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“Fantastic bakery” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jaarsma Bakery

Jaarsma Bakery
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Pella
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic bakery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

In my opinion this is the best bakery in the country. Fantastic pasteries. They have everything from the typical donut to unique Dutch pasteries. I have yet to find anything that was not tremendous. They have great hours so if you are an "early bird" you can find them there to serve you and they close around 6pm. If there is any draw backs it is that they occasionally will run out of things. That is only because the pasteries are great.

Visited November 2012
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“THIS IS NOT A RESTURANT”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Its a bakery. As in they bake cookies, cakes, breads. This is NOT a sit-down eating establishment. It also happens to be the worst bakery in town. Much of their baked goods are freshly made regularly yes, but many that you see in the case are days old.

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bismarcks and Duttch Letters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

A must try if your in Pella. Jaarsma's has the best Bismarcks(a cream filled frosted pastry). The dutch letters have become famous nation wide. Dutch letters are flaky pastries filled with almond paste. Great pastries, breads, cookies. Wonderful selection and always delicious.

  • Visited March 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“You can never go wrong with Jaarsma”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

We live about an hour's drive from Pella, and we have made several special trips simply to get pastries from Jaarsma's. It's really that good! Their Dutch letters are the best! I don't think you can go wrong with anything from their bakery, and prices are very reasonable. Healthy...probably not so much. But delicious!!

Visited March 2013
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Newton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Must Stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is the ONLY place to go in Pella. A pastry lover's heaven on earth. I make a 30 mile drive here just for the Almond Puffs

  • Visited November 2012
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