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Jim's Small Batch Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
+1 941-922-2253
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Siesta Key, Florida
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this place and have been enjoying it for years. Hard to choose, but my favorites for lunch are the quiche and chicken salad sandwich. So many delicious desserts! Different, featured "specials" every day. Last year I gave gift cards for Jim's Bakery to a number of people on my Christmas list and everyone was thrilled! Some people are... More 

Thank beachlover246
Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Everything is good. The chocolate macadamia tart is my favorite but not always available. There prices are a little higher than others but you will love it.

Thank Nic W
Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place makes the best chicken salad sandwiches, and has wonderful pastries. You can call ahead of time to order the sandwiches, or it is also a sit down, small cafe. The bread is home baked as well, and the pastries, danishes small and large are out of this world. They taste even better than they look. I never leave... More 

Thank Lynng637
Lido Key, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Jim's Small Batch Bakery is at the east end of the strip of stores on sourthern most set of buildings in gulf gate shopping center on Gulf Gate Blvd. across gg from 420 cafe right before gulf gate apts. south side of gg Now that it's located forget about it! 💥 cause I don't want to be waiting behind u... More 

Thank sarasota25
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Love their breakfast sandwiches, especially the ones with the candied bacon. The quiche is also very good. Wish they were a little more flexible, or I should say later, on their serving time for breakfast items.

Thank mjsb2016
Savannah, Georgia
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Discovered Jim's Bakery through other reviewers here on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a shot. Best. Decision. Ever. Made. Incredible bakery that has a variety of desserts and pastries. We tried 3 boxes full of treats and all were absolutely incredible and rival that of any bakery in New York (but for the fraction of the cost!) Super... More 

Thank Ashlee S
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

You know how you find a place that serves great food and coffee and then it steadily declines? Well there's no drop in standards with Jim and his team! He's even secured an entry in the French "lonely planet" guide and it's so well deserved. You're always greeted cheerily and offered a fantastic choice of breads and pastries/pies. We just... More 

2 Thank the2happywanderers
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I visited Jim's Small Batch Bakery this month whilst on holiday with family, and oh my goodness. Not only is the food incredible (both savoury and sweet), but the staff are so so friendly & just absolutely lovely. I ordered a candied bacon BLT on sourdough, and a huge slice of German Chocolate Cake, and would recommend both (I also... More 

2 Thank Laura G
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Their bagels are to die for and all of their pastries are prepared with love as well as culinary expertise. I recommend ordering your bagels so you don't leave unhappy that there were no more!

1 Thank dpiesowocki
New York & Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Fresh delicious great ingredients. On Friday the Challah bread which you have to RESERVE is beyond description. It tastes like cake. It is the best Challah anywhere in the USA! The muffins and cookies and everything else here is top notch!

1 Thank DaisyLuv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-2253
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.

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