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Jim's Small Batch Bakery

2336 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL
941-922-2253
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Ranked #6 of 825 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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uk
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We went to Jim's as recommended by Tripadvisor and certainly weren't disappointed. My hubby had a slice of carrot cake and said it was the nicest he's had. I had on impulse the last remaining individual key lime crumb cake and oh my goodness!!! It was delicious. I really want to go back for another before we leave. The salesgirl... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We order 4 large loaves weekly as we just devour them! Jim is definitely the best baker in Sarasota! We have tried a lot of his yummy offerings & our taste buds are extremely happy! If you think you have tried the very best in baked goods, think again! This is true bakery food:) Yum! Yum! Yum!! Please spoil yourselves:)

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Moved to Sarasota last year. Looking to satisfy my very picky taste, (I took a week-long bread baking class at St. Arthur's Flour Co. in VT), I found bakery nirvana at Jim's. Altho' Paris bakeries Eric Kayser and Poilane are to eat bread and die for...Jim is doing an incredible job! Can't believe how lucky I am to live so... More

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Venice, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Folks, here's the skinny - Walk, Drive, Fly…skip, hop, and jump if necessary, but the bottom line is GO TO JIM'S SMALL BATCH BAKERY. Everything - and I mean EVERYTHING - is delicious!

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Fairborn, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We went there to get his top rated deli sandwich. We were too late for that, but we bought some pastries to go.- They were great!

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