Must-Try Bakeries in Downstate Illinois

Must-Try Bakeries in Downstate Illinois

Posted on 06/08/2022 by Angelina White


Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out Downstate Illinois's list of must-try bakeries!


Custom Cakes

There’s nothing quite like good cake, especially a custom cake made special for your event! Looking for something quirky and fun? Terri’s Sweet Cakes in Belleville can create anything from a roll of money to a shoe!

Creative and colorful cakes:

  1. Two Sweet in Cisne
  2. Artistry on Cakes in Belleville
  3. Mark’s Cakes & Snacks in Olney
  4. Patty Cakes in Highland




Donut-lovers unite! Mark’s Bakery in DuQuoin will demolish your sweet tooth! Have you ever eaten a Skunk's Tail? This mouthwatering treat is so much more than the name implies, but make sure to bring some coffee or milk, because this donut has ALL the frosting! With around 40 years of donut-making experience, this bakery will blow your mind.

Darn-good donuts and pastries:

  1. Off the Square Coffee in Red Bud 
  2. I D’éclair Pastries in Clay City 
  3. The Bakery Nook in Nashville 



Crust me, you’ll want some of this pie! Blue Springs Café in Highland is known for its famous foot-high pies. These pies come in a variety of flavors and are topped with literally a foot of meringue. For those who want something more traditional, Blue Springs Café also serves fruit pies and chocolate pecan pie. You do not want to miss this Highland staple!

Pretty pies:

  1. Eckert’s Country Store & Farms in Belleville
  2. Wood Bakery in O’Fallon



And Everything Else!

There are a ton of other eateries throughout Downstate Illinois where you can stock up on goodies as well. The following bakeries have all your on-the-go essentials like cookies, muffins, and bagels. 

  1. Farmhouse Bakery & Café in Salem
  2. Shimoji Coffee in Vandalia
  3. Berkemann’s Baker’s Dozen in New Baden
  4. Kristy’s Sweet Treats & Edible Creations in Robinson
  5. Jo's Java in Greenville
  6. Whitling Whimsy in Casey


Photo Credit: Whitling Whimsy, Terri's Sweet Cakes, Ahne's Bakeries, Wood Bakery


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