Top 10 Cafes You Must Try In St. Louis, Missouri

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Located along the banks of the Mississippi River, St Louis is a highly rated tourism destination with a unique culture, deep history, several attractions and an amazing food scene. Those who visit this lovely city are blessed with the opportunity of exploring some of the most amazing attractions in the area, including the Gateway Arch, City Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, Forest Park and Saint Louis Art Museum. When done exploring the city, you may want to check out the food scene that the city has to offer. Take a look at our list below of some of the cafes you must try in St. Louis, Missouri.

1. Benton Park Cafe

Posted by Benton Park Cafe on Monday, 13 November 2017

If you are looking for a cozy place where you can enjoy delicious food or just a cup of coffee in a friendly environment, then you have to check out Benton Park Café. Conveniently located at the heart of the town, the café is known for serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and cocktails. While you are here, you have to try out their speciality drinks like the pumpkin pie latte and coffee cocktail. As if its delicious food, drinks and the friendly staff are not enough, the café also hosts regular live music in the evenings.

Benton Park Cafe

Address: 2901 Salena St, St. Louis, MO 63118, United States

Website: Benton Park Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7am - 3pm; Fri - Sun: 7am - 4pm

2. Fiddlehead Fern Cafe

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Posted by Fiddlehead Fern Café on Thursday, 25 July 2019

Guided by its principle of offering delicious food to its customers, offering each customer incomparable hospitality and providing a gathering space for the community, Fiddlehead Fern Café has grown to be one of the locals’ favorite cafes in St. Louis. At Fiddlehead Fern café, you will be treated to mouth-watering treats including flavored lattes, tea lattes, freshly squeezed lemonade and classy wines. If you love yoga, you can join the one-hour class which focuses on gentle postures and synchronizing your breath and movement. Fiddlehead Fern Café boasts a family-friendly environment; you should always visit with your children whenever possible.

Fiddlehead Fern Cafe

Address: 4066 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States

Website: Fiddlehead Fern Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 7am - 4pm

3. Cafe Osage

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Posted by Cafe Osage on Sunday, 27 October 2019

Deriving its name from the Osage orange trees that can be found close by, Café Osage has a high reputation of offering a unique menu that balances breakfast and lunch treats with modern adaptations. Chef Scott Davis’ focus is always on providing simple but tasty meals prepared using the finest ingredients that you can find, most of which are grown at their own Central West end garden. The best thing about the café is the stunning views that can be enjoyed whenever you are gazing into the courtyard or dining at the cozy dining hall. Bring your kids along and watch them enjoy the kids’ menu.

Café Osage

Address: 4605 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108, United States

Website: Café Osage

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 2pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 2pm (closed on Tue & Wed)

4. Kayak's Coffee by Kaldi's

Ever since the café was established in 1994, Kayak’s Coffee by Kaldi’s has grown to be the hub for enjoying coffee and food as you get to know each other. Strategically located between Washington University, The Loop and Forest Park, the cafe features a rustic décor that provides a unique atmosphere to all of its customers. Whenever you are in St. Louis, you have to stop by and try out some of their traditional coffee like the Macchiato. While enjoying your drink, you should relax in the outside seating area where you will get to enjoy the stunning views.

Kayak's Coffee by Kaldi's

Address: 270 N Skinker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States

Website: Kayak’s Coffee by Kaldi’s

Opening hours: 6:30am - 10pm (daily)

5. Blueprint Coffee

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Posted by Blueprint Coffee Delmar on Monday, 25 February 2019

Conveniently located at the heart of St. Louis, Blueprint Coffee is a combination of a coffee bar and coffee roaster, which was born out of the need for a more open way to roast and serve coffee to the community. Knowing that so as to get the best coffee it all starts from the farm, Blueprint Coffee dedicate a tremendous amount of time choosing coffee seeds that are fresh and maintaining them through precise roasting and brewing methods. It does not matter what you are planning to have, whenever you stop by, you have to make sure you grub your fresh Penrose v.23.

Blueprint Coffee

Address: 6225 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States

Website: Blueprint Coffee

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

Travel tip by St. Louis Local Expert - John
Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

My favorite coffee shop in St. Louis, Blueprint Coffee is the place to be if you love coffee! Both of their locations have a wonderful atmosphere and serve delicious coffee. While their downtown location offers everything you need, if you are out by the Zoo or going to one of the famous Italian restaurants in St. Louis' "The Hill" neighborhood, you should visit the Blueprint Coffee location on Watson road. This location is in a refurbished automobile maintenance garage, which allows for lots of natural light and an industrial vibe that provide a wonderful atmosphere to sit and enjoy your coffee.

