Prantl’s Bakery

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Prantl’s is a full-service bakery, offering everything from donuts to wedding cakes. Of special note are apple strudel, iced cinnamon rolls, and coffee cakes of every type. We’re particularly fond of what’s known as a Danish cruller: a braided donut with a fine, fragile sugar skin and tender insides. In the fall, look for the apple-cinnamon cupcake. It is moist and faintly fruity with a creamy top worthy of a Viennese bake shop. Prantl’s also makes a zesty lemon tea cake that has legions of devoted fans.

The house specialty is a burnt almond torte: a soft, almond-flavored, vanilla custard-filled butter cake, topped with buttercream frosting and toasted sugared almonds. Despite the pastry’s name, its almonds aren’t really burnt, but they are very toasty. The stealth ingredient is that moist, fresh, butter cake at its core. It is available whole or in smaller sizes for takeaway snacks; and the same toasted almonds are featured atop Prantl’s wonderful butter cookies.

It is possible to mail-order Prantl’s cake, for which the bakery makes a version of custard that requires no refrigeration.

What to Eat
Prantl’s Bakery, Burnt Almond Torte
Burnt Almond Torte
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The Burnt Almond Torte is sold in several sizes: whole cakes, individually-sized bars, or small round bites.
Prantl’s Bakery, Danish Cruller
Danish Cruller
Must-Try
The Danish cruller
Prantl’s Bakery, Apple Cinnamon Cupcake
Apple Cinnamon Cupcake
Seasonal special: apple-cinnamon cupcake
Prantl’s Bakery, Toasted Almond Cookie
Toasted Almond Cookie
Toasted almond cookie
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday7:30am - 5:30pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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