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Review of Village Baker

Village Baker
Ranked #1 of 1 Bakeries in Spring Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$11
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: The Village Baker opened July 2011 with Sara Rathbun & Oran Rankin serving locally sourced homemade food. Our founders wanted to create an eclectic atmosphere that would bring our community together through delectable dishes and casual dining. Since then, our chefs have been serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and new ventures into the uncharted territories of food. The Village Baker's interior, filled with second hand and hip sensibilities, was pieced together by Sara herself and reflects the beautiful and romantic style of our surrounding area. The restaurant offers choices of comforting custom pizzas, perfectly unique bread options, and memorable sandwich combinations. Spanning across menus that delve into breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you'll be sure to find exactly what you were looking for in a small town restaurant.
Reviewed 16 July 2012 via mobile

This gem is someplace you must stop if you live or are visiting Spring Lake. They have a huge variety of breads....my favorite is challah, available on Fridays and Saturdays only. Second favorite, availabe every day is the cranberry walnut. Beyond bread there are great pretzels, made to order pizzas....my favorite is The Bakers Wife. I could go on, but why don't you stop and see for youself?

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Thank SM510
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

The breads are wonderful; true European style, with a good crisp crust but tender innards (not so easy to find on this side of the Atlantic)! The Antique French and French bread are favorites of our family. The Village Baker (Oran) makes the best bread we have had since returning to the U.S. in 2004 after four years stationed in Germany. Perhaps not surprising, because the oven is German. We also love the pretzels, scones, and cheesecakes (the cheesecake slices are large)!. The chocolate crinkle cookies are usually great, but vary somewhat depending on the baker. While some may find the prices higher than they wish, the quality is worth it and much cheaper than traveling to Europe! We buy bread(s) at least once every week. USAF veterans (retired).

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1  Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

I completely agree with C GH review. Spring lake needs a bakery, and while their scones and breads are 'decent'. Their dessert case looks good, but host some very dry desserts, after two duds I won't be back. They are not the Euorpean bakery they pretend to be. They need to put quality over quantity.
If you're looking for a good bakery: Laughtree Bakery (at the Muskegon and Sweetwater Farmers Market) offers true artisan breads and scones made with all local ingredients, freshmilled Michigan flour, and baked in a woodfired oven.

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6  Thank Annette626
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

The scones at Village Baker are the best! The pretzels are delicious! My 12 year-old son says that the pizza is the "best in the world!" You can't go wrong when you stop in to grab something to go or stay and enjoy a meal. Village Baker is a GREAT addition to Spring Lake!

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1  Thank Jill B
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

This wonderful artisan bakery offers some unique selections of breads and treats. The Polish Rye is our favorite but it's so hard to choose. If you are looking for Wonder Bread this is not the place. The breads are filling, hearty and a real treat. We have had meals there, too, and enjoyed our selections every time. The little patio out back is a great place to stop with the dog while you walk along the bike path. Always a bowl of water available. The Village Baker is a wonderful addition to our community. It just keeps getting better and better . . .

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Thank Karen W
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