Written by: Steve Stover
Date: February 25, 2015

The pastry case at Mozart's Cafe in Clintonville.

The pastry case at Mozart’s Cafe in Clintonville. Photo: Steve Stover

Mozart’s Cafe, the enduringly popular European cafe in Clintonville, will celebrate 20 years this Spring. Owners Anand and Doris Saha met in Switzerland, where he studied hotel management and she trained as a pastry chef. In 1995, they opened Mozart’s Cafe on High Street south of East North Broadway. In 2013 they moved to the renovated Beechwold building just south of Morse Road.

As you enter Mozart’s, you must pass by the impressive pastry case, and the house made ice creams.
The dining room is pleasant and warm, with tin ceilings and European coffee house decor, and the ambiance is relaxing; nearby is the large ballroom.

The emphasis is Austrian, but the food spans Central Europe, and Mozart’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with panache.

We went for lunch with friends, and greatly enjoyed Salzburg chicken strudel with mushroom sauce ($12.95); my favorite, the signature Weiner Schnitzel, breaded veal cutlet with buttered spatzle and ratatouille ($15.95); an excellent chicken paprikash with redskin mashed potatoes ($13.95); and roast pork loin sandwich with ham, pickles, honey mustard. Portions are large and everything is house made.

Mozart Cafe's Salzburg chicken strudel.

Mozart Cafe’s Salzburg chicken strudel. Photo: Steve Stover

The breakfast menu includes an array of pastries, well priced under $3; there is quiche, savory strudels, omelets and other items starting at $5.49. Lunch includes six sandwiches from $9.95, including a side dish; and four salads, from $4.95. There are seven dinner specialties, bargain priced for the quality and portion size, from $13.95, including wiener schnitzel, chicken paprikash, beef strogonoff, and others. The wonderful pastries and ice creams are available to eat in or take away.

For a relaxing meal in a pleasant cafe setting with quality and value, give Mozart’s Cafe a try!

Mozart’s Cafe
4784 North High Street (South of Morse Road)
Columbus, OH 43214
Closed Monday

  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.