Robbie’s Pastry Shop

As of April 1st 2014, Stacey Fisher became the new owner and operator of the well-known Robbie Pastry Shop.

The previous owners, Joe and Robbie Oldham had been in business there since 1980. Purchasing it as The Community Market, the Oldhams shortly after, began offering donuts and other various pastries, as well as, a deli and catering service.

Miss Fisher, born and raised in Smith County, is a 1992 graduate of the Smith County High School.. She currently resides in Gordonsville, with her four children, Gavin-17, Savannah-14, Isabelle-13 and JohnKelley- 9.

Fisher is also the granddaughter of Pearl Fisher who owned and operated The City Cafe, in Carthage, for over 30 years.

“Growing up in that atmosphere made a huge impact on my life.”, Fisher says. “It was my favorite place to be. I loved helping with cooking and I loved visiting with the customers. My Granny not only taught me about cooking, she also taught me about how to treat people. I learned that good food is good for the soul and that is a gift to people.”

At the age of 12, she took a job working as as babysitter for the late, Mrs. Joan Teat, a local day care owner and caterer. Fisher says,” Working with Mrs. Teat was an honor. She taught me a few basic decorating techniques and it was something I was always interested in.”
In 2010, Fisher completed all four Wilton cake decorating courses and began baking cakes and homemade pies from her home. She has been featured in Country Women’s Magazine, winning Honorable Mention, in their 40th Anniversary Cake Decorating Contest. She has also won other cake decorating contests, including one at Community Bank of Smith County.

“Growing up in Carthage has been such a blessing. The memories I have from the City Cafe, and the hustle and bustle of our historic Main Street, and the simple beauty of our town are precious to me. Having this opportunity to purchase and continue operating a historic piece of property and treasure, such as Robbies is a great honor. I would like to see our town be great, just as it once was. I feel that having Robbie’s and continuing to grow and weave it into the fabric of our community will be a wonderful asset to everyone.”

Currently Robbies is open at 11AM, on Saturdays and the second and fourth Sunday, offering home cooked meats and vegetables and made from scratch desserts, such as old fashion pies, cobblers and banana pudding. Plans are to eventually be open every Sunday and a few days during the week. Robbie’s also offers small catering and reservations in their private dining room, for various clubs, businesses and organizations, showers, birthday parties, and after funeral meals. Custom cakes can be ordered for all occasions.

Miss Fisher states, “My dream for Robbie’s is for the good people, of Smith and surrounding counties have a nice place to eat good, home cooking, in a home-like atmospere. I not only want my neighbors to come visit, I want it to be a place that visitors to our town will say, ‘We ate at Robbie’s and it felt just like being at home or at Grandma’s!’. I also want to take the time to thank everyone that has supported me thus far. I look forward to many years of doing so.”

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