June and July Events


Artwork by Katherine Suopys

Centered on the theme of the beauty found in feminism and its connection to nature

On display and for sale through the month of June


Come out for brunch and enjoy the musical stylings of

Ben West on June 29th


Cherry and the Pit on July 6th

Weekender Specials

Farmers Plate with Steak or Salmon $13.95

Two eggs cooked your way, potatoes and your choice of steak or salmon served with hollandaise sauce.

Eggs Benedict $8.95

Two poached eggs on an english muffin with ham and hollandaise, served with potatoes.

Garden Benedict $8.95

Two poached eggs on an english muffin with avocado and tomato with hollandaise sauce. Served with potatoes.

Cajun Benedict $11.95

Two poached eggs on an english muffin with Lick Creek andouille sausage and cajun hollandaise

Bloody Mary $4

Blood Moons $5



Artwork by Adaline Lewis Tucker

Artist Reception Friday July 26, 6-8pm

Light refreshments will be available as well as a cash bar.


The show will consist of ceramic weapons, platters, and a few figures that are articulations of the artist's own mental fiction. Literature and art history blend continuously and occasionally objects present themselves as significant. Exploring these synchronous qualities is the path and the destination, along with hoping the viewer can start formulating a new narrative of their own.

Portents will run from July 2 - July 31. Stop by during regular hours to see the show.



Matt Garrison

with Daniel Watkins, Brett Conlin Music, and Jeremy T. McConaughey

Doors Open at 6:30 Show starts at 7:00

$5 Suggested Donation

All Ages, Must be 21 to Drink

May Events

Sunday, May 19 from 7pm - 10pm

Sunday is perfect for an early show and we're having one! Come out and enjoy a Sunday Funday at Cristaudo's.


With Iowa In Between (Minneapolis, MN)

Moondbuds (Carbondale)-New buds who are old buds and are from the moon

Shitty Mickey (Carbondale)-The shittiest Mickey in town.

$5 suggested donation, All ages welcome, 21+ to drink

-$4.99 Snack Menu- Grilled Chz -Tiny Taco Melt -Artichoke Dip -Hummus Plate

-Drink Special- $1 off all Schlafly beer

May 19 show

May 25 Brunch

Come out and enjoy brunch while local favorite Jenny Johnson performs!

Weekend Specials:

Eggs Benedict or Gardens Benedict $8.95, Cajun Benedict $11.95, Farmer's Plate with choice of Steak or Salmon $13.95

Drink Specials:

Blood Moon $5 , Pitcher of Mimosa $16

Saturday, May 25 from 7pm – 10pm

Crime of Passing: (Cincinnati, OH)

Lonely Suit (Marion, IL)

Dursn't (Rural Murphysboro, IL)

$5 suggested donation

All ages, 21+ to drink

Doors 6:00

Music 7:00

May 25 show

Easter Bakery Specials

Our freshly baked Easter items are available to order!  We make a variety of specialties including coffeecakes, stollen, panettone, hot cross buns, butterflake rolls, and a variety of Easter themed cookies and pastries.  

In addition we love offering traditional lamb, chicken and egg shaped pound cakes like you remember from childhood.  And this year we are offering Easter baskets and paint-it-yourself cookie sets as well!

Take a look at our Menu and give us a call at (618) 529-4303 to order your delicious Easter baked goods today!

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Article in Life & Style - Decorated Sugar Cookies

We were privileged to recently have an article written in Life & Style Magazine about one of our favorite things—our decorated sugar cookies! Click HERE to be taken to the article, where you can read more about the iconic cookies and how they can be customized for any event!

And did you know, we can ship pink cookies? If you are like us and sometimes just need to get your hands on the nostalgic, classic sugar cookie, give us a call at (618) 529-4303 and we can send them to your town.

And if you’re local, CarGo can bring pink cookies to your door during our business hours! Click HERE to download their app!

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2019 Feb/March Happenings

We have a lot going on this month, from bakery, drink and brunch specials to live music and an art show! We have specials for Valentine’s Day, an open call for art for Palentine’s Day (drop off your art here Sunday, Feb. 10th or Monday, Feb. 11th), great music lined up, March holiday specials, and more! All the information is contained in our newsletter. If you want to look at it click on the button below:

2018 Winter Holiday Specials

We have a lot of holiday happenings this year! Make sure you scroll down to find about our freshly made treats, meals, gifts, events and activities to help make this holiday season festive, fun and yummy!

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Holiday Hours

Open on Monday, December 24th from 8:00-3:00

Closed from Tuesday, December 25th – Monday, January 7th

Re-Open on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30 am

Enjoy your winter holiday!

Holiday baked goods, dinners and more!

Cookie and Pastry Trays

If you are looking for a special gift or something to bring to a gathering, we make seasonal cookie and pastry trays that are perfect for parties, thank-you presents, and other festive occasions.

