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A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop

Map & Directions 4200 28th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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612-729-6898
  • Bakery, Breakfast
  • Sun 6:30am-3pm, Tue-Sat 6:30am-6pm
  • cash, check
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Snack Food
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Street

Description

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This inconspicuous, lowbrow, dead cheap little neighborhood bakery is actually run by a former pastry chef from the Plaza Hotel in New York--and the pastries are dazzling. The lemon bars are golden squares of French lemon tart, so full of butter they project a certain glowing luminescence and melt on the tongue, the crisp crust providing a sweet crunch of backbone for the rich filling. When you order this delirious bit of sunshine, the high school girl behind the counter picks it up with waxed paper and unceremoniously chucks it into a paper bag. Part of you wants to scream, "Quit! Would you chuck the Mona Lisa?" Part of you knows, yeah, they would. This place is just like that.

 
Member Reviews

  • on 09/01/10
    4

    A coworker recommended this bakery to me. He said it was the best, and you know what....he was RIGHT! Delicious fresh baked goods. I had the tea cake (i think) which was huge. Can't wait to go back and try something else.

  • on 05/06/09
    4

    Few things in this world are incontrovertible. But here's one: A good neighborhood bakery can save lives. How? It's difficult to say, but it feels right to say it. If you stood outside the place peering in through the window, you wouldn't believe me. The view is mostly obstructed by a grandmother's collection of old signage, things like a woodcut of a sheep with the words "Thank... More >>

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  • Vanessa G. on 05/06/10

    Go to A Baker's Wife & bring cash (or a personal check--whats that??) Totally worth the extra effort (of finding cash), this bakery is cheap & DELICIOUS, goes way beyond mere "muffins" & "cookies."

  • Justin W. on 09/17/11

    The American Teacakes are crazy delicious!

  • Daniel K. on 12/08/10

    Best donut in Minnesota

  • Jeremy D. on 11/15/10

    The cake donuts and chocolate croissants are delicious! Of course so is everything else!!

  • Wolfram R. on 04/23/11

    Great to see a place that doesn't bow down to credit cards. It's nice knowing you're not paying the hidden markup, and that all your money goes toward making some of the tastiest breads and donuts.

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