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Jaarsma Bakery

727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
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Ranked #1 of 37 restaurants in Pella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Dutch
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99% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is an old fashion bakery! So many choices you may be there a while before making a choice. Right across from the park so we went and sat in the park and ate our goodies!

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Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

After reading several tripadvisor reviews, we decided this was the place to experience authentic Dutch parties and sweets. We were not disappointed! We got several Dutch letters, almond cake and other sweet treats. The total cost was very reasonable especially for the very fresh, tasty and authentic goodies. There was a line, but definitely worth the wait!

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It reminds me of the quaint local bakeries all neighborhoods had at one time. Lots of neat things to buy and try!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This always has been a stop when visiting this lovely little town. This time of the year is awesome with the tulips in bloom. All kinds of baked goods.

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