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The Able Baker

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187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
+1 973-313-1133
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Maplewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding coffee and delicious baked goods. The coolest and friendliest service. Can't beat the hip charming atmosphere. The owner is a gem!

Thank DrDoro D
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Love this place. I live in Maplewood, so I go all the time. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation in my own town! The coffee is excellent (they have some super expensive coffee machine)t and the cupcakes and other pastries are delicious. The design is small and adorable and seems from a different era. They use Fiestaware and... More 

Thank Nancy E
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a well loved place and great for baked goods and expresso or regular coffee. The atmosphere is great. However, since they renovated, it almost seems less place to sit, and people have taken to camping out at tables - even leaving their stuff at tables for 3/4 people to sit. So recommend take out only. Can pre- order... More 

Thank Truegrid
Maplewood, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the few local places to get a great GF baked good, and, always, fabulous coffee. Non-GF items are great too, especially the very buttery coffee cake.

Thank Barbara H
Maplewood, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful neighborhood place with a small town feel, great baked goods and delicious coffee. Soft, eclectic music in the background and a feeling of warmth and relaxation. They have a delectable banana bread that's gluten free too.

Thank Agnes B
New Jersey
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347 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I was blown away by the quality and flavor of the cupcakes! Other things are top rate as well. A welcome addition to the area.

Thank Annelyse C
Millburn, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

There's always something new to try. A real plus for Maplewood. Great place to sit outside when it's sunny or warm.

Thank alduteTravels
Union, New Jersey
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

New to the area and was looking for a bakery for holiday goodies! Missed the deadline for pre-orders, but brought an apple pie home as a tester...fantastic! The crust was divine, flakey and flavorful. The apple filling was from fresh apples. As a matter of fact, there were crates of apples in the bakery for Thanksgiving pies! I would pay... More 

Thank Patty M
Maplewood, New Jersey
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This coffee shop is a Maplewood staple and super popular with locals and visitors alike. Good coffee, great scones, friendly and fast service, super cool vibe

Thank AstridGO
Hilliard, Ohio
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195 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Everybody who goes to Able Baker eventually has their favorite item. For me, it's the variety of scones. They take some risks and make some that aren't sweet. I appreciate the variety.

Thank Knot_my_reel_name

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-313-1133
The Able Baker specializes in cakes, cookies, pies, and breakfast sweets. Custom cakes and custom cookies are made based on a customer's requests and needs. We brew La Colombe coffee and pull La Colombe espresso drinks from a beautiful La Marzocco GB/5. And we steep Steven Smith Teamaker's excellent teas and tisanes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?