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Bloom Bake Shop

1834 Parmenter Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Ranked #100 of 823 restaurants in Madison
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Vegan
Dining options: Dessert
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Dining options: Dessert
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17 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Best cupcakes in town. #1 is salted caramel cupcake! Melts in your mouth. #2 is latte. Closed on Mondays, I think...always seen to run into that. Nice to pair with a relaxing visit to the library. Nice staff...good values to the local business.

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Madison, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

At our office, we call the owner of Bloom the "Cupcake Fairy." We cannot figure out how she stays so petite with all of the delicious sweetness around her 24/7. Plus, the cupcakes are pretty much magical. Haven't had a disappointing flavor yet. We go to Bloom whenever we need a treat in the office, and my husband I go... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

They do have a wide variety of cupcakes but are priced too high for their size. You can make ones just as good for a fraction of the price.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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115 reviews 115 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My Chocolate S'more Brownie was awesome. It was finger lick ‘in good. My wife enjoyed her cupcake as well. And then there was the great cup of French press coffee that we each had. Things may seem pricey until you eat and drink. Add to that the smiling faces on all the friendly people working here added a finishing touch... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

First off, this bake shop oozes with charm and cuteness. It's quite small, but has a lovely shabby-chic ambiance that will lure you in. The kitchen is open and visible from the street so you can see all the baking going on. The workers are obviously dedicated and serious about their craft. There are usually only one or two bakers... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This place trumps ANY of the similar places in NY city hands down....and HOOOOLY GLUTEN FREE WEDDING CAKE, BATMAN!!! Wow. These guys are absolutely the best. They have "regular' treats as well, but for the foood allergy crowd, they're just superpowered baking rock stars.

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Madison, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I have to say, these cupcakes are probably the best I have ever had. The cake is moist, tasty, and not too dense. The frosting, especially the buttercream, is just, asdfghjkl, I can't even describe how sumptuous and delightful it is. I ABSOLUTELY recommend this bake shop. They also sell other baked goods (brownies, whoopie pies, etc.). Another one of... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Usually stop at Gigi’s for cupcakes but wanted to give this one a chance. Loved the cupcakes. Perfect size and not too much frosting. While they didn’t have as much of a flavor selection as I had hoped, I was happy to splurge on the other treats like a salted caramel brownie and whoopie pie instead. Loved that it was... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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273 reviews 273 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Bloom is such a cute little bakery! It smells absolutely heavenly when you walk in. The bakery is modern yet classy. The layout of the shop wasn't great - there wasn't enough seats and it seemed a bit small. We had good interactions with the people working there, they seemed nice and friendly. They had a lot of gluten free... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Way overpriced for the "quality". Bought a dry cupcake and brownie. Decorations are below average. Staff was nice and friendly. Not open on Sunday or Monday which is annoying. Not worth your time, go to Clasen's instead.

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