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Jaarsma Bakery

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

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  • 2
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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
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When in Pella you have to visit Jaarsma's. You walk in and are overcome by the aroma of fresh baked goods. Bakeries like this are rare finds. Their signature item is the Dutch Letter, an s-shaped pastry filled with an almond paste. Try other items, however, such as the breads, sugar cookies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Brighton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

When in Pella you have to visit Jaarsma's. You walk in and are overcome by the aroma of fresh baked goods. Bakeries like this are rare finds. Their signature item is the Dutch Letter, an s-shaped pastry filled with an almond paste. Try other items, however, such as the breads, sugar cookies, windmill cookies, ... Take plenty home for friends.... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As one travels across a bland national landscape of franchised sameness, you treasure finding something special, of great quality, and unlike anything else you've seen. Like Jaarsma. I stopped in Pella especially to visit Jaarsma and buy a few of their famed Dutch Letters, but Once I was there I was overwhelmed by a much wider selection of pastries that... More 

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you like pastries then you have to stop at Jaarsma bakery in Pella. I just love their filled donuts. None better. You really can't go wrong with any choice in this bakery. This is a neat little time. Don't miss it. You will get great service too.

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Hornbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When I walked into this bakery I was in awe! So many different types of yummy pastries. I tried things I had no idea what they were and I was seriously impressed! Additionally impressive is the inexpensive prices. I was soooo happy when I found you can order off their website and have it shipped!

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Creston, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Amazing bakery... I go to Pella just for Jaarsma Bakery. Everything is perfect! The people are so nice I Recommend: • Dutch Letters • Cloud Puffs • The Cupcakes • Everything else

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visited relatives, we arrived from Italy where we live and NOTHING in our country can compete with the variety and quality of this bakery. Choice so vast, the almond paste and flavor outstandings, everything FRESH and never ever stale. And super inexpensive prices. Whatever you chose will be great but prefer their typical dutch treats compared to cookies. Highlight of... More 

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Adana, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This local hot spot is definitely worth checking out if you are in Pella. There are tons of fresh baked pastries to try and I would highly recommend the Dutch Apple Bread, it is fantastic. The people are friendly and dressed in Dutch outfits and it is located right in the heart of downtown with plenty more to see and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This bakery is filled with all the delicious foods you should not eat! I walked out with $15 worth of pastries and could have handled $50 more!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Jaarsma Bakery has a huge selection of delicious items. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the coffee is really good. I don't pass through Pella without stopping in for goodies.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Founded in 1898 the bakery is in its fourth generation by the same family. Wonderful pastries, breads, cookies and cakes. Famous Dutch letters are a must to try.

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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, European
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?