2017 Total Solar Eclipse Cookie Design Contest Winners Announced!


We would like to announce and give a big Congratulations to Amanda Atchley, winner of our 2017 Solar Eclipse Cookie Design Contest! Amanda will receive a $40.00 gift certificate and eclipse t-shirt!

We also had so many great entries, that we have 2 runners-up as well! Dayna Hartley and Emily Kircher will each receive an eclipse t-shirt, and all 3 will also get a half-dozen cookies inspired by their design!

Thank you so much to all who entered our contest! We will be making all the eclipse cookies pictured, and possibly adding some of our own designs, and offering them regularly in the shop!  If you would like to place an order, give us a call at (618) 529-4303!

Cookie Design by Amanda Atchley

Cookie Design by Amanda Atchley

Cookie Design by Dayna Hartley

Cookie Design by Dayna Hartley

Cookie Design by Emily Kircher

Cookie Design by Emily Kircher



The Solardale art show is accepting submissions that envision a bright future for Southern Illinois and Carbondale. Submissions are also sought that celebrate the sun, moon and eclipse in any fashion.

This art show is asking you to envision the preferred state. What does a bright future in Carbondale (Southern Illinois) look like? Solardale is for a future that embraces bold initiatives and doesn’t resist positive change. Solardale is regenerative, a leader in all things green and sustainable.
Have you thought of solutions that should be implemented here? How do we make Carbondale more beautiful, more cutting-edge, more renewable? Have you thought about things that are needed? Art installations, green spaces, bike shares, electric public transportation: it’s all fair game. Let’s bring it to life!

Submissions need to be received by July 29th (RSVP needed). The show will hang from August 1st-August 26th with a closing reception/event.

For more information contact Elizabeth Donoghue at 618-525-3099 or Cristaudo’s/6Pence at 618-529-4303, or e-mail us at six.pence@rocketmail.com.


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2016 Thanksgiving Specials

Thanksgiving is almost here and we think you should relax and leave the work and worry to us this year!  As always, we have lots of fantastic specials and baked goodness in store, so take a look at our bread, pie, cheesecake, coffeecake and turkey dinner menus below, and give us a call at 529-4303 for all of your locally delicious Thanksgiving needs!


Cristaudo’s Invites all who are brave to join us in the resurrection of Daisy Days' & John Robert’s tortured souls at our bakery.  There will be a wedding reception complete with a wedding cake, drinks, appetizers and live music.  Admission is free; Donations are appreciated.

The Resurrection of Daisy Days & John Robert will take place at Cristaudo’s on the night of Saturday, October 29th from 7:30 to 10:00. Performance begins at 8:00. 

For more information about our Halloween Festivities, see our EVENT on Facebook!

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2015 Winter Holiday Specials

We know you will be busy this holiday season, so why not leave the baking (and cooking) to us!  Click on the document below for a .pdf of our Turkey Dinners, Cheesecakes, Pies, Rolls, Stollen, Coffeecakes, Italian Panettone and more!

Buche de Noel


You can surprise your loved ones this year with a Buche de Noel (Yule Log Cake). We make this traditional holiday treat by rolling rich chocolate cake with regular or mocha butterfluff, covering it with chocolate ganache, and decorating it with handmade meringue mushrooms.

Cookies and Pastries







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

paint-it-yourself cookies

This year we started making paint-it-yourself sugar cookies, inspired by our friends in Boston. Our iced sugar cookies come packaged with edible "paint", a paintbrush, and instructions.

Hanukkah cookies



And don't forget we have special Hanukkah offerings as well...including fun cards, cookies and gifts!

2015 Thanksgiving Specials

Thanksgiving is upon us, and as always, we have lots of fantastic specials and baked goodness in store!  New this year, we are also happy to introduce our "pie it forward" THANKSGIVING PIE FUNDRAISER.  If you order your Thanksgiving pies from us, 10% of the cost of each pie will be donated to The Good Samaritan House.  Take a look at our bread, pie, cheesecake, coffeecake and turkey dinner menus as well as our fundraiser flyer below, and give us a call for all of your locally delicious Thanksgiving needs!

LOCAL FOOD FEAST on September 12, 2015

Cristaudo's and SIUC Farm to Fork Sustainable Vegetable Farm are partnering to create a seasonal meal utilizing local ingredients, in conjunction with the "EAT LOCAL CHALLENGE"

50% of the proceeds from this dinner will go to benefit The Good Samaritan House & Food Pantry

Tickets are $30/adults, $15/kids 4-12 and free/kids 3 & under

Seating is limited, so call 529-4303 soon for more information and/or to reserve your spot!

Summer 2015 Newsletter

There is a lot going on this summer, so peruse our newsletter to find out more about the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce "Eat Local and Win!" program, the "Eat Local Challenge", a special farm to table dinner we're hosting, as well as information about current art shows, local flowers, and more!


January/February Newsletter 2015

Take a look through our latest newsletter for all the details about our delicious and fanciful Valentine's specials!  In addition, 6Pence is featuring a show by Brett Hunter, whose carved wood wall hangings and prints are currently on display and for sale in our restaurant space.  We also have information about Karen Fiorino of Clay Lick Creek Pottery, who sells her ceramics in our shop.