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Cherry Laurel Bakery, Cafe & Catering

305 S Prairieville St, Athens, TX 75751-2543
+1 903-677-5599
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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07:00 - 17:30All hours
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
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305 S Prairieville St, Athens, TX 75751-2543
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Reviews (28)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to pick up lunch on a Saturday. We got a sandwich and a salad. Both were amazingly fresh and tasty. The salad was their grilled chicken salad, and the dressing for it tasted homemade, some sort of honey mustard balsamic vinaigrette. It...More

Thank JennyAGoGo
Linda I, Owner at Cherry Laurel Bakery, Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jenny for the wonderful review! And yes, that dressing is our Cherry Laurel Dressing which is a sweet dijon. We have been serving that salad and dressing since we opened in 1990 (27 years!). We hope you will come back soon and try...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Can't go wrong with the Cherry Laurel. From specialty cakes and sweets for special occasions and celebrations to a long relaxing lunch.

Thank Tami H
Linda I, Owner at Cherry Laurel Bakery, Cafe & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for the awesome review! We could not agree more, "Can't go wrong with the Cherry Laurel"! Hurry back!!

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and desserts. They had three varieties of fresh coffee and several desserts. We had the Mexican chocolate cake, which is like a Mississippi mud cake without the marshmallows. Also had the Italian cream cake. Both were great. A good stop for...More

Thank Millard B
Management response:Responded 13 May 2017

Thank you for the positive review and for patronizing The Cherry Laurel! We hope to see you real soon!!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Any item just pick one, and it will be as good as you have ever eaten, from Sandwiches,Salads, Baked Goods and Especially Their CAKES. IT's ALL GOOD.

Thank davidmcm903
Management response:Responded 14 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to send such a wonderful review! We appreciate your business and look forward to more visits!

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome butter rum cake, birthdays , weddings , any special occasion, or not. Also great lunch options!

Thank Venita F
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

Thank you Venita!!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

My daughter surprise me with a birthday cake for my 60th birthday and it was the best birthday cake I've ever had!

Thank 2oldnomads
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

THANK YOU! Hope to see you for another cake real soon :)

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for a quick lunch this week; this was our first visit. The place was busy with eat-in customers as well as those buying pastries and cakes to go. The sweet tea was not as sweet as you usually find locally...More

Thank David H
Management response:Responded 5 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed your lunch! We look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 22 September 2016

I am writing this for my 89 yr. old mother who does not use the internet. We were very disappointed in several things about our experience having Cherry Laurel CATER my Dad's memorial Brunch. We ask for a Brunch for 43 people. My mother was...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Cherry Laurel has been in its same location for over 25 years. The Cherry Laurel Salad is a favorite and always fresh.The baked goods are outstanding and you can get hundreds of cake designs. See their website for the many beautiful and unique cakes....More

1  Thank ruthm452016
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Cherry Laurel has been a favorite for so many years. Can't beat their signature CL salad and blackberry sage tea and of course dessert is a must!

2  Thank J G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 S Prairieville St, Athens, TX 75751-2543
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 903-677-5599
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With tables, chairs, and decorations from a flea market and a handful of family recipes, The Cherry Laurel opened its doors in 1990 by two best friends. With their husbands and six kids between the two of them, Bonnie Wilson and Linda Ingram set forth to transform a dilapidated house into a cozy restaurant that beckoned their patrons' return. Offering homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches, The Cherry Laurel gave the citizens of Athens, Texas a casual and unique dining experience. The Cherry Laurel also became a staple dessert provider for the Athens area. In 1997, a local bakery owner announced her retirement, but her loyal customers didn't want to lose such a wonderful resource for birthday and wedding cakes. Upon contacting Bonnie and Linda, The Cherry Laurel Bakery came to be. They perfected the amazing Butterum cake: moist and flavorful, it isn't just an ordinary yellow cake. Patrons drive up to two hours to Athens just to have a Butterum cake for a special occasion. Until 2000, Bonnie and Linda were both high school teachers. One at a time, they both chose to commit to The Cherry Laurel full time, at which point the restaurant and bakery were combined into one building. The attention from both owners allowed for The Cherry Laurel to dive headfirst into the ever-promising catering business. Booked up to months in advance, The Cherry Laurel custom caters events for up to 500 people.
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