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Top Bakeries on Yelp: Helfer's, Hank's, McArthur's, Kolache, Companion and More

Have you tried any of these St. Louis area bakeries? What do you think of them? Did your favorite place make the list? Tell us below.

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Sites like Trip AdvisorAngie's List and Yelp help consumers make decisions on restaurants and various services based on what their neighbors are saying.

From looking for real photos of hotel rooms—to honest reviews of the most popular restaurants—these sites make it a little bit easier to decide. 

We are looking into great bakeries across the St. Louis area Patch sites this week. Your neighbors give their opinions on the food, wait staff, experience and overall appearance of locations around town and Yelp! generates a rating. 

Based on Yelp's most reviewed ranking, here are the top 20 bakery locations throughout all Patch towns in the St. Louis area.

1. 
Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe in University City
2.
 Foundation Grounds in Maplewod
3. 
La Bonne Bouchee in Creve Coeur
4. 
Companion in Clayton
5. 
Kolache Factory in Brentwood
6. 
Russell's Cafe and Bakery in Fenton
7. De lish Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe in Florissant  
8. 
McArthur's Bakery in Kirkwood
9. 
 The Bagel Factory in Creve Coeur
10. 
Hank's Cheesecakes in Richmond Heights
11. Grandma's Cookies in St. Charles
12. Cravings Gourmet Desserts in Webster Groves
13. Wei Hong Bakery in University City
14. Heaven Scent Bakery in O'Fallon
15. Clayton Bakery & Pastries in Des Peres
16. Great Harvest Bread Company in St. Charles
17. Slice of Heaven in Fenton
18. Tony's Donuts & Bakery in Hazelwood
19. Helfer's Pastries in Florissant
20. The Daily Bread Bakery & Cafe in Des Peres

Do you agree, or disagree with the Yelp list? Where is your favorite place to grab a slice of cake?
sharon Schiller September 24, 2013 at 08:47 AM
Yelp apparently didn't really narrow down the term "bakery." A bakery includes a place that cakes are made as well and a number of those listed do not even offer cakes or pies. McArthur's is extremely over priced. Helfer's is one of the few on the list that is a true bakery where they do everything not just one thing well. You can order a wedding cake at Helfer's hardly anyone else on that list will offer that. Love, love Helfers. Heaven Scent does cakes as well. Tony's does more of that as well.
steve b September 24, 2013 at 09:07 AM
Harter bakery in Arnold has the best cakes and pastries. Bar none.
kgfinder September 24, 2013 at 09:39 AM
How was Lubeley's Bakery let off this list.
TA Johnson September 24, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Ive never heard of any of these except McArthurs. McArthurs is a good bakery and go there but the best bakery is Harters bakery in Arnold. They both do cakes and donuts and pastries and cupcakes and cookies and are delish. Harters is my favorite and always will be. My daughters wedding cake was from harters and it was the best Ive ever tasted and we get all of our bday cakes from there. I live in south county but go to Harters in Arnold for all my cakes
Loretta Hughes September 24, 2013 at 03:42 PM
We love Federhofer's!!
Joan Carollo September 26, 2013 at 07:36 AM
Federhofer,s is a great South County Family Bakery I think it's part of the Doering,s Bakery that was in South City 60 years ago (Also one of the best Neighborhood Bakery,s)

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