Reviews of Fresh Start Café and Bakery (Bakery)

24 N Sandusky St, Delaware, OH 43015, United States

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Here you will see the reviews of real people who use the services and products of Fresh Start Café and Bakery (Bakery) around Ohio area.

At the present the business gets a score of 4.7 out of 5 and this score has been calculated on 174 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Fresh Start Café and Bakery IN Ohio

Joshua Kinney

abby johnston

Great place. They have really wonderful Cakes. Service is always friendly and they never mind making a fresh pot a decaf if needed. Coffee is always piping hot and fresh.

Adrianne White

Scones, doughnuts, muffins,cookies,savoury pull apart.....they are all fantastic! Coffee is always fresh and many to choose from. Gluten Free Friendly and delicious. Thank you for coming to Delaware.

Irena Eckard

The drinks are okay, nothing special, but where this place really shines is the baked goods. Nothing is frozen or pre-made, it's all baked in-house and it is all AMAZING. Seriously, I am usually a person who can't stand baked goods and rarely even eat bread, but everything I have gotten from the Fresh Start has been delicious. Light, flaky pastries, moist and delicious cupcakes, cinnamon rolls... oh my god, the cinnamon rolls... My mom's a big fan of their quiches. My favorites are the danishes and the 'poptarts' (which are to normal poptarts like filet mignon is to a fast food burger patty). This place is perfect for a quick and delicious breakfast, and the staff have always been friendly too!

Juan Hofmann

Jeff Kreider

Come I almost every Sunday, coffee and other drinks are always great. Tried at least a dozen different bakery items from sweets to breads and enjoyed every bite. Some of the best pastries I have had since spending a week in France. On top of the great food is the excellent friendly service. I'm ways greater with a friendly smile.

Jill Staley

Participated in the beginners cake decorating class. Fun time with friends.

Kayla Fathbruckner

Kristina Sossa

This is a great local bakery, I can't believe I haven't visit sooner! I appreciate that they open early so I can run in a grab treats before work. My team love the cupcakes (red velvet, banana and vanilla) and my supervisor loved the sour cherry pastry. The staff was very friendly and laid back. I will definitely be back and I highly recommend them! Plus-- they sell reusable glass straws that are locally made.

Michele Hunter

excellent coffee

Cindy Hynes

Always fresh, delicious & new flavors! Can't really pick one fav from the bakery case - I have too many!

Andres Rosario

Kaylee Berard

Kris LoFrumento

Jacqueline Telljohann

We stopped here in a cold day to get something warm to drink. I got a slice of peanut butter pie and a chai tea latte with caramel walnut. The peanut butter pie was delicious! The chai tea latte was ok, but I probably should have just gotten a normal one because it was easy too sweet. I would come back again if I were in the area.

chelsea malone

Super rich goodness! Everything is amazing and fresh! Staff is of course always friendly!

Tammy Mcwherter

Amazing place and great people and desserts


Lauren Dariano

Debbie Wells

Jon Kelley

Courtney Stephens

Their buckeye bars are to die for!

Michael Weiler

Dakota Frye

Great bucket ball was very freindly

Kayleigh Buck

Alyse Small

Sean Hughes

Zackary Yarbrough

Stephanie B

Michael Baird

Lynn Wallace

Great gluten free choices!

Abigail Horvat

It's not often that you find a place that takes suggestions into account and immediately accommodates you. I suggested they offer almond milk as an option and within the week it was available. Incredible service, great coffee and tea and amazing food-- try the pull apart scones!

Julie Miller

J Bourne

One of the best places for coffee, pastries, muffins, and breads in central Ohio.

Ryan Matchack

I haven't had one thing there that wasn't amazing!

Rose Klockner

Nice little cafe and bakery. Stopped because they were featuring a friends photos. Coffee was great and I enjoyed the power bar I ate.

