4 Fantastic Bakeries to Visit in Rochester, Minnesota

October 25, 2016

Bakeries_Rochester.jpgRochester is chock-full of bakeries boasting the finest ingredients and the most creative, friendly bakers around. Here are four bakeries close to Springs at South Broadway that you won’t want to miss:

1. Gingerbread House
1104 N Broadway

The Gingerbread House bakery has proudly served the Rochester area for more than 58 years and continues to please customers on a daily basis. This family-owned bakery is well-known for their fluffy glazed donuts, sweet corn bread, and unique custom cakes. Customers love the extremely affordable prices and friendly staff, and the bakers at Gingerbread House are always willing to work with customers to develop custom cakes for any occasion.

2. Great Harvest Bread Co.
706 N Broadway

Great Harvest Bread Company prides itself on being an "old-fashioned" bakery, making all of its bread from scratch using only the finest wholesome ingredients. Bakers at Great Harvest grind Montana spring wheat each morning, which gives their bread and sweets a rich flavor that’s only possible to achieve with fresh flour. At Great Harvest, you'll find unique flavors of bread such as the Cinnamon Chip bread, or the Dakota, which is bursting with sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame seeds. The friendly staff offers customers a free slice of freshly baked bread on each visit.  

3. Daube's Cakes & Bakery
Civic Center Dr

Daube's delectable carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is famous throughout Rochester. All of the cakes, tortes, pies, and cheesecakes from this phenomenal bakery are made from scratch, and they also offer custom designs for all seasons and special occasions. Daube's also offers savory, crusty bread reminiscent of those you would find in an earthy European bakery. Want to try something new? Check out the Kolache, a Czech pastry boasting a sour cream dough that’s filled with fruit.

4. Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery
819 Apache Ln SW

Bakers Square began as a small shop making fresh pies by hand. However, these pies became so popular that Pillsbury eventually purchased the business and expanded it while maintaining preparation and production standards that replicate the "homemade" pie. Bakers Square offers rich, decadent pies like the delightful Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup and Sea Salt Caramel. Fruit fans will enjoy the light and fluffy Lemon Meringue or the all-American favorite, Granny Smith Caramel Apple Crumble.

It's always a treat to find a delicious bakery that prides itself on homemade goodies. Did we miss any of your favorites in Rochester? Let us know in the comments below!

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