets!! More...

K
5 October 2012

Best cake I have ever eaten! Very beautiful too! Exactly, what I wanted.

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