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“Spring break” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jim's Small Batch Bakery

Jim's Small Batch Bakery
2336 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-922-2253
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Ranked #1 of 30 Bakeries in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Small batches, real ingredients, and a deft hand... no proof & bake croissants, no muffin mixes, no Sysco cookie dough and no fake whipped cream. It's all from scratch and it's all made on premise. From authentic all-butter hand laminated croissants and perfect carrot cake, to fresh fruit sorbets and candied bacon BLTs on true artisanal bread, the variety, freshness and execution may surprise you at this humble little place.
Saint Charles, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Spring break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Jim bread making skills are awesome and his pastries are excellent. I love his baguette sandwiches. Great place to pick up for lunch or the pastries for breakfast.

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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Madison, Alabama
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Bakery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A wonderful spot in awesome Gulf Gate. With so many eateries around it's hard to choose. The Small Batch Bakery has a selection of soups and sandwiches and all the breads looked awesome. We opted for a piece of carrot cake and an Oreo brownie. Both were winners with the carrot cake having a wonderful frosting and whole pieces of walnuts and I wish I had thought of putting oreos on my brownies before. Great spot in a funky neighborhood.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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o_lynne
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Tiny gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Best bread best bagels best quiche best crossiants best brownies best danish best cookies ..... Need I say more?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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pittsburgh
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth seeking out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

What a treat. It is very tiny, one table outside and one inside. We had a wonderful breakfast stop. The cinnamon roll was one of the best I have had in a very long time. They also have daily
specials, breakfast sandwiches, soups and homemade ice cream. The bakery is at the end of a strip. Definitely worth the trip!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great quiche, breads,muffins, and croissants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Their quiche is the best I've ever had - creamy, savory - both the spinach & mushroom, and lorraine style also. I just ordered an entire quiche for my wife's birthday, it's such a treat. Their muffins are full of tasty fruit, and the croissants have that buttery but crispy texture, in the true french style. Maybe you'll get lucky, and show up on the day that they bake their Asiago bread - whole loaves disappear in a meal, they're so good!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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