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11 Bountiful Ann Arbor Bakeries

Seek out Tree City’s top spots for pastries, cakes, and bread

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Baked goods are the right fit for just about every occasion. Whether its a quick breakfast, an indulgent mid-day snack with a cup of coffee, or a late-night treat, Ann Arbor has many bakeries and chefs fulfilling that demand daily. Their talents are being put to work kneading dough for seedy loaves of bread and decorating decadent, tiered celebration cakes. Whether the day calls for a Korean bun filled with red bean paste, a sandwich on fresh bread, or a sea salt dusted cookie, here’s where to find the best bakeshops in the Deuce.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dimo's Deli & Donuts

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2030 W Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 662-7944
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While Dimo’s serves delicious deli sandwiches, massive omelets, and other breakfast specialties, this spot is best known for its donuts. From regular offerings with all the standard glazes, toppings, or fillings to fancier options such as apple fritters and maple frosted cinnamon rolls, Dimo’s has the best selection of donuts in town. 

2. The Jefferson Market

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609 W Jefferson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 665-6666
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The Jefferson Market is a small eatery in the same space that first opened as a neighborhood grocer back in 1924. “The Jeff” has a seasonal lunch menu and weekend brunch in addition to an wide seelction of scones, muffins, cakes, and pastries.

3. Washtenaw Dairy

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602 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 662-3244
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An Ann Arbor institution for close to 85 years, locals have made Washtenaw Dairy a part of their morning routine for the housemade donuts, coffee, and the news — which comes from either the newsstand or good old fashioned gossip. In the evenings, it’s a popular spot for families to snack on ice cream cones and sundaes.

4. Big City Small World Bakery

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500 Miller Ave #1
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 668-7688
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There’s something for everybody in this small bakery with the brightly colored storefront. In addition to an assortment of scones, pies, and cakes, diners can get pasties — the popular savory Upper Peninsula hand pie consisting of a meat and vegetables in a flaky pastry crust. 

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5. Avalon Cafe and Kitchen Ann Arbor

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120, Pretzel Bell Building, E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 263-2996
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This beloved Detroit bakery is known for its hearty loaves sold whole and sliced as well as sweet and savory pastries. The downtown Ann Arbor cafe is equal parts coffee shop, grab-and-go bakery, and full-service restaurant with brunch and farm-to-table dinners with a selection of fine wines and local beers. Around the holidays, lookout for options like challah and stollen.

6. Sweet Heather Anne

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920 N Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 913-2025
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Heather Anne’s custom-made cakes are both breathtaking works of art and delicious food. Regular cakes, macarons, and cookies are available online and at the dessert counter, which is open for limited hours around various holidays and during special events throughout the year. 

Cat Carty Buswell/Sweet Heather Anne [Official photo]

7. The Songbird Cafe

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2707 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 761-1555
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This bustling cafe serves brunch and lunch alongside coffee and tea. The cozy interior with vintage touches is a great place to enjoy a bounty of housemade scones, muffins, cookies, and other pastries. The hearty buttermilk cake with chocolate frosting is a can’t miss treat when paired with a rich coffee drink.

8. Yoon's Bakery

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2775 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 929-4443
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This Northside spot specializes in Korean-style baked goods and uses French techniques and imported flours to achieve a light, airy texture. Brioche buns come plain or with fillings like custard, fruit, red bean paste, and sweet potatoes. 

9. Matty J's Bakery and Cafe

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972 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176
(734) 316-7747
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Matty J’s was started by a former Zingerman’s bread manager and provides loaves for several area restaurants. Visitors to their small Saline shop will find hearty quiches, sweet cookies, and other breakfast favorites as well as loaves of sunflower rye. On weekends, the chocolate or jam-filled brioche twists sell out quickly. 

10. Dom’s Bakeries

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1305 Washtenaw Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 485-3175

Cravings for donuts and other pastries can happen at any time of the day. Dom’s, one of the last remaining local donut shops, is open 24 hours a day. Make sure to have cash ready as credit cards are not accepted.

