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Top bakery recommendations from locals

Café
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“Well - if you're cutting carbs - you may need to take a holiday and enjoy all the fresh baked deliciousness that La Mie has to offer! This place has great metropolitan energy - excellent breakfast, lunch and brunch menu items, outstanding coffees and all the French breads your heart could ever desire. They are open from Mon-Sat from 7a-4p, the kitchen shuts down at 3p daily - closed on Sunday. Don't miss this one!! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“Coffee and baked goods. Large amount of seating. Close to the State Capitol which is fun to see. Both the grounds and inside are open to the public (check hours first for inside). Metered parking. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“This place is all about brunch, and you will need reservations. Everything is perfect, the space is hip: literally try anything on the menu, but I like the Australian coffee, which is just iced coffee wit a scoop of ice cream!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very good cupcakes and at night they offer martini's inspired by their cupcake flavors. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“La Mie is the best bakery, hands down, in Des Moines. Amazing french pastries and their breakfast is always on point. You won't be disappointed.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“The local donut shop. It's locally owned and feels right out of the 1950s. It's full to capacity with folks of all ages every Saturday morning. Classic Americana.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best cupcakes in town! They also have gluten free options! I recommend the gluten free carrot cake!”
  • 1 local recommends
Austrian Restaurant
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“Bakery with great coffees. We love to have breakfast here on weekends. They also serve dinners with a great wine list and traditional German food. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Frozen Yogurt Shop
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“very small and local barbeque...an interesting place to visit, and stop by the Alpine Tap room on the way!”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends