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Smiths Bakeries
2808 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, United States
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El
Review №1

Everyone is so nice in their. The cookies and champagne cakes taste awesome and they're so adorable.

Ro
Review №2

Had a line of about 6 people outside and 4 8n the store. Reps were so nice and helpful..bought more than I should but...WHO CARES!!!

Ka
Review №3

Smiths Bakery is AWESOME!!! There is not an item they bake that I dont like!!! Love the lemon coconut cake, the festive cookies, I love it all!!!!

sa
Review №4

Picked some assorted donuts, so delicious and perfect !

Sh
Review №5

The goods available did not look very appetizing, and I don't think the two people working behind the counter even looked up at us once. I won't stop here again.

Co
Review №6

Best bakery in town. Love the donuts, champagne cake, and especially the cookies.

El
Review №7

Always the best place... But there was a new girl who misplace our donuts so they smashed on top of each other and was kind messy. But i still love this place....

Su
Review №8

Their Brownies are the best. Nuts inside. I absolutely love them.

Ta
Review №9

This is the one place I do miss. But every time I travel back home to visit I always make sure to stop here and grab a dozen or two of my favorite yellow happy face cookies before I hop back on the freeway out. I don't know what it is about those cookies but I'm hooked lol.

lo
Review №10

The champagne cake that I ordered for my DIL was delicious and beautiful! She LOVED it!

Ta
Review №11

Excellent with prompt fast friendly accurate service.

Ti
Review №12

This hometown favorite is wonderful! Bedides the delicious cookies, cakes and pastries they also have wonderful Dog biscuits! They will make custom shaped cookies and yiu can buy just the cookie dough or fondant.

Sa
Review №13

This special bakery brings back so many memories for me and my family! Over 50+ years of choosing Smiths! The traditional happy face cookie recipe and the wonderful designs using this recipe are always on my mind! Smiths is the first place I visit when in town. When my son married in the Bay Area, we just knew what would be served at the wedding. Friends carefully transported many, many dozens of specially designed wedding cookies just for their wedding. Jim and his family have served Kern Co well. If only they would ship to me in Idaho.

Br
Review №14

Best place the happy face cookies are my favorite how do you make the cookies sooooo great

Jo
Review №15

Good stuff and good area. Too bad the dont always have the maple bars. you have to go early for that.

Jo
Review №16

The prices are good for what you get.

Da
Review №17

A part of Bakersfield history. Thumb prints are yum!

Lo
Review №18

HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXTREMELY RUDE BIG TALL BLONDE. SO TIRED OF RUDE PEOPLE

Ro
Review №19

THE BEST. Nuff said!

wa
Review №20

I was in your store on white lane Saturday morningAnd the girl helping me had long fake nailsShe couldn't wear any Gloves because It wouldn't fit her hands... That was disgusting To be in the Food industry... And to serve people with your bare hands... I will not be coming back to your store It disgusted me....

Ja
Review №21

Wow what an amazing bakery! Their cream cheese envelope is to die for! Their maple bars are so much better than Foster Donuts.

Ho
Review №22

Their the Best.

Ma
Review №23

Smith's Bakery is an absolute must anytime you are in Bakersfield. This place is a gem and has been around for years they have the best champagne cakes, especially the pink champagne cake. The happy face cookies the thumbprints it can go on and on and on this is literally the best bakery around probably ever. Do yourself a favor right now, stop reading this and get on over there and you won't be disappointed.

Fr
Review №24

The cookies are quality, kids love the ones with the happy face.

Ju
Review №25

Nothing but enjoyable experiences here.

Ma
Review №26

Five stars for everything except that they are often out of what you want because they are so popular.Yes, it can get busy during holiday season.

Ke
Review №27

Trying to order over the phone but I get a rude answer and I was told I need to wait because she was busy . She could have been nicer about it . Horrible customer service . Going to Vallarta to get a tres leches cake instead.

