Pistachio Meringue / Chocolate Meringue
Dark Chocolate Tart
Milk Chocolate Florentiner Bar
Located inside Frankfurt Central Station (Main Hauptbahnhof,) Gmeiner Frankfurt is one of nine international outlets for the boutique serving customers since 1898, and with a commitment to high quality regional raw materials hand-crafted according to traditional recipes the results are expectedly good, though pricey and not fresh like those of local Bakeries.
For all intents and purposes a kiosk, searching from paid parking placing it far left of the main entrance looking towards train tracks, it is upon entry that guests are greeted by multi-lingual staff, at least French, English and German overheard in the course of ten minutes spent decision making and paying the nearly 20€ tab.
Best known as a Chocolatier, but also a Confiserie with elegant Meringues, Cakes and Candies, it was taking items to a standing table inside the terminal that tasting commenced mere minutes after purchase, the crisp snap of sugar first yielding surprisingly subtle sweetness bolstering toasted Pistachios before the Cocoa-dusted version presented more predictably sugared but still texturally elegant.
Looking next at Gmeiner’s Linzer Torte, its premade nature predictably compromising Crust that seems to be made of Oats and ground Almonds, the better choice for Pastry comes as a polished Dark Chocolate Tart that is soft at its center while Chocolate Bars in an array of intensities seem well-crafted based on a single choice of 40% blended with Honey and thinly sliced Nuts.