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407 Main St, POB 22, Rosendale, NY 12472
+1 845-658-3355
07:00 - 19:15
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 17:00
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New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Essell made a custom cake for my husband's birthday. He was very gracious talking to me on the phone and helped me to select just the right cake. My husband is a pretty picky consumer of baked goods and he LOVED the cake. Everyone in our party agreed it was very delicious. An overall stellar experience! Thank you, Alternative Baker!

Thank Jennifer S
Level Contributor
103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Who would expect to find such tasty, creative mastery in sleepy little Rosendale. Worth going out of your way.

Thank ValleyFor
Niagara Falls, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after staying in town for the night. Ordered breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Baker seemed occupied with a cake and was not very pleasant to deal with

1 Thank Brad D
new york, New York, United States
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Local spot know for morning treats as well as fresh bread. Offers alternative and local products. Also has coffee and some seating.

Thank Ann B
Stamford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stopped in hoping for a fresh breakfast pastry or muffin, disappointed that the muffin was hard and dry, pretty much inedible. Not sure what they are the alternative to, but there isn't much of a selection with just two small cases, a couple of plates of cookies and small variety of cakes. Not sure what they are going for, guess... More 

Thank eats0utal0t123
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were enjoying our breakfast when this couple walked in to the bakery to place an order, the minute they said good morning the baker started yelling at them that their business was not welcome there. They obviously had no clue what was going on and were as shocked as us and all other costumers by this reaction.. at first... More 

1 Thank Maharani-ha
Kerhonkson, New York
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Love this place and stop in nearly every time I have some time in Rosendale. Plenty of delicious baked goods and some vegan options too. My favorite are the focaccias - once my wife bought me one to take on a flight and it was the second most enjoyable moment I've had in air. Chocolate chip cookies are delicious though... More 

Fishkill, New York
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Out for a drive we came across The Alternative Baker in Rosendale, NY. We decided to stop in for a snack. It was a cute place with some mismatched tables and a counter for sitting. Lots of things including sandwiches to choose from. Everything is made with fresh healthy ingredients. Some things were a little pricy but we settled on... More 

Thank zeke905
Bronx, New York, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Cookies compare unfavorably to store bought. Coffee tepid and weak from a dispenser. Cakes looked small and unattractive.

1 Thank George A
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

So they cook some really healthy food here with organic, vegan, sugar free, and gluten free snacks. The problem is that most of it was ok to pretty good. Maybe we didn't pick the right snacks to try. We went twice, and the coffee was very acidic. The snacks were ok. The breakfast sandwiches looked great but didn't try.

2 Thank Koedrick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:15
07:00 - 19:15
07:00 - 19:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Main St, POB 22, Rosendale, NY 12472
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rosendale
  • Phone Number: +1 845-658-3355

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?