meet reine bayoc

Reine Bayoc is a maker of delicious things… vegetarian food and desserts are just two of the many. She was born in McKenzie, Tennessee, and grew up in Los Angeles and St. Louis with three brothers, her father, and her mother.

After studying abroad in Lyon, France, where Reine solidified her love of desserts, she graduated from Saint Louis University with degrees in English Literature and French.

After working a few cubicle jobs—while coming home to bake whatever her heart desired, Reine decided to take a shot at the dream of owning and operating a small bakeshop. In December 2008, she opened SweetArt Bakeshop and Art Studio with her husband Cbabi Bayoc.

SweetArt is STILL open and thriving (yay!), and Reine is currently implementing big plans for SweetArt’s bright future.

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When @puravegancafe creates a signature welcome juice for your #loveandmagicbrunch 👐 Thank you, Monica, for being a true friend and sister in the business and in life! #womeninbusiness #itaintacompetition #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #sweetartstlouis
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It's only pretty to the #madscientists bakers tend to be. But here she is...our #vegan White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookie topped with #maldon and lime zest...cause #wefancy Part of Sunday's #loveandmagicbrunch at @meetanew . And it's official, the brunch is sold out!! Thank you all who bought tickets and all who are calling the shop to see if anyone cancels💫 We feel all the love. Thank you sososososoososoooooo much! #humbled #grateful #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #plantbased #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen
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Had to share this super cute cupcake capture from @meridithshae. It never gets old to see people walking into the shop, and I so love when photos are posted and shared. Everyday I'm like, "oh, wow, they came." Every. Single. Day. #TeamGratefulForEvah #evahevah #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #cupcakes #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs
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Cause why not... Thanks @scoopsstl for the #vegan ice cream that tops our #vegan brownie every Friday evening😍 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #plantbased #womeninthekitchen
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We are one week away, and I am SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has purchased tickets for the #LoveandMagicBrunch. The menu (for those who have not seen it via the ticket link in our bio) Passionfruit Mimosas Local Fruit Salad Broccoli-Cheddar-Roasted Garlic Quiche in pate brise crust (vegan version available) #Vegan Chik'n & Waffles Buttermilk Biscuits (vegan version available) w/Salted Maple Butter, Strawberry Preserves) Indian-Spiced Sweet Potato Patties Roasted Local Vegetables Dessert (and we can't tell you what it is, but we believe brunch isn't complete without dessert!) You will not eat for the rest of the day. Trust us. We heard many people say that after the last brunch. Join us Sunday, September 24th at @meetanew. Music by DJ Needles, food by Chef Reine Bayoc. #loveandmagic #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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Tonight for #FridayPieDay, we have #HotMess pizzas on our #organic ciabatta bread. First up: Tater Tot, #vegan sausage, and green bell peppers...to be topped with vegan cheese before popping in the oven. And number two: BBQ sauce, Fried Chik'n and Caramelized Onions. Both vegan. Both deliciously hotmessy. We are open til 8pm💫 #EataSaladTomorrow #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #pizzafordinner
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It's #FridayPieDay ...and that means #plantbased burgers AND NACHOS TONIGHT...and pizza cause we love y'all. So come taste the #loveandmagic 💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia
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I have never fallen out of love with cooking and baking, but I fall out of love with running a bakery/cafe...some weeks...daily. It's hard as hell, the hours are ungodly, and the reward is often internal. The "dream" fulfilled. I am self-social...a word I created when my staff kept telling me how anti-social I am😂. I have to take 3,127 pictures to like a single one. I love to see #women running and working a kitchen. And for my size, I'm #hellah strong. Like, for real.🤣 My new creative help recently said that I was nowhere in the shop...that my identity wasn't there. "People don't know you." And that had been by design. I like it like that. But things change. So, hey, y'all. I'm Reine. I own SweetArt, and I love cooking and baking💫 I hope you read all this long post so you can know me a bit better. And I hope you join me for my last #loveandmagicbrunch of the year at @meetanew September 24th. I will feed you and your spirit well, and you will leave happy. Promise. Ticket link in bio❤ #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs
