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Pint Size Bakery

When Pint Size Bakery opened in 2012, one of the first of the past decade's bumper crop of artisanal bakeries, it was also a marvel of creative efficiency, turning out consistently excellent baked goods in a space charitably described as studio apartment-size. (See for yourself at fellow STL 100 honoree Kounter Kulture, the original Pint Size location's current occupant.) A move in 2016 to bigger digs nearby didn't alter the Pint Size aesthetic, which founder Christy Augustin has described as “punk-rock grandma.” She, co-owner Nancy Boehm and their team turn out everyday treats sweet (crumb cakes, cookies, oatmeal cream pies) and savory (quiche, a BLT muffin), each the miniature miracle Pint Size itself once was.

Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (closed Sunday-Monday)

Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best

Opened: 2012

Many St. Louis-area restaurants are closed or limiting their dining options during the coronavirus pandemic.