What started as a gourmet cupcake bakery has blossomed in to so much more in St. Louis. Chefs Dana Holland and Casey Shiller are two time winners on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Who knew this was going to be a great Sunday Brunch spot? For $17.99, 11 years of age and up can enjoy an array of cold salads including a yummy pasta salad with pesto and feta, shredded chicken salad, fruit, and more. Head down the line to hot offerings of brisket hash, a savory bread strata, eggs benedict with hollandaise, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and two kinds of potatoes. After breakfast, try one of their mouth watering entrees like mac and cheese, antipasti, fried chicken, chicken enchiladas, dragon sesame noodles and baked mushroom stuffed brie. The main courses change out weekly and the menu varies. And, if you save room for dessert, OMG they served a Christmas cake cupcake, chocolate cake with carmel and fondue for more decadence. Don’t forget the Bloody Mary or White Sangria. Brunch hours 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers everything from soup and chili to four salads, half a sandwich and soup or salad. Sandwich highlights: egg and chicken salad, roasted pork, club sub, wraps, monte cristo, veggie sandwich for big eaters. Quesadillas for adults and kids finish out the lunch selections.
Cupcake hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chefs Holland and Shiller also take their food on the road for events, catering, and boxed lunches. You can rent two private party spaces. Oh, almost forgot. There are gourmet stuffed cupcakes weighing in at half pound each! They are moist, gooey, and full of sweet goodness. Favs are the 24 Karat Cake, Cuban Coffee, Island in the Sun, Reeses Chunkage and more. And if you need more, there is an ice cream bar right next door. Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe, 8509 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO
Cupcakes and ice cream are available at select Schnucks and Straub’s.
Jilly’s Cup Cake Bar & Cafe