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Guide to Shaughnessy's Bakery in Sibley, Iowa

Shaughnessy's Bakery in Sibley, Iowa probably isn't on your radar yet, but it totally should be! This locally-owned bakery about an hour and 15 minutes northwest of Sioux City has tasty donuts, pastries, cakes, pies and more and I'm excited to share the full details:

assorted donuts from Shaughnessy's provide a background to the post title graphic


Where is Shaughnessy's Bakery?

Shaughnessy's Bakery is located at 346 9th Street in Sibley, Iowa next to the Max Theatres. There is street parking in front of the bakery, in front of other 9th street businesses, and just around the corner. We accidentally visited right before they had a town parade, so most of the parking was taken, but we were able to park on a side street and just had a very short walk to the bakery. Shaughnessy's and the rest of Sibley's cute main street are all just off highway 60, right on the way from Sioux City to Worthington, MN and other points north.  It's about an hour and fifteen minutes west from Sioux Falls, SD or about 45 minutes east of Okoboji, IA.



Donuts, Cinnamon Rolls, and Breakfast Pastries at Shaughnessy's Bakery

donut counter at Shaughnessy's in Sibley
donut counter at Shaughnessy's Bakery in Sibley, late morning

Shaughnessy's Bakery serves a great variety of yeast raised donuts including cinnamon twists, long johns, and classic glazed or frosted donuts with sprinkles

chocolate cake donuts at Shaughnessy's Bakery
chocolate cake donut holes at Shaughnessy's
They also have donuts holes, and the day I went the flavor out was chocolate cake donuts. Shaughnessy's also sells cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, and apple fritters, plus other breakfast pastries like Danishes. They all looked so good! 

I ended up buying a box of chocolate cake donuts, a half-dozen assorted fresh donuts, plus a day-old apple fritter (they were out of fresh ones, but I really wanted to try some), and they were all so good, including the apple fritter. Their day-old fritters could seriously beat most places' fresh fritters. 

My favorite donut that I personally ate from Shaughnessy's Bakery was a blueberry bismark. I love jam and jelly filled donuts, but I've never had one with blueberry inside before! The apple fritter was also really good, and my kids gobbled down the classic donuts with chocolate and maple frosting and sprinkles. Everything we tried had a really light and airy texture, which is delightful but expected in the yeasted donuts, and surprised us in the best way when we bit into the cake donuts! I'm a pretty good cook but I don't even know what they could've done to make those cake donuts so delicious! I'll definitely have to research this mystery more next visit.

My only regret with the donuts from Shaughnessy's Bakery was that I didn't order more. Next time I visit on the way north, I will plan space in the car to bring some loaves and some leftover donuts with us to the lake in Minnesota!


Cakes, Pies, and More Baked Goods at Shaughnessy's 

croissants and loaves of bread at Shaughnessy's Bakery
croissants and loaves of homemade sandwwiche breads in various flavors
Shaughnessy's Bakery isn't just the best donuts in the Iowa/Minnesota border area near Sibley and Worthington. They also carry homemade bread items that would be great all day long. Some of the options on the day I visited included croissants, hamburger buns, dinner rolls, and loaves of bread including wheat sandwich bread, rye bread (this would be so good in a Reuben!) and more. And it all smelled so good. I will definitely buy some of this next time I'm there. Shaughnessy's Bakery also serves delicious baked goods ideal for desserts later in the day including homemade pies, cake, and cookies.

For More Information about Shaughnessy's Bakery

drink cooler at Shaughnessy's Bakery
drink cooler at Shaughnessy's Bakery

Shaughnessy's Bakery is open from 7am to 1pm on Tuesdays through Friday and from 7am to noon and 1pm to 2pm on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted. There is some seating inside the bakery, or you can take your order to go. To find out more and connect with Shaughnessy's Bakery, visit the Shaughnessy's Bakery Facebook page. Or give them a call at (712)754-4907.


Looking for donuts closer to Sioux City? Check out my Guide to the Best Donuts in Siouxland!

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