Tea with ESB : No. 3 : Pillipp, Zirndorf

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to my blog. If you haven’t had a chance to catch up with my previous post with my recommendations for cafés in the East Highlands of Scotland, you can read it here! And if you are an eagle-eyed car enthusiast, you might have spotted Jeremy, James and Richard sitting in one of the cafés I recommended, The Pier at Lairg, in episode 7, season 3 of The Grand Tour, so if that isn’t a reason to go, I don’t know what is!

In this post, as part of my Tea with ESB series, I want to share with you another café bakery to visit in one of my favourite places – the chocolate-box German town of Zindorf.

My Tea with ESB series is all about the best tea shops and bakeries, giving you the lowdown on the tastiest tea and cake I can find. Today I am featuring Pillip Backerei & Konditorei (Bakery & Confectionary) in the beautiful town of Zirndorf, in north Bavaria. To give you a flavour of how I enjoyed myself, I will describe the location, atmosphere, and food and drink with an at a glance cupcake rating reflecting what I thought.

Bakeries are always a treat for the senses with a variety of different bakes to explore. In Germany their strong sense of regional heritage in relation to baking allows you to travel through your taste-buds to understand the landscape more fully. Local delicacies here range from creamy gateaus to crisp pastries schneeballs (snowballs) to speciality breads.

To accompany my thoughts, here is my cover of ‘Truly Scrumptious’ from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by the Sherman Brothers. This song seems apt as I was visiting a bakery which made chocolates and the area around Zirndorf is famed for its toy making, just like the town in the story. You wouldn’t be surprised to see the Child catcher pop out from one of the ancient buildings!

Pillipp Backerei & Konditorei (Bakery & Confectionary)

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Website : https://www.baeckerei-pillipp.de/

Address : Christoph Pillip, Hauptstrasse 5, 90513 Zirndorf

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Cupcake ident - Pillip, Zirndorf


Nestled down a side street of the small ancient town of Zirndorf is a bakery that emits a glow – whether from the orange sign or the beautiful display in the window. Having visited several times before I was so delighted to be able to revisit Pillipp that it almost made me jump for joy! Zirndorf is a chocolate box town with traditional German wooden beamed and painted houses with sloping roofs. A hidden gem, only 30 minutes away from the centre of the city of Nuremberg, it is situated on the Bibert river with lots to explore. From the local Playmobile theme park or the toy museum in the centre, it is a lovely place to spend time just wandering about. On the day I visited there was an artisan market to celebrate the first weekend in Spring which meant that the atmosphere was buzzing with people out to have a good time.


The moment you step inside the retro designed bakery you are hit by two things – the wonderful smell of fresh baking and the smiling faces of the staff. The wooden shelves are filled with boxes of intricately decorated chocolates, and the glass units are filled with pastries, gateaux and traditional bakes. One of these is a schneeball (snowball) which is a biscuit-like pastry served either on his own or with fillings and sprinkled with icing sugar. The atmosphere is like a warm family home with the staff giving customers a warm hug in baked form and catching up on the day’s news before they continue with their day. To the side is a small seating area with black leather seats and high stools to enjoy a coffee with your chosen cake from the bakery display.


In Germany Kaffee & Kuchen are the combination of choice instead of tea and cake and the Germans take great care with their production of both. I chose a German classic – a pretzel, glazed with an ebony conker sheen, and sprinkled with salt flakes, which was a true taste of Germany. And if that doesn’t satisfy your appetite, you can take away some chocolates to remember your trip by!

Thank you for popping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed my description of Pillipp and if you are anywhere nearby, don’t hesistate to pop in for kaffee and kuchen.

Where is your favourite place for tea and cake? I always need more recommendations of cafés and bakeries to visit!

See you next time for another post, but in the meantime,

Happy Tuneful Baking!

English Singing Baker x






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