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A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop

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Standish, Minneapolis
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  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableNovember 13, 2014
    In a taste-off, Heavy Table’s judges were wowed by the ‘nice big pecans’ on the Baker’s Wife pecan pie, which was praised for its ‘nicely balanced’ gooey / crunchy texture and ‘great, caramel-y crust. Read more
  • Albert M.
    Albert MDecember 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Authentic, local, good down to earth people and food. The tea cakes are delicious and big, the warm blueberry turn overs my favorites and the ham and cheese croissants are sooo good. Bring cash.
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableJuly 15, 2014
    Grab an old-fashioned donut or double chocolate cookie, which tastes of pure, deep cocoa, without the cloying sweetness of many American-made chocolates. Just make sure to pair it with milk. Read more
  • Glenn L.
    Glenn LindgrenNovember 30, 2015
    The space and time continuum is a little off here. Newbies will need plenty of time to peruse the pastry displays, and their atypical bakery offerings. It pays to be adventurous. Can't miss: teacakes.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    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. Read more
  • Wolfram R.
    Wolfram RuhmannApril 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 7, 2012
    Voted Best Doughnuts by City Pages in 2012! The doughnuts are old fashioned and so is the till. The shop doesn't take cards, so make sure to bring your own dough!"
  • Bill R.
    Bill RammerNovember 12, 2015
    Tea Cakes! Just get one. You'll be back. Everything here is great. Their cake donuts are fantastic.
  • City Pages
    City PagesJuly 10, 2012
    Voted Best Doughnuts by City Pages in 2012! The doughnuts are old fashioned and so is the till. The shop doesn't take cards, so make sure to bring your own dough!
  • Letty V.
    Letty VaughnMarch 20, 2016
    Their Raspberry Strudel. When you buy it still warm and then bite into your first piece... WEll, need I say more?! Maybe just one more word...YUM!!!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MayNovember 8, 2014
    Wonderful corner bakery with amazing pastries. Love the chocolate croissants.
  • Dirk T.
    Dirk ThompsonAugust 31, 2011
    Creme brûlée Danish… my wife's favorite is really good. Sour Cherry Creme Cheese is my favorite. For a meal, try Ham and Cheese Croissant.
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldOctober 7, 2015
    A neighborhood gem! Hit ham and cheese croissant or cake donuts are both wins. Bring cash and enjoy!
  • Lori E.
    Lori EricksonAugust 15, 2014
    Best cake doughnuts I've ever had. Get the cinnamon when they are still warm- heaven in your mouth!
  • Jeffrey R.
    Jeffrey RiosOctober 29, 2016
    American Tea Cakes are a Minneapolis must try at this place! Absolutely addictive!
  • E Y.
    E YehlingNovember 7, 2015
    Everything is good here. Doughnuts, cookies as big as your head, bread, pastries, cakes. All consistently amazing.
  • Melissa N.
    Melissa NovyJuly 9, 2016
    Sour cherry cream cheese Danish is amazing, but really you can't go wrong with any of the baked goods here.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WolfFebruary 3, 2012
    There is no reason to go anywhere else, best pastries in the city. Teacakes, doughnuts, sour cherry danish, ham and cheese croissant... there are no bad choices.
  • Erik E.
    Erik EAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The American Tea Cake, ham and cheese croissant, and doughnuts are excellent.
  • Letty V.
    Letty VaughnMarch 20, 2016
    All made from scratch; all delicious! Love their Raspberry Cream Torte.
  • Erik E.
    Erik EDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mankato butter cake is dense, sweet, and sinful. I love it. That and the tea cake
  • Greta S.
    Greta S.March 27, 2012
    You can't go wrong with an American Teacake! Or anything else really. This place is the best!
  • Hana S.
    Hana SatoJanuary 8, 2015
    EVERYTHING is delicious. But I'm partial to the ham and cheese croissant.
  • Thomas
    ThomasJuly 26, 2015
    Amazingly good food for amazingly cheap. Cash only.
  • Erik E.
    Erik EspelandJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    American Tea Cake and the sour cherry danish are to die for
  • Wen T.
