Papalani Gelato® Franchise

~Celebrating 15 Years
Voted “Best of Kauai” in the Garden Isle October ’23


30 Flavors offered daily, with 12 of them being Dairy-Free Sorbettos!

Ultra Premium, Super Creamy, Handmade fresh in our Kauai shop daily from highest Italian and Hawaiian quality ingredients, true Artisanal Gelato…since 2008!

Stop in today for a scoop or two! 

We can even pack PINTS for you to enjoy at home. 

Papalani Gelato…mmmm…it’s SO GOOD!


Flavors rotate and vary day by day, week to week, season by season. 

Hurry in today! Many flavors do not last until the end of the night!


  • Gelato
  • Sorbetto (Dairy-Free)
  • Fresh Waffle Cones & Bowls made in-house daily
  • Gelato Shakes & Dairy-Free Sorbetto Freezes
  • Cookie Dough & Chocolate Chunk Cookie Gelato Sandwiches
  • Hand-packed Pints
  • Gelato Cakes
  • Homemade Cookie Dough Scoops (egg-free edible cookie dough bites) with chocolate drizzle!!
  • Our very own “Kahuna Pie” Slice (Macadamia Nut Gelato on a Chocolate Cookie Crust with a Chocolate Ganache on top, Fudge drizzle, Italian Buttercream, & Macadamia Nuts)


Papalani means “Heaven” in Hawaiian & we like to serve “Heaven on a cone!”


We create custom-made Gelato Cakes for your special occasion. Orders must be placed a MINIMUM of 4 FULL days/96 hours in advance. 

*Please NOTE: Cakes will not be made unless payment is received upfront. Cakes must be picked up at our store during retail hours at 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive in the Poipu Shopping Village. We do not have delivery.


We are located in the Poipu Shopping Village at

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive in Koloa.  

Papalani Gelato Hours:

Mon: 12pm-9pm

Tues: 12pm-9pm

Wed: 12pm-9pm

Thurs: 12pm-9pm

Fri: 12pm-9pm

Sat: 12pm-9pm

Sun: 12pm-9:30pm


Papalani Gelato is Recommended in The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed!

Thriving at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay 1 year later!

Aloha Friends,
Today is the day we have been excitedly waiting for and is a HUGE DAY for us!!
Last year, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay in Princeville, sought out our company, Papalani Gelato, to partner with to serve our delicious, ultra-premium, high quality Handmade Artisanal Gelato in their restaurants throughout this most elite, prestigious, world-renowned 5-star Hotel! After months of preparation with us, and after years of constructing the absolutely breathtaking hotel, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Princeville has opened February 15, 2023!! 🎊🎈🎉
Not only is Papalani Gelato currently on the dessert menus of some of the most acclaimed, top-level Chefs’ restaurants on Kauai and is recommended in The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed, but we have also now launched this newest adventure for our product chosen by a team of elite Chefs at 1 Hotel and we couldn’t be more honored and proud to work with this company!
Mahalo, 🤙💞
Our small but mighty staff at Papalani Gelato
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