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Mrs. Backer's Pastry Shop

434 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1303
801-532-2022
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Ranked #234 of 1,210 restaurants in Salt Lake City
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Nov 22, 2013
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English first
Sandy, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A real throwback to a time when bakeries took time to make great pastries and breads. Quality ingredients. We have been going there for years. Expensive but worth it!

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Homewood, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The best sweets in town! They have a big selection of individual cake slices and pastries so you can sample a bunch of things without spending a lot. Their frosting is awesome and everything tasted great. They also have a cute little gift shop attached to the bakery. Don't miss this place!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We found this by accident. A demonstration march on Monsanto turned us around and led us to this store with a fantastic neon store front. We sampled much and fell in love with many, many things. The German chocolate pastry triangles were amazingly moist and tender. The flavor was out of this world. My husband fell in love with their... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Backer's has been around as long as I can remember cranks out a wide variety of confections. Everything is good, but nothing stands out to as excellent. It's just a good reliable bakery.

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Salt lake city has many fine bakeries, but this is our favorite. We love the flower top cakes with butter cream frosting.

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Layton, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Delicious and artfully made. Mrs. Backer's reminds ot me of a French pastry shop.

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I have never seen such beautiful pastries as I saw here. I was going to buy them and keep them on display but I couldn't resist eating what I bought and I am very glad I did! As tasty as they are beautiful!!

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Tooele, Utah
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

The cupcakes, cookies and pastries are divine. The employees who wait on you are friendly and get your order right. BUT, I had the worst experience from the person in charge. I don't know if she is the owner or manager. But she chewed us out for taking 2 parking spaces (there were three of us, all paying customers) because... More

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Colorado Springs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

Mrs. Backer's Pastry Shop is what I look forward to most when visiting Salt Lake City. They have the BEST gingerbread men (year round) and best danishes. They are a bit pricey but worth it. The best I've found in the West. I wish I could place orders online and have it shipped to me (but it's probably better for... More

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boston, mass.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

this is my gripe: i love mrs. backer's pastry shop. i used to live on so. temple street when i went to the U. i would walk there and pick up a goody for a few cents. fast forward 20+ years, i live 2200 miles away and i suffer long moments of wanting the mrs. backers chocolate cupcake/white frosting or... More

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