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Both June and Ed are UCSC graduates, as is their son Adam, the dining room manager. Ed started his baking career over 25 years ago in downtown Santa Cruz at the Old Theatre Cafe, where he was an apprentice baker under the tutelage of Lorenz Rothbucher. He also worked with Ron Schmidt, Al Negri, and Jean Wopplehorst, all former owners of bakeries in downtown Santa Cruz.It was a "natural" for Ed to think of moving to downtown Santa Cruz when he sold his shop in Kirkland, Washington, where the Hoffmans enjoyed 16 years of great success, providing award-winning cakes and pastries and exceptional wedding cakes.All three Hoffman children work in the business in one capacity or another. Marie has attended both UC Santa Barbara and the French Culinary Institute in New York City and has earned her wine professional's certification from the Culinary Institute of America. She hopes to become a sommelier. She creates many of Hoffman's signature desserts and wedding cakes, and is the bakery manager and marketing director. Adam's degree from UCSC is in Business Management Economics and he runs the dining room. Michelle recently finished high school and helps with marketing, office work and bussing tables.Ed supervises the bakery and June is the bookkeeper, and she oversees all aspects of the business. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Association and the Downtown Commission. The Hoffmans bring to downtown Santa Cruz a lifetime of commitment to the bakery business and real old-fashioned family style service.
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Almond Crescent Pastry

I am on a hunt to find really good gluten-free pastries (when I can afford to indulge). The almond crescent I tasted at this restaurant's smaller cafe packed a punch of flavor that set it apart from the gluten-free offerings from the downtown area. The marzipan filling was baked to a chewy yet consistent texture, with the accompanying glaze on top the right mixture of subtle almond syrup and egg white encasing sliced... view more

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Horrible Experience

I went to Hoffman's because I trusted all of the reviews about how fabulous the cakes were. After a tasting I was convinced they had the best cakes in Santa Cruz (aside from the Buttery) and for a decent price (as decent a price as wedding cakes can be). I order my cake and that is when the trouble began. I explained in great detail and gave a picture of the cake I wanted (a VERY simple cake) and brought in my own p... view more

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The best Cakes

I LOVE Hoffmans, they are always so professional and have fantastic cakes. I've been ordering all my birthday cakes from them and their signature chocolate in a sheet cake is fantastic. Also, they do not even charge for air brushing pictures on them, they are so unique and beautiful. Its nice to finally have a good, reasonably priced bakery in Santa Cruz. We just had a huge Valentine's day party and everyone love... view more

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Amazing pastries and cakes, and wonderful meals

Whether I come in for a latte and scone or crossant, or a full breakfast, lunch or dinner, Hoffmans has the best to offer downtown Santa Cruz. Locally owned merchants with European charm and warmth, this resturaunt has it all!

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