Big Diesel

Paul Wittkopf

Great service great baked goods

Tony Stemen

I work from home full-time, and happened to visit fresh start while visiting a co-worker who lives in Delaware, OH. Short Review: I love this place and will definitely visit again! Detailed Review: Fresh Start had a great combination of comfortable and office-type seating. My favorite part of the seating is that they have a front area and a back area that is away from the sounds of a coffee shop. I was able to sit in the back and participate in business calls without too much noise. The wi-fi was very reliable with no disconnection, and although the music was a bit loud for my taste, it was not disruptive. The customer service was great. The young woman who waited on me at the front gave great information about the place and what they had to offer. She greeted me with a smile every time I walked past, and was always willing to help. The food options were great. I am gluten-free, and they had several "gluten friendly" options. In addition, they had plenty of regular pastry options. It was nice to see that they recognize gluten-free needs in our culture, and had several pastry options. Coffee was great - and had a good, robust taste. Overall a great experience, and I would recommend highly. I will definitely visit again when I am in town.

Jessica Lynn

Great place, love their food!


Great local place for coffee, fresh made pastries, breads and donuts.

Eric Hineline

Timothy McQuone

Zachary Varga

Cindy Chronister

Great foodies..great customer service. Will be back again

Emily H

Sarah McCloskey

Zara Soliday

Whittney Mahle

Ashley Johnson

Donna Hofmann

Great coffee. Nice baked goods. Even a few gluten free items. I've stopped in several times.

Janet Carleton

Great coffee and great service.

gamer duod

efrain fernandez

Joshua Bates

Jim Redwolfe

Charlie Held

Ashley DePizzo

Great staff. They were super nice to my kids and knowledgeable about their baked goods.

David Morris

Sonnie Frazier

Alex Podolsky

Very nice. Great iced coffee. Great muffins.

Frank B

Stumbled onto this place. Amazing pastries!

Diane Vance

Best bakery in Delaware and Columbus as far as I am concerned! I have been going there since it opened and I have never tasted anything I didn't like.

Paul Fayad

Nice close to home quick bite to eat.

kristie triplett

Edward Horn

great cold brew coffee

Sarah Heath

Heidi Stepp

we enjoyed a delicious tiramisu cruffin. it was light and fluffy with a perfectly paired cream! we also had their crimson cup coffee which was great! staff was very kind as well especially for us walking in close to close. cant wait to try more pastries!

Ben Carlson

Tamara Williams

Foodgasim, even the coffee is great too. Get there early for their cinnamon rolls or hot doughnuts. Family owned and always welcoming and nice. Happy we have them

Joel Rowe

Luv this place,great deserts,great ice coffee,friendly service.

Lawrence Ray

No refills!

Zach Rowland

Good coffee. Good service!

Taekyung Lee

Shannon Sharrock

Fabulous service every time I come here, and they're made from scratch muffins are absolutely wonderful. My kids love all of their desserts and pastries as well

Rebecca Crysler

D Jay

Favorite for delicious pastries and muffins in the morning

Carla Conner

Friendly staff. Amazing pastries! Definitely coming back. If you are in Delaware County this is a must visit.

Jordan Allison

Abby G

THE BEST donuts I have ever had!

Tiffany Smith

Patty Gigliotti

I stopped in today for the first time, pineapple upside down cinnamon was delicious! I will definitely be back!

Caroline Culbert

Great coffee with dynamite pastries (both savory and sweet) and the staff is super friendly. One of my favorite places!

Benjamin Cerda

brent Davis

Dana Dicke

Fantastic coffee and treats. Love it

Patient Farmer

Considering the warm logo & fresh baked greatness the store feels "1960's"? with plastic & metal. The barista did a fenominal job frothing my soy cap without scolding it! $$

Michal Catari

Rosie H

Very nice people. Frozen Mocha was actually frozen, unlike Frappuccinos that are usually a watery mess. Unique food finds, too! Bacon, Onion and Swiss Scones, Pepperoni Rolls, Blueberry Danish with whole blueberries on top! First time here, and I'm in love! Oh... And the best part...Clean restroom!