    Wen TungJuly 8, 2014
    Try the American tea cake and blueberry cream cheese turnover
  • Harry L.
    Bars, doughnuts, everything. Often have free samples.
  • Kyle T.
    Kyle TrussAugust 14, 2013
    Everything here is awesome. Remember they don't take credit cards.
  • LoisElaine A.
    LoisElaine AndersonDecember 4, 2011
    Best doughnuts south of World's Best Donuts in Grand Marais. But open all year :-)
  • Dylan F.
    Dylan FNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best wheat bread I've found, really soft and tasty
  • Jeremy D.
    Jeremy DausNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The cake donuts and chocolate croissants are delicious! Of course so is everything else!!
  • Poe K.
    Poe KoppDecember 9, 2014
    I have yet to have a bad pastry! Amazing!
  • Marla C.
    Marla CramerJune 18, 2014
    Such s great price for for such deliciousness!
  • Melissa L.
    Try the chocolate croissant. You won't be disappointed!
  • Lorena W.
    Lorena W.November 14, 2014
    Probably the best deal on donuts!
  • Brad
    BradAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you haven't had the tea cakes, you haven't lived.
  • Urbnnerd
    UrbnnerdFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cake donuts are a perfect of soft and crispy.
  • Sarah A.
    Sarah AmundsonApril 28, 2012
    Cash only! Their bread is delicious!
  • Erik L.
    Erik LaingSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cake donuts around!
  • Emily J.
    Emily JohnsonDecember 11, 2015
    The donuts are so delicious.
  • Erik L.
    Erik LaingNovember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cake donuts around.
  • Sara K.
    Sara KeeneyNovember 5, 2011
    Crem Brûlée Danish are the best!!
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HanlonAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    bring cash, no credit/debit cards accepted
  • Justin W.
    Justin WareSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The American Teacakes are crazy delicious!
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GillmanJune 30, 2016
    Get the Teacake!! And share
  • Josh G.
    Josh GrutzaSeptember 8, 2015
    Probably the best donuts.
  • JP M.
    JP McIntoshNovember 1, 2010
    Try the ham and cheese croissant w/a mustard packet. It's amazing!
  • Felecia B.
    Felecia BooneApril 11, 2016
    Love the cake donuts.
  • Anders
    AndersJuly 28, 2013
    Get the tea cake.
  • Will S.
    Will Skar-JonesDecember 22, 2014
    Try the cookie-brownie-pie thing.
  • Monica S.
    Monica SandgrenOctober 21, 2011
    Horrible hot chocolate, but wonderful cookies and pastries!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WrightJuly 18, 2012
    Closed Mondays. Opens at 6:30
  • Steve B.
    Steve BivansJanuary 13, 2016
    Very good donuts!
  • Alla I.
    Alla INovember 21, 2012
    Cinnamon sugar donut
  • Mark F.
    Mark FrutigerMay 25, 2014
    Bring cash
  • Henry S.
    Henry SpruthDecember 22, 2013
    Ham and cheese croissant!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HedbergJune 10, 2011
    Ham and cheese croissant. Amazing!
  • Brent M.
    Brent MetzlerFebruary 21, 2016
    Small shop, no seating
  • Mary C.
    Mary CMay 8, 2011
    Teacakes, you have to try a teacake!
  • Linda L.
    Linda LeesonDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    American tea cakes!
  • Becky S.
    Becky SchreuderApril 9, 2015
    Love them!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KronenbergSeptember 18, 2010
    No credit cards accepted! :( Good food but let's bring the technology into the proper century!
  • Brenda D.
    Brenda DeverMarch 1, 2010
    A fresh chocolate croissant from The Bakers Wife is heavenly.
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JensenMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    DONUTS!!!!
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Always take a sample. Always
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KleinDecember 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best donut in Minnesota
  • John L.
    John Lomnicki SrMay 18, 2012
    MSP MAGAZINE RATED
  • Dot W.
    Dot WonderNovember 25, 2009
    the lemon bars are wonderful
  • Mark J.
    Mark JensonFebruary 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is good.
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