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Jan 18, 2009 10:27 PM

Oktoberfest bakery (lederhosen guy from farmers' market) storefront on University Ave, Berkeley?

So we were walking up University between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Milvia, and noticed what seemed to be new outlet for those delicious pretzl croissants and other German breads, previously only available (to me) on Saturday mornings at the Berkeley Farmers Market.

"Oktoberfest Bakery" seems to now have a genuine storefront on the south side of the street.
The lederhosen guy was in there, and they were arranging breads, but it wasn't actually open yet this Sunday morning.

Anybody been there yet? Could be deadly if those croissants are available every day. If you haven't had them, I definitely recommend a visit. The pretzels are good too, haven't ever had any of the real bread.

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  1. I've been there twice. The croissants and pretzels were quite delicious — but could have been fresher.

    1. They have been trying to open that storefront for the last year and a half or so. Hopefully they'll git 'er done so that you can find it even if you can't make the farmers market. I believe the street addy is 1954 University if memory serves me correct.

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        OctoberFeast Bakery
        1954 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

        1. We've been existing on his breads for a while now, using meats and cheeses and butter and jam as an excuse to eat more. Haven't visited the store yet but the pretzel bread, toasted, makes the most awesome breakfast sandwiches with melted cheese, egg, and sausage. The taste of the bread and the sesame seeds really compliment the filler. The peasant bread is yummy and the Jewish rye is quite respectable, though there's always that little moment of cognitive dissonance of Jewish rye and lederhosen. If you haven't tried anything but the croissants and the pretzels you're in for a treat.

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          1. re: rccola

            So are they open or not yet? Anyone know?

            Also, by pretzels I'm assuming they mean the big, bready Bavarian-style ones, not the crispy, salty American-style ones, right?

            I've been looking for something to pair with the following recipe for "obatzer":

            1. re: Agent 510

              Yes, big bready bavarian (or Philly) style. Haven't had time to get to that part of University yet.

              1. re: Agent 510

                The lederhosen guy was not at the downtown Berkeley farmers' market in the flesh last week, but workers at his stall said the bakery site on University was open 8-5 Tu-Fri and some mornings on weekends... Sounded like that could change, though.

                1. re: TravelinJack

                  I got in touch with Dieter, the Lederhosen guy, and he told me they are currently trying to establish their opening times, and finding out what works best.

                  Currently the opening hours are as follow:

                  Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
                  Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
                  Sunday and Monday closed

                  I went to their store today, and the Dirndl girl told me they plan on making pastry in the near future too.


            2. Made it there. Since this thread was a lot of speculation, thought I'd start a new thread