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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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A little pricey but if you are willing to pay for QUALITY, this is the place. The almond croissants are exceptional.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A little pricey but if you are willing to pay for QUALITY, this is the place. The almond croissants are exceptional.

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Quality doesn't come cheap @ Jim's but you get what you pay for here. All of the baked goods that I've ever purchased here have no peers. The croissants are SCRATCH. They are not made from frozen dough purchased from SYCO or imported from somewhere in Tampa @ transported with shiny green flies or other creepy crawlys of the free... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I keep returning to this wonderful bakery... for breakfast, lunch, or to take home bread and treats. Love the food!

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Candied Bacon BLT, need I say more? The BLT was perfection: thick, sweet bacon on ciabatta bread with fresh crispy lettuce and sweet tomatoes. Although I have been to Jim's Small Batch Bakery many times, I specifically came to try his BLT and needless to say I will return soon. The baked goods are always fresh with unique offerings. On... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Truly #1 in the area. Everything is delicious and of very high quality ingredients... buttery croissants (and stuffed croissants!), best quiche, and the french bread is also used for flat bread style lunches. If you like salmon, I highly recommend that one. You just can't go wrong. PS: And even their coffee is my fav of anywhere.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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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41 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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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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Restaurant Details

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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