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Jim's Small Batch Bakery

2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
+1 941-922-2253
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (22 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
“bread” (54 reviews)
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2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
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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...More

Thank gosmart07
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
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...More

Thank beachlover246
Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank CocoDo5
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.....More

3  Thank 241sue987
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
Reviewed 17 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...More

3  Thank Vrj8789
smallbatchbaker, Owner at Jim's Small Batch Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank beachlover246
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Everything is good. The chocolate macadamia tart is my favorite but not always available. There prices are a little higher than others but you will love it.

Thank Nic W
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place makes the best chicken salad sandwiches, and has wonderful pastries. You can call ahead of time to order the sandwiches, or it is also a sit down, small cafe. The bread is home baked as well, and the pastries, danishes small and large...More

Thank Lynn G
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5 May 2017|
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Response from smallbatchbaker | Property representative |
for pete's sake-- didn't see this until now! sorry. Yes to Boston Cream Pie, no to Rum Cake. I make Chocolate Rum Truffle Mousse Cake, but you most likely are referring to Italian Rum Cake? Try Paisano's on Clark Rd... More
28 October 2015|
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Response from smallbatchbaker | Property representative |
hi PapaReaux, no sorry- I don't make Portuguese rolls. The only roll I do is ciabatta, since it doesn't have to be rounded after cutting, and I still cut & final shape all dough by hand. Also, I tend to avoid enriched... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 12
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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
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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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