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This Easter, Servatii is baking up something special. Our Bunny and Hen Eggs with Yellow Cake and Hand Dipped Fondant Icing!

APROpening Day

Hit a homerun with Servatii Pretzels and Cookies. Stop in at Fountain Square, Court Street, or Scripps for your Parade Treats!

APR3-11 Passover

Servatii Pastry has a long standing tradition producing the highest quality items for Passover. Matzoh Cakes and Tortes Start 3/30

About Servatii Pastry Shop

Wilhelm Gottenbusch, a German immigrant, came to the United States after traveling around the world on an international freighter. In 1963, Wilhelm opened his first bakery on Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park. In a one man shop, with a bakery in the back, he made a name for himself by focusing on one thing- quality. Focusing on the quality of his products, Wilhelm and his sons have expanded and grown over the last 50 years.

Wilhelm brought the traditions of his father and grandfather over from Muenster, Germany. His grandfather, George, started out driving a horse drawn wagon door to door selling his fresh baked goods. Wilhelm’s father, George, attended Germany’s most recognizable baking school and received his “Konditor Meister” status – Master Pastry Chef. His father opened Café Servatii, on Servatii Platz, in the heart of Muenster, Germany. Wilhelm followed in his father’s footsteps by earning his “Master Baker” status and starting his own business in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Wilhelm’s sons Gary and Greg have both apprenticed in Germany earning their journeyman status –Greg in pastry and Gary in baking. Gary continued in his father and grandfather’s footsteps by earning his Master Baker certification in 2001. In turn, the Gottenbusch’s have acquired some of the most talented bakers, decorators and pastry chefs in America. All together they work to uphold the values set forth by Wilhelm Gottenbusch 50 years ago.

“My brother Greg and I have an enormous sense of pride, joy and commitment. Carrying on the Legacy and principles that my father began this business with are still as important today as they were 50 years ago” -Gary Gottenbusch.

Recent News


Bockfest was a wonderful time this year. It seems that each year it is growing larger! Thank you to all who came our to enjoy the Cincinnati Brewery Tradition and Servatii Pretzels. We have some wonderful Pretzel Selfies and Photos from the event!

St. Patrick's Day

Lucky you if you stopped by to enjoy our St. Patrick's Day items! We can't wait til next year to get our Irish Soda Bread and Irish Whiskey Cake back!


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