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I tend to be very quiet in the kitchen. And like for others to be quiet also😂 but not in a controlling way. And I am not a shouting & cussing #chef. Though I cuss soooooooo much😕 just in normal, talk language. I know...dont judge me. This is a #Lovely shot by @lbphotography1 during the last #loveandmagicbrunch. The countdown begins for the next brunch at @meetanew September 24th at 11am. Buy your tickets now...please and thank you. This will be the last #loveandmagicbrunch of the year. Link in bio💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #plantbased #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen
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Our counter charmer superstar, the one and only Kiya, daughter of the equally fab @mrsdees is 16 today!!! We've had few charmers as hardworking and skilled as Kiya, and we are SO GRATEFUL for her energy and smiles. If you come in for #CupcakeHappyHour, be sure to wish Kiya a happy Sweet 16 (she wanted to work...now That's work ethic!) And tip her BIG!!! #thebabiesaregrowingup #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Cause tomorrow is special, we will be having #vegan Beef n' Broccoli over Brown Rice and #vegan Crab Rangoon...even though we gave y'all both recipes😂 some of y'all ain't cooking a lick. #weaintmad #itkeepsusinbusiness #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs
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In the kitchen perfecting this #vegan Chik'n & Waffles for our #loveandmagicbrunch at @meetanew September 24th. Let's just say, go ahead and get your ticket: link in bio💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #plantbased #blackwomenchefs #weworksohardforthis #womeninthekitchen #womenchefs
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Starting this morning off with a Caramelized Onion-Roasted Cremini Mushroom Puff Pastry...baked on top of a herbed cream cheese. And it's #vegan. Come taste this #loveandmagic 💫 #sweetartstlouis #elamorylamagia #plantbased #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs #blackwomenchefs
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@kateheartscake took such great photos of the #loveandmagicbrunch ...and wrote such kind words❤ This is a favorite capture because everyone is looking down at their plates😂 And #thebestbiscuitsever (since my momma's) and #mimosas are being passed around. It truly was such a beautiful Sunday brunch. And we are gearing up for another! We hope you can join us...it's fewer than two weeks away, and tickets are available at the #eventbrite link in our profile💫 Come brunch with us❤ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-love-magic-brunch-vol-2-prepared-lovingly-by-chef-reine-tickets-37554393201 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #JuanaElizabeth #vegan #vegetarian #plantbased
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Yes, we are looking for some superstars as we gear up for our busiest season of the year. We are hiring for ALL positions: bakers, lunch crew, and counter charmers. We are growing and need people who genuinely care about doing an exceptional job and making our customers' day better. If that's you, email your resume and letter of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or apply online at www.sweetartstl.com. #nowhiring #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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Our #AliceWalker bowl...Coconut Curry Lentil and Vegetable Stew, brown rice, and #kaleyeah salad. 'Tis the season for a bit more #loveandmagic. We open at 7am tomorrow, and we hope to see you. Our Alice Walker bowl will be on special, so if you've been #burgerloyal it may be time to try something new💫 #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #plantbased #vegan #blackwomenchefs #womeninthekitchen #food52 #womenchefs
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My niece and my daughter. Looks like a hug, but they were probably holding me up a bit post the last #loveandmagicbrunch 😂 I was exhausted, but it was incredible!!! I am hoping you, yes--you!--can join us for the next brunch at @meetanew September 24th at 11am. Tickets available in the link in our profile...and take a peak at the menu while you are at it. #blackwomenchefs #theirfirstjobs #familybusiness #sweetartstlouis #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia
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A little "peace" of cake...and a post about our phone lines. They are trippin' ...and we don't know why. BUT WE ARE OPEN😁 SO COME SEE US💫 #loveandmagic #elamorylamagia #sweetartstlouis #justcomeon