Mills Bakery is a local bakery that specializes in fresh favorites made
daily. Whether it’s buns, donuts, butter cookies or pastries, Mills
Bakery knows the definition of delicious.
What? Mills Bakery offers a
host of delectable treats for its customers. In particular, the bakery
focuses on specialty cakes, wedding cakes and favors, children character
cakes and mouth-watering cupcakes. Mills Bakery has been in business
for more than 90 years with a fine reputation for making many old-time
favorites for many years.
Where? Mills Bakery can be
found in the heart of Wood-Ridge at 275 Valley Blvd.
Mills Bakery is open Monday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday from 6 a.m.
to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from
6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Why? Owner John “Johnny
Cakes” Cabrera started working at Mills Bakery at the age of 14, while
attending St. Joseph Regional High School. He washed pans and helped
with carious bakery chores. It was a busy time, especially since he
started the week before Thanksgiving. After one year, Cabrera started
making Mills’ famous brownies, from start to finish. While at John &
Wales in Providence, R.I., Cabrera continued to work at Mills during
the summer. He eventually became head chef of the Mirage Hotel in Las
Vegas at the age of 21. He had a staff of 45 and handled several
5,000-person dinners. After his Las Vegas venture, he moved back home to
find a bakery to operate. He went back to Mills and ran the bakery end
of the retail business for the past three years. He is now the proud
owner of Mills Bakery, a local business that prides itself on quality,
freshness, taste and customer service.
— For more information call 201-438-7690.