It started out as a dream.. A small from “scratch” bakery and sandwich shop that would provide good homemade food in a clean, friendly environment. We started looking for a location and soon found a small place that would suit our needs. When our doors opened on May 15th of 2001 we had no idea where our business would go. Before long, however, there was a loyal following. It began and remains a family run business.
Our mother, Margaret Jantz, supplied many of the recipes. Some of the soup recipes were from her mom, our grandmother. Our mom, together with Sheldon and Andrea, and two of Sheldon’s brothers (Larry and Andrew) were the original “crew” that began operations. Us three brothers were farming partners and this was going to be a little side operation. However, it didn’t take long and we realized it was going to be a more full time business. Things began to grow and we soon added more help and more menu items. Breakfast started out with pastries, then biscuits and gravy, and finally a full breakfast.
After almost seven years at our original location we had maxed out our little café. A larger facility was found just down the street and on November 15, 2007 we opened at our current location. We now had room to continued to grow. We were able to add more items to our bakery selection. Cakes were one of those items. Today we offer professionally decorated cakes for that special occasion - from birthdays to weddings to anniversaries and everything in between.
Andrea’s parents live in Mariposa, CA and on November 18, 2009 we added a small location in this friendly town. Everything is baked at our Atwater location and delivered fresh each morning.
Today the business is run by us, Sheldon and Andrea. Mariah and Noah, our two children, can often be spotted at the café. They are the official cookie taste testers! Many of our customers have known them from when they were born.
As we have grown, our commitment to our customers has never changed. After all, you are not just a customer, you are our friend! Only the best quality ingredients are used in each recipes. We make small batches of product and do not use preservatives. Our goal is that every time you come in you will have the best possible dining experience. It has been a very rewarding privilege to be a part of the community for the past ten years and we look forward to many more!