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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%
Travellers talk about
“candied bacon” (18 reviews)
“cakes” (18 reviews)
“blt” (12 reviews)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
French, American, Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to Jim's for years. He's simply the best bakery in town! His bread is to die for. His pastries are just great - the candied Canadian bacon with cheese is simply amazing and once you've had one you'll be completely hooked. Don't...More

Thank Klaus F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. Bread is always fresh and smells wonderful. My husband goes every week and gets German chocolate cake for my Mom and she loves it. They even make bialys!! And absolutely delicious breakfast sandwiches, potatoes and soups too.

Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I discovered this gem years ago and it keeps getting better and better. All I need to say is go and prepare to be happy! Check out their daily bread schedule and order in advance or be prepared to buy desserts instead, oh yes! Soups...More

Thank monalatte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great bakery for German Chocolate cake. This is the second time I ordered from them and the cake was scrumptious (as it was last time). I needed the cake for a Monday birthday and, even though the bakery is closed on Sunday...More

Thank Orin E
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

After reading all reviews I was super excited, I was looking forward to it. I was planning on getting lunch, some pastries and bread. This is my experience: When we walked in we immediately notice a strong sulfur smell and construction noise, ok not their...More

2  Thank kateA4031HO
smallbatchbaker, Owner at Jim's Small Batch Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

We have a system that works well for us and dozens of regular customers but not for you. You were invited to be first on next week’s list but you declined and was then disappointed when you couldn’t get a loaf. The smell was from...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I came to Jim's at the recommendation of a good friend and I'm glad I did. I gained weight just looking at the delectables in the display case. Pies, cakes, scones, cookies, and, yum, cinnamon rolls are on display, tempting me. I will come back!

2  Thank Dan K
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Great place. Everything made fresh daily. Unusual baked goods you can't find anywhere else. Now serves lunch.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I do not write reviews often but I can say that every time we visit Jim's, my expectations are exceeded. We have been coming to Jim's for several years and it is one of the places we anticipate in our travels. In short, it is...More

Thank elegy410
smallbatchbaker, Owner at Jim's Small Batch Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you elegy410 for this glowing review. After 7 years it's becoming increasingly more challenging to exceed expectations as more folks discover us and depend on consistently high standards. We're proud to have raised the bar high from the start and we hope to never...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

The daily specials are great and the deserts are to die for. I haven't tried the breakfast yet but I bet it's great.

Thank H201MNdavidc
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Candied BLT, the bread was fresh, bacon crispy, sweet and a touch of heat. Special ham and cheese, good amount of sandwich, delicious. We loved Jim's and will be back for sure. Portions are good, you don't leave feeling over full, great for lunch and...More

Thank TonyandJodi
smallbatchbaker, Owner at Jim's Small Batch Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you TonyandJodi for the compliments. Occasionally we're criticized for having smaller than normal portions but we believe in a responsible portion size. Unfortunately in our culture 'normal' has evolved to mean huge. We'll continue to emphasize quality over quantity and are so glad you...More

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Questions & Answers
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
29 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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