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“Good things DO come in small packages” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jim's Small Batch Bakery

Jim's Small Batch Bakery
Ranked #3 of 25 Bakeries in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Soups, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Small batches, real ingredients, and a deft hand... no proof & bake croissants, no muffin mixes, no Sysco cookie dough and no fake whipped cream. It's all from scratch and it's all made on premise. From authentic all-butter hand laminated croissants and perfect carrot cake, to fresh fruit sorbets and candied bacon BLTs on true artisanal bread, the variety, freshness and execution may surprise you at this humble little place.
Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good things DO come in small packages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Jim's Small Batch Bakery might be small in size but it is huge in flavor. It is difficult to pinpoint a special item as everything we've tried is so mouthwatering great. Tucked in a small corner on Gulf Gate just a couple doors down from Mama Mia Italian eatery - this place is not a spot to be missed as it probably offers the best breads and sweet treats in Sarasota. The biggest problem is selecting what you want to try as everything is soooooooooooooooo good.

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English first
Saint Charles, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Spring break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Jim bread making skills are awesome and his pastries are excellent. I love his baguette sandwiches. Great place to pick up for lunch or the pastries for breakfast.

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Thank Mike K
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Madison, Alabama
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Bakery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

A wonderful spot in awesome Gulf Gate. With so many eateries around it's hard to choose. The Small Batch Bakery has a selection of soups and sandwiches and all the breads looked awesome. We opted for a piece of carrot cake and an Oreo brownie. Both were winners with the carrot cake having a wonderful frosting and whole pieces of walnuts and I wish I had thought of putting oreos on my brownies before. Great spot in a funky neighborhood.

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Thank Casey C
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o_lynne
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tiny gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Best bread best bagels best quiche best crossiants best brownies best danish best cookies ..... Need I say more?

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Thank o_lynne
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pittsburgh
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth seeking out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

What a treat. It is very tiny, one table outside and one inside. We had a wonderful breakfast stop. The cinnamon roll was one of the best I have had in a very long time. They also have daily
specials, breakfast sandwiches, soups and homemade ice cream. The bakery is at the end of a strip. Definitely worth the trip!

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Thank adajPittsburgh
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