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Jaarsma Bakery

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727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
+1 641-628-2940
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Southern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is just an amazing bakery. Whenever I am in Iowa this is a must. Dutch letters are great, but there are so many tasty things to try here.

Thank Jules_Gabriel_Verne
West Branch, Iowa
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told that we had to try this bakery, we will definitely be back! Everything we tried was wonderful!!! A must if you are in town! Staff was very friendly even though they were very busy.

Thank Rick C
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133 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I worked with some very nice staff and got some wonderful local pastry- Dutch letters and some wonderful almond pastry. Worth a visit easy parking on the square for fast in and out.

Thank Cliff K
Omaha, Nebraska
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156 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to stop at Pella, Iowa for years and just never took the time. I had heard of the Dutch letters and that's what I originally went in for. Once I stopped in the bakery...it was like I was a kid in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory (except there was more than just chocolate and I wanted it... More 

Thank Sue4605
Lemmer, The Netherlands
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They bake traditional Dutch bread, pie and pastries along with various imported Dutch ingredients, meals and candy to buy. You'll get hungry from even entering the bakery

Thank EricAndKarin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was so fresh and delicious. I recommend this bakery. The plus side is the town is so cute.

Thank Sandra M
Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Pella, you have to stop and get the Dutch Letters. They are amazing and melt in your mouth. I always bring home extra and I'm sure that you will too!

Thank Wsr0224
State Center, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can be said that hasn't been said about this place...DUTCH LETTERS are the best! There is so much to try here! Apple bread is to die for. A definite must stop when in the area.

Thank Emslifer911
Pella, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

If you like sweets, particularly those of a bakery persuasion, you can't go wrong here. Doughnuts, danishes, creme horns... the list goes on and on... but the Pella icon is the Dutch Letter. If you haven't had one, this almond paste filled "S" may just rock our world. Pro Tip: Try the sugar topped bismarck, but shoot to be there... More 

Thank Joel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is a wonderful and required place to stop -- and to purchase a supply of Dutch pastries and other Dutch items. The family that owns this bakery started it about 150 years ago -- and it is still going strong. It is a delightful place to visit, even if you are able to resist their wares. I cannot!

Thank carolynn762

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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
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: +1 641-628-2940

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