Conti’s Pastry Shoppe in Morris Park celebrates 100 years

Nov 13, 2021 298

BY: Jason Cohen

Known for its fluffy Boston Cream pies, Italian butter cookies and layered cakes, Conti’s Pastry Shoppe has been a staple in Morris Park for a century. On Oct. 23, the bakery celebrated its centennial. Founded in 1921 by Augustino Conti, the bakery quickly grew to a popular place in the neighborhood.

Located at 786 Morris Park Ave., people would flock there for cakes, coffee and comfort. For three generations, the bakery was owned by the Conti family until 2001, when owners Safet Paljevic and his two partners, Senada Paljevic and Christina DiRusso, took over. “It’s not just a job for us, it’s a part of our life,” DiRusso said. “We’re all kind of nostalgic people and we love the idea that we’ve been here 100 years.”

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