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“Ocean Rolls!”
Review of Sparrow Bakery

Sparrow Bakery
Ranked #1 of 10 Bakeries in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Ocean Rolls!”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We visit Sparrow whenever we're visiting family in Bend, mostly for the Ocean Rolls. Our niece began gnawing on them as soon as she could handle solid food, and now, at three, you might lose a finger if you try to take one away from her. I totally understand the feeling. In addition to those twists if perfection, every product we've tried has been extremely well-made. The miche is nuty with a chewy interior. It's dense but at the same time, with a good, airy interior and perfect crumb. The lemon meringue cake is tart and sweet in the right proportion, and is gorgeous. Caneles are moist andcustardy on the inside without being mushy. The quiche is deep and light, not overly custardy-tasting and the crust melts in your mouth. All the puff-pastry breakfast items are crackly and buttery and perfect.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

By far the best lox and bagel I've had in a long long time. Bagel was beautifully crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The salmon was like butter. Great meal out on the patio.

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Thank mkinchina
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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“If u offer quality, foodies will find u”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

Had opportunity to try McKays Cottage Kitchen yesterday (TA's #1), and while we were happy to give them an A, we feel today's find (Sparrows Bakery) has pastries whose quality is even better! Had never had an Ocean Roll before, and it was flakey, yet crispy and spiced w just the right amount of cardamom. The almond croissant was stuffed with an almond paste so delectable, we would have gone back for another, had the line not been so long. The pecan granola w yogurt and some honey they were happy to add per r request, was flavorful and one of the better granolas we have tried. This tiny establishment is in an industrial area adjacent to rail tracks, and was not easy to spot for this out of towner. But the long line out the door of this unassuming building was the clue we needed to stop. Wouldn't surprise me if the next time I'm in Bend, it has moved to the top of the famous TA list!,

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank CAWorldExplorer
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Baked goods”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a must when in Bend Or! When visiting there I can't drive without stopping!
Scones, bagels, muffins are outstanding! Park in the back then walk along side of building to go in front door.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Fran J
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Washington State
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Must-Do in Bend”
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 days in Bend and visited the Sparrow Bakery twice! I know, we are going home needing to diet! The almond croissant with almond filling was divine...I think I would drive the four hours to Bend to just have this yummy pastry! The ocean roll was delightful too with its rich cardamom flavor, but we came again just for the almost croissant. To die for! Oh, and their lattes are outstanding as well.

  • Visited April 2014
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