The Basket Bakery originally began as a wholesale bakery with a small additional luncheon room, operated by the Frieses, a German couple. As the bakery's customers grew, so did the popularity of Hilde's extraordinary cooking. Now in its third location, The Village Corner German Restaurant includes a traditional style German tavern, a European bakery and a cafe style dining room that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. A traditional German menu contains potato pancakes, Black.. Forest ham and Weiner Schnitzel among other selections. Our artistic and decorative bakery cakes are worthy of any special occasion. In addition The Village Corner boasts a wonderful banquet room that facilitates weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, parties and much more.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
This is my 2nd review of this restaurant. I vowed never to go back to this restaurant/bakery again but after reading the positive reviews, I thought maybe they improved so I decided I would give them another shot. I picked up a banana nut /torte cake for my son's BDay party on 6-19-10. It was stale and needless to say I was embarrassed once again. Cake was left on all of my guest plates, including mine. However, I have no one to blame but myself for going back to this place!
Posted: 6/20/2010 • Link to this review
Though I am an Atlanta native, I did live in Karlsruhe, Germany for three years while serving in the military, and I grew to love German cuisine. The two most well-known German establishments in the Atlanta metro area are Kurts in Duluth and The Village Corner in Stone Mountain. They are both excellent establishments, serving authentic German fare for reasonable prices. The Village Corner, run by Claus and Hilde Friese, has been in business since the early 70s, and it has become a Stone Mountain landmark for those of us who reside in the area. Visitors come and go, stopping in to rest on the patio with tall beers and brochen and leave with boxes and bags full of the baked wonders from the bakery. Of their dishes, my personal favorites are the Rouladen, often called Rindsrouladen in Germany, basically beef rolls - bacon, onions, mustard, and pickles wrapped in thinly-sliced beef with a wonderous red wine gravy served with red cabbage and Spaetzle; the Jaeger Schnitzel, scalloped and lightly-breaded pork with red wine sauce; and the Sauerbraten. The bakery is incredible. Hilde has a Granny Apple Cheesecake baked on a pound cake base that is to die for. I am a fairly proficient baker, and this is the only cake I ever buy. I am so thankful to live
Posted: 5/02/2010 • Link to this review
I have been going here for close to 15 or more years. Like others I have read the complaints too. 'Can't help it....I still like this place. That is NOT to say I like ALL the menu items or baked goods. I have learned over the years what to reorder and what to avoid. I am a curious type and often just have to try something new. I must also admit I signed up for one of the holiday gingerbread workshops and LOVED IT!!!!! This business is unique and in a class all its own. They get my vote every time.
Posted: 12/08/2009 • Last edited: 12/16/2011 • Link to this review
I don't know how it is now but several years ago they were on the news for using preservatives in their "organic, preservative-free" breads, but what really galled us was that the waitress at the time told us that we wouldn't believe what they do in that kitchen. I really don't want to know but I do know that the veal in the jaegerschnitzel was really pork! It was on the news and in an article. They had to close the restaurant down for a few days and now state that the "veal" is "pork". We abstain from pork for religious reasons but what if someone was allergic to pork?!! It's too bad because the food tasted very good, but am I going to take a chance on that when the character of the owners is still the same? Maybe they have changed, I hope so but I'll find my "adventure" elsewhere. It's a shame. They could use some friendly waitresses and bakery people also. They are so unfriendly.
Posted: 10/30/2009 • Link to this review
This place is very cute aesthetically - both inside and out. It has a very authentic German feel and is really lovely. If the food or service had been half as nice as the decor, I would be giving it 5 stars. We arrived at 8:30 pm and after getting menus didn't see our server for so much as a drink order until 8:48 pm. 18 full minutes later! Eventually a very nice gentleman came over to get our drink order and apologize, but our server never did. We requested our food and desserts to go and she simply came by to say that they were ready at the cash register - nothing else. We bought desserts that were simply horrible. The rhubarb pie tasted like it came out of a packet and had a cheap strawberry jelly consistency and the hazelnut torte was so incredibly dry that the only place fitting for it was in the garbage. The baklava was subpar at best and I could have gotten better at Publix. My best advice - skip it! Even if you make your own German food it's better than wasting between $17-$30 an entree at this place.
Posted: 3/29/2009 • Last edited: 5/02/2010 • Link to this review
We love the Village Corner for yummy German food and beer! Custom bakery orders are high quality. Hildi and Klaus are great hosts--we always visit them when we are on that side of town.
Posted: 11/04/2008 • Link to this review
A friend of mine from Europe goes out of his way to go there, but I was not too impressed. Waiters seem amateurish and the surroundings didn't strike me as all that clean. Food was not memorable to me.
Posted: 6/05/2008 • Link to this review
The food here is ok, if you like German food. The desserts are pretty good. It is not always the cleanest restaurant, and the servers are not always friendly. I don't plan on going back.
Posted: 5/27/2008 • Link to this review
We had been there three times and went to celebrate an anniversary. The food was always great but the service was usually lacking. We had recommended the restaurant to several people, until this time. We saw live bugs in the display case and the manager did not seem overly concerned. We will never go back.
Posted: 5/24/2008 • Last edited: 10/30/2009 • Link to this review
What a cool place! We had brunch here and the food was out of sight. Some of our party has been going here for 20 years for mother's day, & they have never been disappointed. Very friendly staff and a great bakery inside too!
Posted: 5/22/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
The couple who ownes this place is very nice, and they are from Germany! My husband who comes from Munich even approved this place. He enjoyed their sausage platter, and I enjoyed their spaetzle and home made bread. Their bakery section is awesome too. It can be a bit expensive, but the food is authentic!
Posted: 9/11/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review