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Rhodes Family Bakery

by Chris Schroder

Atlantans who regularly enjoy sweets from Rhodes Family Bakery have the Stock Market Crash of 1929 to thank. During the Great Depression, Magdaline Rhodes started selling baked goods out of her home.

The cakes and cookies were an instant success. While most businesses across the nation struggled, Mrs. Rhodes’ flourished. The Rhodes family opened a store in 1934 on Piedmont Road. After relocating to Cheshire Bridge Road in 1953, it became the first freestanding bakery in the Southeast. A second location opened in Roswell in 1997.

Mrs. Rhodes’ original recipes can still be enjoyed at either Rhodes Family Bakery location.

Mark C. McDonald, Georgia Trust

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Lydia June 5, 2015 - 7:45 pm

Just the thought of their petit fours, caramel cake or cheese straws makes me want to jump in my car and pay them a visit. Thanks for the many birthday and special occasion cakes over the last 35 years of my life. The Best!

Sandra Jones June 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm

been enjoying their baked goods for 40 years. Yum Yum

Sumner Waite III June 10, 2015 - 10:37 pm

Growing up in Buckhead me and my twin sister enjoyed Rhodes birthday cakes from there for years, and the icing after a night in the fridge was the best!

Sandra Jones June 10, 2015 - 11:21 pm

Best bakery ever. Have bought cakes and pastries and ohhhh those cheese straws. Have bought Birthda cakes shower cakes petit fours for over 40 years

Anne June 12, 2015 - 4:03 am

We didn’t go to Rhodes Bakery, we went to “Mrs. Rhodes”, and she was usually there, doing the cash register.


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