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Important and Upcoming Dates or Events


APRPretzel Day

We're kind of a big deal on National Pretzel Day. Pretzel Sticks, 6oz Pretzels, 3lb Pretzels, 6lb Pretzels. Celebrate the Best!

MAYStar Wars Day

May the Servatii's Be With You! Elevate your Star Wars Day with our Cakes and Cookies! Fly on over to your local Servatii Pastry!

MayMother's Day

Your Mother deserves some special recongition. Place an order for one of our beautiful Basketweave Cakes today!

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

Opening Day

A wild and great time was had by all downtown Opening Day to support our Cincinnati Reds. Thanks to all who came by our downtown locations for our Pretzel Specials. Go Reds!

National Coffeecake Day

If you celebrated National Coffeecake Day, you now know that you can stop in at your local Servatii and pickup a Coffeecake for the office. Your co-workers will thank you!


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