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22 November 2009

Rudy's Pastry Shop

GERMANY

To walk into Rudy's is to be a bit overwhelmed on a couple different fronts. It's very bright and you are immediately surrounded by reflective glass surfaces on all sides. Display cases, refrigerators, windows. Luckily the staff here is patient and doesn't demand orders right away.

Given a little time to nose around, there are many items that deserve an "ooh" and an "ahhh" around this upscale pastry shop. I did not know this until after my visit, but Konditorei in German hints at the fancy factor of a bakery, a place that supposedly is more classy than a normal humdrum shop. Don't let that scare you off though, Rudy's is a very friendly place despite having some very fancy and expensive items.

With a little time, a small plate of small pieces from their German selections is recommended (they also have Italian cookies and American cakes but those looked less appetizing). In the past few years, they have added extra seating and even wifi.

Grab a linzer tart cookie ($3, below) to snack on with your coffee.


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