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Jim's Small Batch Bakery

2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
+1 941-922-2253
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“candied bacon” (19 reviews)
“blt” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (19 reviews)
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2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jim's Small Batch Bakery is the BEST! My children and I visit Jim's at least once a week and we're always happy with the results. Jim is by far, one the best bakers around. Everything he bakes is delicious. The staff is also extremely kind...More

Thank heatherlabinger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stopped by occasionally for dessert (so no review on food). There are so many good choices. Do you fancy chocolate or lemon or something rich & creamy? Whatever it is I’m sure you can find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat. We had three items to share! Kara was charming and helpful. Everything looked great and we wish we could have eaten more. Easy access and parking

Thank vtpittfan
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My husband read a review of Jim's Small Batch Bakery just after we moved here three years ago. I can swear that his chocolate ganache cake is responsible for at least ten pounds on the man's frame! Jim's muffins are wonderful -- I always like...More

1  Thank Denise C
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We ordered a box full of all sorts of different baked treats, and I can safely say that every one of them was phenomenal. The owner, Jim, is very pleasant and is clearly very passionate about his bakery. Everything here is fresh, Jim himself said...More

1  Thank Ningeek185
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Jim is an outstanding baker who truly makes everything from scratch with perfect ingredients to create outstanding treats. He even made a special birthday cake by request to satisfy my husband's European tastes. If you can, have one of his sandwiches. My favorite is the...More

1  Thank Nancyandgeorgef
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My favorite thing to eat at Jim's Small Batch Bakery is their blueberry muffins. I love their blueberry muffins because they have so many blueberries in them and they are moist. Some blueberry muffins are dry and plain. Not Jim's. ***Be sure to order several...More

2  Thank Ghita D
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I should start by saying my dad and husband eat an obscene amount of Jim’s bread while we vacation for 3 weeks in Siesta Key. Our favorites are the potato chive, rye, and challah with golden raisins. We also equally enjoy his bagels on Saturday’s....More

1  Thank cschoch778
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Every time I think I’ve a favourite (& James will try to have it available if I forewarn him we’re in town) I find something else he excels. Key lime is my go-to fav but tonight it’s the lighter than light bread followed by the...More

2  Thank the2happywanderers
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Wow. I really wish I never read the customer reviews(the unhappy ones). Thankfully I did not until after I stopped in one day for several chocolate croissants to go which were fabulous. Then months later I perused reviews and saw how the owner attempted to...More

1  Thank gearheadfoodie
smallbatchbaker, Owner at Jim's Small Batch Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Simply put- you’re outraged that I defend my business from reviewers who lie about their experience. I know- I’m either there personally to witness, or huddle with my staff to carefully get the full story before responding. I repeat: I support reviewers who express their...More

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Grace L
11 July 2018|
Response from smallbatchbaker | Property representative |
hi Grace, the short answer is "yes". The full answer would be-- as a classically trained pastry chef I can make practically anything, including a classic Charlotte Russe. I probably wouldn't take on this request however... More
4 May 2017|
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Response from smallbatchbaker | Property representative |
for pete's sake-- didn't see this until now! sorry. Yes to Boston Cream Pie, no to Rum Cake. I make Chocolate Rum Truffle Mousse Cake, but you most likely are referring to Italian Rum Cake? Try Paisano's on Clark Rd... More
28 October 2015|
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Response from smallbatchbaker | Property representative |
hi PapaReaux, no sorry- I don't make Portuguese rolls. The only roll I do is ciabatta, since it doesn't have to be rounded after cutting, and I still cut & final shape all dough by hand. Also, I tend to avoid enriched... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-2253
  • E-mail
Small batches, real ingredients, and a deft hand... no proof & bake croissants, no muffin mixes, no Sysco cookie dough and no fake whipped cream. It's all from scratch and it's all made on premise. From authentic all-butter hand laminated croissants and perfect carrot cake, to fresh fruit sorbets and candied bacon BLTs on true artisanal bread, the variety, freshness and execution may surprise you at this humble little place.
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