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Jaarsma Bakery

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727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Pella, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best bakery I have ever visited, the creme filled pastries and homemade cinnamon rolls are incredible, yet to try something there that is not very good

Thank Pdutch26
Los Angeles. California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in Pella from August 10th-August 14th. It was close to Knoxville Raceway and my husband was photographing the event for a magazine. I had already read about this wonderful bakery and knew that we just had to stop in and sample some of the pastries. As it turned out, we were at the bakery every... More 

Thank barbmarge
Little Rock, Arkansas
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147 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When planning a trip to SW Iowa, I went out of my way to stop in Pella to get some Dutch Letters. The young man who waited on me also suggested the Puff Pillows. If you like almonds, you will LOVE these treats. The Puff Pillows melted in our mouths, and were still delicious five days after I bought them.... More 

Thank ARretired
Olathe, Kansas
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153 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Europe and currently live in the Untied States, and no bakery here compares to European bakeries, except Jaarsma Bakery! Why can't all bakeries be like Jaarsma Bakery! They had so many pastries, they all looked delicious. I stopped here twice and got a bag full of pastries. They had a wide variety of treats, and were... More 

Thank BZimm08
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always stop and get some dutch letters when I make a trip to Pella. This time I also grabbed a cake doughnut and it was amazing as well. I had to stop looking at things as my waistline could not handle it. All I can say is yum

Thank beautyandthegeek725
Savage, Minnesota, United States
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a FUN bakery. Two showcases of freshly baked cookies, pastries, etc. The prices are great. On the other side of the store is a cute gift shop with many Dutch items (some even from Holland). The store nicely wraps the purchases and has nice boxes for delicate gift items. I am gluten free and was able to purchase their... More 

Thank Lynn S
Lytton, Iowa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

If you don't do anything in Pella when driving thru town, you MUST stop here! Dutch Baked goods, Dutch delft items, and a very friendly staff are the perfect receipe for Dutch Treats!

Thank dahlsty
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Wonderful very yummy cookies and dutch letters its a must will definitely be back when in the area. Prices sre reasonable also. Give them a try for some tasty treats

Thank Theresa S
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We were on our way home from Des Moines, went out of our way to try this place because the girls wanted some pastries. Needless to say, it was AMAZING. I called and spoke to the nicest young man, Jon, whom was just as kind in person. The selections were astounding. The taste was phenomenal. You MUST go! We will... More 

Thank J D
Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Drove over while the family was at adventureland. This bakery is ridiculously good. You can not go wrong with ANYTHING here. I loaded up on the windmill cookies. Best I've ever had. Also grabbed a ton of other pastries, cookies and bread as well. About $65 worth of goodies for my family and our neighbors who told us about it.... More 

Thank HuskerJoe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: 641-628-2940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?