Kirst Confections & Cafe is now open on Main Street in Bryant

Addy Kirst is the newest business owner in Bryant

by Stephanie Sauder, Editor, Bryant Dakotan; Reprinted with permission

There’s a new face in a familiar place on Bryant’s Main Street. Adelaide Kirst opened Kirst Confections & Cafe in early November. She recently purchased the Fairchild Beans & Creamery (aka Fairchild Drug) building from Dale and Jolene Beld.

Originally from Pennsylvania by the way of Colorado, Addy and her parents, Chris and Nicole, and sister Elly, moved to DeSmet about a year ago. She was an education major at SDSU when she learned that Fairchild’s was for sale, an opportunity she saw as too good to pass up.

Before long she was pursuing her dream of opening a bakery, a passion she’s had since she was a little girl. Walking into the establishment also reminded her of the little coffee shops she and her family would frequent in Pennsylvania and Colorado and she felt at home.

Addy is a self-taught baker. French pastries are what she really likes to create but she’s just as happy making the regular danishes, rolls and other pastry items as well. She makes everything from scratch – even the yogurt she serves on the breakfast menu. She also provides gluten-free items.

Kirst Confections & Cafe will be open 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Both breakfast and lunch are limited menus and not the usual short-order fare.

For now, breakfast items include the homemade yogurt, parfaits, pancakes, crepes and an egg dish. Lunch items are soups and hot sandwiches, such as the burger hoagie. There’s always something in the bakery to please the sweet tooth in addition to ice cream.

She hopes to have a handmade candy selection in the near future as well. The specialty and gourmet coffee selection is still available. Addy is supplying her customers with her favorite coffee from Colorado.

So, whether it’s breakfast or lunch, a treat or coffee you want or just to see a smile filled with sunshine, stop by the Kirst Confection & Cafe on the north side of Main Street in Bryant. It’s all good.

Featured image: Adelaide Kirst, the newest woman entrepreneur in Bryant, finds the people in South Dakota and this community “genuinely nice.” Her energy for her new business and inviting smile and personality freely given to her customers and community reflect the same sentiment about her. Welcome, Addy – you’re a sweet addition to Bryant. Photo courtesy Bryant Dakotan