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Cafe Mozart German Bakery

by Hilton Kean Jones on November 15, 2008

in bakeries, coffee shops, Florida, FOOD, MUSIC, St. Petersburg

black bread

Cafe Mozart Bakery (6754 4th St N Saint Petersburg, FL 33702; 727-521-1333) has a long history and an excellent reputation in St. Petersburg. It’s a quality bakery. It’s difficult to discipline oneself to eat only small portions of their black bread—pictured above—which is marvelous. I can’t recommend this place and their baked goods highly enough. It’s unreservedly A+.

Here’s some typical recipes for schwarzbrot (black bread) so you can have an idea what’s in it: one at ifood.tv and one at recipesource.com. There are some unexpected ingredients: for instance, the dark chocolate, cider, and molasses, even though it’s a savory bread, not a sweet one. It must be the healthiest type bread there is.

Here’s a couple more German bread recipe links while we’re at it: these for a number of different types of German breads at germanways.com and these for German sourdough (sauerteig bread) starter at toytowngermany.com.

The Cafe Mozart isn’t just about breads, though. There’s a wide assortment of beverages, especially espresso, latte, and cappuccino, plus multiple danishes, cookies, muffins, tortes, cakes, desserts, strudels, and crumb cakes! There was a cherry cheese crumb cake beckoning to me whose wiles I’ve resisted…temporarily. Their hours are Tuesday — Saturday, 7 am til 3:30 pm, closed Sunday and Monday.

You know I couldn’t resist playing some Mozart for a Cafe Mozart post. Here’s my rendition of the second movement from the Mozart Piano Sonata No. 16 in C, K. 545, that we all learned when we were kids. Hope you enjoy it. Just click on the rightward-pointing triangle in the icon below and it should play automatically. It’s free and there’s nothing to download.


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Paul Ingham November 16, 2008 at 6:49 pm

I have a wonderful friend, Gisela Krueger, from Germany that has an up coming birthday. She speaks fondly of red velvet cake with REAL buttercream frosting (not like the Publix brand). Can you give me recommendations where I can purchase one next month?

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hkj November 16, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I’m not certain, but I would definitely call the folks at the Mozart Cafe. (Don’t forget, they’re closed today and Monday.) My guess is, that’s in their repertoire, but I don’t know for sure. As far as I know, they’re the only German bakery here in St. Pete, so if they don’t make it, I’m not sure where else to recommend.

All the best,
Hilton

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CuZZ Don November 18, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Hilton, I love your playing so much.You have such a way with the piano. Thanks for sharing your beautiful music with us. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Fondly, Joy

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Simple Meditation November 22, 2008 at 1:46 am

Excellent content and style…keep up the good work!

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ccrider February 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm

We used to have a Cafe Mozart up here in Kitchener, Ontario Canada that made some awesome cakes and treats. Do you have the same recipes? I would love to have one of their rockies. It is similar to a rum ball but built on a cookie base with a cream in the middle and looks like a miniature mountain, hence the name, rockie. We miss it up here and would love to have one that tastes just as good. Please let me know if I can get a recipe or a rockie sent to us. Thanks.

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august witt June 24, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I live in New York, do you ship your breads out to other states

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Hilton Kean Jones June 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm

You’ll need to contact the bakery directly. I’m just a food blogger who loves their bread! See the article for contact information. Thanks…!

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