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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)
“bread” (59 reviews)
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2336 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jim If your reading this, one day you may be back in business somewhere and I'll be sure to tell people how you never made an effort to reimburse people who were holding gift cards. Thanks Jim

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark W
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Jims is the best! A little of the beaten path but not hard to find. This gulf gate eatery produces a variety of baked items but I stop in for the legendary bread and the breakfast sandwiches. You will be hard pressed to find another...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Alex K
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank heatherlabinger
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 26 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank cschoch778
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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
00:00 - 01:00
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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