Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana


Follow the scent of pastry goodness to Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana!

This Jasper County bakery also boasts a soup and salad bar.

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana

Open at 5 AM, farmers in the off-season congregate. little Indiana and family, however, didn’t arrive quite that early! We were on the hunt for donuts and coffee–and lots of it!

Luckily for us, Clauss Bakery and Cafe had plenty of them. Long Johns, Bear Claws, Danishes, coffee cake, Cinnamon Twists, and more, well, we took our time in deciding.

I went with a Blueberry Donut, my husband, Jeremy, had a Cinnamon Twist, and Kid #1 had a few Doughnut Holes.

Rensselaer, Indiana Bakery

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana Cookies

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana Cookies


Like any good Indiana bakery, they’ve got more than doughnuts and pastries! We browsed the glass cases, drooling over the goodies inside.

Kid #1 was all about the cookies. What fun seasonal cookie designs! That day they had smiley faces, but I’ve heard that they change their design to go along with the season.

Word on the street has it that this is the go-to place in town for cakes. Don’t you just love a good bakery?

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Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana Doughnuts

Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana Doughnuts


Since we arrived a bit late, we were able to see Clauss Bakery and Cafe in Rensselaer, Indiana get ready for the lunch crowd. I’ve had the pleasure of having a Mushroom and Sausage Soup from them.

I should have grabbed a bag of rolls–they looked so good! But you know me. I was distracted by all the sweet stuff! Next time, next time.

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Clauss Bakery and Cafe
110 W Washington Street
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
219.866.7970

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