A Baker's Wife

★★★★☆

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So after reading all the reviews for this place, the wife and I decided to order a cake for our daughter's 3rd birthday. 2 very friendly women helped us! They had us fill a small form displaying the layers of the cake and what we wanted on

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★★★★★

So after reading all the reviews for this place, the wife and I decided to order a cake for our daughter's 3rd birthday. 2 very friendly women helped us! They had us fill a small form displaying the layers of the cake and what we wanted on

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I too bought a cake there and it was stale - frosting was cracked. They fixed what I saw but after bringing it home I noticed another side was cracked. Once I cut into it - I found that a couple layers were very dry and hard. The cake was over $28 which was reasonable if it were fresh. I called to complain and thought I would have gotten a call from the baker - no such luck.

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★☆☆☆☆

I too bought a cake there and it was stale - frosting was cracked. They fixed what I saw but after bringing it home I noticed another side was cracked. Once I cut into it - I found that a couple layers were very dry and hard. The cake was over $28 which was reasonable if it were fresh. I called to complain and thought I would have gotten a call from the baker - no such luck.

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The scones are excellent, huge, and inexpensive - especially compared to what is served at the coffee store chains.

Can't get enough of the cake donuts!

Friendly staff, good smells, warm environment

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★★★★★

The scones are excellent, huge, and inexpensive - especially compared to what is served at the coffee store chains.

Can't get enough of the cake donuts!

Friendly staff, good smells, warm environment

Pros: high quality, reasonable cost

Cons: we didn't know about it until recently

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Despite the good pastries, I have never been made to feel so small by workers in a restaurant, on TWO separate occasions. These workers had no concept of customer service or even common courtesy, and I couldn't even get Gary--the owner to call my back about it. It's a shame I will never go back to that bakery. I will drive further and pay more to be treated with respect. And I encourage more people to speak up about bad customer service there. Maybe eventually Gary will fire the offenders and I can visit again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Despite the good pastries, I have never been made to feel so small by workers in a restaurant, on TWO separate occasions. These workers had no concept of customer service or even common courtesy, and I couldn't even get Gary--the owner to call my back about it. It's a shame I will never go back to that bakery. I will drive further and pay more to be treated with respect. And I encourage more people to speak up about bad customer service there. Maybe eventually Gary will fire the offenders and I can visit again.

Pros: pastries

Cons: customer service

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I've been to the bakery a number of times and loved everything I ate. Seriously. HUGE cinnamon rolls, cookies, doughnuts. But life got better - I have the good fortune of working with someone who is good friends with Gary. We work in a bookstore and every Sunday, Gary brings us whatever is leftover from the day - whether it's cake donuts, holiday cookies, chocolate croissants, pecan pie, cherry cheese danishes, you name it. I can tell you that every single thing he's brought is delicious and amazing, even day old. The chocolate croissants had me and two other co-workers moaning, no joke.

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★★★★★

I've been to the bakery a number of times and loved everything I ate. Seriously. HUGE cinnamon rolls, cookies, doughnuts. But life got better - I have the good fortune of working with someone who is good friends with Gary. We work in a bookstore and every Sunday, Gary brings us whatever is leftover from the day - whether it's cake donuts, holiday cookies, chocolate croissants, pecan pie, cherry cheese danishes, you name it. I can tell you that every single thing he's brought is delicious and amazing, even day old. The chocolate croissants had me and two other co-workers moaning, no joke.

Pros: Chocolate croissants

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We have hired Gary numerous times to make cakes for our wedding on other parties. Every time I am impressed by how moist and delicious they are! I would HIGHLY recommend a visit to meet this man who clearly loves his work and while you are there, try one of the many fresh pastries! You won't be disappointed!

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★★★★★

We have hired Gary numerous times to make cakes for our wedding on other parties. Every time I am impressed by how moist and delicious they are! I would HIGHLY recommend a visit to meet this man who clearly loves his work and while you are there, try one of the many fresh pastries! You won't be disappointed!

Pros: great food, fun staff, cozy atmosphere

Cons: small store with limited seating

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As soon as we got out of the car we could smell the yummy treats waiting for us. When we walked in we saw thick buttery frosting smothered on huge cinnamon rolls! The chocolate snowballs were the size of a softball and covered with smoothly shaved chocolate. We also saw the light and crispy shell of a chocolate croissant. There were about 20 items to choose from. The guy who helped us was super friendly, was great about answering our questions and making sure our frosting didn't get smudged in the bag. We tried five different things and they were all amazing... but the American Teacakes were addicting! They are a flaky, yet moist ,caramel-like treat like you've never had. This place is a gem.

