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Jaarsma Bakery

727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
641-628-2940
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Pella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dutch
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This bakery has been a special part of Pella for years. The variety of the baked goods is expansive, and we tried too many, I'm sure. All were great, and it was all we could do to not pile on. Some Dutch souvenirs/memorabilia also available for sale here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is the best, we were visiting family and told my wife about the bakery. She was very pleased :). Best around :)

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Jackson, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

All I can say is if you want some good pastries, then stop in and have one of these. The Dutch Letters are awesome too, there's something for about anyone in here!!

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Brownsdale, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We do a family camping trip at Red Rock Lake each year and we take a trip in to Pella every visit just to go and get some Dutch Letters. We decided this trip that we are not bringing any cookies from home anymore. We will just be making this our first stop of the trip and get stocked up... More

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15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The window presentation is what drew us into this quaint bakery shop. The smell was beyond wonderful. We asked some women walking out, who also happened to not be from Pella, and they were told the "S" pastries were good, so that is what we got. They did not disappoint. A light pastry in the shape of a large S... More

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Marshall, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Jaarsma is the best bakery I have tried. I would recommend the Dutch Letters and coffee cakes. My Grandkids love the frosted cookies.

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Beaver Dam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are in Pella you MUST stop at Jaarsma Bakery. It has the best pastries I have ever tasted. Dutch Letters, Puff Pillows, Creme Horns, Bankets, Tarts just to name a few. Cupcakes are great too. We always stock up on the raisin buns bring home and freeze. They never last long in our house. We are out again... More

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Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
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26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Absolutely the best bakery I have ever been to. Great selection, great prices as well as specials. Never disappointed with great bakery, great prices and great service. Can't go wrong, wonderful.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Remember that Christmas-morning feeling of being overwhelmed by all the presents and the lights and tree and not knowing where to begin? That's the same feeling you'll get walking into this Dutch bakery for the first time. It's compounded by St. Nicholas cookies, even in summer. We tried several items and they were all delicious. Merry Christmas, even in June.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said -- an excellent rating says it all. It may look crowded, but they are well staffed with friendly helpful assistants. They move the crowd quickly. Don't overlook the wonderful bread -- it helps when you are getting over the sugar shock of the wonderful pastries!! Highly recommend the raspberry... More

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