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Dee Tabor Cole
· July 31, 2017
Their pastries are amazing.
I ordered two cakes for my granddaughters and they were decorated exactly how I envisioned - to a T. Family all commented on how good the cake was as well. I served their ...chicken salad and it was a huge hit. Van Hemerts aim to fully please their customers. See More
Melonie Dake Spear
· October 1, 2017
Courtney did the most amazing job on all the desserts for our daughters wedding. Dutch Oven has always been a favorite but the out did themselves this time. ���
Kelsey Kristine
· August 14, 2017
Hands down the best small town bakery with wonderful customer service. Grew up in Boone and I still make it in to the Ames location weekly and get their delicious cupcakes!
Brad Barakat
· September 29, 2017
Haven't been there in years but it's still the best donut and coffee place around
Jody Jensen
· July 20, 2017
Years ago I experienced "Dutch letters" while riding my bike across Iowa on RAGBRAI. Now on a car trip, I had to find a bakery with Dutch Letters. Van Hemert's Dutch Oven Bakery had exactly what soo...thed my soul. We sampled MANY of their pastries. The Dutch Letters were exactly as I remembered, and the other pastries added to the delight. We are now full and happy road-trippers. See More
Vickie Roach
· August 5, 2017
i'm kinda biased, as I manage the Ames bakery, but they are the best ... in product and service. Please stop in Ames or the Boone Bakery and try us , you'll like us really!
Gena Johnson
· August 17, 2017
My husband and I just moved to the Ames area and I am so impressed with this bakery. Amazing breakfast and lunch menus, coffee, staff and atmosphere. :)
Beth Carlson
· May 23, 2017
Wonderful Dutch bakery! Awesome almond horns-my favorite! The fruit danish rolls , specialty donuts, fancy cakes, beautiful pecan rolls, awesome coffee etc. They even have a great lunch menu! I can'...t say enough about them. Plus a friendly atmosphere! Do visit-you will not be disappointed!!! My mouth is already watering!!!! See More
Lynnette Moorman-Skinner
· June 28, 2016
I have loved donuts for ever.
Your donuts are the very best I have ever eaten. Your Dutch letters are delicious. Your Birdseye are amazing & like nothing I have ever found anywhere. I have tried to ...explain what they are like & even taken pictures, plus I bring a couple dozen back to Oregon every trip. The rest of the world.... well they are all truly missing out on the best donuts in the world.
☆ I'll be stuffing my face with these donuts in 2 weeks!
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Teal Wilson
· August 21, 2016
Mark and I met with Courtney to decide on our wedding cake. We wanted something simple, elegant, and tasty, and we got just that. We actually ended up getting a bigger cake than what we decided on the... first meeting. Come our special day, we had some faux flowers and leaves as well as a topper, and she also arranged those on for us without being asked. We had so many compliments on how delicious it was-- and while I guess there's this tradition where you are supposed to wait a year, freeze some of your cake, and eat it later.. That didn't happen. I could NOT just let it sit in the freezer :) Thanks again, Courtney-- you're a rockstar! See More
Marcy Roach
· December 5, 2017 rocked my white chocolate and peppermint latte today! Thanks!
Janis Berger
· August 30, 2017
One of my favorite coffee shops hope you never close food and service was excellent
Wills Evenski
· March 16, 2018
There chilly is yummy � it & there cookies is yummy too love it �
Megan Rose Stromer
· July 3, 2016
My grandparents live in Ames and getting treats at the Dutch Oven Bakery is a staple of visiting them. The raspberry tarts are so flavorful without being overly sweet, the almond horns are delicious ...and unique, and the Dutch letters are perfectly flaky. In addition to all your treats traveling well, they last a long time--definitely handy for grandparents mailing their granddaughters care packages. Thank you! See More
Becky Smit
· August 10, 2017
Great place to stop at while visiting yesterday in Boone!!!! Especially for my son, son to be and I... #dutch #donuts #bakery
