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Mrs. Backer's Pastry Shop

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434 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1303
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice quiet neighborhood bakery. Stopped in for a homemade donut which was very good. I didn't see a place to sit so took it to go.

Thank NormanIL
Rexburg, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Mrs. Backer's is one of my favorite stops in the city - absolutely delicious pastries made the old-fashioned way, with lots of butter and pretty designs. That being said, it's a fairly expensive bakery. A decorated cookie can run you around five dollars or more, so it's not a bakery you'd want to visit every single day - just on... More 

Thank Miriamjean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Awesome selection and very very fresh! Get there early as items do run out. A must visit in Salt Lake

Thank laketravelsun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Delicious cookies, German chocolate cake and pastries! While visiting I drove by this shop for 7 days promising myself that I'd stop by before leaving town. So happy I did! Wonderful desserts and the lady that waited on me was so helpful and nice.

Thank Kate H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Whatever generation has taken over now has dropped the ball on the quality quite a bit. Unfortunately, they are not the speciality bakery they use to be, even the old charm has disappeared....sorry

Thank Carol W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I really, really, really wanted to like this place. The cookies were just "meh" and not worth the calories. The bread was okay, but it wasn't sliced! If you're trying to pass off a dessert or loaf of bread as "homemade" this is your place.

Thank ruup4adventure2
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great selection of delicous cookies, pastries, cakes. Staff was very friendly and funny. Worth the visit.

Thank AshPash2014
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Like stepping back in time to the bakeries I knew as a child! Great tasting treats at fair prices. When they have them, the chocolate-covered macaroons are to die for.

Thank LDSitalian
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Salt Lake fixture creating truly gorgeous pastries, decorated with fabulous icing flowers. However, generally no taste to cakes & cookies. Expensive. This is a bakery, not a restaurant.

Thank Momalope
Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A real throwback to a time when bakeries took time to make great pastries and breads. Quality ingredients. We have been going there for years. Expensive but worth it!

1 Thank wilkinson123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: 801-532-2022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?