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Biff’s Pioneer House Bakery and Restaurant in Mooresville, Indiana

By Jessicanunemaker @JessNunemaker
Biff's Pioneer House Bakery and Cafe in Mooresville, Indiana

Biff’s Pioneer House Bakery and Cafe in Mooresville, Indiana

You would never guess that Biff’s Pioneer House Bakery and Restaurant in Mooresville, Indiana was the start of something very, very good!

Every small business hopes for longevity. Unfortunately, many don’t achieve the long run or the type of fame that comes with creating a bakery item like this Morgan County bakery.

Biff’s Pioneer House in Mooresville

Since 1956, this downtown bakery and cafe has been the local meeting place.

Serving breakfast and lunch, Biff’s is known for dishing out a delicious biscuits and gravy. In fact, people come from miles around for the stick to your ribs meal.

Locals come in, take “their” seats, and linger over cups of coffee. As in any small town cafe, the pot is always on. They share town gossip and discuss the big news of the day.

Just as they have had for the past  sixty years.

Mooresville, Indiana is Home of the Bismark

Biff's Pioneer House Bakery and Cafe in Mooresville, Indiana

Biff’s Pioneer House Bakery and Cafe in Mooresville, Indiana

As part of a larger group I didn’t have time for a full meal–but there is always time for the product that put Biff’s Pioneer House on the map. And, no, I don’t mean the biscuits and gravy (highly praised though they may be).

This small town bakery invented the Bismark! Those round, jelly or custard filled donuts without holes, yes, they were created right here! The owner’s father first made these mouth-watering pastries and now the family is carrying on the tradition.

Tutti Fruitti, a fruit and raisin roll, pineapple, peach, cherry, and apple are a few of the delectable flavors that customers will find lining these bakery cases!

Go There

Biff's Pioneer House Bakery and Cafe in Mooresville, Indiana

Biff’s Pioneer House Bakery and Cafe in Mooresville, Indiana

This is still a bakery, bismark famous or not, so expect awesome cakes (the banana cake looks particularly pretty) in addition to an assortment of cookies and other pastries. The hard part, as always, is deciding!

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Biff’s Pioneer House
14 E Main Street
Mooresville, Indiana 46158
317.834.3899

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