Se
Review №28

Nice folks. They make good donuts, pastries, cupcakes and whatnot. I cannot understand Bakersfield people who like those horrible sugar cookies they make, but who am I to understand a regional item with nostalgia? I didn't grow up with them so I recognize them as dry and flavorless. Seriously though, use this company for everything else. They are amazing and they do things with class.

jo
Review №29

Best bakery in town.

le
Review №30

The donuts I got were stale. Definitely not worth the price. And they were over crowded and not very friendly.

Kr
Review №31

This place is great for pastries cakes doughnuts and cookies! The sweets are made with high end ingredients and extreme care in taste and presentation and you won't be disappointed. Everything is so yummy and this is the spot for high end freshly baked treats! We love stopping by here occasionally and are never disappointed and buy a dozen or two of their special holiday cookies and you'll always be a hit wherever you take them!!

Gr
Review №32

Absolutely the best bakery in town! You pay for the best. Everything is fresh baked! Grocery store bakery products are frozen. Good but not the best!

Xa
Review №33

Long time favorite of my whole family. But as of this week, I found that they significantly decreased the size of their Signature, Happy-Face cookie and are charging the same price for it. Apparently its also happened with the other decorated cookies as well. Left feeling disappointed.

Ar
Review №34

I believe it was Holly. She was super friendly and nice. Both girls were super helpful! Great place to buy treats.

Cy
Review №35

I thought Smiths was top in Champagne cake when my Champagne cupcakes arrived on time the quality of product was good i ordered 3 flavors chocolate, Pink & blue. The pink were much larger and better tasting. I will order pink from now on. Very yummy cream center better then LACREM

Gl
Review №36

On the 29th of May I stopped in to buy 2 white cupcakes for my son n daughter in law's anniversary. I kindly asked the lady who waited on me if they could write an L on one n a J on the other. She asked and was told NO cause they were running behind schedule. I was so disappointed and believe that was no way to take care of your customers. How much time could writing an L & a J on 2 cupcakes take. Bad business.

Ke
Review №37

Smith's bakery is a Bakersfield icon and has served the community which fresh pastries and hot coffee. The employees are great and are always happy even when the line of people are at the door.

A
Review №38

Love this bakery. Whenever we visit or pass through Bakersfield we stop. Love the happy face cookies. Load up on happy face and chocolate thumb print cookies. Always a bunch of other stuff too. Our wedding cake was from Smith's 40 years ago. YUM

ja
Review №39

I LOVE their SHAMROCK cookies! As well as their birthday cakes~ BEST in Bakersfield!

We
Review №40

I love Smith's Bakery! I just ordered a Strawberry Cream Cheese pie. Can't wait to dig in!!

Wi
Review №41

Great Place. Every thing Good there. Love it

Th
Review №42

These ladies kick ass everyday. The ladies are always so friendly and attentive to their customers. I love everything I've ever tried here. The champagne cupcake must be tried at least once. My fiance loves the chantilly donuts and I'm a sucker for their cherry glazed donuts.

Ti
Review №43

Very good taste i must say.

ja
Review №44

This place has the best champagne cake in the world. The other baked items are just as good.

Li
Review №45

Smiths did all of our cakes when I was a child (now 67) and they have never failed me. Always delicious, also a cut above with decorations, and always on time. Love them.

Da
Review №46

Iconic bakery - 5 stars for Smith's!!!

Mi
Review №47

My all time favorite bakery. Its is quite expensive though

Di
Review №48

Only lived in bakersfield for three years and just found out about this place. Went there to get some donuts and i am convinced that these are hands down the best donuts in town.Super cool bakery with lots of products offered and great customer service. I plan to be a regular at this point and would definitely recommend.

No
Review №49

Love their heart shaped cookies with the cinnamon frosting- or their Friday Brownies

He
Review №50

Have gotten a few parge sheet cakes from them for multiple work events. Cakes never dissapoint and are always the first to go! Champagne cake is the best cake I have ever had and am already craving more!