11. Zingerman's Bakehouse

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3711 Plaza Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 761-2095
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No list of Ann Arbor bakeries would be complete without Zingerman’s, the company that put Treetown on the culinary map. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is tucked away in a southside industrial park along with the company’s creamery and coffeehouse. Windows in the retail shop provide a view of staff baking all of their famous loaves and pastries, and seasonal specialties like stollen and buche de noel.

1. Dimo's Deli & Donuts

2030 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

While Dimo’s serves delicious deli sandwiches, massive omelets, and other breakfast specialties, this spot is best known for its donuts. From regular offerings with all the standard glazes, toppings, or fillings to fancier options such as apple fritters and maple frosted cinnamon rolls, Dimo’s has the best selection of donuts in town. 

2030 W Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

2. The Jefferson Market

609 W Jefferson St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

The Jefferson Market is a small eatery in the same space that first opened as a neighborhood grocer back in 1924. “The Jeff” has a seasonal lunch menu and weekend brunch in addition to an wide seelction of scones, muffins, cakes, and pastries.

609 W Jefferson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

3. Washtenaw Dairy

602 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

An Ann Arbor institution for close to 85 years, locals have made Washtenaw Dairy a part of their morning routine for the housemade donuts, coffee, and the news — which comes from either the newsstand or good old fashioned gossip. In the evenings, it’s a popular spot for families to snack on ice cream cones and sundaes.

602 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

4. Big City Small World Bakery

500 Miller Ave #1, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Big City Small World [Official photo]

There’s something for everybody in this small bakery with the brightly colored storefront. In addition to an assortment of scones, pies, and cakes, diners can get pasties — the popular savory Upper Peninsula hand pie consisting of a meat and vegetables in a flaky pastry crust. 

500 Miller Ave #1
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

5. Avalon Cafe and Kitchen Ann Arbor

120, Pretzel Bell Building, E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This beloved Detroit bakery is known for its hearty loaves sold whole and sliced as well as sweet and savory pastries. The downtown Ann Arbor cafe is equal parts coffee shop, grab-and-go bakery, and full-service restaurant with brunch and farm-to-table dinners with a selection of fine wines and local beers. Around the holidays, lookout for options like challah and stollen.

120, Pretzel Bell Building, E Liberty St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

6. Sweet Heather Anne

920 N Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Cat Carty Buswell/Sweet Heather Anne [Official photo]

Heather Anne’s custom-made cakes are both breathtaking works of art and delicious food. Regular cakes, macarons, and cookies are available online and at the dessert counter, which is open for limited hours around various holidays and during special events throughout the year. 

920 N Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

7. The Songbird Cafe

2707 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

This bustling cafe serves brunch and lunch alongside coffee and tea. The cozy interior with vintage touches is a great place to enjoy a bounty of housemade scones, muffins, cookies, and other pastries. The hearty buttermilk cake with chocolate frosting is a can’t miss treat when paired with a rich coffee drink.

2707 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

8. Yoon's Bakery

2775 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

This Northside spot specializes in Korean-style baked goods and uses French techniques and imported flours to achieve a light, airy texture. Brioche buns come plain or with fillings like custard, fruit, red bean paste, and sweet potatoes. 

2775 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

9. Matty J's Bakery and Cafe

972 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI 48176

Matty J’s was started by a former Zingerman’s bread manager and provides loaves for several area restaurants. Visitors to their small Saline shop will find hearty quiches, sweet cookies, and other breakfast favorites as well as loaves of sunflower rye. On weekends, the chocolate or jam-filled brioche twists sell out quickly. 

972 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176

10. Dom’s Bakeries

1305 Washtenaw Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Cravings for donuts and other pastries can happen at any time of the day. Dom’s, one of the last remaining local donut shops, is open 24 hours a day. Make sure to have cash ready as credit cards are not accepted.

1305 Washtenaw Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

11. Zingerman's Bakehouse

3711 Plaza Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

No list of Ann Arbor bakeries would be complete without Zingerman’s, the company that put Treetown on the culinary map. Zingerman’s Bakehouse is tucked away in a southside industrial park along with the company’s creamery and coffeehouse. Windows in the retail shop provide a view of staff baking all of their famous loaves and pastries, and seasonal specialties like stollen and buche de noel.

3711 Plaza Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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