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The Able Baker

187 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504
+1 973-313-1133
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (35 reviews)
“banana bread” (7 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
187 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Im not a cake person,but its worthit for the coffee. So go there instead of Starbucks! Yeeeeeeee43eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees.

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Julie and Tom are just really great people who own and run this amazing treasure. From banana bread to cupcakes to cookies, scones, it is all amazing. Yum yum and more yum. Oh, and they make both gay and straight cakes. They look remarkably the...More

Thank Bethany J
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Had an Able Baker cake for my friend's birthday. He is a Yankees fan, so they made him a cake with "dirt" "grass" and 1/2 a baseball. The cake itself was one of the best I've had ever! The buttercream was not too sweet. I...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The Able Baker is amazing! The scones may be the best I've ever had---and such variety. And the coffee is excellent. Also tried the blueberry cake and loved it as well as the cupcakes. From what I've tasted I would expect everything there to be...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Your local Bakery is a true gem in town! High quality and super customer service is the norm for his place. Limited indoor and outdoor seating. Parking is street and limited too. This is a must try place for the taste and experience! I recommend...More

Thank Rex M
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

When you open the door, you’ll think you stepped back to the 1940’s. Workers are dressed in aprons and kerchiefs and frank Sinatra is playing in the background. The kitchen is open so you can see the goodies being made. They serve scones, breads, cupcakes,...More

Thank Sharlene L
Reviewed 24 February 2018

They know what they're doing and there's a reason that this place is always full! Everything is delicious and mouth-watering and makes you want more. Never disappoints!

Thank Mona B
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Why would anyone in Maplewood patronize Stunkin' (Starbucks and Dunkin') when 'beyond able' Able Baker is around! Able's coffee is the best in the county--and their muffins/baked goods are delectABLE!

Thank M M
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The Able Baker is a wonderful bakery in Maplewood's "downtown". They have wonderful breads, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and they have a nice selection of gluten-free items. Highly recommended.

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Just the best scones ever. They have a new selection of them regularly. They also carry desert items like cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. They also gave a little cafe sitting area where you can enjoy a coffee.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Maplewood
  • Phone Number: +1 973-313-1133
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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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