We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

Meals
Breakfast
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (126)
Filter reviews
125 results
Traveler rating
79
31
9
5
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
79
31
9
5
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews crumb cake donuts sticky buns cakes bread elephant ears cinnamon sugar elephants crumbs summers
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed July 6, 2023

They have the BEST cakes! Every summer we make up something to celebrate and get a cake and eat it all week. I adore this bakery

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 9, 2023

In 1971-72 I was in college and worked summers at the Crust & Crumb. My third year John made me night manager. From 11pm to 7am (opening time) we were the doughnuts and sticky bun specialists. All of us in college. The elephant ears (flaky...pastry), pies, breads, cakes, cookies, etc. were left to a non-English speaking (Lithuanian?) professional baker who'd arrive at 7am and give our motley crew a slight look of distain (we were not professionals — we were just taught/trained how to make the donuts and sticky buns. He was a talented baker who demanded that the bakery be left in good order when we left). To this day I think I could walk right into the bakery and make sticky buns from scratch: make the dough in the big Hobart mixers, make the smear, roll the dough out to size, spread the dough with cinnamon sugar mixture, raisins and /or nuts, egg the edge for sealing, roll into tight snakes, cut into pieces, smear the pans (there's nothing that compares to a well-made smear), put the rolled pieces in the pan to proof, then into the ancient revolving five-shelf oven. The demand for the sticky buns was so high that I often worked overtime in the morning to finish up our daily quota. There was a window between the front and back of the bakery that was just wide and tall enough for the baked sticky buns to be flipped over on the rack and spatulas into white boxes by the bakery girls (they were always girls) in the front of the store and put into the glass cases. Often times they went from window to buyer waiting for the hot ones to come out. If there is a heaven, that's where I want to go to when I die. I'll work the night shift.It will be a blast. Btw, John Maschal was a true gentleman and talented at making everything in the bakery.More

Date of visit: February 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 21, 2022

The crumb cake was so good as was everything else we bought there!! Always had a line but it was worth the wait.

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed June 24, 2022

This place is crazy good! When a friend saw that I was in Beach Haven, he suggested I go and get the elephant ear, so I did and was not disappointed, It was huge and very yummy. My friends and I also had a cinnamon-covered...croissant (excellent), crumb cake (ridiculously moist and yummy), black & white cookie (super good), and an M&M cookie (okay, but not as awesome as the other stuff)! It's a good thing we were only here for 3 days, otherwise, I would have gained so much weight from this place alone!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed September 9, 2021

Organized, good supply , tasty !, and experts in specialty deserts! Jelly donuts are a big hit for our household :-)

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed July 23, 2021

Did not disappoint at all based on my memory from 20 years ago. Everything is great. Breakfast had a line out the door

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed November 21, 2020

We have a vacation home on LBI, and every morning my Dad goes to Crust & Crumb to bring yummy baked goods back to the house for our friends and family to enjoy! They have a wide assortment of cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and elephant ears,...which are a large flaky crust, with swirls of cinnamon and sugar, and even chocolate!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed October 4, 2020

The Crust & Crumb Bakery is one of those old fashioned bakeries that every town should have in it. It has the Sunday doughnut/baked goods that people love, all sorts of twists, pastries, crullers and Italian pastries that are favorites but the only problem is...that they are expensive. Their cinnamon elephant ears that are $3.50 in our local bakery in Bergen County which is a far more expensive place to live are $7.00 here. I think that is over doing it a little, the same with their cookies and other items. Their doughnuts are $1.50 which I thought was fair and I settled on a Boston Cream Doughnut which was delicious. It had a thick chocolate icing top and creamy custard filling. I was impressed. The service is also very nice here and very friendly. Prices aside the bakery is really nice and I would definitely make this part of my visit ti Beach Haven.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed June 26, 2020

I grew up spending my summer vacations at LBI and it's a place that has so many great memories. The Crust and Crumb bakery was always a delicious part of those summer memories. It's been almost 20 years since I've been on the island and...I just had to have a taste of those delicious elephant ears so I called hoping they could be mailed to Va. I have to say everyone there was helpful and they arrived, tasty as ever. I loved introducing my son to them as well and he too is now hooked. This bakery has been making these for as long as I can remember and they are as good today as they were 30 years ago. Worth the trip to try them!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 16, 2019

In the nearly 35 years I’ve been going to the Crust &Crumb the only things I’ve ever gotten are the elephant ears (about 10 inch around flat, flakey and crisp pastries swirled a glaze and cinnamon sugar). Importantly, my vegetarian daughter can eat them. It...is impossible to convey in print just how good they are, but even in years when we vacation elsewhere we will find one day each summer to drive 2 hours to LBI, and we are aleays sure to stop in and but half a dozen eats we can freze (they freeze well). I’ve not had anything else though it all looks impressive on displayMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Best bakery on LBI. Awesome cronuts and some of the best crumb cake anywhere. Get there early because the line backs up quickly and you don’t want to miss the best products!!

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed July 25, 2019

We selected a variety of pastries from Crust & Crumb and found them all to be very good, fresh and tasty. We had heard from several people about the elephant ears and they were as good as they were described to us. The bakery had...a line to the door, but the salespeople kept it moving. Easy parking here.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed July 8, 2019

This is a must when ever we go to Bay Village. They have many delicious treats but their elephant ears are the best!

Date of visit: August 2018
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed July 6, 2019

Everything I have had from this bakery has been great but the absolutely huge elephant ears are the best I have had anywhere.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Last day at the beach we figured we grab some quick donuts to have at the house while packing up. Donuts tasted good but one complaint is the the frosting was still wet at 8:30 in the morning. Made the donuts very hard to eat...especially for young kids Nice staff but pricey $16 for a dozen messy donuts is a little highMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club
312 reviews
.52 miles away
Engleside Inn
240 reviews
.56 miles away
Coral Seas Oceanfront Motel
201 reviews
.64 miles away
Spray Beach Oceanfront Hotel
234 reviews
.75 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Chicken or the Egg
987 reviews
.35 miles away
Country Kettle Chowda
116 reviews
.02 miles away
The Bagel Shack
102 reviews
.29 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Fantasy Island Amusement Park
308 reviews
.10 miles away
Thundering Surf Waterpark
79 reviews
.06 miles away
Schooner's Wharf
24 reviews
.03 miles away
SandBar Golf
14 reviews
.20 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Ronmint
November 2, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from thomasmB7594MZ | Reviewed this property |
Might see them open for a few hours around thanksgiving and the holidays
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

CRUST & CRUMB BAKERY, Beach Haven - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Crust & Crumb Bakery

Yes, Crust & Crumb Bakery offers takeout services.

Crust & Crumb Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4