12 Sweet Midwest Bakeries
Custer, South Dakota: Baker's Bakery and Cafe
This homey cafe has become a favorite in downtown Custer for its legendary caramel rolls and homemade breads and buns complementing soups, sandwiches and hearty breakfasts.
When people talk about Baker's, it's usually with a few groans and eye rolls. "It was huge!" they'll say about caramel rolls that feed more than one or the green-chile-smothered breakfast burrito that fills a plate.
The cafe is known for zippy tortilla soup, but often it's the simple addition of homemade breads and buns that made a typical lunch here something special.
If you don't have time for a bison burger or sandwich, carve out an early-afternoon coffee break for Baker's chunky, gooey turtle bars or summer berry stacks layered with fruit, a cream filling and a light crust (605/673-2253). - Lisa Meyers McClintick