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Located in the heart of Spring Lake, the Village Baker is a purveyor of cozy dining and relaxing fun.

Photos by Todd Johnson


The Village Baker opened July 2011 with Sara Rathbun & Oran Rankin serving locally sourced homemade baked goods. Our founders wanted to create an eclectic atmosphere that would bring our community together through delectable dishes and casual dining.  Since then, our chefs have been serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.

The Village Baker's interior, filled with second hand and hip sensibilities, was pieced together by Sara herself and reflects the beautiful and romantic style of our surrounding area. The restaurant offers choices of comforting custom pizzas, perfectly unique bread options, and memorable sandwich combinations. Spanning across menus that delve into breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you'll be sure to find exactly what you were looking for in a small town restaurant.



(616) 935-7312



617 East Savidge Street
Spring Lake, MI 49456



Mon: Closed

Tues - Thurs: 7am - 9pm

Fri 7am - 10pm

Sat: 7am - 9pm

Sun: 8am - 8pm

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Village Baker

617 East Savidge Street
Spring Lake, MI, 49456


The Baker's Wife

107 Washington Ave
Grand Haven, MI, 49417


Village Appetite 

Our passion to unite the community has grown over the years and in 2013 we decided on a great way to bring us together. That idea was to create a city wide publication that keeps us involved with local business. You'll find enticing articles on real estate, music, events, and of course the latest and greatest at the Village Baker. If you want to catch up, just click on any of the magazines below to recap the years!

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General information

This year, Oran and Sara have decided to share some favorite Bavarian traditions with an Oktoberfest weekend Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th and they invite you to come!

There will be a $4 cover charge for adults and $1 cover charge for children to offset the entertainment costs. There will be German musicians playing alphorns, two bands - Akkordeon and Friends, and Ein Prosit - and the Spring Lake vocal ensemble will be singing Deutche Lieder.

German cuisine and Village Baker pretzels will be sold a la carte. A pancake breakfast on Saturday morning wills start off the day by blending American and German traditions.

Please visit our Facebook event here for all of the latest information!

Friday Schedule

𝟓𝐩𝐦 - 𝟏𝟏𝐩𝐦
Inside Table Service (Reservations Welcome)
Outside Open Seating

𝟓𝐩𝐦 - 𝟏𝟏𝐩𝐦 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐤𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 (“hike” 1/2 mile) from All Shores Wesleyan Church parking lot to Village Baker and receive a free “Volksmarch” button! One button per hiker! Or take the 12 passenger shuttle to the Oktoberfest.

𝐁𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐤𝐤𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬, a group of musicians from Western Michigan and Northwest Indiana who get together to play traditional German music as a small group. This is modeled after a tradition in small German communities, where local musicians simply gather around a table in a local restaurant for a "Musikantenstammtisch", with whatever instruments they happen to have. The music includes German and Austrian tunes, with an occasional American polka thrown in.

𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐧𝐮: Pretzels and Beer Cheese, Bratwurst on a bun with Saurkraut, Currywurst mit Brötchen, Grilled Pastrami Pretzel Sandwich, Grilled Reuben on Rye, Classic Burger or Baby Burger, Black Forest Sandwich, all served with sides including hot German Potato Salad. We will also be serving our entire Pizza Menu.

𝐀𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐁𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞: Weihenstephaner Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen and Kristall Beers, Hacker-Pschorr Weissbier, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Jägermeister, Villa Wolf Pinot Noir and Gewürtztraminer, Selbach Riesling and Kruger Rumpf Riesling Trochen (dry) 𝟗𝐩𝐦 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭

𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐬: Nutella Hot Cocoa, Hot Cider Chai and Apple Cider

𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞: Apple Turnovers, Black Forrest Cake,
Gingerbread and Snickerdoodle Cookies, Apple Pies, Nutella-filled chocolate cupcakes and Ice Box Brand German’s Chocolate Cake Ice Cream Bars.

Saturday schedule

𝟖:𝟎𝟎𝐚𝐦 - 𝟏𝟏:𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦
Table Service Inside - Festival Style Outside

𝟖:𝟎𝟎𝐚𝐦 - 𝟏𝟏𝐩𝐦 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐤𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 (“hike” 1/2 mile) from All Shores Wesleyan Church parking lot to Village Baker and receive a free “Volksmarch” button! One button per hiker! Or take the 12 passenger shuttle to the Oktoberfest.

𝟖:𝟎𝟎 - 𝟏𝟏:𝟑𝟎𝐚𝐦 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭 with Nutella Pancakes, Blueberry pancakes, Blueberry Granola Pancakes, Snickerdoodle Pancakes, Kartoffelpuffer (German Potato Pancakes), German Sausage, scrambled eggs and home-made donuts.

𝟗:𝟑𝟎 𝐊-𝟗 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐝 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 with K-9 Andy and Deputy Busse. See how smart a shepherd can be!

𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐡’𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐤𝐚 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 for kids (of all ages)

𝟏𝟏:𝟑𝟎 𝐕𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 offering the German menu listed on the Friday night schedule.

𝟏𝟏:𝟎𝟎 - 𝟒:𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐋𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐕𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐄𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐤𝐤𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 a𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐬. The Spring Lake Vocal Ensemble will sing Deutsche Lieder - Sings to Include: Ein Prosit Der Gemütlichkeit, Muss i denn, Edelweiss, Sweet Caroline, The Happy Wanderer ( Val de Ri, Val de Ra ) and the German National Anthem. Akkordeon and Friends will play the Alpenhorns, accordions and other traditional German instruments. Practice what you learned in Steph’s Steps polka classes with Polka tunes and raise your glasses and swing to Ein Prosit!

𝟒:𝟑𝟎 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 - anyone can join!

𝟓:𝟎𝟎-𝟖:𝟎𝟎 𝐄𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭, a 35 piece Traditional German Band that plays Marches, Polkas, Schottisches & Waltzes

𝟗:𝟎𝟎 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝

𝟏𝟏:𝟎𝟎 𝐀𝐜𝐡𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐠!!! 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 at 11pm both nights due to a local noise ordinance! Danke!