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★★★★★

As soon as we got out of the car we could smell the yummy treats waiting for us. When we walked in we saw thick buttery frosting smothered on huge cinnamon rolls! The chocolate snowballs were the size of a softball and covered with smoothly shaved chocolate. We also saw the light and crispy shell of a chocolate croissant. There were about 20 items to choose from. The guy who helped us was super friendly, was great about answering our questions and making sure our frosting didn't get smudged in the bag. We tried five different things and they were all amazing... but the American Teacakes were addicting! They are a flaky, yet moist ,caramel-like treat like you've never had. This place is a gem.

Pros: Quaint, friendly, gold standard baked goods

Cons: Kind of a small place... no strudel

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The delicate warm strudels will woo you for life and the teacakes are lovely. Once you have experienced their pastries you'll get that unreasonable giddy feeling walking through the door (or maybe it's just me), you know the kid in the candy store feel...... The Baker's Wife is warm, inviting, cozy, unpretentious and certainly worth the trip from any corner in the city.

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The delicate warm strudels will woo you for life and the teacakes are lovely. Once you have experienced their pastries you'll get that unreasonable giddy feeling walking through the door (or maybe it's just me), you know the kid in the candy store feel...... The Baker's Wife is warm, inviting, cozy, unpretentious and certainly worth the trip from any corner in the city.

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Absolutely the BEST chocolate mousse cake in the world. Everytime I have ever served one at a gathering it has been devoured with gusto. The rich creamy frosting, lovely moist layers and joyful (completely fun and over the top wonderful) decorations have everyone oohing and ahhing. If you love chocolate and want to have a fabulous indulgent memorable dessert, this cake is it! This is hands down one of the top three bakeries ever. It's quirky and unique interior, neighborhood feel and wonderful staff are an asset to the area and the city. The butter flake rolls are a holiday must and the breads are wonderful. The lemon bars and brownies are worth the calories. Go and enjoy and be glad they're not cookie cutter perfect. Viva La Bakers Wife!

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★★★★★

Absolutely the BEST chocolate mousse cake in the world. Everytime I have ever served one at a gathering it has been devoured with gusto. The rich creamy frosting, lovely moist layers and joyful (completely fun and over the top wonderful) decorations have everyone oohing and ahhing. If you love chocolate and want to have a fabulous indulgent memorable dessert, this cake is it! This is hands down one of the top three bakeries ever. It's quirky and unique interior, neighborhood feel and wonderful staff are an asset to the area and the city. The butter flake rolls are a holiday must and the breads are wonderful. The lemon bars and brownies are worth the calories. Go and enjoy and be glad they're not cookie cutter perfect. Viva La Bakers Wife!

Pros: Delish, delightful, unique, quirky, one of a kind.

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Just walk by the front door and smell how wonderful this place is. Best part, when you order iced coffee - they have coffee ice cubes!

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★★★★★

Just walk by the front door and smell how wonderful this place is. Best part, when you order iced coffee - they have coffee ice cubes!

Pros: Best Bakery in the Twin Cities

Cons: They aren't open 24/7

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i thought i'd try this bakery, new to me, based on the rave reviews i found online. their pastries looked just fine and tasty, but cake seems to be something they cannot do. i ordered a basic 8" chocolate cake and what i got was something to behold. it seemed to be made up of (day+ old) scraps of cake that were put together with the filling used as an adhesive or mortar - think asymmetrical cake sculpture. the piping and miscellaneous candies stuck atop the cake smacked of a preschooler's baking project. i was optimistic that the taste would make up for the presentation, but sadly that was not the case. the chocolate had a strange aftertaste and the cake was quite dry. i was highly disappointed and still wonder how something so simple could go so awesomely wrong.

