The following are some of our signature pastries and other fare (with a brief description) that are commonly found at our MAIN STORE: Jane's Bagels: Jane Blystone, of Harvest Moon fame and now joint proprietor (with her husband Joe) of Blystone Farms in Canal Winchester, is the mastermind behind our wunderbar begals! She concocts several famous varieties that include: Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, Asiago Cheese, Tomato Basil, Jalapeno, Spinach, & Everything. They are quite popular and well known locally. You can call in a special order anytime by contacting us at 614-837-8837.
über Cinnamon Schnecken
Schnecken!? What is schnecken you ask... Well the word schnecken in German translates to snail - so these are snail shaped pastries or what became known as the ever popular cinnamon roll here in America (yes - our cinnamon rolls that we know and love are German schnecken) These ENORMOUS 6oz. monsters were inspired by the large cinnamon schnecken that Herr Joseph enjoyed in Germany. They are truly unreal!
Inspired by the many fruit topped schecken enjoyed all throughout Germany.
(German: Apfelstrudel) is a traditional Viennese strudel, a popular pastry in Austria, Germany, and in many countries in Europe that once belonged to the Austro-Hungarian empire (18671918). Apple Strudel is a speciality of Austria and Bavaria and it is known worldwide. Its filling is made from chopped apples. Strudel is related to the Ottoman Empire's pastry baklava, and came to Austria via Turkish to Hungarian and then Hungarian to Austrian cuisine.
A Berliner Pfannkuchen (also called Berliner Ballen or Krapfen in Germany, bombolone in Italy, Berlinerbol in the Netherlands, and bismark in Canada and parts of the United States) is a predominantly German and Central European doughnut (without a central hole) made from sweet yeast dough fried in fat or oil, with a marmalade or jam filling and usually icing, powdered sugar or conventional sugar on top. They are sometimes made with chocolate, custard, mocha, or fruit filling, or with no filling at all. Today they can be purchased throughout the year, but their origin was a special pastry for New Year's Eve. In Berlin it is a common joke at a New Year's Eve party to offer one Pfannkuchen filled with mustard.
Much like the Apple Strudel above, this variation is infused with maple and pecans - making a wunderbar combination of flavor.
Windbeutel (Bavarian Cream Puff)
Popular Bavarian treat that is a puff pastry filled with Bavarian cream.
Our rendition of the faddish and currently popular "cakeball". Umlauts are the double dot punctuation in Germanic languages found over vowels (and in our logo). They have come to be known by most Americans in pop culture as a German aesthetic fixture in print or writing. Anything that is seen with umlauts is instantly associated by Americans to be of German association. Therefore, we "ran with it", as they say: our logo, which is not technically grammatically correct - takes advantage of the pop culture association of umlauts and Germany - we chose the design not only because of this association and aesthetic appeal, but because of THIS very candied treat! Our Umlauts are a secret cake concoction that is dipped in an irresistible dark or white chocolate. They are one of our signature items (for obvious reasons).
a Scandinavian pastry, it is actually a Nordic variety of pretzel (believe it or not), which arrived with Roman Catholic monks in the 13th century, especially in Denmark. It developed further into several kinds of sweet, salty or filled pastries. Our Kringles are hand-rolled from Danish pastry dough (wienerbrød dough). Many layers of the flaky dough are layered, then shaped in an oval. After filling with fruit, nut, or other flavor combinations, the pastry is baked and iced. Racine, Wisconsin, has historically been a center of Danish-American culture and the home of the American rendition of the Kringle.
A pocket style Austrian pastry with cheese (topfen) or fruit (obst).
Kaffee-Kuchen & Streusel Kuchen
Sweet bread coffee cakes (or tortes) that are popular during "coffee time" in the early afternoon all throughout Germany.
A staple of southern Germany - the pretzel is a timeless treat! There are numerous accounts on the origin of the looped pretzels, as well as the origin of the name; most agree that they have Christian backgrounds and were invented by monks. In Germany there are stories that pretzels were the invention of desperate bakers. The pretzel has been in use as an emblem of bakers and formerly their guilds in southern German areas since at least the 12th century. Within the Catholic Church, pretzels were regarded as having religious significance for both ingredients and shape. Pretzels made with a simple recipe using only flour and water could be eaten during Lent, when Christians were forbidden to eat eggs, lard, or dairy products such as milk and butter. As time passed, pretzels became associated with both Lent and Easter. Pretzels were hidden on Easter morning just as eggs are hidden today, and are particularly associated with Lent, fasting, and prayers before Easter.
traditional Italian (Italian?! - remember, we are European) waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring (often vanilla, anise, or lemon zest). Pizzelle were originally made in the Abruzzo region of south-central Italy. The name comes from the Italian word for "round" and "flat" (pizze); this is also the meaning of the word pizza. Many other cultures have developed a pizzelle-type cookie as part of their culture (for example, the Norwegian Krumkake). It is known to be one of the oldest cookies, and is believed to have developed from the ancient Roman crustulum. Pizzelle are known as ferratelle in the Lazio region of Italy.
Das Autobahn DRIVE-THRU service
Ja!!! WE HAVE A DRIVE-THRU SERVICE that we aptly call Das Autobahn!
Call us ahead of time at (614)837-8837 and we will have your order waiting for you in our drive-thru lane (Strawberry Alley at our side door). WE OPEN WEEKDAYS AT 6am! Stay in your car as we get you your favorite Das Kaffee fare!
German Language Classes:
We host conversational German language classes every Thursday at 7:00pm for ALL of our customers (no matter what your level of German literacy).
The classes are produced and directed by GERMAN READERS LLC.
Gerhard Maroscher, the President of German Readers LLC, conducts each session.
Their teaching style is unmatched anywhere in central Ohio.
Please contact us to make sure a class is currently taking place the week in which you are interested.
Remember ALL ARE WELCOME and may start ANY WEEK of the course!
You may also contact Herr Maroscher directly via PHONE: 740.477.2420 or E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a nominal fee for each class - a free gift is offered for payment in full up front at the start of each semester!
We are currently in the WINTER SEMESTER course.
We can cater ANY event with a very wide variety of European cuisines or just Kaffee & Gebäck- call us at 614.837.8837 for more information!
We offer our beautiful KaffeeHaüs for rent ($35/hr) for ANY occasion
just contact us at 614.837.8837 for more information.
If you are a church group
you can use the space kostenlos (for free!). Just call Herr Joseph for more information!
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
A real Kaffee Blitzkrieg (coffee lightning strike) hits Ohio - an absolute event horizon of European Coffeehouses... Das KaffeeHaus von Frau Burkhart - Europäisches KaffeeHaus und Gebäck (European Coffeehouse and Pastries). Frau Burkhart brings the "real" coffee house feel and format from Germany and re-invents the modern American coffee house - shaking the current American coffee establishment to its core!