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U Knead Sweets


This unique and quaint bakery and coffee shop offers sweet yet subtle delights for all occasions. Locally owned and operated by Helena and Allen Shih, all items are created from scratch daily and have a touch of European/Asian inspiration.


Specific delights are conjured up for each of Missouri’s ever-changing seasons in form of unique pastries, individual desserts and assortments. Located in downtown Columbia and near campus, stop in to enjoy a sweet treat, hot cocoa, hot tea, coffee and free Wi-Fi.

Breakfast pastries, one of a kind cinnamon rolls, macaroons, scones, croissants, cake specialties, individual desserts, holiday pies, cupcakes, and cheesecakes are just a few examples of what U Knead Sweets has to offer.