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Mrs. Backer's Pastry Shop

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434 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1303
+1 801-532-2022
08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have always purchased Birthday cakes here as it was the best in quality and value. Our last few cake purchases have been average at best. Cake was dry and skimpy on the filling and frosting was grainy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had not been here in a while and was that way today so stopped with a friend. it is just like going home. the cupcakes we had were womderful and so pretty. I will be back again soon.

Thank Elaine C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice quiet neighborhood bakery. Stopped in for a homemade donut which was very good. I didn't see a place to sit so took it to go.

Thank NormanIL
Rexburg, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Mrs. Backer's is one of my favorite stops in the city - absolutely delicious pastries made the old-fashioned way, with lots of butter and pretty designs. That being said, it's a fairly expensive bakery. A decorated cookie can run you around five dollars or more, so it's not a bakery you'd want to visit every single day - just on... More 

Thank Miriamjean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Awesome selection and very very fresh! Get there early as items do run out. A must visit in Salt Lake

Thank laketravelsun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Delicious cookies, German chocolate cake and pastries! While visiting I drove by this shop for 7 days promising myself that I'd stop by before leaving town. So happy I did! Wonderful desserts and the lady that waited on me was so helpful and nice.

Thank Kate H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Whatever generation has taken over now has dropped the ball on the quality quite a bit. Unfortunately, they are not the speciality bakery they use to be, even the old charm has disappeared....sorry

Thank Carol W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

I really, really, really wanted to like this place. The cookies were just "meh" and not worth the calories. The bread was okay, but it wasn't sliced! If you're trying to pass off a dessert or loaf of bread as "homemade" this is your place.

Thank ruup4adventure2
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Great selection of delicous cookies, pastries, cakes. Staff was very friendly and funny. Worth the visit.

Thank AshPash2014
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

Like stepping back in time to the bakeries I knew as a child! Great tasting treats at fair prices. When they have them, the chocolate-covered macaroons are to die for.

Thank LDSitalian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1303
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-532-2022

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