A variety of cakes and pastries on a boulangerie or patisserie market stall.

3 Bakeries in Carbondale That Will Satisfy Your Sugar Craving

If your sweet tooth is calling, you’re in luck. Check out one of these bakeries in Carbondale for every sweet treat from midnight cookies to coffee cake. Best of all, these three bakeries are just around the corner from The Pointe at SIU!


Larry’s House of Cakes

Only a short ten-minute drive away, Larry’s House of Cakes offers an enormous variety of baked goods. Larry Clayton first opened his shop, then known as Larry’s Donuts, in 1963. The store served only donuts for years, but it slowly shifted to include other bakery items. Today, Larry’s House of Cakes has you covered for whatever sweet treats you’re craving. Cupcakes, donuts, cookies, brownies and more are made daily.


Cristaudo’s Café, Bakery, and Catering

The Cristaudo family has been baking delicious treats since the 1970s.  Cristaudo’s offers breakfast and lunch entrees in addition to their baked goods. Their famous pink frosted sugar cookies are popular treats, and they make a large assortment of other cookie flavors every day. If cookies aren’t what you’re craving, try their rotating options. These include delights like magic bars, coffee cake, and truffles.


Insomnia Cookies

Don’t feel like driving for your sugar crush? No problem. Insomnia Cookies specializes in delivering hot, fresh cookies to your door in just thirty minutes. Choose from a dozen different varieties, including chocolate chip, peanut butter, and snickerdoodle. The “delicious duo” special includes two cookies and milk, or you can order a “wich” with ice cream sandwiched between your cookies. Insomnia Cookies also offers six flavors of ice cream by the pint or the quart, as well as cookies and brownies à la mode.

You can pick up your treats in person at the shop just over a mile away. But the delivery option is what sets this bakery apart from other bakeries in Carbondale. They deliver from 10:00 a.m. until 2:45 a.m., making them the perfect fix for a mid-afternoon or late-night sugar craving.


Treating your sweet tooth is easy in the neighborhood around The Pointe at SIU! Check out these late-night restaurants if your craving is savory instead of sweet. If you are thinking about calling our community home, please contact us to arrange a tour

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