Maria Vonada

Delicious coffee. I could even drink it black and it was not bitter. Wow. I could lose weight!!! Oh, then there are the pastries. They are rich and creamy. Worth every calorie. I had to taste them before I could serve them to me friends.

Nick Daughenbaugh

Loretta Harding

Angie Rey

People are generally nice but service is slow and unorganized. Lady cut in front of me with a laundry list of drinks to make and no one working there said anything. I had to get to work so I left. Thx.

Emily Logan

Nick Brown

Melissa L

Jennifer Schulman

Carrie Swanson

This is my first visit to Fresh Start, but definetly not my last. I wanted to try something savory and sweet, so I started with a spinach feta muffin. Light and very flavorful!! Melt in your mouth tender. The cream cheese cinnamon roll was my sweet choice. Yummy cinnamon goodness. I would surely order one (if not both) of these again, if only there weren't so many other delicious looking options for next time. I finished with a peppermint latte....flavorful and frothy. All of the staff seems really friendly and knowledgable about the products. Fresh Start is well worth the visit, you will not be disappointed!

Hannah R

Mary Kleman


Joe Shalosky

I love their cinnamon rolls. Their options for coffee is wonderful.

John Radabaugh

I don't know if the beverages are better than the baked goods, or if the baked goods are better than the beverages. Either way it's a sure bet.

Danielle Mari Filas

Delicious and varied baked goods with friendly service.

Joe Nelson

Haven't had a pastry I didn't love.

Michaela Decker

Great coffee

Chris Fink

Love this little bakery! Their spinach bread on Saturdays is fantastic. I like to get a loaf and then walk a few stores down to the Greater Gouda and get some cheese to go with it. The spinach feta roll is also scrumptious. They also have a space in the back with tables, chairs, and a skylight that is great to get some work done (they have wifi).

Joshua Morris

Great pastries! I stop here once or twice a week.

Anthony Elkins

Ry Pina

Great little bakery spot w/ a cute sitting area in the back & in the front to enjoy your pastry & drink also has local photographer's art hanging on the wall. Which is also for sale. They have an open viewing area of the bakery where 3 lovely looking ladies do the baking. I enjoyed my time there. The French toast bake & the chilled hot chocolate was delicious along w/ the strawberry smoothie which was probably the best I have ever had! It was so berry filled. After eating & getting the smoothie to go I walked around since it was a nice day & had the most lovely time w/ my date just walking around enjoying the neighborhood. There were a few antique shops that I popped into that were also as nice. Once again a nice thing to do & enjoy on a lovely day w/ someone or just yourself

sharee sanders

Dustin Penry

Good food

Tim Prindle



Tony Riley

Fantastic pastries and edibles along with a delicious selection of fresh coffees.... Thoroughly enjoyed my visit

Collette Peugeot

Glorious pasteries galore!

Donald Gwilym II

Amazingly delicious treats made fresh on site! SO good!

Ashley Kittell

Katrena Kugler


I came in to get some cupcakes! I got two red velvet, a chocolate, and then a buckeye bar! When I got home I was very disappointed, the cupcakes were rock hard. They were so hard I question whether they were 2-3 days old... the icing was good on the red velvet cupcakes. The chocolate cupcakes icing was dry and rock hard, as well as the cake portion. Very dissapointed and will not be going back, not worth the 8$.

Zach Baird

Kendra Cole

Scott Nevel

Great coffee. They have a coffee club which gives you a new flavor coffee every month. Pastries change day to day and atmosphere is very calm.

Erica Wood

Jordan Jersild

Mike Watson

John Rutherford

The pastries and other food is always really good and extremely fresh. Standard coffee drinks but they use Crimson Cup coffee, local from Columbus, and I love that. The earl grey tea they have is also really good. Has a nice sweetness to it. Oh and to top it off every time I go in the staff is extremely nice and patient with me.

Zach Caldwell

Amazing staff, phenomenal food. You can tell everything you get was baked fresh that day. Went in every day for months and was never unsatisfied. If I could give more than 5 stars I absolutely would.

Christopher Laue

Some of the best pastries in town!


