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A Baker's Wife

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4200 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3123
+1 612-729-6898
06:30 - 18:00
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Sun 06:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 18:00
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Minneapolis, MN
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Their donuts are just like you remember Grandma making. The red velvet cupcakes are first rate. The breads & coffee cakes are good too.

Thank Tomactii
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229 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very disappointed. The owner sold out last year and it has gone downhill. Selection is very limited and the quality of the items is not the same. Getting rid of the clutter also meant dropping at least half of the selection. What really upset me was that the kid who said he had only been there 6 weeks was trying... More 

Thank Karsko
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is my second time here. What a gem. I want to try everything. I recommend you come and give them a try.

Thank sbond001
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We visit my son and family in Minneapolis a couple of times a year. We are a donut loving family and have tried several stores in the area. We keep coming back to A Baker's Wife. There is usually a line on weekends, but the wait is worth it. Also, don't plan on eating there because there is only a... More 

Thank dhwv2015
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We get up early and drive 23 miles just to get the warm decadent donuts that they make here. The lines are a testament to the yummy treats you get here. Our favorites include the American tea cake and the chocolate covered donuts. The staff is happy and quick to serve you too. Enjoy!!

1 Thank Cindy S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I ordered Carrot Cake for dessert at Buster's ( next door) delicious. The piece was large, I shared with my dinner companion and still had some left to take home.

Thank 525liesaa
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Minneapolis and I had looked up this place looking for good donuts that wouldn't be like 10 dollars a donut like the designer donuts all around town. We stopped in and there was a line which was great because it gave us time to take in all the different options. We didn't end up getting donuts but... More 

Thank ohitstally
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Just amazing, even ignoring the outrageously reasonable prices. Fantastic cake donuts (cinnamon and cherry), croissants that could be made in Paris, American tea cakes and Mankato butter cakes that are so rich they're criminal. If you want the best breakfast in the world, get a ham croissant with a cup of their good coffee. Pick up a loaf of bread... More 

1 Thank MaggieOBoyle
Mackinaw City, Michigan
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

always busy and the best donuts in town or any place, fresh and friendly service. If you get there early the crowd is usually large and you have to wait, but well worth it

Thank lmackinaw
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Thick chewy sugar infused dough? Check. Crusty, sticky exterior? Check. Gooey, pull-apart insides? Check. Hydrogenated oil? Probably. Almost zero things "good for you"? Check, but what a way to go! I'm talking about the Baker's Wife Tea Cake. I really don't ever get anything else here. Now when I picture a "tea cake" in my mind, I visualize some kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4200 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-3123
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-729-6898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?