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Address: 521 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5327
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+1 336-721-7302
10:00 - 17:00
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In 1799, the church elders chose Thomas Butner to be the town’s new baker....

In 1799, the church elders chose Thomas Butner to be the town’s new baker. Brother Butner hired Gottlob Krause to build a bakery with a living area for his family. Unfortunately, Brother Butner seemed to prefer farming and shoemaking to baking so, in 1807, congregation leaders brought in a new baker, Swiss-born Christian Winkler, from Pennsylvania. He bought the Bakery and the dwelling house from Brother Butner in 1807.Brother Winkler, his wife Elizabeth, and their six children would live and work in this house for the rest of their lives. When Brother Winkler began suffering from asthma, his sons carried on the work of the bakery. In the fall of 1827, the Winkler’s second son, William, officially took over his father’s business. William Winkler and his descendents resided and worked in the bakery for generations afterward, until 1926.The dome bake oven at Winkler is typical of bake ovens used in Salem, both in public buildings such as the Tavern and the Single Brothers’ Workshop, and in private homes such as the Vierling House. The Bakery’s oven is still heated with wood as it was nearly 200 years ago.

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Wonderful Bakery

This bakery is part of Old Salem which is an original Moravain settlement located near Winston-Salem, NC. It was the original bakery of the town. The ovens usef are all original... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Danny A
Asheboro, North Carolina
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This bakery is part of Old Salem which is an original Moravain settlement located near Winston-Salem, NC. It was the original bakery of the town. The ovens usef are all original and so are the recipies. I recommend the Sugar Cake Bakery closes at 5 pm.

Thank Danny A
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

I love cakes and sweet bread. This place was great. Going back this week for more but with family this time.

Thank Derek A
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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255 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

They only way I would give it average rating. It has a good supply of cookies and other treats. The bakery is small and hard to move. When it fills up quickly. They Moravin cookies and other food. The employees are curt. And the prices are more expensive for the cookies and other food. I give it an average for... More 

Thank sophiedog6123
Kure Beach, North Carolina
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180 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Baker's dressed in period clothing follow the original recipes to make breads, cinnamon rolls, delicious pond cake and the famous Moravian Sugar Cake. Other Moravian products, such as the cookies, are also available in the bakery. Must stop in.

Thank Judy S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

A fun way to get a little history and some cookies at the same time. Great little hole in the wall that is well worth the visit.

Thank Starminder
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Amazing sugar cookies. I can't stop eating them!! Small and crowded at times, but great food! The rum cake thing was amazing too!

1 Thank Grace I
Wooster, Ohio
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

On the way to Myrtle Beach, we decided to stop by and check out Old Salem, a Moravian village in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. One of the village businesses we loved was Winkler Bakery. Using traditional Moravian recipes, they have created the most scrumptious confections. Breads, rolls, cinnamon buns, the famous Moravian Sugar Cakes and Cookies are some of their specialties.... More 

3 Thank Vicki R
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We ate lunch here before meeting our tour at the Horton Museum. Purchased 5 loaves of Sugar Cake, which is awesome and had turkey sandwich and bean and bacon soup is the best.

1 Thank infogrlSevierville
South Fork, Colorado
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2012

Old Salem in itself is amazing and beautiful. When you walk down those cobblestone streets among the historic buildings and see the characters walking around in period garb, you think you've gone back in time. If only... However, one of the highlights of a tour or walk through the quaint village is taking a detour inside Winkler's Bakery. It's fascinating... More 

2 Thank PearmanCasa
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Great sticky rolls and cookies. See how they are baked in old fashioned wood burning ovens. This place has been around for 200 years. We love it

4 Thank Gringoloko

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