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Jaarsma Bakery

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727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
641-628-2940
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Takeout

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  • 165
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  • 22
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No calories here! Yum!

We were very familiar with this wonderful bakery having come several times over the years and this weekend did not disappoint! I actually called from our home the week before we went to Pella and ordered wonderful treats for our Super Bowl party on Sunday evening. They were so nice to us, both on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Morrison, Illinois
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Morrison, Illinois
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were very familiar with this wonderful bakery having come several times over the years and this weekend did not disappoint! I actually called from our home the week before we went to Pella and ordered wonderful treats for our Super Bowl party on Sunday evening. They were so nice to us, both on the phone taking my order, and... More 

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Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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230 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When growing up in Pella, Iowa, I took the two local Dutch bakeries for granted. Once I became an adult and went into the world, only then did I realize that these bakeries were incredible and world-class. I smile thinking about leaving the bakeries with a bag of raised glazed donuts or a bag of letters and years later my... More 

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Thank Robert V
Sandwich, Illinois
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem to have this fantastic bakery in this community of Pella,IA. I just finished eating one of the pastries that are formed in an "S" shape and it was heavenly. If you are a traveler along the I80 corridor, this bakery is worth the extra hour off the beaten path, south of Des Moines.

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Thank hamildh
Ashland, ME
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My mom grew up in Iowa and raved about Jaarsma Bakery's Dutch letters. Living in Maine, we had family members who sent us some for Christmas one year. I decided to order some this year, and I'm so glad I did! They haven't changed a bit! They were as delicious as I remember them being, and given they traveled 1/2... More 

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Thank JulesG72
SC
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We visited Pella yesterday, and what a great find. It is hard to limit how many items you order as everything looks so delicious. We chose the raspberry, the cream cheese, the almond and the apricot danish, the maple glazed apple fritters, the Dutch letters, and a loaf of sprouted wheat bread. There could have been more :) Every single... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The pastries were great and the entire staff very friendly and patiently explained the items so I could decide what to get.

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Thank Joyce E
Fort Scott, Kansas
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We sampled many of the items this place has to offer. A few were exceptional and all were very good. Prices were very reasonable, far less expensive than most bakeries I'm used to, and the quality was better. Don't go there hungry as you will leave with more than you can eat. On second thought, leftovers are great!

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Thank MWTrav
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I dreamed of this bakery's Dutch letters for 50 years...and they were as delicious as I had hoped. When I was 8 I had part of the famous Dutch letter pastry from this bakery..and I had dreamed about it for over 50 years. On a recent trip from northern Wisconsin to southern Alabama, we detoured through Pella to fulfill my... More 

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Pella, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

When in the area Jaarsma's is the place to stop. The bakery has a large selection which would please anyone.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The breads and pastries are the reason to go here but they also have a lot of fun Dutch themed gifts too. The Dutch apple bread and the Currant Almond Bread are fantastic, and it is always a good idea to grab a couple of Dutch Letters and do a walk around the square. Don’t forget some Puff Pillows for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: 641-628-2940

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?