This is the bakery of your childhood, or your parent’s childhood, or maybe even your grandparent’s childhood. One filled with yeasty bread, coffee cakes, danish, donuts, and cookies like little time machines, made from recipes that have endured for generations. Amid those familiar smells, shapes, and tastes, it’s easy to slip for a moment into the past and smile. Because who was ever unhappy eating 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 bakery is the main event here, 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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