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Jaarsma Bakery

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727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
+1 641-628-2940
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always finish a stay in Pella by going to Jaarsma to bring home pastries to my friends and family. Too many goodies to pick a favorite!

Thank Robin C
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a tourist, I had of course looked online for the places to visit in Pella. This was on the top of the list! The line was almost out the door, but people waited patiently to make their purchases. They have a huge variety of pastries and cookies. I asked the clerk for the best recommendations for pastries, and she... More 

Thank queendork76
Lisbon, New Hampshire
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real bakery the smell and sights in the cases made your moth water. They had more variety and were willing to sell small lots of items that I believe we left with 10 bags and all were very good.

Thank grant h
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let's just say I'm glad I live several hundred miles from Pella. I don't think I could resist the delicious treats I would weigh a ton. The tarts were my favorite one with an almond paste and another raspberry.

Thank Mary W
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere of this older bakery. The windmill cookies are my favorite. Wish Pella hours were more tourist friendly but can't wait for holiday hours so we can get to Pella from Des Moines before they close.

Thank Kimberly G
Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Danish Letters and Strawberry Danish were fantastic. Even though it was not Tulip time in Pella when I was there, we still experienced about a 15 minute wait to be able to order. We wanted to return on Sunday but they are closed on Sunday.

Thank Marie715
Dallesport, Washington
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely bakery & gift store that is Dutch from the minute you see the ladies dressed the part to the wooden shoes. A fun place to experience & try their wonderful pasteries that we purchased an enjoyed in our Hotel room. Don't miss stopping by to pick up some treasures.

Thank _jeanchrry
Geneseo, Illinois
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a restaurant, but a bakery. We went to the Jaarsma Bakery during the annual Pella, Iowa Tulip Festival in May. This is not a good time unless you don't mind standing in line for a long time! We have gone back twice since then. They are famous for their Dutch Letters. A flaky S-shaped pastry with almond... More 

Thank gsmeyers1
Avoca, Ne
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best bakery in town. Tons of goodies to choose from. I was amazed by the plate sized cookies. The bakery also has an adorable gift shop with lots of Dutch souvenirs.

Thank Beth B
Yankton, South Dakota
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had seen the blue and white bakery bags last summer when we were close by for another attraction!! Went we got there in late afternoon the trays had been refilled so the entire store smelled like g'ma kitchen at Christmas...a hint of cinnamon and cardamon...almond cakes, windmill cookies, french pastries and the signature Danish S cookies and more.......................donuts, caramel... More 

Thank Terre B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Franklin St, Pella, IA 50219-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Pella
  • Phone Number: +1 641-628-2940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?