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Jim's Small Batch Bakery

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2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
+1 941-922-2253
08:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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New York & Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Fresh delicious great ingredients. On Friday the Challah bread which you have to RESERVE is beyond description. It tastes like cake. It is the best Challah anywhere in the USA! The muffins and cookies and everything else here is top notch!

2 Thank DaisyLuv
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Came across this small family run bakery on the way to a supermarket and decided to support a small business. A fantastic range of goods and friendly staff.

1 Thank gjb25
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

From the mini almond chocolate croissants to the candied bacon in the BLT, or the bialys or the rye bread or the wonderful cookies we have never been disappointed! Look forward to trying more luscious tastes.

1 Thank Imbecilic
Waconia, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I stumbled across this gem of a bakery. I was on a "breakfast" fun for the gang. Ordered a breakfast sandwich (FRESHy fresh yummy!) And then some odd's and ends bakery items, Oh my! Everything was perfectly made. You could taste the "fruit" whatever it was. Jim's has mastered the carrot cake!

1 Thank Jennifer R
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Apart from the fact that the ambience is warm and welcoming, the baked goods are lovely, as is the owner, who served us. We sampled an array of pastries and cookies, all carefully made and wonderfully tasty. A gem.

1 Thank Tom C
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This is a bakery with seating for eating in. I was there today and bought a boule of his Rye bread, and the gal working suggested I try a slice of the Tres Leche cake. The bread was amazing. Crusty outside but spongy with a slight sour tang inside. It was one of the freshest and tastiest rye breads I've... More 

2 Thank Suzanne D
Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We wanted non-traditional desserts for our wedding and Jim's fit the bill! We had sticky toffee pudding (which was excellent), tres leches cake and various small bite brownies/desserts. Everything was delicious and Jim was extremely helpful, great communication and we highly recommend him for events.

1 Thank Beth P
Sarasota, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Every item I have purchased at Jim's has been the best I've ever eaten. The ham and brie on a baguette is out of this world.

2 Thank SenatorM
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Small bakery that serves breakfasts, lunch, many bakery goodies. Food is very good and fresh. Portions on some bakery goods seem a little small for the price,but everything is very good. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Designgal
Kenmore, Washington
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280 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This restaurant is closed Sundays and Mondays, so we were glad we picked the right day to get here. The pastries are fresh baked and quite good, although the sandwich filling size were small. I thought the prices at Bonjour Cafe on Siesta Key were better. I'm glad we came, and there some vegetarian options, too. Coffee was great.

2 Thank Wave R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
French, American, Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?