For more than 40 years, pastry chef Erhard Bochert has turned out exquisite European pastries that showcase a finesse learned long ago in Frankfurt, Germany. Those decades of experience have laid the groundwork for Erhard’s European Cafe and Espresso Bar in South Boulder. This tiny shop, which Bochert owns and runs with his wife Jola, sells European-style tarts, cookies, strudels, quiches, cakes, and pastries.

The tender Linzer tarts with fresh raspberry jam and the beautifully swirled Marzipan tarts (both, pictured), are reason enough to get you through the door. While you’re there, pick up fresh-from-the-oven strawberry hamantaschen and crispy, golden-brown Palmiers. And don’t miss the delicate Florentines dipped in dark chocolate or the flaky apple strudel. Pair your purchases with a frothy cappuccino.

Easter is coming: Order Bochert’s special Polish chalka (similar to Jewish challah) wreaths embedded with colored eggs. Use any leftover chalka for homemade French toast.

4800 Baseline Road, Suite 109, Boulder, 303-494-3635