In case you didn't know, today is a very special food holiday... it's National Brownie Day! After talking about brownies this morning, it got us thinking about some of the awesome bakeries we have here in the Corridor. We turned to Yelp to figure out the top-rated ones in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. Not all of these bakeries serve brownies, but they all have other delicious items on the menu! Here are the top three from Cedar Rapids:

Sykora Bakery

  • 73 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Baked goods include Kolaches, Strudl, Babovka, Houska, Koláčky, Šatečky, and more

Kathy's Pies

  • 616 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Baked goods include pie, cake, cheesecake, cookies, bars, scotcheroos, turnovers, caramel pecan rolls, cream cheese rolls, and more

Rustic Hearth Bakery

  • 3531 Mt Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids
  • Baked goods include bread, croissants, cinnamon rolls, cookies, pretzel rolls, pizza dough, donuts, monkey muffins, and more

 

If you live in the Iowa City area, here are the top three bakeries there, according to Yelp:

Deluxe Cakes & Pastries

  • 812 South Summit Street, Iowa City
  • Baked goods include baguettes, French pastries ,macarons, cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more

Iowa City Bakery & Mediterranean Grill

  • 230 E Benton St, Iowa City
  • Baked goods include Danishes, cookies, muffins, brownies, croissants, scones, cupcakes, macrons, cheesecake, and more

Tip Top Cakes

  • 708 5th St, Coralville
  • Baked goods include cakes, cupcakes, pastries, bread, cookies, muffins, donuts, and more

Other highly-rated bakeries here in the Corridor include Elida's Bakery, The Encounter Café, Molly's Cupcakes, That One Cupcake Place, Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery, and Sweetopia. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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