Our Food Philosophy
We believe in making real food by hand, honoring Artisan traditions, truly nourishing you with beautifully displayed foods with the freshest
ingredients, and the power of the human interaction in creating your dining experience which infuses our food with positive loving energy.
"This place is amazing. Fresh, friendly and delicious. I could eat here everyday and probably never tire from it."
- Katey Kirkpatrick
"I just drove 3 hours and 10 minutes from Memphis just to bring my daughter and niece here for the best experience in food and atmosphere! We will be making this a tradition!"
- Roxie Ann Willis
"Silke's is like going home to Germany for lunch, I couldn't think of a better place to go."
- Maria Morrow
VOTED BEST IN CLARKSVILLE
Artisan Breads, Rolls, Pastries, Cookies, Coffee Cakes, & Decadent Tortes
Handmade in-house, daily, by locals!
Made from scratch, we NEVER use frozen dough, no preservatives or additives
As a natural preservative and for easier digestibility, we use pre-ferment (Sourdough starter or Poolish) and slow fermentation processes in all our breads. In our Sourdough Breads, the natural Sourdough starter that makes our Sourdough Breads rise everyday is refreshed several times a day.
In all our Yeasted Breads & Rolls, we use a natural ‘sponge’ called a traditional French Poolish.
We soak the grains in our Breads for easier digestibility. The whole grains, rye & wheat berries, as well as our whole wheat and rye flours used in our Artisan Breads are Organic and Stone Ground.
Our Croissants and Danish pastries are made with a traditional European recipe, hand-folded with real butter, and hand-shaped to perfection; baked in small batches to honor the integrity of the artisan process.
Vegan Coffee Cakes - One of our most popular ones is the Vegan Chocolate Streusel Cake that we make with cherries or pears. And our Vegan Lemon Cake recipe became so well-loved by our customers that it is the only Lemon Cake we offer for vegans and non-vegans alike!
We offer Traditional German Tortes like Black Forest Cherry, German Chocolate, and Bee Sting Cake, and a delicious Apple Strudel just like German grandmas used to make!
Our Vegan and Gluten-Free Cakes and Cupcakes are some of our most-loved by all our customers!
A quick intro to our Bakery
BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT
Schnitzel & Bratwurst, German Cakes & Tortes, European Atmosphere
Schnitzel - Made in-house, and offered as a Sandwich or with a Creamy Mushroom Brie Sauce & Fries
Bratwursts - Have yours with Broetchen or as our German Gasthaus combo with Warm Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, & Broetchen. We even have Currywurst!
German Cakes - Have a warm slice of handmade apple strudel with fresh whipped cream, indulge in a slice of Black Forest, German Chocolate, or Bee Sting Cake, or sip your coffee while enjoying one of our popular coffee cake treats like Peach Treat and Streusel Cake. And don’t forget our Tiramisu and everyone’s favorite: our Cheesecake!
FAVORITE FAMILY RESTAURANT
Stammtisch Room, Kids’ Play Area, Casual Family Atmosphere
Stammtisch Room - We can seat up to 20 people in a lovely private room. Host your birthday and other celebrations, Red Hat Ladies luncheons, out-of-the-office brainstorm sessions, group study sessions, book club meetings, hails & farewells, etc. at Silke’s!
We can create any customized spread from our menu. Call us today to reserve our room!!
Kids’ Play Area - Families can enjoy a meal while little ones play nearby in our “Kindergarten” (children’s garden) with toys and books we provide so children’s imaginative free play is encouraged.
Casual Family Atmosphere - We welcome nursing moms in the center of our place where they can sit, eat, and nurse their babies. Highchairs are available so the kids can sit at the table and mothers can have their hands free, and we offer a Kid’s Menu that includes fun specialty drinks and delicious kid-sized bites.
BEST PLACE FOR A HEALTHY MENU
Vegetarian, Vegan, & Gluten-Free COMBO Options
Clarksville’s largest selection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu items for: breakfasts, soups, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastries, and breads
Vegetarian - As a vegetarian herself, eating primarily a vegan diet, it has always been important to Silke from the beginning to incorporate many delicious vegetarian and vegan options into the menu.
Vegan - Most of our breads are naturally vegan except for a few of our specialty breads and rolls where butter, eggs, or milk are purposely added. We have a fresh selection of vegan cakes & pastries every day, and a large variety of vegan menu options and vegan meals, so you can eat delicious vegan food with us!
Gluten-free - Most of our menu items can be made gluten-free due to the fact that we make our gluten-free pizza dough in-house which is available for all our pizzas. We offer gluten-free breads as a substitute to go with all the menu items that are naturally gluten-free. And we offer GLUTEN-FREE CAKES!! Just look for the Gluten-Free indicator on our menu!
Our European Style Pizzas
FAVORITE PLACE FOR A QUICK LUNCH
Healthy + Gourmet, Fresh-To-Go/Dine-In, Delivery Available
Healthy + Gourmet - You don’t have to settle for the usual fast-food; our menu offers healthy out-of-the-ordinary culinary experiences. Delicious and healthy lighter lunch options - you don’t have to feel weighed down after your meal.
Fresh-To-Go or Dine-In - Our food is made right in front of you by our wonderful, uplifting staff, and fresh for you! Conveniently located close to Downtown Clarksville, take more time to eat, and less time to drive!
Delivery Available - Order our food and have it delivered to you through Uber Eats or The Bite Squad!
German-style plates, Specialty Drinks, & European Pastries
German-style Plates - We offer beautiful traditional German breakfasts with meats, cheeses, and breads which are great for sharing with a loved one.
Specialty Drinks - many of which are Organic and Fair Trade, and most served hot or cold.
Our Brewed Coffees - We have our very own Silke’s Old World Blend Signature Coffee which is milled for us by Kickin' Coffee to replicate Jacob’s Kaffee. We also serve other specialty coffee blends roasted and milled by Bongo Java in Nashville. And we offer freshly-brewed Jacob’s Kaffee that we import from Germany.
Our Lattes, Cappuccinos, and Teas - Enjoy our variety of specialty Lattes, Espresso-based drinks, and regular, Chai, and herbal teas. Indulging in any of our specialty lattes, served in a gorgeous clear glass mug and topped with special garnishes, is really a treat for all the senses!
European Pastries - Enjoy our heavenly Croissants, Danish, and Coffee Cake that are all made fresh daily for that special morning treat along with your breakfast plate.
"Had an amazing lunch today with my sister and mother. I recently went vegan and was thrilled to see the variety of vegan-friendly goodies! Went with a vegan burger, side salad, and Silke's Old World Blend. Everything tasted absolutely phenomenal! Silke's has a very warming atmosphere and is beautifully decorated. I'd also love to mention how friendly everyone is. Many thanks to the lovely ladies that helped us today! Best customer service I've had in ages! I left more than satisfied and will definitely be coming back often."
- Josh Craig
"Best bread in Clarksville. Nestled in a charming place in old Clarksville, Silke's provides an old world charm with German ancestry. Their baked good range from specialty breads to cakes and muffins. The best cake is the Black Forrest. Or for you German speakers.... Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte."
- Joell Tassin Davis
"Silke's is one of the very few restaurants in Clarksville that are truly worth every penny I spend there. Her recipes are fresh and unique while still sticking to her German heritage. The employees at Silke's are always delightful and smiling. The decor is very smartly done- offering local artists a venue in which to sell their work while decking the walls with glorious art of varying styles. But my favorite thing about dining at Silke's is the vast vegetarian menu. I try to eat here as often as I can!"
- Linda Wilson Farris