6. Rise Coffee

Rise and shine, you wondrous beings! It’s cold outside but warm in here, and the coffee is a’brewin! See y’all soon

Posted by Rise Coffee House on Tuesday, 10 December 2019

If you are tired of having the average cup of coffee for breakfast and you are looking for something more energizing, something that fuels your mind, you have to stop at Rise Coffee located in St. Louis. The café is dedicated to serving locally roasted specialty coffee as well as creating a friendly environment where guests can mix and socialize. Whenever you visit Rise Coffee, always make sure you bring your kids along. You will love watching them enjoying the kids’ menu. There is no better way to start your morning than by stopping at Rise Coffee and grabbing your cup of coffee.

Rise Coffee

Address: 4176 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States

Website: Rise Coffee

Opening hours: 7am - 4pm (daily)

Travel tip by St. Louis Local Expert - John
Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

Rise Coffee, which offers great coffee and traditional coffee house vibes, is in a great location and perfect to visit if you are near the Zoo or Franklin Park.  Their specialty coffees are always worth trying and their food menu is delicious and even offers gluten-free and vegan items. Make sure to grab either their avocado toast or their hash, two of my personal favorites!

7. Comet Coffee

Opened in 2012, Comet Coffee was born out of the strong desire to create an environment where coffee is cherished as it is tweaked to its best cup. If you are the type of person who gets excited by a great espresso or a tasty latte art pour, you have to make this café your daily joint where you can share this excitement with family and friends. Some of the highly-rated treats that you have to order whenever you are here include the Ethiopian Reco or the De Dios from Guatemala, and you can enjoy it with a blueberry muffin or a cranberry scone.

Comet Coffee

Address: 5708 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States

Website: Comet Coffee

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm; Sun: 8am - 4pm; Sun: 8am - 2pm

8. Cafe Nova

Posted by Cafe Nova on Sunday, 26 May 2019

Are you looking for a café where you will be served a unique type of food other than the common food that you are used to? Stop at Café Nova, one of the few places where you can enjoy Greek, Mediterranean and Italian food all served in a cozy and friendly environment. The café is also spacious enough for hosting private events such as birthday parties, wedding parties and graduation parties. What are you waiting for? Stop by, take a peek at the menu and make sure you sample some of their special treats. Parking space is available on the premises.

Cafe Nova

Address: 5611 S Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63109, United States

Website: Cafe Nova

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9pm; Sat & Sun: 11am - 9pm

9. Soulard Coffee Garden

Posted by Soulard Coffee Garden on Monday, 30 May 2016

Serving some of the most delicious breakfast that you will ever have, Soulard Coffee Garden is one of the locals’ favorite spots in St. Louis. Here, you will get to enjoy non-fried treats such as bagels and muffins for breakfast, and sandwiches accompanied by fruit salad for lunch. The restaurant also features an upstairs room where guests can enjoy their meals as they marvel at the priceless art and a brick-lined garden, perfect for enjoying your coffee. Whenever you are here, it is always important to keep track of your time. Given the comfort and treats that the café offers, you may get late getting to wherever you are supposed to be next.

Soulard Coffee Garden

Address: 910 Geyer Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104, United States

Website: Soulard Coffee Garden

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 2pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm (closed on Wed)

10. Park Avenue Coffee - Cortex

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Posted by Park Avenue Coffee on Friday, 24 November 2017

Strategically located in the historic Lafayette Square, right next to Ricardo’s Italian café, Park Avenue Coffee – Cortex is a locally owned café offering its guests a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying their coffee, which is served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Most locals consider Park Avenue Coffee - Cortex to be their favorite spot thanks to their obsession with serving air roasted coffee with consistent perfection. In addition to their tasty coffee, the café also serves freshly baked treats prepared using the freshest ingredients on the market. Each time you visit the café, you have to stop by with your kids; they will love the kids’ menu.

Park Avenue Coffee - Cortex

Address: 4240 Duncan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States

Website: Park Avenue Coffee - Cortex

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 6pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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Top 10 Cafes You Must Try In St. Louis, Missouri
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Exploring new places is fun but there comes a time when you need to fill your tummy. When that time comes, visit one of the cafes above and you will not regret it. Use our recommendations to find the perfect cafe for you and start planning your trip to St. Louis.

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Irene Mwikali is a graduate student in Kenya who has a passion for travelling and exploring the world. Currently, her love for travel has taken her to several destinations including South Africa,...Read more

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