The best bakery by far is Clayton's on Manchester road in Kirkwood. Just like the old corner bakeries of south St. Louis in the 50's/The Eidelwies, Ladue, Peanut cake, and Gooey Butter. But they even have the old "Deep Butter Cake" just like when we were young!!!
Best Bakery St. Louis 2011 - Lubeley's Bakery & Deli
7815 Watson Road
Webster Groves, MO 63119
For several generations now, Lubeley's Bakery & Deli has been the go-to place for the good people of Webster Groves, Affton and other points south-county whenever there's something worth celebrating. Or, sometimes, if there are sorrows that need to be smothered with sugar. Lubeley's probably gets the most attention for its cakes, both the elegant, towering wedding kind and the shorter, imaginatively frosted birthday kind. But this family-owned gem, now well into its seventh decade of operation, is also a reliable source for quick-fix treats: cookies, doughnuts, brownies and a wonderful little breakfast pastry with a graham cracker-crumb crust and a delectable filling of fruit or cheese. Lubeley's also has a charming café (if you just can't wait till you get home and have too much dignity to stuff your face while sitting in your car in the parking lot).