May Events

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

Sunday, May 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We are excited to host our 5th Annual Mother's Day Brunch!   

Reservation Only, call (618) 529-4303 to reserve your spot!  

$18.95 Adults, $9.50 Children 4-12, Free Children 3 & Under

Adult Beverages available for purchase upon request after 11:00am.


Live Art Auction and Music

Saturday, May 19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Live Auction featuring vintage and local art, curios, knick-knacks, and all things curious, kitschy, fun, interesting or down right beautiful.  Auction followed up with live music by Kompresso and other musical acts, TBA.  

Doors open at 6:00, event starts at 6:30.   Call (618) 529-4303 for more info!


Meet The Artists Reception

Friday, May 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, on display through June 2nd

Photographs, drawings, paintings and collaborative works by Ty and Belinda Shults are on display and for sale.

Come and get to know the artists on May 25th, and and ask them about their work!

Refreshments provided.

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2018 St. Patrick's Day and Easter Specials

Corned Beef and Cabbage will be on the menu from March 7th until March 31st, served with homemade Irish soda bread.  You can make your meal extra hearty by having it with some local Big Muddy Vanilla Stout!   Vegetarian and Vegan options are also available.

In addition, Irish soda loaves and rolls, shamrock, rainbow and gold coin sugar cookies, shamrock cakes and more are available through St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day

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.  

Give us a call at (618)529-4303 to order your delicious Easter baked goods today!

Valentine's Day 2018 Brunch and Treats

It's 2018 and Valentine's Day is swiftly approaching!  Check out the list and some pictures of our Valentine's specials...things for your sweeties as well as anti-valentines for the ones you love to hate.  And also peruse the menu for our upcoming Valentine's Brunch!  Give us a call to personalize your orders or to make brunch reservations, and stay tuned for more info on our other special offerings!

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2017 Winter Holiday Specials


              Holiday Hours          

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

Closed from Monday, December 25th – Wednesday, January 3rd

Re-Open on Thursday, January 4th at 7:30 am

   Enjoy your winter holiday!    

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.


Cakes, Pies, Breads, Coffeecakes, Cheesecakes, Turkey Dinners and more!

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


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


Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House!

In addition to our other seasonal offerings, we are hosting a new event this year!  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

Back by popular demand, our set of iced sugar cookies come packaged with edible "paint", a paintbrush, and instructions.

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6Pence Gift Ideas

In addition to all the baking we are doing, we have also been stocking up on new merchandise for the holidays.  We have a variety of local and handmade items, fun and silly stuff, teas, chocolate, jewelry, art, glassware, t-shirts, ceramics, cards, vintage finds and more!  Below are pictures of some of the treasures in our shop.

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


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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.

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