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Jim's Small Batch Bakery

2336 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL
941-922-2253
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Ranked #5 of 832 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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.
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English first
North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love the almond croissant here. They are so fresh and fluffy. I visit here every time I come to Siesta Key. If you want fresh pastries..... come here!

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best bagels in town (yes, really fresh) and wonderful croissants. Bought a few of Jim's frozen French loafs . . .I defrosted them and was so impressed by the aroma and texture. Super friendly and helpful customer service. A regular stop for me on Saturday mornings - who needs Paneras and Einsteins?

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Sarasota, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband & I have been there twice in one week. We tried the ciabatta bread and pastries the first visit and knew we were hooked. The bread specials change daily. Today we went for lunch. My husband had the BLT on a ciabatta roll and it was the best ever. I "thought" I wouldn't like the BLT but I... More

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Love places where there is so much pride put into one's craft. So many good things baked fresh every day. We visit Siesta Key 2x/year and can always count on Jim's goodies. One of the best bakeries I've been to outside Europe. Keep up the hard work!

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

What a treat to find Jim's, hidden away as it is in this older part of Sarasota. We loved the fresh baked ciabatta this year and the olive bread we had last year. This year's treats included a unique candied-bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich on the ciabatta, ham and brie on a baguette, a key lime crumb cake, tosca (a... More

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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

BEST BREAD IN SARASOTA! Everytime we get the "daily bread" which changes daily - it is warm and wonderful. I'll stop in and have the brie sandwhich and one of the tasty dessert morsels. This is a tiny little wonderful hole in the wall in Gulf Gate. It is a must try.

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Frederick, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited 3 times in one week! Jim was working the counter and later remembered us on our return visits. He offered the kids samples of freshly baked cookies. We tried many of his desserts... highly recommend the meyer lemon tart and chocolate croissants, but everything from the muffins to cakes were excellent. If you get a chance, stop in... More

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Underhill, Vermont
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for some breakfast treats while staying on Siesta Key. The desserts were excellent, the coffee- not so much. If you're looking for some tasty treats, stop here!

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Sarasota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Jim is a fabulous baker and his blueberry muffins are the best in Florida……His small bakery in Gulf Gate is very clean and great selections.

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I went in for the first time hoping to purchase really good bagels. I was so disappointed at first to hear that it wasn't a day they were making bagels. But then I looked over the items and saw some gorgeous muffins, cranberry with something and a blueberry, bought several of each and they were just amazing. Best muffins I... More

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