Jefferson Market

Review by: Michael Stern

Where once stood a small neighborhood grocery is now home to a compelling lunch/brunch bistro and bakery. Formerly known as Bake Shop Wedding Cakes, it still specializes in showstopping cakes for the Happiest Day of Your Life, but it also is a welcoming place to come for a sweet snack and a cup of coffee; and it has an inviting menu of such worldly dishes as paninis, vegan tacos, Thai soups, and root vegetable hash.

Love the pastries! A tall, triple-layer slice of red velvet cake is shockingly unsweet, all its sugar quotient carried by thick layers of boiled icing (not the typical cream cheese icing). A big brownie square is dark and indulgent — more cake than goo — and a well-nigh perfect companion to a cup of Ann Arbor’s Mighty Good Coffee. For me, the pecan pie bar is too sugary, being basically the filling of a pecan pie without the savory crust to balance its intensity.

Directions & Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

What To Eat

Red Velvet Cake

DISH
Brownie

DISH
Pecan Pie Bar

DISH
Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

DISH
Whoopie Pie

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Jefferson Market Recipes

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