St. Pete Gems: Cafe Mozart, an authentic German bakery with a drive-thru window

St. Pete Gems: Cafe Mozart, an authentic German bakery with a drive-thru window

Exterior of a drive-thru German bakery

In this time of social distancing, drive thru restaurants have become an effective and sage way to get out of the house, enjoy a meal, and support a business in your community. One St. Pete bakery has had a drive thru window for decades, and it’s dishing out some of the best German baked goods you’ve every tried.

Cafe Mozart is a European cafe bakery with more than 40 years experience in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Their love of food is evident in every single decadent pastry. The independent business was started by the Hipl family, who moved to St. Pete from Switzerland in 1998.

Recipes learned in Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Baker Hipfl was born in Austria, this is also where he mastered his craft. He worked in bakeries in Austria, Germany and Switzerland before opening his own Bakery in Zermatt, Switzerland, and finally coming to Florida in 1998.

“All of our products are proudly made on the premises with only the finest ingredients, imported from Europe. We Add No Artificial Colors or Preservatives,” the owners note on the Cafe Mozart website.

This family bakes daily, so every artfully crafted pastry you see is prepared that day.


Experience the famous Apple Strudel 

The menu includes European breads, cakes and pastries. You’d do well to take home a famous Vienna Apple Strudel.

Other signature items include crescent cookies, chocolate horseshoe cookies, German black bread, giant soft pretzels, Black Forest torte, and huge cinnamon rolls.

Coffee is also on the menu here, because some pastries need to be dipped.

Cafe Mozart, 6754 4th Street North


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