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St. Louis Brunch Bliss: Top 25 Spots for Epic Morning Feasts

Craving adventure but your passport is dusty? Buckle up your taste buds; we're jet-setting through St. Louis on a brunch quest that's way beyond basic benedicts!

Tobi Miles
June 4, 2023

St. Louis is a great city for brunch if you’re visiting or passing through. The city is home to some pretty unique establishments that serve up tasty brunch selections.

The cuisine of St. Louis is as diverse as the city itself. From traditional southern cuisine to seasonal fusion, there is something for everyone when it comes to brunch in the Lou. Award-winning chefs use locally sourced ingredients and farm-to-table produce to craft traditional dishes with a twist. You’ll find variations of eggs benedict and breakfast tacos all over.

St Louis has plenty of delicious brunch spots, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorites so you can enjoy a leisurely meal before starting your day.

From upscale restaurants to casual cafés, read on for the 25 best brunches in St. Louis.

1. Polite Society

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Address: 1923 Park Ave Saint Louis, MO 63104Phone number: (314) 325-2553

Established in 2017, Polite Society is a restaurant and bar located in Lafayette Square. Jonathan Schoen and Brian Schmitz founded the establishment.

Along with Beverage Director Travis Hebrank, they hope to provide visitors with a warm environment, where food and drink can be had with company.

This trendy restaurant offers a seasonal menu that updates with new items all the time. They also have plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.

Polite Society has an exceptional brunch menu that includes favorites like eggs benedict and a breakfast burrito. Their chicken and waffles come highly recommended in their reviews.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Eggs Benedict
  • Cuisine: New American, Breakfast & Brunch

2. Songbird

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Address: 4476 Chouteau Ave St. Louis, MO 63110  | Phone number: (314) 781-4344

Songbird opened in 2020 to serve the local community. Their story began as a venture between two friends.

The restaurant is committed to supporting other small businesses and farm families by purchasing the highest quality ingredients.

They support local and sustainable products for our menus, using seasonal ingredients for all of their dishes. Songbird has several vegan and vegetarian dishes, as well as gluten-free options.

They are famous for the breakfast sandwich they have served at the Tower Groves Farmer’s Market, and have since turned it into a favorite menu item.

“The Combo” features aged white cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, and farm fresh eggs on homemade sourdough bread.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: The Combo
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

Related Read: 15 BEST Black-Owned Restaurants In St. Louis, MO

3. Egg

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Address: 2200 Gravois Ave Ste 101 Saint Louis, MO 63104Phone number: (314) 202-8244

You can find Egg at Benton Park next to Hodak’s in the historic Polar Ice building. They’ve been featured on PBS and in Sauce Magazine.

This hip trendy joint offers a menu full of breakfast and brunch dishes, as well as smoothie options and cocktails.

All of the meats at Egg are smoked on-site and they only use the freshest local ingredients. Additionally, they have vegan options.

The Pork Belly Benedict reflects St. Louis’s barbecue culture, and comes highly recommended in the reviews.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Pork Belly Benedict
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Juice Bars & Smoothies

4. Hatch’d

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Address: 6931 Gravois Ave St. Louis, MO 63116Phone number: (314) 448-1642

This classy restaurant was opened by father-son duo, Joshua and Paul Sturma. They’re excited to feature classic American breakfast items with a bit of a twist at Hatch’d.

Try the Sweet Sarah for a refreshing spin on a mimosa. It’s a strawberry mimosa made from fresh ingredients.

Let Freedom Ring is a popular menu item and features the Hatch’d homemade French toast in a Sammie, along with sausage, bacon, and fried egg.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: hatch'd French Toast
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, New American

Related Read: 40 BEST Things To Do in St. Louis

5. Rooster - Downtown

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Address: 1025 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101Phone number: (314)241-8118

Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Rooster is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike.

They bake all of their breads in-house and have some of the best crepes in town. Everything is made from scratch.

Whether you’re looking for a casual brunch or lunch while exploring downtown, Rooster is sure to please.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Rooster Slinger
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch

6. Living Room Coffee & Kitchen

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Address: 2810 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO 63143 | Phone number: (314) 899-0173

Bring your dog because you’re going to want to hang out on the patio at Living Room Coffee & Kitchen.

Founded in 2014, this family-owned café roasts all their own coffee, and makes everything fresh daily.

