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1402 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3728
+1 608-257-1652
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert
Description: Batch Bakehouse is a small bakery that specializes in Croissants and...
Batch Bakehouse is a small bakery that specializes in Croissants and classic French Baguette. We bake fresh from scratch every day. Offering a variety of artisanal loaf breads and a wide selection of pastry. Our chefs seem to put something new in the case every day, stop in to see what we've baked today. Our croissant items tend to sell out early, so come early and often to get the best selection; or simply call ahead and we'll hide your order behind the counter.
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Look for the huge Hobart mixer!

It's sitting outside on the sidewalk of this fantastic bakery. Today it was filled with Christmas ornaments, but I'm told it is a flower planter in the summer. Inside, cases and cases of pastries all of which looked too good to eat! Purchased a rosemary focaccia round and a baguette. So fresh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Swilican
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Illinois
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Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's sitting outside on the sidewalk of this fantastic bakery. Today it was filled with Christmas ornaments, but I'm told it is a flower planter in the summer. Inside, cases and cases of pastries all of which looked too good to eat! Purchased a rosemary focaccia round and a baguette. So fresh - good thing I don't live in Madison... More 

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SusanLinley, Owner at Batch Bakehouse, responded to this review

Swilican: Thank you for your review. The mixer is indeed a planter in the summer months, and we have outdoor seating too. We hope you visit Madison again and come back soon. Happy Travels, Susan More 

Athens, GA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There's a lot of competition if you are running a bakery on Williamson St., and I'm afraid that Batch is one of the worst. Don't be fooled by appearances - they don't know how to make bread properly. Their baguette, for example, tastes like a large breadstick. Their croissants are also not bakery quality. You are much better off going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

So glad to have this local bakery in Madison. The quality of product used shines through in the finished product. Well done, Batch!

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SusanLinley, Owner at Batch Bakehouse, responded to this review

Karen W: Thank you for your review. We hope to see you at the bakery again soon! All the best, Susan More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a must visit for a croissant that will knock your socks off. There are so many choices of what you can get and the staff is super friendly.

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SusanLinley, Owner at Batch Bakehouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you at the bakery again soon, there is always something new to try. All the best, Susan More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Amazing bakery. Batch makes the best pastries you can get in Madison -- maybe in Wisonsin (I haven't sampled all of Wisonsin's bakeries). Friendly service, comfortable atmosphere, and most important, delicious food.

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SusanLinley, Owner at Batch Bakehouse, responded to this review

Donald: Thank you for your review. The pastry team works hard and they always shoot for 'the best'. It will be my pleasure to share your comments with them. Sincerely, Susan More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Smell of fresh bakery on my way home from work in the morning tends to pull me in. I really don't think you can find better in Madison everything here is delicious, chocolate salted brownie?!?! Amazing!

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Chicago
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am a VERY picky pastry shopper. I bake the best goodies, so most stores don't cut it for me. But Batch impressed me. So happy I had the curiosity to check the tiny shop at the corner of Willy St.... which has now grown up! You make it melt! Congrats!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wonderful! The food here has a depth of flavor that you don't find anywhere else at many bakeries. The banana muffin is to die for, and I am not usually a muffin person. If you are looking for a place to pick up food to impress others at the office this is one of the places to go! I would... More 

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Rochester, NY
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442 reviews 442 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped twice during our visits to Madison. The pain au chocolat were quite good as were the almond croissants (though they could use a bit more almond paste). These were some of the best we've had since we lived in Europe. When we are back in town we will stop again.

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Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I just wish this place were a little closer to home. A full service bakery with a cafe on the side. This place has wonderful baked goods. I admit I've always bought to take home and never eaten in. They've got a big schedule posted inside so you can see what to expect when for the basics. The croissants here... More 

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Thank you so much for your review. Your kind words mean a lot. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1402 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3728
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-257-1652

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

Description

Batch Bakehouse is a small bakery that specializes in Croissants and classic French Baguette. We bake fresh from scratch every day. Offering a variety of artisanal loaf breads and a wide selection of pastry. Our chefs seem to put something new in the case every day, stop in to see what we've baked today. Our croissant items tend to sell out early, so come early and often to get the best selection; or simply call ahead and we'll hide your order behind the counter.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?