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The Able Baker

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187 Maplewood Avevnue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
+1 973-313-1133
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Union, New Jersey
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Triscalynne
Maplewood, New Jersey
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Thank AstridGO
Maplewood, NJ
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Knot_my_reel_name
NY
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535 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

have had a couple of stops at this local hot spot over the past week. doubles espressos, cocoas, and the small range sweets. difficult to avoid the cakes, and sweets, the aroma abounds. will return. the new bigger space is a big plus. highly recommend.

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Thank BuddhistNYC
Maplewood, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great baked goods, including gluten-free. Delicious coffee. Friendly staff. Who could ask for more? HIGHLY recommended.

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Thank julia575
Maplewood, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The Able Baker is a terrific local Maplewood landmark. The pastry is very good. There are no low calorie options due to the copious amounts of butter used in all the goodies. There are many gluten free options as well as nut free options (although nuts are used in the bakery). My one negative is that the Julie-o's (their version... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Northern New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Good if you like relatively heavy baked goods like cranberry scones or shortbread. The baked goods are quality, although we bought cupcakes this winter and icing was impenetrable. They may have reformulated this. Counter service, and cheeriness varies.

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Thank fourinnj
Westchester County, New York
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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This bakery is sooooo good. Especially impressed with the delicious gluten free items. Pies are the best!

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Thank WestchesterP2
Maplewood, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Seriously, they make the best scones you will ever have. Get cranberry ginger (I get it too much). Better yet, they have the best coffee maker machine and service for miles. Service - they couldn't be nicer, more low key, friendlier or more sincere - not great if you're running for a train and there's a line :) but then... More 

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Thank Denis C
Maplewood, New Jersey
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent pies, scones and everything else! Tables outside are pleasant and comfortable. Locals often meet here for breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Maplewood Avevnue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-313-1133

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