310 Kearney S.E.
Salem, Or 97302
Phone: (503) 585-7070
Nineteen years ago, Gerry Frank's Konditorei was founded
by Gerry Frank and Barney Rogers. Gerry, the heir to the Meier
and Frank department stores and Senator Mark Hatfield's Chief
of Staff for 25 years, and his longtime friend Barney Rogers,
gave birth to the idea of a cake shop in Salem, Oregon. While
looking for a joint venture of a business nature, Barney spotted
a picture in the Statesman Journal of Gerry taking a huge
bite of chocolate cake while judging the Gerry Frank Chocolate
Layer Cake Contest at the Oregon State Fair. From this picture
and Gerry's near-famous love of chocolate, came the idea to
start an Austrian-style Konditorei, which in short stands
for "a place for coffee, confection, and conversation".
This was in 1981, and the Konditorei has been growing in the
same location at 310 Kearney Street SE ever since.
The Konditorei specializes in over 30 varieties of cakes,
many of the chocolate variety, and others are savory assorted
cheesecakes. The Konditorei is billed as a gourmet cake shop
that also serves meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There are five sandwiches, Gerry's Franks (yes, as in hotdogs!),
lasagna, three daily-changing soups, two salads, and a fruit
plate, along with cake and ice cream, topped off with specialty
Part of the charm of the Konditorei is the European decor
of red, white, and black, including the always-shining black-and-white
harlequin floor and spotlessly clean tables and chairs. Food
served by attractive servers dressed in black skirts or pants
and white blouses add to the theme.
A major part of Gerry and Barney' s mission is to provide
an appealing dining and dessert shop for the Salem community
where all ages, young and old alike, can come to enjoy themselves.
After-theater, late-night patrons are a mainstay. Alcohol
is not served in order to maintain an environment that is
conducive to young people. Many is the night you will find
large groups of young adults enjoying the comfort and warmth
of the Konditorei. Special occasions such as 'Snowball' and
prom often include a special stop at the Konditorei.
To help accomplish this, the Konditorei is open daily from
7:30 in the morning until 11:00 at night, 12:00 midnight on
Friday and Saturday nights.
For additional Information Contact: Pat Gaffrey, Manager:
Phone (503) 585-7070
Information submitted by Barnes D. Rogers, President, Konditorei,