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Jim's Small Batch Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
+1 941-922-2253
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 16:00
Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is just so awesome! Jim is so talented and hardworking. A local, small batch bakery that would make any place in France green with jealousy! A coffee lover's dream for dunking!

Thank Priyadarshini K
Hudson River Valley, New York
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Combine the highest quality ingredients with culinary artistry, and you have Jim's Small Batch Bakery. Whether you choose sweets (I love the Derby Pie) or savory items (his quiche is so good that I order one every year for my birthday), you will be back for more. I have had many people thank me for introducing them to this place!... More 

Thank 1VoiceInTheCrowd
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Jim worked with us directly via email and a quick stop at the Bakery to produce two outstanding cakes for our 65th / 70th milestone birthday party. While the Chocolate Ganache was a hit as usual, the Carrot Cake was a surprise contender, too. Both looked as beautiful as they tasted awesome! We cannot recommend Jim's Small Batch Bakery highly... More 

Thank gosmart07
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I needed an 80th birthday cake for my father in law when visiting Sarasota. I found Jim's Small Batch thru TripAdvisor and it was very short notice! The cake was terrific -really delicious. Everyone there was super helpful even for such short notice!

Thank rvassalotti
Siesta Key, Florida
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We keep returning to Jim's Bakery for terrific, tasty lunches! Love the chicken salad sandwich, but hard to pass up the best quiche I've ever had, too! Whether you pop in for tasty desserts or bread, or stay for a meal, this wonderful bakery is always a winner!

Thank beachlover246
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I needed a specific cake (traditional Swedish Princess Cake) for a friend's big birthday, and after reading glowing reviews, knew Jim's was the place. While waiting in line to order the cake, two separate customers gave testimonials about Jim and his bakery. All true! Cake was fabulous, friend was astonished, and Jim emailed afterward to make sure we were happy.... More 

1 Thank CocoDo5
Bonita Springs, Florida
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This place is set up as a bakery/cafe, but it doesn't really work as a cafe. If you want to try it, get your treats to go. Jim's could use a complete revamp. I've been a couple of times for coffee and something to eat.. Coffee comes in a disposable cup and the cafe area is simply dreary.The staff are... More 

2 Thank 241sue987
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great little bakery, everything made by scratch. Must have is their candy bacon sandwich to die for! Great and amazing assortment of pastries!!

Thank Scott F
Riverview, Michigan
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to pick up sweets for Christmas Eve. Walked in to this small bakery and there was no organization of the line. Everyone keep walking in but there was no order to the line so if you didn't speak up someone that came in after you got waited on before you. There was only one person waiting on... More 

3 Thank Vrj8789
smallbatchbaker, Owner at Jim's Small Batch Bakery, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor guest, I’ve learned that reviews like yours, that disparage every aspect of what we do, come from folks who we’ll never win over. Clearly an extraordinary day and unfortunate this is the only experience you have to judge us. Correct that on Christmas Eve 2016 we were extremely busy, in fact we were slammed. In our business it’s... More 

Siesta Key, Florida
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I love this place and have been enjoying it for years. Hard to choose, but my favorites for lunch are the quiche and chicken salad sandwich. So many delicious desserts! Different, featured "specials" every day. Last year I gave gift cards for Jim's Bakery to a number of people on my Christmas list and everyone was thrilled! Some people are... More 

Thank beachlover246

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-2253
Small batches, real ingredients, and a deft hand... no proof & bake croissants, no muffin mixes, no Sysco cookie dough and no fake whipped cream. It's all from scratch and it's all made on premise. From authentic all-butter hand laminated croissants and perfect carrot cake, to fresh fruit sorbets and candied bacon BLTs on true artisanal bread, the variety, freshness and execution may surprise you at this humble little place.

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