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“Great experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of JB's German Bakery and Cafe

JB's German Bakery and Cafe
15137 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX
361-949-5474
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Ranked #19 of 598 restaurants in Corpus Christi
Cuisines: Bakery, German
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Killeen, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I have never been to Germany so I can not vouch for how authentic it is is, but I found the food amazing. The strudel and bread was amazing, I wanted to try one of everything. I recommend this as a stop to anyone in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Oh, Oh, the smell of Heaven...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We ate here twice on our short vacation after it was recommended by a local. Very pleased. Once for breakfast and once for dinner. The breads and pastries were amazing. I did not care for the quiche. My father is an immigrant from Germany whose father owned a bakery. He said the baker/owner has the skills of a Master Baker. Most of the dinner items were delicious. We would recommend the the Ruben, meatballs, and bratwurst. My side salad was very fresh. The schnitzel was a little dry and chewy. The restaurant has large family tables, however, we would have preferred table wait service at dinner instead of the ordering at the counter.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“JB's Needs to Train it Staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I have tried JB's twice. Both times it was not the food that was a problem (although the food is not even close to being German - been there many times), it was the service. Bless the people who work there, but they have not been properly trained or have not been empowered to think for themselves.

On Sunday, we stopped by around 10:30 on the way to the beach. My wife like the "european breakfast" option sometimes and thought JB's could handle it. The option calls for a roll with butter and jelly and she thought she could order some ham and cheese on the side.

The breakfast rolls were plentiful, but when my wife asked for the breakfast of "rolls, with jelly and butter" she was told that breakfast was over. She then order a croissant with "butter and Jelly." The young man responded sure! This surprised us since it was the same "breakfast" except that instead of a "breakfast roll" (which there were many left in the case) she had to accept a croissant. While we could have understood that no eggs were available, we simply could not understand why she could not have a breakfast roll and butter and jelly. The simply answer is she could have but the staff was too poorly trained and only heard the word "breakfast" and repeated, like a robot, the breakfast was over, even though all the materials for the breakfast were still available.

We will not give JB's another chance as it just does not seem to want to spend the time training its staff. It was not the young man's fault, but instead an indication that JB's does not really want to provide an exceptional experience, so that is exactly what it provides, ordinary. Too bad because the location is prime. I predict they will not last another year if they do not change as you need the locals not just the casual tourist.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boerne, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice Change of Pace on Padre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

JBs is a great place for breakfast,lunch, or to grab some freshly baked goods for a trip to the beach. We tried the belgian waffles and a veggie omelette, and picked up a couple of big German soft pretzels for lunch at the beach. The lady that took our order was nice enough to find a container for some mustard. The pastries are excellent, too. Beats the heck out of gas-station donuts.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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“Stick to bakery items”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had a couple strudels that were delicious but when our German omelettes came they were so over cooked and salty we couldn't even eat them. Stick to bakery items at this place and you should be fine.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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