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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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Anaheim, California
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223 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Step inside and take a good deep smell, now I dare you to walk out without buying anything. Oh so good and such a good variety of pastries and bread. Go in one hour before closing to get all the bargains.

Thank sewkitty
Hayward, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jaarsma is a MUST stop, buy, and eat place. The pastries are so very yummy. But my favorite is the windmill bread. Made from flour ground "next-door" at the windmill. It is so fresh and filling. Whole wheat with-out the bulk!

Thank Joan C
Oak Forest, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing bakery. So much to choose from, it is easy to get overwhelmed. So many tasty treats. Lots of help so you did not wait long, even with many people in the bakery.

Thank Jane W
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything here is good. There are only two problems, first is narrowing down what to get and second I live 5 and 1/2 hours away.

Thank Larry M
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555 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is very popular! Not your typical bakery. There is a huge variety of items and all are very fresh. They will even ship!

Thank MinnesotaRandy
Moline, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bakery is great. Delicious bakery items and very well priced. Had to wait in a pretty long line to get what we wanted but it was well worth it.

Thank Catherine C
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't visit Pella without a stop here. Best bakery and variety you'll find anywhere Make sure to try the Dutch letters and puff pillows but you can't go wrong with anything

Thank aggiesmom
Des Moines, Iowa
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209 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No visit to Pella would be complete without a visit to the bakeries. There are two main ones on the village square quite close to each other. Visit both of them for different things to try. The one I like best is Jaarsma, but perhaps not for the reasons others have listed. Jaarsma has many more gift items to purchase... More 

Thank IowaMum
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From donuts to rolls to breads and cookies you will find something you'll like. Very friendly service

Thank Roy P
Foley, Alabama
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The pastries are phenomenal. This is a genuine bakery where everything is made on site, from scratch and that shows up in the flavor. What a nice treat. It was also refreshing to be reminded of how some of these old traditions, like a locally owned bakery in a small town, enhance quality of life for its citizens. So few... More 

Thank Lex56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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?