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Jaarsma Bakery

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727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
641-628-2940
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great

I stop here every time I am in Pella. I love the coffee cakes, cookies, sweet rolls and just the way the bakery smells. Too bad we don't have this kind of bakery where I live! I would probably be fat!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
rhunter2
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missouri
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
missouri
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I stop here every time I am in Pella. I love the coffee cakes, cookies, sweet rolls and just the way the bakery smells. Too bad we don't have this kind of bakery where I live! I would probably be fat!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Excellent bakery in Pella - senses overload with all the gorgeous aromas and sights. Dearly wish one would open up in Glasgow, Scotland then my Scottish family and friends would find out why I rave so much about Dutch Letters - yummy

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Wildwood, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When you go to Pella, an entry on your must go to list is World Famous Jaarsma Bakery! I grew up on a farm outside of Pella and the bakery is soooo good! They are usualky very busy so be patient, wait your turn and you will not be disappointed! They have EVERYTHING you can think of and a bunch... More 

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Des Moines area
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First visited Jaarsma's (J pronounced as a y) in July 1971 when I came to meet my husband's parents. Just the smell when you walk in the door is worth the trip! The service is always polite and very good. The baked goods are amazing. My favorites, are of course, Dutch letters, along with puff pillows, melt away coffee cake... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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563 reviews 563 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I always stop here. If only at least for one Danish. Their fruit pastries are great. Often, I bring home an entire bag. I've even been known to ride a motorcycle there from Des Moines for a bag of pastries.

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Nevada Iowa, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you are looking for wonderful pastries this is the place. Dutch letters and other pastries so light they almost float. They also have other souvenirs worth looking at. If your in Pella stop in and get a treat you will be happy you did.

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Shenandoah, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A trip to Pella Iowa is not complete without a stop at the world's best bakery. The staff there is so patient and attentive. The baked goods are so good they are addicting. I love their puffed poppy seed pastries and their apple fritters. The only problem I have is choosing what I want to eat.

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Omaha Area
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A typical Dutch bakery in the middle of Iowa. Reasonably priced and great service. Right on the square and easy to find.

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Pella, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just about everything is made fresh daily. Great place for treats. The famous Dutch Letters are must have.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fresh products and plenty to choose from and the prices are spot on too..And the location is easy to get to..

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Restaurant Details

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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