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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

IPTV opened our eyes to this bakery and finally got to around to trying it. It did not disappoint. The croissants were flaky and delicious. The drop coffee was strong and the vanilla steamer was a treat. Service was friendly and helpful. Definitely will be...back.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2018

I was lucky to stumble upon this gem bakery on a recent trip to Iowa City while visiting a good friend. He introduced me to the bakery's owner, Jamie, who leads the creation of all their sweet and savory baked goods. Every morning, they serve...sweet cinnamon rolls, decadent coffee cake, filled croissants, fresh breads and many other confections (crème brulee, petit fours, etc) with barista made coffee to order. The vibe is cool with friendly energy. It's a great place to grab a bite to eat, surf the net on their WiFi, or people watch. On the weekend, they have special brioche sandwiches which are simply out of this world. They recently celebrated 15 years of business in Iowa City. They had customers, neighborhood members and previous employees all celebrating with them. This bakery is not just a place that turns out great cakes and croissants, but a community gem and asset. If you are in Iowa City, you need to stop in here for a cuppa steaming coffee and a baked treat. You won't regret it!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I hadn't been here after their recent renovations so I thought it would be worth giving another chance. I was wrong and my original thoughts were still spot on. The customer service is poor. The owner is was so rude with interactions! I couldn't believe...it and this turned me off immediately. The quiche was meh, burnt on edges. Coffee was fine. I live for cookies and they were very crumbly and flavorless. Too bad, I want to like this place. Also not very customer friendly, no parking within 3 blocks.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Saw this place on a Iowa public tv show titled peaches. In the middle of a residential area with no parking. Having said this, we had a nice walk there and got a couple of things that were good. Will do again for a special...occasion.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I first patronized this bakery to order a cake for my son's graduation. I didn't want a grocery store cake with the sugary-sweet butter cream frosting and frosting roses. A friend recommended Deluxe. I wound up ordering a lemon cake with lemon curd filling, but...they were able to produce a design that expressed perfectly our sentiments as our son graduated from high school. The cake was delicate, not overly-sweet, with a light lemon flavor pleasing to the palate. It was all luscious and just perfect. Since then, we have also gotten a chocolate mocha cake, equally marvelous, and had the pleasure of attending their Sunday brunch. The quiche was light and tasty without being too heavy, and the coffee was, of course, spot on. I'm so glad I found this place, and wonder what took me so long.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Deluxe makes good quality cakes, plies a great flourless Gluten Free chocolate cake. They took care of us on last minute cakes today. They were made to perfection. Thanks

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed April 1, 2018

As a frenchman, finding decent "baguette" in the US outside of large cities like NY or SF has deemed impossible. But Jamie, the owner of Deluxe Cakes and Pastries really knows her stuff. Go there, you will find usual American pastries with a great amount...of creativity for the looks. That's normal. But also "jambon-beurre" (ham and cheese) baguette sandwiches, actually better than most of what you find in Paris. Top it with a double expresso, close your eyes, and you get a taste of France and of Italy at the same time. One of the best espressos I know. Well, she has an Italian expresso machine and she learned her craft in Italy, so it makes sense! And Jamie loves to speak French and to introduce you to the wonders of Iowa City, whatever language you speak!More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

I had always heard good things about Delux, and was surprised when I read the number of bad reviews. I must have been there on a good day. I have a very good apricot almond croissant and coffee for breakfast. Service was friendly and helpful....I live between France, Italy and USA - and the pastry compared favorably with what I can get in Milan and not quite as good as Paris). Coffee was weak (American) but I prefer very strong coffee. Overall, very good for a neighborhood pastry shop. Can't vouch for the cakes or cookies.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed October 19, 2016

No doubt, if you want a good looking cake, they can make one. I've seen some really nice looking cakes and cookies here, and I love the idea of a neighborhood bakery. That said, the customer service is disastrous and the flavor is terribly bland....The fondant that makes the cakes looks so pretty tastes plastic, and the cake itself is very dry. There are much better options if you want something that tastes great, such as Yummy's. The owner is really sour and should not interact with customers. Special ordered petite fours for my daughters tea party. They accidentally sold them to someone else! No apology, but instead gave us Easter themed cookies. It is just really unbelievable to see such disregard for customers in this day and age.More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I want to like them more than I do, but the attitude is sometimes surly from staff. I don't know get it. Nice tables in front when the weather is comfy. Petit fours are reliably fresh and tasty.

Date of visit: June 2016
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  • Yes, Deluxe Cakes and Pastries offers takeout services.

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  • Deluxe Cakes and Pastries is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3
    • Value: 3