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Canadian
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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed September 12, 2021

We visit Don’s every time we visit Bala about a 4-5 hour drive for us. Their butter tarts are amazing, melt in your mouth. Also the scones are a favorite & lemon & blueberry loaves. We get an order for family & friends at home...too. If you order online it is fast & easy pick, no waiting. Try it you will be a fan 👍More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

Every year Don’s is a go to for apple fritters, scones and bread. Always delicious and not manufactured! There is nothing like a fresh scone or fritter hot from the oven.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

Very friendly staff. Everything looked good and fresh. A bit pricey but I purchased a coconut cream pie and it was very good. Super fresh tasting. Thank you.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

No doubt why this place is a Muskoka institution, but I can’t get over the fact that NOTHING is priced or signed. What’s up with that? Are they so afraid that people won’t pick most things up and take them to the cash because they...are too expensive? It bothered me so much that I had to mention it. I’m sure the baking is very good though. JeffMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 12, 2021 via mobile

Love Don’s for their sausage rolls, cheese bagels and iconic cinnamon rolls. Everything is tasty here and my list could go on forever. Service is friendly and prices are good. Definitely a must see in Bala.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021

After being a Don's Bakery customer for over 65 years what a disappointing experience I have just had. Trying to avoid shopping in person during covid we phoned the store and asked for an order for the next day - Sunday May 23. We were...told to order online. We proceeded to do this and found that we couldn't pick up until next Thursday. We phoned again and were told that orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. This information was not on the website nor offered when phoned. And then I had to press Bala for store pickup with every item we ordered. I know the Bakery has gone downhill. For us the only things worth ordering are scones, chelsea buns, butter tarts, sugar twist donuts and butternut squares. The cookies have too much soda, the bread is gummy...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 18, 2021

Don's "Online Fruits and Vegetables Produce Ordering" is a big win for Bala region. Comprehensive catalogue, great prices, restaurant-grade quality, and stupendous bulk quantities for cottage get togethers, professional catering, or just a normal Tuesday night's dinner. Big fan. PSR +5 for Muskoka cottagers/quarantiners/residents.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed October 6, 2020

Stopped here on our way home to pick up Muskoka Coffee and some raisin butter tarts. They have a great selection of other goodies, we tried a apple fritter, lots of apple. My choice was a Boston Cream donut, and I was not disappointed, loads...of cream and so fresh. BUT when we arrived home with our raisin butter tarts, the news was not so good. 😢😢. Only to discovered we ended up with plain butter tarts. Very disappointed, as the box was marked Raisen.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

Chocolate Muskoka cakes are a delicious treat. All the baking is good. Sorry that they are only open on weekends in the fall.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

We happened to be in Bala last week and saw the Bakery Shoppe; so decided to try it as I needed bread. Wonderful bakery, great coffee and the lady that served me was so courteous and pleasant. I would recommend the baked goods anytime.

Date of visit: August 2020
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GlenD232
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Response from Don's B | Property representative |
We moved locations just down the street in 1996. We are still in the centre of the town of Bala. Just recently, we opened up a second location in Barrie as well. Hope you stop by, original recipes are all the same, but... More
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Yes, Dons Bakery offers takeaway services.

Dons Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4