BitterSweet Bakery - CLOSED
St. Louis, MO 63104
Riverfront Times's Description
Leanna Russo isn't the biggest fan of eating sugar and sweets, but that doesn't mean her Benton Park bakery isn't topnotch. In fact, a light hand with the sweet stuff is what makes Russo's pastries so darn good. The lemon meringue torte with a pine-nut crust and browned Swiss meringue is a lovely blend of sweet and tart with a savory backbeat. Be sure to try the peanut-butter bar, which knocks Reese's out of the park. Savory dishes, including a daily lunch special and made-from-scratch biscuits topped with peppery sausage gravy, are also available.
Tips from foursquare
RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Bakery
Coffee's good and cheap, and goes well with a pineapple upside down muffin on a Sunday morning! Come for the food, stay for the stylish atmosphere.
Gorgeous desserts and great brunch.
This place is way overrated + the service pretty much stinks. Prices are on the high side for what you get. You're better off hitting cafe ventana, kaldis or even breadco!
One of our favorite Cheap Eats of 2010
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