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A Baker's Wife

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4200 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3123
612-729-6898
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6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mackinaw City, Michigan
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

always busy and the best donuts in town or any place, fresh and friendly service. If you get there early the crowd is usually large and you have to wait, but well worth it

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Thank lmackinaw
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Thick chewy sugar infused dough? Check. Crusty, sticky exterior? Check. Gooey, pull-apart insides? Check. Hydrogenated oil? Probably. Almost zero things "good for you"? Check, but what a way to go! I'm talking about the Baker's Wife Tea Cake. I really don't ever get anything else here. Now when I picture a "tea cake" in my mind, I visualize some kind... More 

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Thank ElLoboDePlaya
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Yes, all the fabulous reviews and stars are true. Bring your cash (no cards accepted), your appetite and go. Get a coffee at the fabulous bike place next door and then sit at one of the tables and enjoy life around you.

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Thank Vivienne W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Every other month, I need several dozen donuts for participants in a weekend class. I've tried a lot of different bakeries and I keep coming back to A Baker's Wife for several reasons: First, their cake donuts are wonderful--soft, warm, fresh, and yummy. They're also a bargain--50 cents for plain/sugared, 54 cents with icing and sprinkles. The varieties on hand... More 

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Thank CalmDownJethro
sloopy79
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

There is a good reason why there is always a line in the morning at this bakery! They have a wide variety of treats and breads. We love the plain old cinnamon and sugar donuts and nut goodie bars the best. Good stuff!

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Thank sloopy79
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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348 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We received a gift certificate to A Baker's Wife and 29 miles into a bike ride with 20 left to go we stopped into A Baker's Wife for a treat. The tea biscuit was amazing, yummy and delicious and I can't wait to return and see what else they have!

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Thank 7ContinentsExplored
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Who doesn't love a good donut? Well, this place add flavor and love. We've never had a better, tastier, light donut. But that's just the start. The breads are outstanding. This is a very small store front with outdoor sitting (next to the cow is best) for coffee. We drive 15 miles to buy here and there are plenty other... More 

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Thank KeyWestMind
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I bought some cake doughnuts for a work event and I swear the turn out increased when the word got out that we had A Baker's Wife doughnuts. The only bummer about this place is that they don't take credit cards.

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Thank CorpLibrarian
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

First remember it's cash only or local checks (South Mpls/Highland Park). Bring your cash and appetite for this fantastic family owned bakery. You can't go wrong with anything on their menu from cakes to breads and they even excel on something as simple as a plain or sugar sprinkled cake donut. The owner often serves you himself and many of... More 

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Thank 56out57
California
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

I live almost 30 miles from this place. Once in a while, hubby and I will drive this far just to get their mind-blowingly fabulous cinnamon sugar cake donuts. Every time I take that first bite, I am amazed at how light and eggy their donuts are. How do they make something so simple so wonderful?? I guarantee after you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4200 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3123
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-729-6898

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