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407 Main St, POB 22, Rosendale, NY 12472
845-658-3355
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Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
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Kerhonkson, New York
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place and stop in nearly every time I have some time in Rosendale. Plenty of delicious baked goods and some vegan options too. My favorite are the focaccias - once my wife bought me one to take on a flight and it was the second most enjoyable moment I've had in air. Chocolate chip cookies are delicious though... More 

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Thank JEGRH
Fishkill, New York
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Out for a drive we came across The Alternative Baker in Rosendale, NY. We decided to stop in for a snack. It was a cute place with some mismatched tables and a counter for sitting. Lots of things including sandwiches to choose from. Everything is made with fresh healthy ingredients. Some things were a little pricy but we settled on... More 

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Thank zeke905
Bronx, New York, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Cookies compare unfavorably to store bought. Coffee tepid and weak from a dispenser. Cakes looked small and unattractive.

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1 Thank George A
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

So they cook some really healthy food here with organic, vegan, sugar free, and gluten free snacks. The problem is that most of it was ok to pretty good. Maybe we didn't pick the right snacks to try. We went twice, and the coffee was very acidic. The snacks were ok. The breakfast sandwiches looked great but didn't try.

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1 Thank Koedrick
brooklyn, ny
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

A lovely little eatery featuring delicious baked goods. We drove 10 miles for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Coffee was excellent and the bakers were the friendliest folks you could find. Next trip to the Hudson Valley we're going to skip New Paltz and head to Rosendale.

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1 Thank bkcrabby
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Awesome homemade bread from local ingredients, plus butter, fresh strawberry preserves, local eggs, good coffee and nice people to serve you made for a great breakfast experience this morning. This wonderful Bakery with food is the very essence of a beautiful small town like Rosendale. It is not a Starbucks, nor an elegant place to eat breakfast or lunch, but... More 

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1 Thank CardiffNoah
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are a traveller out of the Big Apple ( like i was with my kids ) this place makes it worthwhile !! Cakes, and the peasant rolls ( hot ) with egg and cheese !!!! Unbelievable at breakfast with coffee From England its a long way to travel but if you get there. Its worth the travel Great... More 

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1 Thank Simon J
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If a kitchen is the heart of a home this bakery is the heart of Rosendale. Stopped in after dinner. They were open late because it was the Rosendale Night Market -- a fun event in its own right. We all enjoyed our delicious desserts -- two brownies, an apple pastry, and a plum tart (if we were more competitive... More 

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1 Thank EWK-NY
rhinebeck
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I ordered a gluten-free birthday cake in advance. My husband picked it up the day of our event and the writing on the cake looked like it had been done by a 3 year old. It was a solid source of humor until we went to eat it. The absolute worst. The fact that it was expensive made it hurt... More 

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1 Thank patricia m
TRUFOODY, Owner at The Alternative Baker, responded to this review

Such a shame you did not call and speak to me and express your disappointment. Pleasing the customer, when given the opportunity, is my goal. Please allow me the chance to redeem my good name and standing. More 

New York City, New York
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It's wonderful the only negative is that it isn't open every day. The breads and pastries are terrific. The owner and baker is such a lovely man. The foccaccia is the best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options, American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Main St, POB 22, Rosendale, NY 12472
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rosendale
  • Phone Number: 845-658-3355

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