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Farkas History

Farkas Pastry Shoppe has been a Cleveland tradition for over 45 years. Our pastries are all hand-made, following original recipes brought over from Budapest, Hungary by Attila Farkas and his father, Sandor Farkas, who was a master pastry chef in Budapest.

From its humble beginings back in 1966, before Farkas Pastry Shoppe was open, Sandor Farkas was baking Krémes (napoleans) in his second floor apartment for his family and friends. One week, Sandor decided to bring a box of Krémes to the movie theatre on West 25th street where he and many of the Hungarians in the community would meet regularly to enjoy/share in their culure. The pastries were a huge hit, a reminder of home. From that point on, Sandor never stopped making the Krémes. He opened Farkas Pastry Shoppe with his son Atilla, and it has since grown from a small bakery serving most of the Hungarian community to a Cleveland gem, that people from all over Ohio come to enjoy.

- Sandor Farkas & Attila Farkas

At Farkas Pastry Shoppe, we're committed to maintaining the highest standards of "Old World" quality. We use only the freshest, all-natural ingredients and will never sell any product that doesn't meet our demanding standards. Our authentic "Farkas Pastries" are unique and have been featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday Magazine, on the Fox 8 Morning Show, Del's Folks and in Cleveland Ethnic Eats.

We hope you'll stop by and share in the tradition. Conveniently located just two blocks from the West Side Market.

- Atilla Farkas & Mike Harrison
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