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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stood at the “Please Wait to be Seated” sign for almost 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged me. Apparently you can seat yourself. Who knew? Ordered turkey sandwich on a croissant with potato salad. Croissant and potato salad were uncharges. Not worth it. Croissant want gummy...soft. More like a crescent roll than a croissant. Turkey was thick cut Oscar Meyer nasty meat. Potato salad was ok. Server brought my ticket without asking if I needed anything else. Um, ok? Free cookie tasted like Pepperidge Farm from the bag. Did I order wrong? This place has been on my list to try. Sadly underwhelming. ☹️ Got some baked goods to go. Hoping for redemption.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 5, 2021

The Baking Grounds is our favorite local cafe! Walking in instantly puts you in a better mood! The food is always right on point and we love trying the “Specials of the Day”. Everyone is always so friendly and we especially love our favorite waitress...Dessa! This is also our go to for all of our cake and bakery needs. My girls love picking out a treat though they always have trouble deciding between all of the wonderful choices! I can’t say enough about this place!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2021

This is a great place to get a good breakfast or lunch. Outdoor seating when weather complies. Purchase my granddaughter's wedding cake here and they were very responsive to her wishes. It was yummy, too!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 15, 2020

You better come hungry. There food is amazing...all of it, and they give you nice size portions. There are also a lot of great treats and breads that you can buy. Be prepared to see a lot of things that you want to try.

Date of visit: June 2020
lornemccaslin, General Manager at The Baking Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2020

We so appreciate you taking the time to review us, it means so much to us all here at The Baking Grounds!

Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

The best in the region for special occasion cakes. Also wonderful local spot for home style breakfast or lunch. Great coffee. My family recently surprised me with a birthday cake from here, best peanut butter and chocolate cake ever. I hope it’s a new tradition...(hint hint). So many reasons to visit this place, a treasure!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 14, 2020 via mobile

My daughter and I popped by to pick up some desserts and bread on a Saturday. We purchased lemon bread and strawberry bread. We had very inaccurately assumed that they would be flavored, but instead only had the color of those fruits, and maybe a...light scent, but taste like plain bread. Kind of disappointing....More

Date of visit: June 2020
lornemccaslin, General Manager at The Baking Grounds, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2020

Hello, We are very sorry to hear you were not pleased with those breads. We sell several loaves of each weekly, as well as use them for our French Toast specials. Our customers love them, and we have never had a complaint. We use pure...More

Reviewed April 15, 2020

We ordered our cake from baking grounds for our January wedding. We got a three tier cake with white wedding and champagne flavored cakes. We also got the raspberry mousse for in between the cake. There are so many different flavors and mousse options to...choose from. We chose a different design for each layer of the cake and the decorating was gorgeous!! We could not have been happier with the service and quality!! Melinda’s personal touch every step of the way was amazing. 1000% recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed April 5, 2020 via mobile

In these challenging times of Covid-19, The Baking Grounds continues to bring a bit of heaven. Their Lunch Survival Kits are delicious. My husband and I got the chicken salad. The kit came with a delicious loaf of fresh bread, chips, 5 divine cookies and...wonderful chicken salad enough to make 5 sandwiches!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed January 29, 2020 via mobile

This was our first time here and we ordered cinnamon roll French toast, biscuits and gravy, and eggs with corn beef hash. For drinks we had two coffees and a hot chocolate. Our meals were served promptly and well prepared. The coffee was exceptional. Our...waitress Danielle was quick, pleasant and checked on us just enough times to be sure our breakfasts were fine and all of our needs had been meet. Out check came to $29, including tax. We all agreed breakfast was a winner and look forward to returning.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 28, 2019

I had the Best breakfast and service in years.. The eggs were perfectly cooked, over medium.. oftentimes overcooked.. The biscuits were hot and tasty... the hash browns were hot and generously provided.. The coffee kept coming cup after cup,.. I'm a lover of good coffee...and lot's of it... excellent coffee... hot and served based on my demands.. The service was provided by Danielle... she was cordial upon my arrival with a bright smile and immediately brought my coffee...she took my order quickly and the hot delicious breakfast was out in a jiffy,,..she repeatedly checked my coffee, and kept it hot and fresh...her cordial reception, bringing coffee immediately, and seeing that my breakfast arrived as I ordered...and returning time after time for coffee refills... she's rare in these days of sloppy service and follow-up to see that all is well and that the food and refills are as needed... congratulations on your selection of high service oriented personnel...thanks Danny!! See you soon... y'all are now my first choice for breakfast..More

Date of visit: November 2019
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June 16, 2018|
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Response from lornemccaslin | Property representative |
Most definitely! No stairs, easy in and out.
September 29, 2016|
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Response from TheBakingGrounds | Property representative |
We have a full line of breakfast items. From eggs, biscuits and gravy, to croissant egg cheese ant bacon sandwiches. A daily special for lunch and breakfast, and a different soup as well.
September 28, 2016|
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Response from Joan P | Reviewed this property |
I was also a customer.
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