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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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Fulton, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are ever in Pella, Iowa, Jaarsma Bakery is worth the stop. The Dutch Letter is one of our family favorites. With an overabundance of choices, it is hard to pick a second runner up. Each time we visit this bakery we are sure to purchase a variety of pastries and breads to put in the freezer to get... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome selection and variety of the most fabulous baked goods we have ever had. We are so glad that we were told of this bakery. We loaded up on breads and pastries to take back home to share with our family.

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Warsaw, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Quite the experience for the uninitiated! Almost overwhelming selection of fabulous baked goods. But.....we managed. Highly recommended

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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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