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All 17 San Juan Bautista Restaurants

San Juan Bakery & Grocery

319 3rd, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
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Cuisines: Bakery
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I am a very good home baker and was very pleased to discover this jewel of a bakery. The baked goods are fresh and incredibly good. People who know baked goods understand the gem that is in San Juan Bautista. No this not some big city bakery, it real food for real people made by people with a great passion... More 

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Aptos, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of the only places you can get the traditional, California style panatone. I love the cinnamon bread.

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Hollister, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Besides the service this place should close their doors. Sorry to say but I'm being honest. The bakery used to be a place where tourist would drive 100 miles for the treats. It's shameful to see the things they are trying to sell. My 3 yr old could bake better treats. I don't wish any business failure but I hope... More 

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Bent NM
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314 reviews 314 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Almost as old as the Spanish mission nearby, this noble kitchen produces fine breads, specialty breads, breakfast pastries, and desserts worthy of its heritage. There are two tables and a showcase plus the walls are lined with treats. While not a full restaurant, this is fine for coffee and sweet rolls or cookies and a beverage. And almost every patron... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a rustic little place and reminds me of a cartoon I once watched with lots of pastries and cakes in the display cases. I love walking down 3rd street and then getting a pastry at this shop. They are very nice and the food is good.

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I had heard so many friends say I need to visit this place when in San Juan Bautista. I am so glad we came! The minute you open the door you can smell the fresh bread being made. We brought home empanadas, cookies and cheesy jalapeno bread but there were so many more choices. They do have tables where you... More 

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Livermore, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Extremely friendly staff, wide selection of breads and pastries, and great location is what you get. The prices are right and there is great pride taken in the pastries; you can tell. The donuts are a treat! You can sit down and enjoy your items at one of the few tables. Try the extra big and fluffy donut holes.

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San Juan Bautista, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

the San Juan Bakery is unique with its old world brick oven. For years it has made the famous Casa Rosa Rolls, and various melt in your mouth breads and pastries. When the ownership changed in the last decade, however, the quality went downhill and the shop is not inviting. There is so much un-used space, doesn't have the cozy... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Get there EARLY they have the best doughnuts EVER and their loaves of "Poundcake" bread are to DIE for. (Take extras home to freeze!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Which is the day we went through town this last time around. However, we have purchased baked goods from them a number of times and their bread is noteworthy.

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

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