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UNIQUE IN SUBURBIA | Brown Butter Cafe & Bakery in St. Charles

by Brianna Bartemeyer


“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” –Oscar Wilde

ST. CHARLES–Satisfying and healthy.

That certainly is a winning combination we look for in many facets of life.

Over the years, gluten-free foods have been hit-or-miss. For some, gluten-free foods are simply a dietary trend. For others with health-related issues (ie: gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease), it’s a necessary lifestyle choice one must adopt. With a rise in food sensitivities and food restrictions, it can be challenging to navigate simple joys … like eating with friends, classmates and loved ones. While food is a nourishing necessity of life, it’s a catalyst for connectivity too - it brings us together. Yes, we find joy in the tastes and smells of food - but, also our associations … namely the company we share. Introducing: Brown Butter Cafe & Bakery of St. Charles.

This gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free cafe & bakery opened its doors in November of 2022. They specialize in delicious, allergy-friendly donuts that are baked fresh daily - including some vegan options. Something for everyone! And its breakfast and lunch menu is served all day. Popular must-tries are its Original Salted Brown Butter Donut, Cinnamon Roll Cake, Cheddar Jalapeno Bread and Build-Your-Own Breakfast Casserole(s). Its bread is sourced from Breadsmith in St. Charles and its beans are sourced from Fresh Ground in Geneva.

We are feeling very optimistic that this will be one of your new favorite spots! Enjoy a taste of the sweet life … we think you will like them a hole lot. -Photos Submitted


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