Ki
Review №51

Another hidden treasure in Bakersfield. It's a hometown classic where I have fallen in love with their chocolate thumbprints. So very good. It's worth stopping by for pastries and donuts or cakes and cookies. This is a must for any out-of-towner.

Je
Review №52

JAMES AND THE FAMILY ARE WELL LIKED AND CAN MEMER WHEN HIS PARENT'S HAD A BAKERY ON NILES IN THE EARLY 60'S NOT FAR DOWN THE SAME PARKING LOT CALLED HILL CREST SHOPPING CENTER DOWN THE SIDEWALK THEIR WAS A GROCERY STORE CALLED THRIFTY MART.HE AND MARGIE ALWAYS KNEW WHAT WE ORDERED SMITH'S CAKES WERE ALWAYS AFAVORITE AT BIRTHDAY TIME SIT THEREAND WATCH JAMES AND HIS FATHER DRAW PICTURE'S OF SCENERY ON THE CAKE. ALWAYS WILL KEEP ORDERING THECAKES FROM HIM.JERRY

Li
Review №53

Love Smith's! Friendly and fast service. Can't beat their yummy cookies and desserts.

Wi
Review №54

Literally the best bakery in town! Been coming here since I was a baby and they still recognize me when I come back.

Al
Review №55

Last time i was there just before Christmas morning help was only one person.. like really.. poor customer service and i walked out.

pa
Review №56

Although there was a line, it moved reasonably. The young lady that helped me was very friendly, patient, & helpful. Of course their baked goods are delicious.

Ma
Review №57

I have always loved going into Smith's bakery especially for the champagne cake that is always awesome!

Em
Review №58

The food at this place is wonderful, but I always get bad customer service. This time was the worst. I went in and there was two ladies ahead of me who was both helped. When it got to me all the ladies went to the back after looking back at me expect two. There was 5 in total with one already on the phone. The lady who had dark hair was the only nice one. She was also wondering why they all went in the back knowing I was there waiting for help. To the lady who helped me, thank you for treating me like a human being.

Tr
Review №59

Love this stuff, I grew up eating Smith's brownies,smile face cookies, beehives& of course their famous Champagne cake! Prices can be a little high but once you take a bite...it's all worth it!

Jo
Review №60

I have always gone to Smith for Donuts, Brownies, bread and cookies, so this time I decided to order a German chocolate cake and told I'm not I wanted being German chocolate with the coconut frosting on the top and some put chocolate frosting on the outside in each layer to have the coconut pecan frosting in between each layer. Well the problem lies is that when I picked up the cake it did look, it look like they poured of some kind of a pacan frosting something on there and didn't even do what I wanted and it like ruined it so I took it home anyhow because they were all expecting the cake but it really didn't taste very good either so the next day I went back and I talked to them and they gave me full credit I've always use smith and I love Smith's I am going there in about an hour to get some turnovers and Probably more donuts and probly order another cake. One screw up is not gonna stop me from going there besides they got some good Coffee too.

Cy
Review №61

No other champagne cake like it in the world!!!!!!

La
Review №62

Quick and courteous and always the best donuts in Bakersfield.

Ja
Review №63

Very Helpful , good time time 3:30. Not crowded.

Ro
Review №64

Pastries, Champagne Cake, Thumbprints...whatever your baked desire, if you're in Bakersfield, this is the place. Delicious.

Wa
Review №65

Pastries are good. Seem to run low on items on more than one occasion. Customer service ok.

Co
Review №66

I moved away from Bakersfield and I used to go to this bakery as often as I could growing up. Any time I visit Bakersfield I always stop by and grab smiley face cookies! They're my addiction! I've also had a wedding cake from there which was so tasty!! The staff is friendly and I've never waited longer than 5 minutes to get an order. It's a very popular bakery, but you're in and out.

Do
Review №67

It wouldn't be home without Smith.

Jo
Review №68

My daughter got a 12" by 8" maple bar donut cake for her birthday. Very cool and very good.

