Guglhupf is an innovative bakery, cafe and biergarten with a reputation for outstanding artisanship and attention to quality. We serve contemporary cuisine with a nod to our southern German roots, emphasizing local and seasonal ingredients.
Having grown up in Germany with farmer’s markets and an abundance of local food purveyors such as bakers, butchers, cheese shops, local farmers and green grocers, Claudia Kemmet-Cooper, Guglhupf’s co-founder and owner, learned early on that food was so much more than just sustenance. Meal times were communal, and foods were carefully sought out and prepared by the women in her family. As with many traditional southern German families, food was the center of any social event or gathering. Food also acted as a measure of one’s hospitality, sometimes igniting competitive spirits among the hosts that could be frightful to any unsuspecting guest as they would obediently nod to the “oh, you must try my…”.
After brushing shoulders with the corporate world, Claudia quickly turned back to the comforts of the kitchen, and set on the path that ultimately led to the establishment of the popular foodie destination Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie. After completing her formal training in baking and pastry at Rischart’s in Munich, Claudia, and her then business partner and co-founder, Hartmut Jahn, began tackling the many thorny issues of transplanting a German bakery concept to the US.
Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie opened in its current location in November of 1998 to enthusiastic customers standing in a line snaking out to the parking lot. In September of 2004 doors opened to the long anticipated Guglhupf Café in its architecturally unique building adjacent to the bakery. Another chapter had begun…