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Catherine Reinhart and her sister Cheryl started Sweet Life Patisserie in 1993, creating wedding and birthday cakes in their converted-garage-bakery in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon. In 1999, they opened their bakery and pastry shop on Monroe Street. The bakery quickly outgrew the shop, and was moved nearby to a custom-built spacious kitchen in 2004. An extensive remodel of the shop into a cafe followed later that same year.

These days, a team of bakers and decorators turn out pastries around the clock. Sweet Life's cakes, pastries and desserts are lovingly hand-made from scratch, using both traditional French and classic American recipes. The display cases are full of desserts, cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, ice cream and sweet and savory breakfast and lunch pastries. The bright and bustling atmosphere attracts gregarious customers who don't mind waiting shoulder to shoulder with other dessert fans on busy weekend nights. The adept baristas help guide people through the dazzling array of options. They will also make a fine latte or a pot of organic tea to go with dessert.

The sisters work daily behind the scenes, dreaming up fabulous desserts and finding new ways to make their business more community oriented and earth-friendly. Check out the links to media coverage to read more about Sweet Life!

Check out our 20th Anniversary Video!

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Placing Special OrdersPlease call us at (541) 683-5676.


Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday 9 am - 3 pm

We request 2 days' notice for most orders, but if you have custom designs in mind, please call us at least a week in advance to dicuss the options. 

All orders are to be picked up at our Monroe Street location.

We do not accept personal checks. 

755 Monroe Hours

Monday - Friday: 7 am - 11 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8 am - 11 pm

1609 E. 19th Hours

Monday - Friday: 7 am - 10 pm

Saturday - Sunday: 8 am - 10 pm

We are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

To place an order, or for any other questions, please call our main office at 541.683.5676

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Jack Bernard's Travels - Sweet Life and the Lure of Oregon's Back Roads
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RG Reader's Choice Award
Reader's Choice Best Candy Shop 3rd place 2011 - Register Guard



Chef's Night Out 2010 - Best Hospitality and Presentation

Chef's Night Out 2011-2012 - Best Overall Bite- 2 years in a row!!

Chef's Night Out 2013 -Best Hospitality and Presentation



Weddings, Wedding Venues
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2010 Bride's Choice Awards® - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
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Lifetime Achievement Award — the first ever of which goes to Sweet Life Pâtisserie - Eugene Weekly


Reader's Choice Best Wedding Cakes in the Willamette Valley, 5 years - Oregon Bride Magazine

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