Jo
Review №69

Good bread, but not good attitude

Va
Review №70

Think they are over rated. Years ago yes, now they are not as good. They mess up on orders and run out of product, everyday. Sweet Surender any day. Hands on professionals.

P.
Review №71

They're ok. The cake donuts are good. Cookies are too sweet. Fun seasonal items.

br
Review №72

Wonderful bakery, friendly staff, my go to for thanksgiving bread and champagne cakes.

Ni
Review №73

The service was very friendly and kind.

Ma
Review №74

Ive been eating Smith's Bakery for years...they are very good.

Am
Review №75

Hands down best bakery in all of Bakersfield. Best choices are the happy face cookies, maple bars, or the orange/strawberry muffins although you really can't go wrong. I live in Europe, and this is the place I miss the most.

Co
Review №76

I was so excited to get my sugar cookie fix ive been craving for awhile. But had a bad experience. The lady that helped us seemed irritated she rolled her eyes and just seemed angry at life. Cookies were amazing as always but the customer service lacked.

St
Review №77

Always great baked good. Cakes, donuts, cookies and a few pastries. My favorite cake is the Pink Champagne. For those from Porterville this is the same Smith's Bakery.

Ga
Review №78

, the pretty busy that day but sugar-free cake was good

Ge
Review №79

Fire

Ch
Review №80

My favorite cookies since I can remember. My grandpa used to bring the smiley face cookies home. Cookies full of memories and yum

Ri
Review №81

I love this place everything is delicious and freshly baked

Pa
Review №82

Have always celebrated my birthday with their pink champagne cakeI've tried different versions but none compare to Smith's!

Mo
Review №83

The absolute best place to get your danishes and cakes. If you got a sweet tooth this place will meet the need

mc
Review №84

During the holidays they have the slowest service ever! Everytime I call in and place a pick up order , I'm in line for at least 30 minutes in the " pick up order line". While walk ins get helped right away. They need another system or a number system.

Ed
Review №85

Always the best service, and of course the best treats!

Er
Review №86

Went early got in and out quick and everything we purchased was as you would expect from Smith's Bakery, the price did not seem to be that much higher than other bakeries I have purchased from but the quality was better, sorry no pictures, I did not have time to take any because the items I purchased dissappeared before I could take any.

Mi
Review №87

They have assome pastry.

Br
Review №88

Got cookies and brownies. Good!

An
Review №89

Best bakery in town. Try the doughnuts, brownies and classic happy face cookies!

pa
Review №90

They have a fairly nice selection of cookies and donuts but they are extremely expensive

th
Review №91

Pretty good but pricing

Su
Review №92

Love this place and always will. Fresh doughnuts and delicious cookies and cakes. A little pricy but well worth it. Only problem is that they often run out of cookies late in the afternoon and when I drive from out of town to get them and they are out I get sad. I hear that you can order them ahead of time now though to make sure they have enough. Smiths for life!

Ma
Review №93

Delicious Donuts and cookies- need I say more?

Re
Review №94

Best bakery ever! Brownies, cookies, donuts all fresh.

Al
Review №95

Needed a quick sweet fix, no line, no waiting always consistent...

Ja
Review №96

The smiley face cookies. Are undesribable

Lu
Review №97

Top notch cheese danish , oh its delightful!

al
Review №98

My favorite bakery for cookies I love the smiley face

bi
Review №99

Love smiths for years.

Am
Review №100

Love me some baked goooods

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  • Address:2808 Union Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, United States
  • Site:http://smithsbakeries.com/
  • Phone:+1 661-325-6357
Categories
  • Bakery
  • Cake shop
  • Dessert shop
  • Wedding bakery
Working hours
  • Monday:5:30AM–5PM
  • Tuesday:5:30AM–5PM
  • Wednesday:5:30AM–5PM
  • Thursday:Closed
  • Friday:5:30AM–5PM
  • Saturday:5:30AM–5PM
  • Sunday:5:30AM–5PM
Service options
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Dine-in:No
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
Planning
  • Quick visit:Yes
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