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Jim's Small Batch Bakery

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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2336 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-922-2253
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Small batches, real ingredients, and a deft hand... no proof & bake...
Small batches, real ingredients, and a deft hand... no proof & bake croissants, no muffin mixes, no Sysco cookie dough and no fake whipped cream. It's all from scratch and it's all made on premise. From authentic all-butter hand laminated croissants and perfect carrot cake, to fresh fruit sorbets and candied bacon BLTs on true artisanal bread, the variety, freshness and execution may surprise you at this humble little place.
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great tasting food. Highly recommended.

I had a wonderful dish, poached egg on top of ratatouille over hand-made bread. The combination of tastes was exceptional. My partner had a ham and cheese croissant that was a perfect blend of filling with flaky pastry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
MediatorM
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Sarasota, Florida
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  • French first
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful dish, poached egg on top of ratatouille over hand-made bread. The combination of tastes was exceptional. My partner had a ham and cheese croissant that was a perfect blend of filling with flaky pastry.

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Sarasota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the best bread you will find anywhere! The French bread and the semolina breads cannot be matched anywhere. The place is small, but does have decent sized indoor and very limited outdoor seating.

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arverne
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went to Jim's Small Batch Bakery to have an espresso. When I saw that they had freshly made Tres Leches cake I had to order a piece. It was absolutely delicious. Was so moist and rich I will definitely be back to have another piece.

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Lakeland, Florida
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is so tasty! Chocolate almond croissant= to die for. Quiche is creamy and divine. My husband had the polish cowboy frittata, it was perfection. The breakfast potatoes were super good too. The iced coffee was the best I've ever had. Service was nice and friendly. My only thoughts for improvement? A more comfy/plush interior that invites lingering, and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I went here today for lunch for the first time. It is small and quaint. The limited selection included my ham and brie sandwich and my wife's chicken salad sandwich. They were very good but so small. It seemed like an appetizer before the meal. My ham sandwich was $8 and maybe should have been $4. Same... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The carrot cake is outstandingly good, the macaroons are scrumptious, the Jewish rye is excellent, and the challah is wonderful! This gem of a place is well worth a detour.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great Chicken salad sandwich on olive bread. Wonderful Oreo cookie brownie. Clean, bright and nice service by caring staff.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

No need to go to France. Jim's croissants are as good as you will get anywhere in the world. Get there early on Saturday or the bagels will be sold out. We always order special occasion cakes from A Small Batch and are always delighted. The owner of the bakery has won award after award for his incredible baking skill.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Thank you Trip Advisor or we would of never found this. Everything was special and it is one off those places where you would fly in just for eating here. 👍

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Bakeries in general are hard to find - and a really good one is near-impossible. Jim's is first class. And listen to the sign -

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Additional Information about Jim's Small Batch Bakery

Address: 2336 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone Number: +1 941-922-2253
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2336 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-2253

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Description

Small batches, real ingredients, and a deft hand... no proof & bake croissants, no muffin mixes, no Sysco cookie dough and no fake whipped cream. It's all from scratch and it's all made on premise. From authentic all-butter hand laminated croissants and perfect carrot cake, to fresh fruit sorbets and candied bacon BLTs on true artisanal bread, the variety, freshness and execution may surprise you at this humble little place.
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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