Exactly one block off the beaten path through Iron Mountain sits The Bakery Shoppe.
Did you skip breakfast? You could spend five bucks for a McDonald’s greasy number whatever or $2.25 on one of The Bakery Shoppe’s huge muffins, which are not only healthier but keep those lunch time hunger pangs away much longer.
A regular stop for many locals, the Bakery Shoppe could very well go unnoticed by passers by because even though a sign just off of U.S. 2 alerts you to it’s presence, the traffic through downtown Iron Mountain can be a little busy at times which doesn’t give you much time to check out local businesses.
The bakery rests in one side of a little two-unit brick building and the welcoming interior is is decked out with photos of Iron Mountain’s past. (Did you know that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison used to hang out in the U.P.?)
In typical bakery style, a glass case filled to the brim with tasty treats lies in waiting as you pass through the breezeway.
A friendly staff member is always prompt to take your order and if there happens to be a small line, pass a few moments by scoping out the aforementioned photo wall. It’s covered with photos of Iron Mountain from days gone by. (My favorite is of Ford, Firestone, and Kingsford and Edison, circa 1920’s)
The Bakery Shoppe is one of my regular stops. Sometimes I “accidentally” skip breakfast at home so I can pop in and grab a giant muffin or raspberry scone. My wife is partial to their bear claws and fruit tarts. Good stuff!
Try the muffins. Try the bread. Try the sandwiches. Everything is excellent and fresh coffee is available in carafes.
To see more photos of The Bakery Shoppe and their tasty treats, click here to visit my Facebook page and browse to the “The Bakery Shoppe” photo album. (You’ll have to “like” the page first if you haven’t already)
Bottom Line: If you like baked goods you should definitely swing into The Bakery Shoppe when in Iron Mountain for some fresh bread or a tasty treat.
Location: 700 River Ave. Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Phone: (906) 774-5000
Other things to note: The Bakery Shoppe also sells cakes, homemade BBQ sauce, and excellent sandwiches.
To see the Bakery Shoppe’s location on my map of the Upper Peninsula, click here.