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“The Best!”

Concannon's Pastry Shop
Ranked #1 of 11 Dessert in Muncie
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed August 24, 2012

You can never go wrong with concannons doughnuts as a treat for your co-workers. They are always moist and thier icings are delicious! They are amazing frsh.

Thank mayrafranco
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

If your town or neighborhood has a local bakery, consider yourself fortunate! It's incresingly rare. It's so easy to buy your baked goods at the local grocer, but when you have a local baker, why should you?

Concannon's is a family-owned business, here in Muncie since the mid-1950s. At one time located in one store near downtown Muncie, they have expanded in the last ten years by adding candy (chocolates and popcorns), acquiring a local coffee roaster (Farmland's Main Street Coffee) and building a second bakery-cafe on the northwest side of Muncie.

It all seemed too fast for me and I had been concerned that straying from the core business would lead to a drop in quality, but those concerns are mostly unfounded.

The baked goods are as good as they ever were since we moved to the area in 1992. Donuts, especially the filled breadsticks (called "Long Johns" in most other Indiana bakeries) are incredible. The glazed yeast donuts are easily equal to Longs' (considered the Indy benchmark). The filled breadstick is ludicrously rich with a butter cream (not that fluffy Bavarian stuff here, nosir!) filling and chocolate icing. Half of one will induce food coma.

Other highlights are the carrot cake, red velvet cake with butter cream icing, tea cookies (small sugar cookie with a nice dollop of colored icing) and their wide variety of breads. All are made daily.

My only wishes for the baked goods: simple artisan-style breads (many products use the usual commercial bakery dough conditioners and the like), including Italian and pumpernickel. Nutrition data - at least for the bread. When it comes to donuts, well, if you have to ask the nutrition values, you probably can't afford it.

I frequent the store on the northwest side, with its cafe area and convenience to our home in Yorktown. Service on the bakery side is very efficient (and tempting, if crowded, as one has to walk through the displays of products, and along the main donut cases, to be waited upon!). The cafe side can be a little frustrating sometimes, as the cash register and cafe bakery case is separate from the espresso bar and both are not always staffed, forcing one person to go back and forth between the two.

Concannon's also offers lunch - sandwiches, wraps, salads and soup, which I haven't yet tried but will at some point. For some reason, the place just doesn't say "lunch" to me. Probably because I can't get past the bakery case.

The seating area is large and open with a variety of tables. Decor is simple and attractive, though some more division of spaces would be nice.

The coffees are good, though the offerings are almost never changed. The house brew is a very mild Costa Rican. The other brewed coffees tend to be two rotating flavored coffees, which I don't drink. This is NOT Starbucks - no toasty Seattle vibe here. I've not had their espresso except in a cappuccino. Unfortunately, the baristas treat cappuccino pretty much like a latte' and almost never get the foam/milk/coffee proportion to my liking. I think it's cute that they assume I want a flavor in my drink. Doesn't anyone just drink coffee or coffee and milk anymore?

Apart from these quibbles, I love Concannon's. Muncie only has a couple truly local coffee houses and no other local bakeries, so I really urge everyone to forego the McDonald's of coffee, and the big-box factory bread and enjoy food and coffee made by your neighbors.

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Thank Mark D
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Concannons has pastries that are out of this world and realy like the little cafe. My favorite of cake donuts!

Thank Deborah G
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

I love this shop. They built a brand new shop a few years back and now they include a small cafe inside. It is a nice clean shop with the best donuts in the area four stars!

Thank FamilyFun03_12
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Their pastries are unreal and the selection is fantastic.

Thank AndersonIN
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