Turkey Dinners

We take orders for Turkey Dinners all the way until December 21st! If you’re having a party, let us do the cooking! Just give us a call at (618)529-4303 to place an order.

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Cakes, Pies, Breads, Coffeecakes, Cheesecakes, and Pastries

Click the button for a menu of our other holiday specialties.



Hanukkah is here, and we have a variety of fun cards and yummy decorated cookies in stock for the holiday!

Buche de Noel

Our Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake) is made of chocolate cake rolled with regular or mocha butterfluff, covered with chocolate ganache, and decorated with homemade meringue mushrooms. It makes both a great treat and centerpiece! 

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Krampusnacht Winter Market Auction

Not your usual auction! A little bit Krampus a little bit winter market. Join us as we auction off a variety of odd and quirky, interesting and beautiful items. A smidgen of everything that will add to your holiday gift giving

Saturday, December 8

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Live music after the auction! Refreshments served and libations available for purchase!

Entry Fee is a canned food item for the Good Samaritan House in Carbondale

If you have items you would like to sell in our auction, e-mail us at cristaudoscafe@gmail.com. Items will be posted and online bidding accepted ahead of the auction on our facebook event.

For more details about this unique event, click on the button below.

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Also, come out in the morning, because we will have live piano music during brunch by Kevin Ohlau! Free from 11:00-1:00

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Holiday Cookie Fun!

We have a number of options for family members to get in on the cookie decorating fun!

We are hosting our gingerbread house decorating event on Dec. 22, and we are making to order: gingerbread house kits in two sizes, decorated gingerbread houses in two sizes, and paint-it-yourself cookie kits. Click the button and check out the menu of options!

Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House!

Back by popular demand: Our Gingerbread House Decorating Event on December 22nd.  We provide the homemade assembled house, you provide the creativity!  $35/person includes one house, supplies, mentoring, coffee, cocoa and cookies.  Additional decorators for $6.00 per person.  Cash bar will be open. Space is limited, so check out the flyer below and call us at (618)529-4303 to reserve your spot!

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Paint-it-yourself Sugar Cookies

We are making paint-it yourself sugar cookie kits again this year. Our set of iced sugar cookies come packaged with edible "paint", a paintbrush, and instructions.

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Thanksgiving Specials


Thanksgiving needs? We got you covered! Give us a call at (618) 529-4303 to place your order!

We don't just bake for the holidays either.

We make Turkey Dinners with all the fixins too!

You can order your Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn O'Brian, Green Beans Almondine, Orange-Cranberry Sauce, Sage Dressing and more, and pick it up hot or cold, ready to go!

We are taking orders through Monday, Nov. 19th!

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Live Music!

Tim Crosby and the Lightning Strikes will be performing live at Cristaudo's with Matt Garrison!

Friday, November 16th

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30

All ages

Suggested Donation $5

Cash bar available for folks 21+

Tim Crosby is a southern Illinois-based songwriter and performer in the Americana/country rock genre. He released a CD titled "Resurrection Mule Farm" with his band, the Lightning Strikes, in 2017 and currently is recording another CD. He performs more than 100 shows a year, including nearly every weekend at venues in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky, playing all original music that explores the trials and triumphs of everyday people. His influences include Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Todd Snider, John Prine, Chris Knight and others. Tim is joined by James Ricks on bass and Daniel Tejada on guitar. Matt Garrison kicks off the night at 7:30.


Halloween Event

On Saturday Oct. 27, please join us as Cristaudo’s and 6Present

The Unveiling of our Cabinet of Curiosities!!

A performance to introduce to you our prized possessions of the odd, curious, strange and mysterious and the stories of how they came to be. Tarot readings from Madam Zoltar through out the evening. Refreshments and drinks served, cash bar will be open!

Live Music Provided by



covers of the Mummies!

Doors Open at 7 & Show Starts at 8


$5 At the door or $8 for a wristband to get into this event and Skihaus of Horrors.


Online Herb Fink Art Auction through September


Cristaudo’s Café and 6Pence Gifts is proud to host the sale of the Lorenzo Cristaudo Collection of renowned artist Herbert L. Fink (1921-2006), the first Distinguished Professor of Art of SIUC.

The works offered include Mr. Fink’s original ink drawings that were used for his etchings, original ink wash and watercolor studies, and signed and numbered prints. Nearly three dozen posters from his past shows round out the offerings. All of Mr. Fink’s prints and drawings are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

All of the remaining work is currently available through online auction. The entire collection will be hanging in the store and for sale online through the end of September.

10% of all proceeds from sales will go to benefit The Women’s Center of Carbondale who provide comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

To directly access the online auction on ebay, click on the “AUCTION” button above. For questions, call us at (618)529-4303