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The Alternative Baker

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407 Main St, POB 22, Rosendale, NY 12472
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 7:15 pm
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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in hoping for a fresh breakfast pastry or muffin, disappointed that the muffin was hard and dry, pretty much inedible. Not sure what they are the alternative to, but there isn't much of a selection with just two small cases, a couple of plates of cookies and small variety of cakes. Not sure what they are going for, guess... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were enjoying our breakfast when this couple walked in to the bakery to place an order, the minute they said good morning the baker started yelling at them that their business was not welcome there. They obviously had no clue what was going on and were as shocked as us and all other costumers by this reaction.. at first... More 

Thank Maharani-ha
Kerhonkson, New York
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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 

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.

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.

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.

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 

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 

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 

1 Thank EWK-NY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:15 pm
7:00 am - 7:15 pm
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?