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Mrs. Backer's Pastry Shop

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434 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1303
801-532-2022
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun, kitsch, tasty... all in one bakery/shop!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
AzJeni
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Phoenix, Arizona
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minnesota
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome selection and very very fresh! Get there early as items do run out. A must visit in Salt Lake

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Thank laketravelsun
Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious cookies, German chocolate cake and pastries! While visiting I drove by this shop for 7 days promising myself that I'd stop by before leaving town. So happy I did! Wonderful desserts and the lady that waited on me was so helpful and nice.

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Thank Kate H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Whatever generation has taken over now has dropped the ball on the quality quite a bit. Unfortunately, they are not the speciality bakery they use to be, even the old charm has disappeared....sorry

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Thank Carol W
SLC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I really, really, really wanted to like this place. The cookies were just "meh" and not worth the calories. The bread was okay, but it wasn't sliced! If you're trying to pass off a dessert or loaf of bread as "homemade" this is your place.

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Thank ruup4adventure2
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great selection of delicous cookies, pastries, cakes. Staff was very friendly and funny. Worth the visit.

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Thank AshPash2014
New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Like stepping back in time to the bakeries I knew as a child! Great tasting treats at fair prices. When they have them, the chocolate-covered macaroons are to die for.

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Thank LDSitalian
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Salt Lake fixture creating truly gorgeous pastries, decorated with fabulous icing flowers. However, generally no taste to cakes & cookies. Expensive. This is a bakery, not a restaurant.

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Thank Momalope
Sandy, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank Lisa-Larry-0706
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank AzJeni

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 434 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: 801-532-2022
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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