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★☆☆☆☆

i thought i'd try this bakery, new to me, based on the rave reviews i found online. their pastries looked just fine and tasty, but cake seems to be something they cannot do. i ordered a basic 8" chocolate cake and what i got was something to behold. it seemed to be made up of (day+ old) scraps of cake that were put together with the filling used as an adhesive or mortar - think asymmetrical cake sculpture. the piping and miscellaneous candies stuck atop the cake smacked of a preschooler's baking project. i was optimistic that the taste would make up for the presentation, but sadly that was not the case. the chocolate had a strange aftertaste and the cake was quite dry. i was highly disappointed and still wonder how something so simple could go so awesomely wrong.

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I love this bakery, it has a huge variety. Make sure to look above, behind, and to the sides of the front counter because they have a lot. An American teacake warm right out of the oven is incredible (and big enough for two). The price is affordable, it's cheaper than coffee chain baked goods and you get more, and it's better quality.

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★★★★★

I love this bakery, it has a huge variety. Make sure to look above, behind, and to the sides of the front counter because they have a lot. An American teacake warm right out of the oven is incredible (and big enough for two). The price is affordable, it's cheaper than coffee chain baked goods and you get more, and it's better quality.

Pros: Variety, quick service, outdoor/indoor seating, delicious baked goods

Cons: fattening and addictive

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Baker's Wife is the best way to treat yourself on a day off. The smell when you walk in makes you feel like you're 5 yrs old again. Try the almond puff pastry. Also, the iced coffee comes with coffee ice cubes! That is just so thoughtful.

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★★★★★

Baker's Wife is the best way to treat yourself on a day off. The smell when you walk in makes you feel like you're 5 yrs old again. Try the almond puff pastry. Also, the iced coffee comes with coffee ice cubes! That is just so thoughtful.

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I love A Baker's Wife's donuts. They are incredible and I could write an entire paragraph about them, so if you're looking for donuts, go right now. My favorite are cinnamon-sugar.
The pie is pretty good (great crust, pretty good filling), and the other pastries vary - I had a not great croissant (more bready than flakey), a fabulous tea cake of sorts, and a fairly good cinnamon roll. If anything, all of these err on the side of being too sweet.
I just had my first cake from ABW and I wasn't too impressed. In fact, I had so looked forward to it that I was pretty disappointed. There were several layers (feeds many many more people than they estimate), but I can't tell you how many because they were uneven and misshapen. The cake itself was just a little flavorless. There was WAY too much filling - in most places the filling layer was thicker than the cake layer, which made the dessert overly sweet. The frosting was delicious and well-made, and it was well-applied, too - not too thick. Because the layers were uneven and kind of slapped together, the cake was tilting when we got it, and by the time we served it, there was a crevasse opening up in the middle. For the price, I would have expected it to look a little nicer (especially after reading reviews), but it looked like something a teenager might have slapped together at home, not a fabulous pastry chef.
For a couple extra dollars, I would recommend Buttercream over ABW for cakes.
I love ABW and will continue going there - I'll just stick to the donuts!!

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★★★★☆

I love A Baker's Wife's donuts. They are incredible and I could write an entire paragraph about them, so if you're looking for donuts, go right now. My favorite are cinnamon-sugar.
The pie is pretty good (great crust, pretty good filling), and the other pastries vary - I had a not great croissant (more bready than flakey), a fabulous tea cake of sorts, and a fairly good cinnamon roll. If anything, all of these err on the side of being too sweet.
I just had my first cake from ABW and I wasn't too impressed. In fact, I had so looked forward to it that I was pretty disappointed. There were several layers (feeds many many more people than they estimate), but I can't tell you how many because they were uneven and misshapen. The cake itself was just a little flavorless. There was WAY too much filling - in most places the filling layer was thicker than the cake layer, which made the dessert overly sweet. The frosting was delicious and well-made, and it was well-applied, too - not too thick. Because the layers were uneven and kind of slapped together, the cake was tilting when we got it, and by the time we served it, there was a crevasse opening up in the middle. For the price, I would have expected it to look a little nicer (especially after reading reviews), but it looked like something a teenager might have slapped together at home, not a fabulous pastry chef.
For a couple extra dollars, I would recommend Buttercream over ABW for cakes.
I love ABW and will continue going there - I'll just stick to the donuts!!

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Gary makes the best fruitcake in the entire world. It would not be the holiday season without endulging....
I have to have it sent to San Antonio since I no longer live in Minneapolis...but yum......can't live without it.

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★★★★★

Gary makes the best fruitcake in the entire world. It would not be the holiday season without endulging....
I have to have it sent to San Antonio since I no longer live in Minneapolis...but yum......can't live without it.

