A Pittsburgh Institution



Prantl’s Bakery, a Pittsburgh institution, with its “Burnt Almond Torte” and 100+ baked items have been a tradition for the last 50 years. In fact, there’s been a bakery in continuous operation at the flagship Shadyside store for over 100 years. Prantl’s is a bakery in the German tradition, with old-fashioned fruit Danish and nut-filled coffeecakes, but we can’t help but get excited about some of our “new favorites” as well, like our thumbprints and junior pastries.

In addition to our mouth watering special order cakes, we are famous for our “Burnt Almond Torte”, which was conceived by Henry Prantl after a trip to California.

There was an almond surplus the year he went, and the Almond Board was persuading bakers to use almonds in new and inspiring ways. Henry picked up a few ideas and brought them back to Pittsburgh where he refined them into the current recipe for “Burnt Almond Torte”, a unique and mouthwatering dessert.

Prantl’s Bakery is considered one of the top bakeries in the country and is continually listed as an iconic bakery by a variety of local and national publications.

Henry and Jane Prantl retired from the business in 2007. The bakery is now owned and operated by John M. Felice, who strives to maintain the tradition of high quality baked goods.

National Awards

Food Network Top Places to Eat

Food Network “Best Cake in Pennsylvania”

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Yelp Approved Business

Wedding Awards

The Knot
Best of  Wedding Hall of Fame
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 Pick
Best of Weddings

Wedding Wire
Wedding Wire Rated
Couples’ Choice Awards 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013

Local Awards

Discover the Burgh
12 Bakeries in Pittsburgh You Must Try to Satisfy Your Cravings​

Made in PGH
The 15 Best Places for Donuts in PGH

Tribune Review
2017 Readers’ Choice Bakery – Gold

Best Dessert – 2017


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