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Our Story

Our Story

Bavarian Bakery is a 1st generation family owned Delaware German Bakery and Deli shop located in the capital city of Dover. We offer the broadest selection of authentic baked goods. Our motto is, “Because you deserve only the best”. It means that we wake up each day thinking of how we can delight our customers by putting a smile on your face! And we make everything right here from scratch every day. While enjoying one of our great pastries or signature cakes, don’t forget to bring home a loaf of our house-made bread; Bavarian Rye, Sourdough, and fresh sandwich rolls.

Our Team

Master Baker Andreas Janke

Andreas Janke trained for years in his native Germany to become a baker. Andreas started his career at the age of 16 as a baker’s apprentice in Giessen. He subsequently attended pastry school in Regensburg which was immediately followed by an additional year of study for fine pastries in Neu Stadt, both located in Bavaria. Andreas brings extensive experience running bakery operations in the local Dover area. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for his creative skills by the Dover Post and most notably he was recognized by the Delaware Today in its 2008 Savor addition. Andreas is a veteran of the German bundeswehr, and he achieved the rank of 1st Sargent.

Chef Monika Urquhart

Monika Urquhart has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and management, of food service operations. She has over 30 years of experience working with large retail, grocery, and specialty food operations. Moreover, she played an instrumental role with the U.S. startup of BP’s Wild Bean Café operations in 2005 and Chick-fil-A operations in the Atlanta area. Monika is a graduate from the Alisan Culinary & Hotel management school based in Giessen Germany.



2019 First State Favorites Bakery and Dessert, Dover Post

2019 First State Favorites Bakery, Smyrna Sun Times

2018 First State Favorites, Dover Post

2012 Best Bakery, Delaware Today

2010 Best Bread & Best Bakery, Downstate, Critics

2009 Best Bread, Downstate, Readers

2008 Best Bakery, Downstate, Readers

2008 Best Bread, Downstate, Critics

2007 Featured in the Dover Post

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