I am Sam Eck, the owner of Jantz Cafe in Merced.
Jantz Cafe & Bakery was started by my sister,
Andrea, her husband, Sheldon Jantz and two of Sheldon's
brothers in Atwater.
I have been involved in the restaurant business since
2011, before that my working life consisted of different
aspects of home construction. We opened the cafe in
Merced in 2013. Just like when I was involved in construction,
I enjoy creating a space that is hospitable and comfortable,
like we have at Jantz Cafe. We have a great family
run business that gives the community of Merced a
place to meet family, friends, and colleagues, while
enjoying good food and coffee!
On a personal note, I have an amazing wife and four
wonderful children. We like to stay active, and my
favorite activity is backpacking in the Sierra Nevada