Benkert's Bakery

★★★☆☆
40.8582 -73.0898
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631-585-8618

2216 Middle Country Rd

Centereach, NY

11720

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Gina L obviously did not go to COLLEGE lol

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★★★★★

Gina L obviously did not go to COLLEGE lol

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There is no point in going into this bakery. The are below average to my standards. The staff is out in space but then again they are collage kids. The bread is not what you would expect from a bakery and tiramisu is not made with butter cream. I guess the baker had no idea it's made with mascarpone cheese, espresso and rum. There cakes look nice but taste worst then a store bought cake from a supermarket.

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★★☆☆☆

There is no point in going into this bakery. The are below average to my standards. The staff is out in space but then again they are collage kids. The bread is not what you would expect from a bakery and tiramisu is not made with butter cream. I guess the baker had no idea it's made with mascarpone cheese, espresso and rum. There cakes look nice but taste worst then a store bought cake from a supermarket.

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I ordered my son's 1st birthday cake along with a smash cake a week in advance. When I arrived to pick it up neither one was ready and the staff seemed incredibly disorganized and confused. Instead of being honest and telling me they were behind with their orders they just ignored me. Eventually I received (basically) what I ordered but you could tell the decorating was done in a rush at the last minute. it was a stressful experience that didn't need to be.

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★★☆☆☆

I ordered my son's 1st birthday cake along with a smash cake a week in advance. When I arrived to pick it up neither one was ready and the staff seemed incredibly disorganized and confused. Instead of being honest and telling me they were behind with their orders they just ignored me. Eventually I received (basically) what I ordered but you could tell the decorating was done in a rush at the last minute. it was a stressful experience that didn't need to be.

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Add it to the list of the overhyped NYC experience. First, I went at the most off-peak time ever (it was like 9:30pm on a Tuesday night, and the place was pretty empty) and it was STILL confusing to figure out how to order, where to pay, etc. especially since the cupcakes are displayed in that not-so-exciting way in the front window. Not only that, but it seems the staff is paid to be unfriendly- no one seemed interested in answering any one's questions.

But that's all well and good. You can get by with rudeness if your product is mindblowingly amazing, but this cupcake just wasn't. I mean, it was fine - the cake was not as light and airy as I would have liked, and the icing was a bit too sweet. But it was just mediocre- I've had better cupcakes so many other places

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Add it to the list of the overhyped NYC experience. First, I went at the most off-peak time ever (it was like 9:30pm on a Tuesday night, and the place was pretty empty) and it was STILL confusing to figure out how to order, where to pay, etc. especially since the cupcakes are displayed in that not-so-exciting way in the front window. Not only that, but it seems the staff is paid to be unfriendly- no one seemed interested in answering any one's questions.

But that's all well and good. You can get by with rudeness if your product is mindblowingly amazing, but this cupcake just wasn't. I mean, it was fine - the cake was not as light and airy as I would have liked, and the icing was a bit too sweet. But it was just mediocre- I've had better cupcakes so many other places

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The Benkert's Bakery was a complete dissappointment. Very unprofessional staff booooooooooooooooo booooooooooooo booooooooooooo boooooooooooooooooo boooooooooooooooooooooooo

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The Benkert's Bakery was a complete dissappointment. Very unprofessional staff booooooooooooooooo booooooooooooo booooooooooooo boooooooooooooooooo boooooooooooooooooooooooo

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My daughter got married in June and after looking all over Suffolk co. benkert was by far the best tasting cake and they did a wonderful job at making it. we had a small budget and the cake looked the best by far then all the other bakery's..Thanks Benkert!

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★★★★★

My daughter got married in June and after looking all over Suffolk co. benkert was by far the best tasting cake and they did a wonderful job at making it. we had a small budget and the cake looked the best by far then all the other bakery's..Thanks Benkert!

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I have twin daughters and for their 3rd birthday party this month, i ordered them each their own cake. i ordered it a month in advance. When we went to pick up the cakes they only had one. Supposedly the owner made a mistake, and thought the tickets were identical when he was making them, which is hard to believe bc one cake was to be pink, the other to be lavender, both with different names. I felt it was totally careless. It threw our party off bc my husband had to wait for a cake to be thrown together with balloons popping in the car from the heat while he waited. We were setting up balloons with guests sitting at their tables. Quite embarassing. ABSOLUTELY DISAPPOINTED!!

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★★☆☆☆

I have twin daughters and for their 3rd birthday party this month, i ordered them each their own cake. i ordered it a month in advance. When we went to pick up the cakes they only had one. Supposedly the owner made a mistake, and thought the tickets were identical when he was making them, which is hard to believe bc one cake was to be pink, the other to be lavender, both with different names. I felt it was totally careless. It threw our party off bc my husband had to wait for a cake to be thrown together with balloons popping in the car from the heat while he waited. We were setting up balloons with guests sitting at their tables. Quite embarassing. ABSOLUTELY DISAPPOINTED!!

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My Grandfather worked at Benkerts in the early 70's with the original owner - I was in NY in December and saw it still open and had to go in - needless to say 70.00 later and plenty to bring back to Florida - I was happy - Only thing that made me sad was the cakes and pastries didn't make the drive back to Florida - the coolers ice melted into the cakes and pastries - My trip this month I will make sure dry ice is prepared and fly it home with us :) - Thanks Grandpa (RIP) for being one of the originals and thanks Benkerts for keeping his memory in me :)

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★★★★★

My Grandfather worked at Benkerts in the early 70's with the original owner - I was in NY in December and saw it still open and had to go in - needless to say 70.00 later and plenty to bring back to Florida - I was happy - Only thing that made me sad was the cakes and pastries didn't make the drive back to Florida - the coolers ice melted into the cakes and pastries - My trip this month I will make sure dry ice is prepared and fly it home with us :) - Thanks Grandpa (RIP) for being one of the originals and thanks Benkerts for keeping his memory in me :)

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This by far and away the BEST bakery on long island! The selection of product and how its displayed is amazing. The staff is friendly and always helpful. Their book of specialty cakes is endless. Anybody traveling to centereach must make a stop.

