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Reviewed April 14, 2013
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What You'll Get
If Mozart's pastry recipes hadn't been stolen by a jealous rival on his deathbed, the world would recognize him as the greatest baker who ever lived, instead of the composer of minor works such as "that one that goes bum, ba-bum, ba-bum-bum-bum-bum-BUM" and "that song in every college commercial that's actually by Bach." Today's sugarcoated Groupon gives you a taste of what might have been with $15 worth of desserts, pastries, and cakes at Mozart's Bakery & Piano Cafe for $5. Mozart's sells European delicacies in an Old World atmosphere with live classical piano music. The 15-year-old patisserie is a Clintonville classic for its perfect pastries and its community outreach efforts. Enjoy their European-style pastries at both locations, or head over to Clintonville for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Mozart's bakes everything from pocket-sized petit fours and pastries to large, non-cupped cakes. The signature treat is a marzipan peach, delicate peach buttercream and raspberry preserves inside a pastry shell that's wrapped in marzipan ($24.95 for an eight-piece gift tin). Mozart's cookies and biscuit choices include cranberry almond biscotti ($1.69) and apricot linzer tea cookies ($13.95 for an assortment). Check out the menu of holiday specials for a Yule log (moist yellow sponge cake rolled with raspberry preserves and chocolate buttercream - $27.95) and guilt-free, not-brought-to-life gingerbread men ($1.50 each). Breakfast pastries such as apple strudel ($2.99), filled croissants ($1.99), and European coffee cake ($2.95 per slice) tingle taste buds to reawaken lost flavors, like a trolley that has jubilantly come to life and is saddened by its obsolescence.
The owners, Anand and Doris Saha, met in Switzerland while Anand was studying hotel management and Doris was training as a professional pastry chef. Much like Mozart, they decided to move to Columbus and start an authentic European bakery set to the moving music of Mozart and other musical masters. Stop by on Friday nights to hear live jazz, or on January 30 to celebrate Mozart's birthday with a day of live brain-wrinkling, Salieri-irritating classical music.
- Mozart's is one of my favorite cafes in Clintonville. It has a great atmosphere, with all of the ambiance of a European cafe. – jill83, Citysearch
- Truly the best bakery in columbus... Bought a 6' Choc Rasp Torte for my daughter's 2nd birthday. Was amazing .The marzipan Peach is unique and authentic. – jim89, Citysearch
- One of the best bakary/piano [sic] cafe in town: Good mood, delicous [sic] cakes with sensitive tastes. – UCSO, Yahoo! Local
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 18, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 4 or more for dine-in. Limit 1 per visit for carry out purchases. In-store purchases or dine-in only. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Intricate notes emanating from a nearby baby grand piano. Steam rising off a teacup as it sits on a delicate saucer. Signs of old-world elegance permeate every corner of Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe as fresh red roses decorate the tables, and owners Anand and Doris Saha wouldn't have it any other way.
For over two decades, Mozart’s has brought the rich flavors and ambiance of Austria’s centuries-old café tradition to Columbus. From decadent pastries to savory entrees, their European-trained chefs offer guests a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. In addition, an afternoon tea service is complemented by decadent handcrafted desserts. Guests can visit the historic Clintonville location, winners of various awards, to enjoy a relaxing meal accompanied by live classical music.