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The Able Baker

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187 Maplewood Avevnue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
+1 973-313-1133
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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New Jersey
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344 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was blown away by the quality and flavor of the cupcakes! Other things are top rate as well. A welcome addition to the area.

Thank Annelyse C
Millburn, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's always something new to try. A real plus for Maplewood. Great place to sit outside when it's sunny or warm.

Thank alduteTravels
Union, New Jersey
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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 

Thank Triscalynne
Maplewood, New Jersey
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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

Thank AstridGO
Hilliard, Ohio
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150 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
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553 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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.

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.

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 

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.

Thank fourinnj
Westchester County, New York
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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!

Thank WestchesterP2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch
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
08:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?