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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
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Roy P
Foley, Alabama
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Lex56
Central City, Nebraska
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the pastries and donuts are the best.....great flavor in the donut holes...the make apple bread and it is so very very good

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Thank Donna G
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is famous for its baked treats. So yummy and unique. Cheerful and helpful service. The Dutch at its best.

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Thank Pat M
Westminster, Colorado
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bakery is amazing! They make every yummy delicious goodie known to man. The selection is incredible. We purchased a sampling of the following, strudel, eclairs, chocolate chip cookies, and mini pumpkin cakes. They have many Dutch food and gift items to select from as well. If you like almond give a Dutch letter a try. You can't go wrong... More 

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Thank khaldaman
Pella, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best bakery in Pella. Any of the strudels, many varieties of cookies, and of course the Dutch letters that only come as giant Ss which stands for anything starting with an S that you love.

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Thank wwc2013
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have such a large variety. I've been here often, and they always have great service. They are definitely known for their almond treats. Favorites are bankets and Dutch letters. I personally prefer the chocolate covered bismark. The cream inside this is the BEST! It is very rich, but I really love it! Another favorite is the Dutch apple bread.... More 

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Thank DebUiter
West Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic awesome place!!!!!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, wonderful pastries, cakes, cookies and Dutch letters. Everything tasted so good. So much to choose from. You can easily spend lots of money in here Staff were very friendly and dressed up in cute outfits. The shop was very busy which shows how good their delights are. On the negative side of that it makes it... More 

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Thank Jason W
Wichita, Kansas
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow oh wow what a bakery. I read some of the reviews prior to visiting and am so pleased I did. The Almond Butter Cake had a great review from another reviewer. They were not wrong it's wonderful wish I had bought six more. Also - We bought strudels, five of the six different flavors available on the day we... More 

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Thank Christine G
Osceola, Iowa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently went through Pella and stopped for treats. On our way back, we stopped again and had to buy Dutch Letters and Pecan rolls. Sugared up for ride home, had to hide my treats from my husband since he are his and then went for mine.

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Thank Carla D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Dutch
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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?