University of Oregon students have a sweet life thanks to co-owners Cheryl and Catherine Reinhart. Situated a few short blocks from campus, Sweet Life Petite is the boutique second location of the sisters’ longtime mothership, Sweet Life Patisserie, on Monroe St. Dessert hounds are greeted daily by an impressive display of seasonal, scratch-made sugary cakes, tarts, pies, mini-sweets, and savories, such as quiche. Vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are staples on the menu and their house-made granola, pastel marshmallows, chocolates and teas are popular grab-and-go treats.
The Reinhart sisters began their business creating custom cakes and their Facebook album proves the creativity of their customers and bakers that has lasted more than 20 years. Whimsical sculptural designs are edible fantasies for every kid at heart.
Sustainability is key to the bakery’s operation. They keep their footprint low by sourcing from local partners, including Mountain Rose Herbs, Lochmead Dairy, and Groundwork Organics. Everything sold in the shop is 100% rBGH-free, trans-fat and hydrogenated-fat-free.
Check out their other location, Sweet Life Patisserie.