Sarah Grace Hibbing
· June 4, 2015
Excellent quality food, pretty good coffee (I'm super picky with coffee) and nice, homey atmosphere. Their chicken salad sandwich was amazing. I mean, I don't even like chicken salad sandwiches. Not s...ure why I ordered it in light of that fact, but now I know I like chicken salad as long as it's from Dutch Oven! See More
Kendra Renae Walde
· September 10, 2017
They made my daughter the cutest, most delicious smash cake ever! HIGHLY RECOMMEND �
Michael Haynes
· July 12, 2015
Dutch Oven Bakery made our wedding cake and some Dutch letter pastries for our wedding on June 20th, 2015. Both were a big hit and there were no leftovers. The cake was very elegant and it had raspb...erry filling which made it extra delicious. Thank you again for the help and great service! See More
Jennifer Grant Bailey
· September 20, 2015
So I live in Arizona, but grew up in Boone, IA. Let's just say that my family knows that when I come home to visit, every morning for breakfast I will be having doughnuts at Dutch Oven Bakery. Every.... Single. Morning. I wish Facebook had a love button, and not just a like button. I think you get my drift... See More
Linda Danielson Hoffman
· April 30, 2017
Thanks Courtney! Our wedding cake was beautiful. Everyone raved how good the cake and cupcakes were. The peanut butter frosting was a huge hit. We had to hide a few to make sure we would get one.
Ashlie Hilsabeck
· August 19, 2017
Yum! Only donuts I'll eat � We love going there for a treat.
Courtney Pence Long
· June 28, 2017
Good is the best and the counter staff is amazing!
Susan Schnirring
· June 27, 2017
I was in town for work. Lunch was fantastic and so were the baked goods. And I loved the stroopwafel!
Daniel Wojcik
· December 13, 2013
This is a wonderful local bakery located in Boone, IA. The doughnuts are made daily. With a variety of cake doughnuts, to Oh Boys; from tarts to dutch letters. The Dutch Oven Bakery has a nice varie...ty to satisfy any visitor. See More
Tonya Kaye Williams
· April 30, 2017
Can't pass it up when I am in Ames or Boone!! Nothing like it in Ankeny, boo.
Danielle Godwin
· July 19, 2017
I love their food and their friendly service! Thank you Dutch Oven Bakery!
David Tucker
· June 13, 2017
Good treats, good coffee, excellent sandwiches and salads. Always see someone you know there. Clean and newly decorated. Very nice.
Katie Ehlert
· April 28, 2016
The donuts here got me through my pregnancy. They are the best in the Mid West.
Carol Swedberg Meyer
December 5, 2012
We ate lunch there today and it was all delicious. I loved your sloppy joe mixture! We bought a lot of bakery products to bring home with us, too! I wish that you had a location in Ankeny!
Manuel Acevedo II
· December 21, 2015
I was treated very rude when asking a question about the menu, there was no need for that treatment as it was a simple, polite question.
Kristen Morrison Udell
· February 11, 2015
Your Raspberry and Almond Tarts are to die for!!! (My husband gets them for me whenever he passes through Ames.)
Debbie Albright
· September 11, 2015
Delicious pastries and coffee! Love the small town feel and fun location!
Dan West
· May 1, 2016
I like going there people are friendly and I have always gotten good service
Windy Weston
· July 6, 2016
41 years never been disappointed! They are a wonderful bakery.
Chad Bennett
· January 28, 2017
Pretty good. It's no Jarsma of Pella, but it's good.
Kelley Harrigan Molitor
· June 5, 2015
Love it! A special treat for us.
Cindy Quillen Madden
· December 13, 2013
Great food, sweets, cappucinos, everything!!
Diana Kenda
February 23, 2012
I have heard great things about your baked delights. I hope to try some soon!
Maribeth Waldman
· December 7, 2013
Fabulous birthday cake!!! Thank you!
Garth Henderson
August 19, 2014
Had the most AMAZING morning with such a beautiful young best friends daughter. I know MARK KURTENBACH is looking down from heaven with tears of joy , always proud of you.....and so am I !!!
Homemade Divinity at the Dutch Oven Bakery
Denny's Homemade Peanut Brittle
Denny's Homemade Pecan Pie