Very nice little Bakery with outstanding pastries. However, we walked past the place the first time and thought the store was vacant. It turned out to be the place next door to them. They really should have better signage to light up their window. Neon would be nice.

Mary Gray

Very good coffee

Anthony Smith

Melissa Bowman

eggrolls 4lunch

Always super friendly and the almond croissants are amazing.

Sparkle Britton

We love this bakery so much everything is great and the staff is awesome .

Regina Skidmore

Awesome coffee, great service, delicious baked goods and awesome fresh/healthy choices!

Susan Rickman

Tasty, clean, friendly, polite!

Crystal James

Suzanne Zonner

Great service and oh the cinnamon rolls

Jubilee Hunt

I didn't order here as it was very busy and very disorganized. It looked like a good variety of drink choices, but the "donuts" were mostly just cinnamon buns with various toppings.


It's been a long time since I've had an actual real cappuccino! You know the kind with ACTUAL MILK FROTH! Wow was it good. And the sweets wow again. I was just in the mood to support a downtown business and glad I did. Love living near downtown delaware because of businesses like this.

Dawn Clegg

Staff is awesome. They're super friendly and even recognize my children when we come in, not just the adults ordering. I love bringing my family to the local joints!

Leslie Geissler

Pastries are made on site daily. Local art displayed. Crimson cup coffee.

Mikayla Gregory

The bakers, baristas, and owners strive for excellence. Their vision for serving the people of Delaware and their passion for watching downtown thrive is just stellar. You won't find another group of people more passionate about their city! We visit a couple times a week and always leave happy and well fed!

Bethany George

OMGosh what a cool bakery! Bright and welcoming with SO many delicious pastry options. All made in house every day. Clean. And so many places to sit and catch up with friends. Be sure to see the photo art hanging on the walls by a local photographer. And say hi to Todd the owner, super nice guy.

Sarah Lester

Thank you for the awesome cookies for the Pacer golf banquet!! DELICIOUS

Amy Suggars

Megan P

Friendly. Clean lines in the atmospheric design. Doesn't make you reek of coffee when you are hanging out there. ALL THE BAKERY ITEMS ARE MADE IN HOUSE, FRESH, AND FROM SCRATCH. Get here and buy this stuff. Nom nom nom.

Jake W

Michael C

I love the house made pastries and breads from here. The coffee is Crimson Cup which is a very good local roaster. They recently started making donuts and the peanut butter donut was to die for.

Kera Little

Mindi Ackermann

Great coffee! Friendly atmosphere!

Brittany Sinzinger

Such a friendly and cozy place!

Trent Montgomery

Stephen Koval

The buckeye bars and shortbread cookies are delicious. Also, they bake wonderful gluten free garlic, asiago and spinach bread and gluten free white bread. They are so friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant..

Jason Klear

Curtis Marsch

Ryan Rosenberger

Great staff, great coffee, and great bakery.

Taylor Sutherland

Kelsey Scott

Very talented bakers and love their teas. They make a wicked London Fog and have a stellar catering business on the side.

Ryan Slattery

Rick Vance

Janet Alsup

The service and coffee - wonderful and fantastic variety of baked goods.

Rylee Hankins

Excellent staff, they seen to know a lot about the place and products. I LOVE the iced chia latte!!! Wish this place was a chain!

Allyson Wojnoski

Map Cat

Despite what some reviewers and the owner say, this bakery does not offer doughnuts. Everything I saw looked fresh and delicious, however, and the staff were friendly.

Matthew Wester

Great food and service

Lynn Sullivan

Nice staff. Good iced coffee

Nathan Shireman

Always a friendly place. If you are looking for something unique, try the hidden menu item of lemonade with a shot of espresso. I kid you not... it’s good!

Adam Kumpf

Scott Salsman

damien brady

2nd good as the last. PB pie was delectable and the scones were warm and scrumptious. Any visit to Delaware, OH, should include a stop to Fresh Start Cafe'. BUT! Get there early for the best selection.


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