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Jaarsma Bakery

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727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
641-628-2940
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious stop

What a fantastic stop! Lots of choices and the staff were very helpful in explaining what all the different pastries were. Well worth the detour off the highway.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic stop! Lots of choices and the staff were very helpful in explaining what all the different pastries were. Well worth the detour off the highway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I had a variety of pastry, all of my choices were good. I especially liked the Dutch letter. I would recommend this bakery.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We loved this bakery. We visited it while en route to visit family. It was difficult to resist buying a little of everything. It was a rainy day, so the bakery was not overly busy (I've heard it can be very crowded). We bought cookies, Dutch Letters, and apple bread. ALL were outstanding. the lady who waited on us was... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We saw the billboard for the bakery in the Dutch town of Pella, Iowa. We drive our RV into this historic village, past the Pella window factory and voila, there was this wonderful Dutch bakery. Inside we went to view all the wonders. Rows of cookies and pasties and stone ground breads. Coffee cakes of all kinds. Cream horns on... More 

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Isanti, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There were really long lines, but worth it! Plus we went on a Saturday morning, so that was why. The bakery items were fantastic!

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Mediapolis, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The pillow puffs are Heavenly! Dutch letters-divine!!! Sticky rolls....OMG! I have been going there since I was a child with my parents... I have to go to Drs. in DesMoines every three months; and my husband and I load up!! They also have adorable magnets of windmills and Dutch plates.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

No visit to Pella would be complete without a Dutch Letter (or two, or three...). Whilst your visiting, I can also recommend the cheese sticks!

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

the staff was very friendly, no the desserts were really good. My husband for two different pastries, and said they were great. We would recommend stopping here.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A visit to Pella isn't complete without a Dutch letter from Jaarsma! So many other great pastries return trips are needed to sample all the wonderful goodies!

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Visited it once, twice, three times!!! If you like pastries (and who doesn't?) this is heaven on earth! Overwhelming choices. The window displays just call you in. Don't miss this on a trip to Pella.

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Additional Information about Jaarsma Bakery

Address: 727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
Phone Number: 641-628-2940
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Dutch

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: 641-628-2940

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?