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The Bread Basket

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Reviewed September 30, 2019

I had lunch with two of my former classmates. We were able to enjoy a leisurely lunch while catching up on happenings. Their delicious food is made from scratch and served by friendly staff. I loved their decor and the homey environment. Be sure to...save room for a piece of their homemade dessert!More

Date of visit: September 2019
JKM113, Owner at The Bread Basket, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2019

Thanks for the nice review! I am so happy you had an enjoyable lunch with your friends! One never get to do that often enough! Hope to see you again soon for another great outing. Sincerely, Jackie Mormann, owner

Reviewed December 12, 2018

We had an hour to kill in Manchester and ended up parked in front of The Bread Basket. Upon entering, we were treated to a three-course lunch experience that felt and tasted like being back in grandma's home as a kid. The white chocolate banana...cream pie and the cranberry orange bread were the highlights, but the atmosphere and service were as memorable as the food. Not the kind of experience you would have at any other soup and sandwich establishment.More

Date of visit: December 2018
JKM113, Owner at The Bread Basket, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

So glad you found us and I love that your visit stirred up some fond memories of Grandma!! Thank you so much for the nice review! We appreciate it very much and hope you can come back to see us again soon. Jackie Mormann

Reviewed September 18, 2018

The best food option in Manchester, and it's not even close. I had the avocado club wrap, lasagna soup, and banana cream pie. The club had the freshest avocado and was a wrap you just felt good after eating. The soup was very filling with...great flavor. And the cream pie was the best banana cream pie I've ever had (not kidding). Price of the meal was similar to a burger meal at burger king. No brainer optionMore

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Wow! Delicious chicken salad! Cozy, fabulous service, friendly. One of the 99 "Must try" restaurants in Iowa! Open Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. Plan accordingly!

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This eatery is perfect for meeting friends for lunch or just to shop! Upon walking in the door, you are quickly greeted with friendly and willing staff. During lunch, the wait staff is excellent and a quick chat with the owner is to be expected--...this is almost better than the food itself!! The experience here is one of a kind and you will be planning your next visit before you even leave! On top of that, I have no excuse to not get lunch at The Bread Basket on a weekly basis, all because their call ahead to-go window is just too tempting!! On top of the experience, the food itself is excellent.This place is always a first pick for myself and other locals because of their HOME MADE food!! One of my favorites is the hot beef sundae entree followed by a fresh piece of cheesecake for dessert. I have never had a bad meal here. My mouth is watering just writing this review!More

Date of visit: March 2018
JKM113, Owner at The Bread Basket, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you for choosing The Bread Basket and also for the nice review! We take pride in serving homemade food and love our customers. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you!

Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here by chance on our way thru town. What an amazing place! The food was delicious and the owner and staff were so wonderful! We will drive up again just to eat here!

Date of visit: March 2018
JKM113, Owner at The Bread Basket, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Scott P. Thanks for taking a chance on The Bread Basket and so glad you enjoyed your lunch! We look forward to having you back soon! Jackie

Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic lunch on my very first visit . I will definitely return . I highly recommend the lasagna soup . It was fantastic !! Great service with outstanding food . Definitely not a greasy burger stop but a great meal at affordable prices . A...must stop !!More

Date of visit: January 2018
JKM113, Owner at The Bread Basket, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thanks for the comments Paul. Hope you can join us again sometime soon! Jackie

Reviewed August 17, 2017

The Bread Basket always has great food and an awesome atmosphere! I also love checking out all of the neat things for sale such as purses, jewelry, wine, wine accessories and decorative signs! I would definitely recommend this place, it's always a great experience!

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Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We really enjoy our visits to the Tea Room in Manchester, Ia. It is always neat, friendly, and very good food. The deserts are always delicious. We are always ready to go there for morning coffee, lunch or for afternoon break.

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Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Jackie had a Christmas dinner and music program. The food was awesome and the Christmas music put you in the Christmas spirit. Always a great choice in delicious desserts.

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Date of visit: December 2016
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Spohia W
August 18, 2020|
Response from JKM113 | Property representative |
Oh that’s hard to say. Strawberry rhubarb pie had been popular lately. Fresh strawberry pie, bread pudding, bishop’s chocolate pie, apple, strawberry shortcake. We do a lot of different desserts.
Sue K
August 26, 2019|
Response from JKM113 | Property representative |
No you certainly don't. Some groups just like to make reservations especially if they are on a schedule for the day. We welcome walk ins and if you'd like to make reservations you certianly can. We do suggest reservations... More
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