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Apr 28, 2007 09:06 AM

Finding a Really Good Bakery


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  1. Guess I must have punched the wrong button before I could type my message! Please Excuse it...........

    Would like to know if anyone knows of a really good bakery in So. Jersey, or even in Camden County. One that excells in breads and pastries.

    I live in an area that desperately needs a >Really Good< bakery. Oh yes.... we do have a couple of bakeries in town, but nothing to brag about....mediocre at best! Usually disappointing when (in a weak moment) I give in and try again.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Lisbet

      Central Jersey checking in...

      Mendokers in Jamesburg is great.

      Mastori's diner has awesome stuff, Route 130... Bordentown maybe?

      Heading up to Calandra's tomorrow in Newark... gotta check their stuff out.

      1. re: BigBlue120

        I second and third Menkokers. And all these years I drove by Mastori's without ever stopping. I never knew!

        1. re: Ellen

          Yes to Mendokers and Mastoris. Also, had breakfast at Ponzios on Saturday and their cakes actually look really good.
          Desserts by Design in Audobon for something special. They make mini desserts (2 bites) that they sell by the pound. A huge hit when you bring them to dinner at someones house. Really excellent.
          I like McMillans for 2 things ONLY. Their mini sticky buns and mini danish are very good. Don't bother with anything else.
          Cippoli Cannoli for the best cannoli (that's all they sell). Only open a few hours on Friday and then until 3 or so on Saturday. On Atlantic Ave in Westmont/Collingswood.
          Also, some nice items at La Dolce Vita in Maple Shade.
          I'm not much of a bread buyer, but I have found good bread at Wegmans and also Whole Foods in Marlton (IMO)

    2. Another place I just thought of (because my sister just walked in with up a sample piece of wedding cake, which we just inhaled) is Caccia's in Hammonton on Rt. 54 near the AC Expressway. They make excellent cannolis and sheet cakes and very good pies, especially during blueberry season. I also like the brand of pizelles they carry, although I can't remember the name. It has nowhere near the range of Mendokers but it's definitely worth trying. They also make a great Italian hoagie on their own fresh baked bread.

      1. I would agree with Mastori's - we tried their cakes for our wedding and loved them, but in the end decided it was a little far for the transport to Spring Lake. Their food and bakery are outstanding.