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The Able Baker

187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504
+1 973-313-1133
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (32 reviews)
“banana bread” (6 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
187 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2504
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Order your birthday cakes weeks in advance people! They don't do short notice. The carrot cake is the best in New Jersey. Be sure to get cream cheese icing.

Thank Cal346304
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

THE go to coffee and bakery. Able Baker is close to Superb . However as a regular there’s just s couple bits of advice. Coffee: order an extra shot. Goodies: The Banana Bread. Many of the sweets are too sweet. Coffee with the extra is...More

Thank painter04646
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only eaten the baked goods at Able Baker because why would you eat anything else here? This is THE place for baked goods in Maplewood. They have the tastiest and freshest cupcakes, cookies, and pies around. Just walking by The Able Baker in the...More

Thank Theaksam
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The Able Baker has amazing breads, but my absolute favorite is the banana bread. It is flavorful and moist. The staff is amazingly helpful and cheery. Great local gathering place.

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I visited Able Baker to pick up some of their delicious bake goods to take to a friend who had recover from surgery. The bake goods are like no other I have tasted. The Aroma from the bakery when you walk by is delicious, you...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great scones, muffins, cookies, and breakfast breads - and more! Not too long after it opened, the Able Baker quickly became an important part of the community when it opened up its doors - and outlets - to residents to charge their devices after Super...More

Thank Peg165
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I went there for the 1st time and tried their carrot cake cupcake and it was delicious and moist. Their coffee was good as well. I have been there several time ever since. Great little shop with many baked goods and cakes.

Thank Kar C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It's dangerous to live within walking distance of the Able Baker. They make wonderful scones in amazing flavors. The cakes are delectable and the lemon bars are light and delicious. I highly recommend the gluten-free flourless chocolate cake and the gluten free scones.

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Coffee is like weak tea! Hair in brownie! Long line. Not a nice atmosphere. Hair in brownie is disgusting! Starbucks will be in Maplewood soon !!!!

Thank snowflaky
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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
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 Avenue, 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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