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The Able Baker

187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504
+1 973-313-1133
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (24 reviews)
“banana bread” (5 reviews)
“pie” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here after having lunch in town and enjoyed sitting at a table with our scones and cappuccino (which was surprisingly good, albeit small). Our chocolate chip scone was very fresh in the middle of the afternoon and the texture was substantial and moist....More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like things baked with butter and love, this is the place for you. Everything is baked on premises, you are not going to find any of those crappy cookies that bakeries buy from suppliers to fill their cases. The cookies here may be...More

Thank KarenD27
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have no guilty pleasures... because I never feel guilty about a delicious treat. This place and so many choices and they prepare them all so well!

Thank BPleasant
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Outstanding coffee and delicious baked goods. The coolest and friendliest service. Can't beat the hip charming atmosphere. The owner is a gem!

Thank DrDoro D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love this place. I live in Maplewood, so I go all the time. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation in my own town! The coffee is excellent (they have some super expensive coffee machine)t and the cupcakes and other pastries are delicious. The...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a well loved place and great for baked goods and expresso or regular coffee. The atmosphere is great. However, since they renovated, it almost seems less place to sit, and people have taken to camping out at tables - even leaving their stuff...More

Thank Truegrid
Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the few local places to get a great GF baked good, and, always, fabulous coffee. Non-GF items are great too, especially the very buttery coffee cake.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful neighborhood place with a small town feel, great baked goods and delicious coffee. Soft, eclectic music in the background and a feeling of warmth and relaxation. They have a delectable banana bread that's gluten free too.

Thank Agnes B
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I was blown away by the quality and flavor of the cupcakes! Other things are top rate as well. A welcome addition to the area.

Thank Annelyse C
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

There's always something new to try. A real plus for Maplewood. Great place to sit outside when it's sunny or warm.

Thank alduteTravels
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
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07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-313-1133
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The Able Baker specializes in cakes, cookies, pies, and breakfast sweets. Custom cakes and custom cookies are made based on a customer's requests and needs. We brew La Colombe coffee and pull La Colombe espresso drinks from a beautiful La Marzocco GB/5. And we steep Steven Smith Teamaker's excellent teas and tisanes.