Pros: Gary and all above

Cons: it is in Minneapolis and I live in San Antonio

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ahhhh. just thinking about a baker's wife makes me salivate. try the delicious tarts, donuts, cakes & pastries...it's all fantastic!

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★★★★★

ahhhh. just thinking about a baker's wife makes me salivate. try the delicious tarts, donuts, cakes & pastries...it's all fantastic!

Pros: GREAT prices, friendly service, DELICIOUS treats!

Cons: None

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heavenly. there is no other way to describe the magnificent treats that great me each time i walk into a baker's wife every weekend (yes, i go at least once a week, and i recommend you do as well). soft, warm cinnamon rolls the size of my head, perfectly sweet and fresh apple tarts, donuts galore (regs, chocolate, sprinkles, cinnamon/sugar), luscious caramel cakes, chocolate snowballs (like the hostess kind - except amazing), bars and muffins of all types, huge cookies....i cannot imagine not having a baker's wife in my life. he is one of the best bakers in america today. go there now!

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★★★★★

heavenly. there is no other way to describe the magnificent treats that great me each time i walk into a baker's wife every weekend (yes, i go at least once a week, and i recommend you do as well). soft, warm cinnamon rolls the size of my head, perfectly sweet and fresh apple tarts, donuts galore (regs, chocolate, sprinkles, cinnamon/sugar), luscious caramel cakes, chocolate snowballs (like the hostess kind - except amazing), bars and muffins of all types, huge cookies....i cannot imagine not having a baker's wife in my life. he is one of the best bakers in america today. go there now!

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A neighborhood jem with the best bread and doughnuts ever. How often can you find a plain doughnut crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and still warm from the oven? Everything is made right there and the staff are so friendly! Order in advance for parties and go early on the weekends to make sure they have all your favorites in stock. The line can sometimes be out the door but its worth it!

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★★★★★

A neighborhood jem with the best bread and doughnuts ever. How often can you find a plain doughnut crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and still warm from the oven? Everything is made right there and the staff are so friendly! Order in advance for parties and go early on the weekends to make sure they have all your favorites in stock. The line can sometimes be out the door but its worth it!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Tiny space

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This culinary gem is one of the few traditional style bakeries left in the area. The small corner shop may not have the massive output of a large bakery, but it more than makes up for it with the highest quality, best-tasting baked goods imaginable. The steady stream of traffic each morning is a testimony to the amazing sweets and breads, and fresh items are constantly coming out of the oven. They feature amazing cinnamon rolls for the traditionalist, and an incredible pear tart for those who want something more than the standard donut.

That said, the true specialty of the house are the cakes--all of them are made to order, with several combinations of cakes and cream fillings. I have had no less than half a dozen of them and each one was a masterpiece.

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★★★★★

This culinary gem is one of the few traditional style bakeries left in the area. The small corner shop may not have the massive output of a large bakery, but it more than makes up for it with the highest quality, best-tasting baked goods imaginable. The steady stream of traffic each morning is a testimony to the amazing sweets and breads, and fresh items are constantly coming out of the oven. They feature amazing cinnamon rolls for the traditionalist, and an incredible pear tart for those who want something more than the standard donut.

That said, the true specialty of the house are the cakes--all of them are made to order, with several combinations of cakes and cream fillings. I have had no less than half a dozen of them and each one was a masterpiece.

Pros: friendly, great service, inexpensive

Cons: closed on Mondays

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A Baker's Wife has the best cake doughnuts in town! A great assortment of breads too. Get there early for the bread!

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A Baker's Wife has the best cake doughnuts in town! A great assortment of breads too. Get there early for the bread!

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This is hands-down the friendliest bakery in town. I ordered my wedding cake from here and the baker was great at helping us make decisions. Our wedding cake was very non-traditional and he executed our ideas perfectly! We have been married for almost 4 months now and guests are STILL raving about the cake! The baker definitely did not skimp on the ingredients. It was great!

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★★★★★

This is hands-down the friendliest bakery in town. I ordered my wedding cake from here and the baker was great at helping us make decisions. Our wedding cake was very non-traditional and he executed our ideas perfectly! We have been married for almost 4 months now and guests are STILL raving about the cake! The baker definitely did not skimp on the ingredients. It was great!

Pros: Service, taste, ease

 

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