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San Juan Bakery & Grocery

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319 3rd, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
831-623-4570
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reminds me of fond childhood memories!

The Bakery has been at that location since before I was born in 1949. Growing up it was the town bakery and over the years has been an outstanding business. Currently the present owners offer more variety of breads than in back the 1950s. They make great apricot pie and the other bakery items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
George A. J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Bakery has been at that location since before I was born in 1949. Growing up it was the town bakery and over the years has been an outstanding business. Currently the present owners offer more variety of breads than in back the 1950s. They make great apricot pie and the other bakery items are tasty. When I visit family... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After a long day of browsing the stores and shops, this was a welcomed break. The bakery items are delicious and their 3 cookies for a dollar is a great deal.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I would have rated this 3.5 if possible: 4 for atmosphere and service, 3 for taste and selection. They specialize in breads, so don't expect to find a lot of fancy, high-end pastries here. But the staff is friendly and it's a fun place to visit if you want to feel like you've stepped back in time. Selection is somewhat... More 

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San Juan Bautista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

So glad to have our bakery. The French and Sourdough breeds are simply the best. You have to get there early because they do run out. My son loves the guava turnovers. A definite stop when heading through San Jaun Bautista.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place is what community bakeries used to be like. Display cases full of baked treats. Pastries in a wraparound glass case and loaf after loaf of breads and brownies line the walls.

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Pebble Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The San Juan Bakery is know for it's donuts, pastries and Mexican pastries. fresh loaves of bread and cream filled donut holes (our kids favorite). The donut holes are TEXAS sized and filled with a custard filling.

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Fiddletown, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

They even have a few gluten free items. Everything is made fresh daily and well worth the stop. The employees are friendly. The pastries are out of this world good.

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Nome, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We purchased a chocolate loaf and a cinnamon loaf. The chocolate loaf was probably the best of its kind that we have eaten.....BUT, the cinnamon loaf was dry and tasteless....it seemed to be stale, but in any case it was poor...we had to throw it our after tasting it. The staff is lovely and other choices are probably excellent, as... More 

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place looks humble both inside and out, but don't be fooled! They have the most amazing fresh bread and baked goods. All of the locals know about this place and can wipe out the supply if you are late. The dark rye is to die for! Just another little gem in a delightful town well worth exploring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We visit SJB. Every summer to escape the heat. This is a local hangout as well as a favorite of the tourists. The bread is amazing and the pastries are fantastic. Macaroons, pies, danishes, brownies, and my kids love the cookies. You have to get here early, because they sell out quick, especially on the weekends. Service is always friendly.

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  • Address: 319 3rd, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Juan Bautista
  • Phone Number: 831-623-4570

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