it all started with a vision and a rolling pin

Our Story

We built European American Bakery Cafe to celebrate friends, family and good food. Our focus has always been to offer the freshest and unique products out there. Our family owned bakery cafe brings old world goodness with sophisticated charm in a fun, contemporary and inviting atmosphere. Everything we do is centered around our bakery, after all, that’s how we started. From our fresh baked breads and authentic pastries to the outstanding salads and flavorful sandwiches, we take great pride in providing great, fresh food--which you can enjoy daily.

September 22, 1977

European American Bakery Cafe was founded on September 22, 1977 in Fort Myers, FL. It all started when founders Sam and Zlata Savich, who emigrated from Yugoslavia to Detroit, Michigan, sold their bakery of 10 years there to settle in Fort Myers. They brought their family recipes as well as years of learning from other great bakers and chefs that have worked alongside them to European American Bakery Cafe. The small storefront bakery offered baked goods and coffee to local patrons and a growing wholesale business serving area restaurants and clubs with breads and pastries.

July 14, 2001

The biggest change in our bakery occurred in November 19, 1999 when we moved to our current location on Metro Pkwy in Fort Myers, FL. Shortly thereafter on July 14, 2001 we opened the doors to our bakery cafe with a small menu of breakfast melts, sandwiches, soups and salads. During the next few years our cafe business continued to grow, winning best of awards and acclaim from food critics. Our space was getting limited so we embarked on planning an expansion.

November 2007

During October 2007 the interior of our cafe underwent a major remodel. Once completed, the remodel nearly tripled the size of our bakery cafe with comfortable seating for 65, including booths and bar seating. With this expansion we also enhanced our menu with a complete selection of breakfast classics and omelets and lunch paninis, cafe sandwiches and gourmet salads, plus a coffee bar featuring espressos and smoothies. We continue to innovate our menu and strive to offer you a great bakery cafe experience like no other. We invite you to have breakfast, lunch or dessert at our bakery cafe and experience what we like to call bakery fresh.

Sam & Zlata Savich

Our Bakery Cafe

Our bakery cafe is a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or anytime. We offer free wifi, a charging station for your android or apple mobile devices and electrical outlets conveniently located to charge your laptop or ipad.

Our inside dining room consists of seating for over 65 including a mixture comfortable banquets, handicap accessible tables, booths and high top bar seating. Our patio can seat 20 guests under the shade of umbrellas. We also offer a Cafe Meeting Room that holds up to 20 people in a private walled off area of our bakery cafe and is equipped with a projector system, computer plug in for power point presentations and a podium. Great for meetings held outside the office or private room for birthday get togethers.

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