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★★★★★

This by far and away the BEST bakery on long island! The selection of product and how its displayed is amazing. The staff is friendly and always helpful. Their book of specialty cakes is endless. Anybody traveling to centereach must make a stop.

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My family has gone to Benkert's since it opened, before they expanded into the space next door, when the road out front was just one lane each way. The incomparable Seven Layer Cake is as scrumptious now as it was in the early 1960s. Don't forget the giant sprinkle cookies and black-and-whites while you're there, too. Even though my family relocated to Maryland in 1970, every time we come back to visit relatives, I ALWAYS make a pilgrimage to Benkert's to buy a few Seven Layer Cakes and soak up the atmosphere. It hasn't changed. It's still an excellent old-fashioned bakery. I'll be buying from Benkert's until I die or they close, whichever comes first.

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★★★★★

My family has gone to Benkert's since it opened, before they expanded into the space next door, when the road out front was just one lane each way. The incomparable Seven Layer Cake is as scrumptious now as it was in the early 1960s. Don't forget the giant sprinkle cookies and black-and-whites while you're there, too. Even though my family relocated to Maryland in 1970, every time we come back to visit relatives, I ALWAYS make a pilgrimage to Benkert's to buy a few Seven Layer Cakes and soak up the atmosphere. It hasn't changed. It's still an excellent old-fashioned bakery. I'll be buying from Benkert's until I die or they close, whichever comes first.

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This is a gigantic bakery on the side of a major road. They do a ton of business, but they are not too good at serving the masses. Once, we ordered a birthday cake and when we went to pick it up, they had given it to another customer. Instead of offering us another cake, the offered to call the customer to try and get the cake back. You've got to be kidding me! Who does that? Why would we want a used cake that has been at someone's home?
Limited parking

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This is a gigantic bakery on the side of a major road. They do a ton of business, but they are not too good at serving the masses. Once, we ordered a birthday cake and when we went to pick it up, they had given it to another customer. Instead of offering us another cake, the offered to call the customer to try and get the cake back. You've got to be kidding me! Who does that? Why would we want a used cake that has been at someone's home?
Limited parking

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Benkerts has been in business for many years and are somewhat famous in the area for their outstanding baked goods. They offer a wide selection of breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies and pastries. Their butter cookies melt in your mouth. Their layer cakes are lovely and very delicious. This bakery also makes outstanding cakes to order for any occasion and their holiday items are really special. This bakery is a true old-fashioned bake shop where the service is friendly, the airs smells good and the selection is great.

PROS: Outstanding baked goods, friendly service
CONS: None

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★★★★★

Benkerts has been in business for many years and are somewhat famous in the area for their outstanding baked goods. They offer a wide selection of breads, rolls, cakes, cookies, pies and pastries. Their butter cookies melt in your mouth. Their layer cakes are lovely and very delicious. This bakery also makes outstanding cakes to order for any occasion and their holiday items are really special. This bakery is a true old-fashioned bake shop where the service is friendly, the airs smells good and the selection is great.

PROS: Outstanding baked goods, friendly service
CONS: None

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Bakery items can be made to order or customized while you wait. Staff is friendly and helpful. Items are fresh and tasty. Good selection of breads, cakes, pies, pastries, and cookies. Seasonal specialty items are a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds. The bakery is located on the end of a small strip store. There is ample parking in the front and on the side of the bakery. All of the families birthday cakes are ordered from Benkert's. We have been customers for over 10 years.

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★★★★☆

Bakery items can be made to order or customized while you wait. Staff is friendly and helpful. Items are fresh and tasty. Good selection of breads, cakes, pies, pastries, and cookies. Seasonal specialty items are a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds. The bakery is located on the end of a small strip store. There is ample parking in the front and on the side of the bakery. All of the families birthday cakes are ordered from Benkert's. We have been customers for over 10 years.

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I love their cheesecakes and will be catering from them for a work-related event. I have also heard great raves about the quality of breakfast sandwiches! Look forward to this and please go on Facebook so we can share your great place around the globe!

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I love their cheesecakes and will be catering from them for a work-related event. I have also heard great raves about the quality of breakfast sandwiches! Look forward to this and please go on Facebook so we can share your great place around the globe!

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I have twin daughters and for their 3rd birthday party this month, i ordered them each their own cake. i ordered it a month in advance. When we went to pick up the cakes they only had one. Supposedly the owner made a mistake, and thought the tickets were identical when he was making them, which is hard to believe bc one cake was to be pink, the other to be lavender, both with different names. I felt it was totally careless. It threw our party off bc my husband had to wait for a cake to be thrown together with balloons popping in the car from the heat while he waited. We were setting up balloons with guests sitting at their tables. Quite embarassing. ABSOLUTELY DISAPPOINTED!!

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I have twin daughters and for their 3rd birthday party this month, i ordered them each their own cake. i ordered it a month in advance. When we went to pick up the cakes they only had one. Supposedly the owner made a mistake, and thought the tickets were identical when he was making them, which is hard to believe bc one cake was to be pink, the other to be lavender, both with different names. I felt it was totally careless. It threw our party off bc my husband had to wait for a cake to be thrown together with balloons popping in the car from the heat while he waited. We were setting up balloons with guests sitting at their tables. Quite embarassing. ABSOLUTELY DISAPPOINTED!!

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