Since we moved from Richmond Heights to South City we’ve started a brand new weekly ritual: Pint Size Bakery. Okay, for Christine it’s a little more often than weekly, but it’s a ritual nonetheless.
We had a little trouble finding the place at first as it is true to its name. It is indeed a pint-sized bakery. You will have to rub elbows with your fellow patrons once you get inside, but it is worth the effort.
You’re immediately presented with an amazingly wide variety of tarts, cookies, quiches, brownies, hand-pies, coffee, cakes, cup cakes, cake cups, and even homemade treats for your dog if you’ve brought one.
There are so many options that it might seem a little overwhelming at first for first time visitors, but the staff is very friendly and patient and will take time to answer any questions you might have.
We haven’t tried everything yet, of course, but we have enjoyed everything we’ve had so far. New additions and weekly or even daily specials are always making an appearance. They keep it interesting with new treats to go along with their classics.
They are more widely known for their Oatmeal Creme Pie. We actually have not had it yet, but every paper in St. Louis raves about them.
They always have a wide variety of cupcakes of many flavors and decorative styles. We are not so big about them as their other treats, but we had them before and they are moist and flavorful. Also, not too sweet. That is one thing we like about Pint Size: they focus more on flavor than just jamming sugar down your throat like some other places.
One of our favorite things to get are their tarts, like these Lil’ Tarts above and the ones in the header image for this post.
I’m more partial to the ones that have fruit on the top.
Actually, I’m even more partial to the ones with fruit on the top and then lemon curd in the center… or is this a bundt? Either way, they are delicious.
We are also big fans of their hand pies. They have a delightfully flaky crust and creamy fillings featuring fresh local fruit and either ricotta or cream cheese. So much better than what you’d get from a chain store.
Pint Size also features savory dishes as well. Their BLT Scone is pretty good and a nice way to start the day. We usually order their daily quiches which are different every day. Sometimes they are a little greasy, especially the ones that have bacon, but not so bad we’ve felt tired afterwards.
One dish I had which did indeed put me into a little bit of a food coma was their Bread Pudding Quiche. It was super delicious but super heavy as well. I think it was just a special anyway, so it was great as a one-time treat.
We always get coffee while we’re there as well. I usually go for just some drip coffee (Kaldi’s of course) and Christine usually goes for an iced latte, which I find a little too sweet after all the sweets we eat but she seems to like it just fine. I admit I usually sneak a few sips of her lattes she orders and they always have a nice roasty flavor and just the right amount of sweet.
We have eaten and loved far more things than we have pictured here. They usually have these small almond loaves with fresh fruit fillings that we go nuts over. They have these “brookies” which are brownie cookies that are a must try. I’d take pictures of them all but then this would be an incredibly long post. If you haven’t been to Pint Size yet then please visit sometime and see all the things I haven’t posted yet. Make sure to be kind to your fellow patrons as you squeeze your way into this St. Louis institution.
- Pros: Wide variety of creative and well-made tasty treats.
- Cons: It is genuinely pint-sized.
- Charlie’ Favorites: Hand-Pies, Tarts, Quiches
- Christine’s Favorites: Tarts, Quiches, Iced Lattes