This is the bakery of your childhood, your parents’ childhood, or maybe even your grandparents’ childhood. One filled with yeasty bread, coffee cake, danish, donuts, and cookies like little time machines. A bakery unapologetically committed to recipes that have endured for generations. A cozy space filled with familiar smells, shapes, and tastes. And we’re here for it, because only happy memories accompany elephant ears and sprinkle donuts.

Opened in 1912, Harbert Swedish Bakery has operated under mother/daughter proprietors Luisa Mills and Vivian May since 2001. Arguably the most beloved hosts in the community, they continue to use the original Swedish recipes and techniques of the founders. While pastry is the main event, coffee and espresso get equal care. Stop in for a quick treat at the counter, or a bodacious spread to delight your crew.

Local Tip: When it’s time to explore other food groups, check out Luisa’s Café, Vivian’s cozy breakfast and lunch spot next door.


Harbert Swedish Bakery
13698 Red Arrow Highway
Harbert, MI 49115

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