If you haven't tried the Grilled Reuben at the Dutch Oven Bakery you're missing out!

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We love when customers bring us new and fun ideas for cakes! For more information on our cakes check out our website or give us a call. Feel free to call us or email us with your questions. When you're ready to place a cake order please call one of the decorators at whichever store you will be picking up your order at so that the decorators can get all of the information they need for your order. .... Boone: 515-432-9567 ...Ames: 515-232-9244


Merry Christmas from all of us at the Dutch Oven Bakery!

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Still trying to figure out what gifts to give to those special people in your life for the holidays? Our $1 and $5 Dutch Dollars are sure to put a smile on your family and friends' faces!

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Our made-from-scratch fruit cake is SO good! Reserve your holiday order now, Christmas is right around the corner!
BOONE: 515-432-9567
AMES: 515-232-9244

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Lots of activities going on this evening in downtown Boone! The Bakery will be OPEN LATE until the parade is over. Stop in for a hot chocolate or latte to keep you warm during the parade!

7pm: Holiday Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting on 8th Street

5pm-8pm: Soup Supper at the Boone History Museum...
$8 for adults, $5 for kids

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Don't waste time on baking when you could be hanging out with your family! Call one of our stores to place your Thanksgiving order, we're happy to help!
605 Story St., BOONE: 515-432-9567
219 Duff Ave., AMES: 515-232-9244

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You won't be seeing any Christmas cookies here before Thanksgiving... lets take it one holiday at a time! 😀 We are starting to bake a few of our holiday items. Heads up: this week the baker starts making his delicious homemade Peanut Brittle & Pecan Pie!!

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Don't forget to bring donuts to your Iowa State Homecoming Tailgate party! Call in your order ahead of time, or stop in the store! We're open bright and early!
219 Duff Ave., AMES: 515-232-9244
605 Story St., BOONE: 515-432-9567

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Join us at our Boone Bakery this evening for local artist Rich Abrahamson's YesterBoone exhibit. We will have cookies and coffee available and will stay open till 7pm.

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Show your team spirit on Wednesday, Sept. 6th here at the BOONE Bakery for WHO's SoundOFF Nation RVTV! They'll be broadcasting in front of the store 5am-7am. The first 200 customers to stop in will get one free ISU or IOWA sprinkled donut! Let's see which donut runs out first!

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There's still time to VOTE! We are currently in 5th place out of over 1,500 bakeries nationwide! Help us become the "Sweetest Bakery in America" by voting once a day every single day from each of your devices through July 31st.

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Courtney Van Lengen is with Terri Van Hemert at Van Hemert's Dutch Oven Bakery.

The best part of my Saturday is knowing all my wedding cakes made it safely to their cake table without me tripping while delivering them. I can breathe now. Flower & succulent credit: Nicolette's Etsy Shop #thesweettakes

Update: WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are currently in 9th place out of over 1,500 bakeries nationwide! Help us become the "Sweetest Bakery in America" by voting once a day every single day from each of your devices through July 31st. It's so easy! Just click the link below, click on Iowa, and then Van Hemert's Dutch Oven Bakery, then SUBMIT. Feel free to share this post with your family, co-workers and friends. Thank you!

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To be sure that we don't run out of your favorites, call one of our locations today to place your donut order in advance!
605 Story St., BOONE: 515-432-9567
219 Duff Ave., AMES: 515-232-9244

We are conveniently open bright and early Monday-Saturday at our Boone location at 5am and our Ames location at 6am for you to pick up your orders before you head to work or a special event. Our products are sure to impress at your next important meeting! If you would like to place an order for bake...