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Rochester MN Guide to Bakeries: Where to Get Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Pastries, Donuts and More!


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

Crumbl Cookies

2665 Commerce Dr. NW, Suite 200, Rochester, Minnesota 55901 // Facebook

crumbl cookies
Crumbl Cookies

Fresh and gourmet desserts for takeout, delivery, or pick-up. Made fresh daily. Choose from their weekly rotating menu of classic and adventurous flavors!

Darlin’ Bakery & Café

112 North Main Street, Stewartville, MN 55976 // (507) 398-8439 // Facebook // Instagram

Darlin’ Bakery & Café

Previously, Sweet House Bakery in Rochester, MN. Darlin’ is a full bakery offering custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and so much more! They also serve a wide selection of fresh pastries daily. Everything is homemade with love and many of the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.


Don Pancho’s

1610 West Center Street, Rochester MN // Facebook // Instagram

Don Pancho’s Bakery in Rochester, MN, is a beloved family-owned Mexican bakery that has expanded from its original location in St. Paul. Located at 1610 W Center Street, the bakery is renowned for its wide variety of traditional Mexican baked goods. Patrons can enjoy treats like churros, conchas, flan, and an array of beautifully crafted cakes.


Drift Dough

1005 6th St NW, Rochester, MN 55901 // Facebook // Instagram

Drift Dough donuts at Old Abe Coffee Co. | photo: Old Abe

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.


Great Harvest Bread Co.

706 N. Broadway, Rochester, MN 55906 // (507) 286-1101 // Facebook // Instagram

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

HyVee Bakery provided the cake for Rochester Local’s (then called Rochester MN Moms Blog) First Birthday Bash (pictured)

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 Bakery & Cafe

20 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902 // (507) 322-6127 // Facebook

Mezza9 Bakery & Cafe Rochester MN
Mezza9 Bakery & Café

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!


Nothing Bundt Cakes

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.


People’s Food Co-op

519 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902 // (507) 289-9061 // Facebook // Instagram // Bakery Menu

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.


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)


Ballsy is a brand devoted to making the most nutritious and delicious peanut butter balls, fueling you so you can stay ballsy. They only use healthy, clean ingredients to craft our balls and pride themselves on the nutritiously delicious flavor. They’re coming up with flavors based on what you like, so for now, try the O.G. flavors – the oldies but goodies, their favorites.

Bites by Kara

This Spanish teacher/baker makes yummy cake cups for on-the-go and also offers other delicious dessert options including cookies, brownies, bars, cakes, cheesecakes, and more!

Cakes & Bakes

Cakes & Bakes

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.


Confections by Karen

Website // Facebook // Instagram

Scratch-made custom bagels/bread, gourmet cakes, cookies, donuts, gourmet cupcakes, & lefse made with love. Located in Blooming Prairie, MN.

Desserts by Danna

dessertsbydanna@gmail.com // Facebook // Instagram

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! 

Dough Daddy

(507) 993-8308 // Facebook // Instagram

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. 

Frosted by CC

frostedbycc@gmail.com // (507) 533-5419 // Facebook // Instagram

Frosted by CC provided the cake for Rochester Mom’s 3rd Birthday Bash (pictured)

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

Instagram // Facebook // (507) 254-0783

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

Website // Facebook // Instagram

Makay Sweets is a home-based bakery just outside of Rochester, Minnesota that specializes in sugar cookie art with royal icing frosting.

Meg & Cakes

Website // Facebook

Meg makes cakes, cupcakes, macarons, and gourmet cookies!

Micah’s Cake Creations

Website // Instagram

16-year-old Micah loves to bake and decorate custom cakes and cupcakes for all your special occasions

Mon Petit Cupcakes

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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.

Old Red Bake Shop


Old Red Bake Shop is a cottage bakery specializing in a variety of sourdough items as well as sweet treats. Located in NW Rochester. Don’t miss the sourdough cinnamon rolls!


Omar’s Kitchen

Website // Facebook

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!


Our Dough Bread Co

Our Dough Bread Co.

Facebook // Instagram // Ordering

Our Dough Bread Co. is a sourdough micro-bakery in Rochester that prioritizes using high-quality organic ingredients in our bread and baked goods, ensuring each treat is both nutritious and delicious!


Persimmon Bakeshop

Order via Rochester Farmers Market // (507) 218-7008 // Facebook // Instagram

Persimmon Bakeshop is a faithful vendor at the Rochester Farmers Market specializing in pastries and bread. 


Pretty Good Cookies


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. 

Rosemary & Lavender

rosemaryandlavenderbakery@gmail.com // (507) 218-9679 // Facebook // Instagram 

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. 


Seto Bakery

(507) 269-4322 // Facebook // Instagram 

This homestyle bakehouse recreates ancestral recipes specializing in baklava, pies, and basbousas.


Spiced Up Mom

thespicedupmom@gmail.com // Facebook // Instagram

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!


Sugar Shuga Cookies

imyourcookiegirl@gmail.com // Facebook // Instagram

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

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

Facebook / Email

T’s Pies makes scratch-made, freshly baked pies!  $1 of every pie sold goes straight to charity.


The Handmade Chickpea


The Handmade Chickpea offers decorated sugar cookies, cupcakes, cookie cakes, and other treats for sale.


Gluten-Free Options

Frosted by CC

frostedbycc@gmail.com // (507) 533-5419 // Facebook // Instagram

Gluten-Free and organic cakes are available for an extra charge.


Linda’s Bakery, West Salem WI

190 East City, WI-16, West Salem, WI 54669 // (608) 786-1818 // Facebook // Instagram

This bakery sells products made without gluten-containing ingredients.


People’s Food Co-op

519 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902 // (507) 289-9061 // Facebook // Instagram

Bakery Menu

Gluten-free and vegan cakes are available upon request. 


Some Like It Hot and Gluten-Free

Facebook // Instagram 

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

410 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066 // (651) 388-1589 // Facebook // Instagram

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

 kupkeeks.kf@gmail.com // Facebook // Instagram

This experienced pâtissier creates custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bars, and many other sweet treats from her home kitchen.


Linda’s Bakery, West Salem WI

190 East City, WI-16, West Salem, WI 54669 // (608) 786-1818 // Facebook // Instagram

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…



Did we miss your bakery? To be included in this guide, please email: info@rochesterlocal.com



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