There’s nothing like bakery treats to make an event–whether it’s a birthday, holiday, party, or just a random Thursday–a little extra sweet. Here in our Guide to Bakeries, we’ve got all of the bakeries in the greater Rochester, MN area at your fingertips plus cottage bakers who prepare cookies, cupcakes, cakes, pastries and more in their home or sell at the Farmers Market!
This guide was last updated October 2023
Brick & Mortar Bakeries
2665 Commerce Dr. NW, Suite 200, Rochester, Minnesota 55901 // Facebook
Fresh and gourmet desserts for takeout, delivery, or pick-up. Made fresh daily. Choose from their weekly rotating menu of classic and adventurous flavors!
This bakery and coffee shop is housed inside of Old Abe Coffee Co. They offer several different doughnuts varying each day. Drift Dough also has gluten-free and vegan options.
2483 Commerce Drive, Rochester, MN 55901 // (507) 258-5300
This bakery sticks to the tried and true process of making bread. They like to keep it traditional and are dedicated to hand-kneading each loaf. They offer bread, pasties, muffins, and cookies.
4221 W Circle Dr. NW, Rochester, MN 55901 // (507) 292-6000 // Facebook
Ask specifically for local pastry chef and cake designer, Bryant Meyer. He has created incredibly gorgeous wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and also tarts, cookies, pastries, and more.
Mezza9 adds a bit of international flair to the downtown coffee scene. In addition to a European aesthetic and influence, customers can expect a bit of Asian flair too. The cafe will serve matcha tea lattes and Malaysian coffee. Don’t miss the exceptional desserts!
1161 6th St NW, Suite 105, Rochester, MN 55901 // (507) 200-4219 // Facebook
This bakery is focused on bundt cakes made with the real stuff: butter, and sugar. You can purchase small, medium, large, stacked, or bite-sized bundt cakes.
Everything is made from scratch and onsite. Vegan and gluten-free options are available upon request. Call to order at least 24 hours in advance from options including cakes, bundt cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.
Opened by two best friends, this coffee shop and bakery sells yummy treats made from scratch including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pastries.
A bakery started by a mom of 3, bakes pastries daily and also creates custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other many treats.
Cottage Food Bakers or Licensed Bakers (no storefront)
“The Cottage Food Law allows for individuals to make and sell certain non-potentially hazardous food and canned goods in Minnesota without a license.” (MN Dept of Agriculture)
Samanmali Navaratnarajah (Sam for short) is originally from Sri Lanka. She’s an Architect, turned full-time at-home mom and baker since arriving in the US. She makes custom cakes, cupcakes, and French Macarons.
Scratch-made custom bagels/bread, gourmet cakes, cookies, donuts, gourmet cupcakes, & lefse made with love. Located in Blooming Prairie, MN.
This local cookie decorator makes gorgeous custom cookies for any and all special events. What makes Danna different is that her sugar cookie decor is all buttercream and not royal icing. The secret to Danna’s cookies is that she has perfected her cookie dough: a sugar cookie + shortbread combo. These cookies taste as good as they look!
This at-home baker specializes in small-batch cookies with options ranging from Candy Jar, Strawberry Crush, S’mores, and more. The cookies are huge and have such creative flavors.
CC is a local artisan cake creator who makes gorgeous custom cakes for weddings, birthday parties, and several other special events. Check out her social media accounts to see her impressive 3D cake designs!
Julie’s Cookie Creations specializes in high-quality custom-decorated sugar cookies for any occasion. She also makes beautiful and delicious macarons. Julie has been featured in national publications and specializes in intricate design.
Makay Sweets is a home-based bakery just outside of Rochester, Minnesota that specializes in sugar cookie art with royal icing frosting.
Meg makes cakes, cupcakes, macarons, and gourmet cookies!
16-year-old Micah loves to bake and decorate custom cakes and cupcakes for all your special occasions
Mon Petit Cupcakes is a fully licensed, special order/delivery bakery. They use primarily organic/locally sourced ingredients to create artfully designed gourmet cupcakes. Purchase at Chocolaterie Stam, Rochester.
Lori and Alexa Feyen, along with Omar, have baked for the Rochester Farmers market for 19 years. Specializing in breads, pies, cookies, rolls, and more!
Persimmon Bakeshop is a faithful vendor at the Rochester Farmers Market specializing in pastries and bread.
In this occupational therapist’s spare time she is baking and designing buttery vanilla sugar cookies. They also offer paint-your-own cookies and cookie decorating kits for customers to make their own memorable designs.
This Rochester bakery uses local ingredients to create artisan foods and has a strong connection with local farmers. You can place orders via email or catch this vendor at the Rochester Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.
This homestyle bakehouse recreates ancestral recipes specializing in baklava, pies, and basbousas.
Shari creates gorgeous and elaborate layered cookie cakes using shortbread, icing, jams, macarons, candies, brownies, flowers, and more! These breathtaking cookie cakes are definitely a work of art!
Gorgeously decorated sugar cookies for any special occasion. Robin offers vanilla almond or chocolate-flavored cookies and her attention to detail with royal icing is impeccable!
Sweet Dough of Mine offers bread, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and seasonal items. Some of the most popular items are cinnamon swirl bread, cinnamon rolls, and raspberry cupcakes.
T’s Pies makes scratch-made, freshly baked pies! $1 of every pie sold goes straight to charity.
The Handmade Chickpea offers decorated sugar cookies, cupcakes, cookie cakes, and other treats for sale.
Gluten-Free and organic cakes are available for an extra charge.
Linda’s Bakery, West Salem WI
This bakery sells products made without gluten-containing ingredients.
Gluten-free and vegan cakes are available upon request.
Beautifully decorated cookies and treats made in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen.
Worth The Drive
Bloedow’s Bakery – Winona, MN
451 East Broadway, Winona, MN 55987 // (507) 452-3682 // Facebook
This bakery was founded in 1924 and offers both new and original recipes for all your favorite gluten-filled treats.
Hanisch Bakery – Red Wing, MN
This bakery specializes in gorgeously decorated cakes and offers so many varieties of donuts it can be overwhelming in the best way possible.
Kupkeeks – Eyota, MN
This experienced pâtissier creates custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bars, and many other sweet treats from her home kitchen.
Linda’s Bakery, West Salem WI
This family-owned bakery makes fresh products from scratch every day. Their huge menu includes bread, buns, dinner rolls, cakes, cupcakes, donuts, danishes, muffins and so much more.
Otto’s Bakery & Coffee Shop – Byron, MN
513 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN 55920 // (507) 775-2778 // Facebook
Another fantastic family-owned and operated bakery that bakes bread and rolls daily!
Rosario’s Bake Shop – Kasson, MN
33 West Main Street, Kasson, MN 55944 // (507) 634-4120 // Facebook
Rosario’s Bake Shop has a variety of sweet bread including Mexican bread, Empanadas, Dulce de Leche, Pineapple, Pumpkin, Strawberry, and apple. Cinnamon and Orange Rolls. And more…
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