Anand and Doris Saha, the creators of Mozart’s, met in Switzerland in 1989. Anand studied Hotel Management while Doris trained as a professional Pastry Chef. When the opportunity to move to Columbus, Ohio arose in 1995, the couple risked everything they had to open their own bakery and make Columbus their home. Their dream was to bring the best of Europe to Columbus.
After struggling for the first few months, they soon found themselves the creators of perhaps the best pastry shop in the city. With the generous support of the Columbus community, Mozart’s has grown famous for authentic European foods and an atmosphere that could not be found anywhere else.
The Sahas took the opportunity to purchase the historic neighborhood building at 4784 N. High Street in 2012. After many months of restoration and renovation, Mozart’s opened in its new home in July 2013. Not a day goes by when they don’t hear from local residents expressing their enthusiasm for the new location and sharing memories of the building’s previous incarnations.
Community enrichment is a keystone of the Sahas’ business philosophy. Mozart’s is honored to support many local schools, nonprofits, churches, and other community organizations both large and small, including raising more than $250,000 for the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center over the past 16 years.
Mozart’s, like the name suggests, focuses on the timeless music that continues to entertain millions worldwide. On any given evening, a guest may discover a live pianist playing some of history’s greatest works.
Mozart’s presents an annual gala celebration to honor the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the inspiration for the Saha’s creation. Each year, the event draws a crowd of over 2000 people. Past Guests of Honor include Mayor Greg Lashutka, Mayor Michael Coleman, and State Senator Jim Hughes, Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy, Austrian diplomat Friedl Bohm, State Rep John Carney and many more. The day long celebration includes live classical music performed by local artists, complimentary pastries and canapés, and finally, the cutting of Mozart’s birthday cake by the Guest of Honor and “Little Mozart.”
Mozart’s is proud to receive such praise and confidence from the city of Columbus. The Sahas strive to give back to the community whenever possible, from the donation of holiday pastries to a local food bank to supporting fundraisers for neighborhood schools. The Sahas are grateful for the community support that continually goes their way.
Let us know how we’re doing-we’re always eager to find new ways to give our customers an experience they’ll never forget.