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Old cheesecake bakery in Oakland on Foothill by Fruitvale

joltgrrl Jul 22, 2007 10:15 AM

My uncle was friends with the baker of one of the best cheesecakes that I've ever tasted. The shop was on Foothill Blvd just north of Fruitvale. Hopefully there's an hounder that's old enough to remember this shop and can tell me his name.

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  1. joltgrrl RE: joltgrrl Jul 22, 2007 10:42 AM

    Ahhh, it was Dorfer's Vienna Cheesecakes

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      LAC123 RE: joltgrrl Jan 9, 2012 07:09 PM

      That wsa in fact Dorfer's Vienna Bakers
      5926 Foothill Blvd.
      My Grandfather owned it for many years. I enjoyed many of days playing there and folding boxes for the cheesecakes. I also enjoyed taggin along on deliveries to all the fine restuarants in the City via the sidewalk elevators. Oh what fun as a kid!

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        katiebeck16 RE: LAC123 Jan 11, 2012 05:31 PM

        I have been looking all over for a replica recipe for Dorfer's cheesecake. I was just back home (in Fremont) & my Dad was talking about it again. Any chance you have a recipe or one that would be a close second?

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          MaxwellParkGirl RE: LAC123 May 27, 2013 03:05 AM

          I would go there with my dad in 1958 to buy cheesecakes
          for his Masonic Lodge meetings down the street. The cheese
          cakes were such a treat. What was your grandpa's name
          and would you share his recipe???

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          riclf RE: joltgrrl Jan 1, 2014 12:55 PM

          When I was a kid, a long time ago, my dad worked at Clorox in Oakland and sometimes he'd stop by Dorfers to bring home one of their incredible cheesecakes. I dream of them today.

          Lac123, what was the circumstance that Dorfers closed? My goodness, there is a whole new generation or two who would so love that Dorfer experience!


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