The place is hip and artsy, so no need to get dressed up. They have vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, like an amazing Falafel Wrap.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Breakfast Sandwich
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea

7. Bowood by Niche

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Address: 4605 Olive St St. Louis, MO 63108Phone number: (314) 454-6868

The latest concept by Chef Gerard Craft is Bowood by Niche. The simple and elegant restaurant is located in the Central West End.

Belonging to the Niche Food Group family, Bowood features brunch & dinner options inspired by Italian cuisine.

The atmosphere is light and airy, and the setting of the place is gorgeous. There is a plant shop on site to explore.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Eggs Benedict
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches, New American

Related Read: 65 BEST Things to Do in Missouri

8. The Bellwether

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Address: 1419 Carroll St Fl 2-3 St. Louis, MO 63104Phone number: (314) 380-3086

Established in 2019, this beautiful upscale restaurant uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients to craft exceptional breakfast and brunch dishes.

Bottomless mimosas add to one of the best brunches in St. Louis. They also provide huge portions, so be prepared for leftovers or sharing with a friend.

The bacon fried rice comes with rave reviews. One specialty is the Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast, which is described as not too sweet and perfect.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, New American

9. The Mud House

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Address: 2101 Cherokee St Saint Louis, MO 63118Phone number: (314) 776-6599

Mud House is a special café because when it was first taken over by the Millers in 2008, neither of them had any prior experience with coffee businesses.

If you are visiting St. Louis and want a unique breakfast, try this unique spot. Its outside atmosphere is very hip.

The Mud Slinger is the signature dish that has eggs, roasted potatoes, pickled red onions, black bean chili all topped with cheddar cheese with toast.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Mud Slinger
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Sandwiches

10. The Clover & the Bee

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Address: 100 W Lockwood Ave Webster Groves, MO 63119Phone number: (314) 942-1216

The Clover & the Bee is located in the eclectic western suburb of Webster Groves. This Italian-inspired local restaurant was established in 2017.

In case you were wondering, the name of the restaurant was inspired by a simple poem by Emily Dickinson called “To Make A Prairie.”

They offer a selection of boutique wines and craft cocktails.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Strata
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Sandwiches

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11. Half & Half

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Address: 8135 Maryland Ave St. Louis, MO 63105Phone number: (314) 725-0719

Half & Half was established in 2011 in the suburb of Clayton. This trendy café is focused on creating perfect brunch classics that are made from scratch by Chef Mike Randolph.

If you’re into sweets, the Blackberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast is definitely a must-try! Their signature Clara Cakes are classic pancakes with raspberry, mascarpone, and granola.

Add some fresh squeezed orange juice, and you could ask for a better brunch spot. They’re open everyday except Mondays and Tuesdays, for Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Clara Cakes
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Café

12. Brasserie by Niche

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Address: 4580 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108Phone number: (314)454-0600

Brasserie by Niche offers a wide variety of French-inspired dishes that are sure to please any palate.

The menu features both classic and contemporary dishes, so there is something for everyone. Brasserie has a decadent dessert menu, as well.

The Brasserie by Niche also has an extensive wine list that features both local and international wines. The knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect wine to pair with your meal.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$$
  • Specialty Dish: Braised Beef
  • Cuisine: French

13. Gooseberries

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Address: 2754 Chippewa St Saint Louis, MO 63118Phone number: (314) 577-6363

Gooseberries is a casual and hipster joint that serves late night breakfast and brunch options. You can also get vegan and vegetarian dishes.

The specialty is the Goose Omelet, made with three eggs, caramelized onions and celery, potatoes and blue cheese.

This is the perfect place for a late night breakfast after a night on the town. They have a wide range of menu options and are definitely worth checking out.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: The Goose Omelet
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch

14. The Barn

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Address: 1015 South Sappington Rd St. Louis, MO 63126Phone number: (314) 966-8387

Located just 20 minutes from the Gateway Arch, The Barn is a quaint little spot serving traditional breakfast and lunch.

The Barn restaurant is a welcoming environment where the true spirit of hospitality shines. Though locals frequent the establishment, it is an inviting and inviting place for visitors, too.

They offer a wide variety of farm-to-table options that are prepared into made-from-scratch dishes. They also bake pastries and desserts daily.

Their signature dish, the Barn Breakfast, is a traditional home-cooked breakfast plate featuring eggs, sausage, toast, and hash browns.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Barn Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Traditional American

15. Grand Pied

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Address: 3137 Morgan Ford Rd St. Louis, MO 63116 | Phone number: (314) 974-8113

Located in Tower Grove South, Grand Pied is a fine dining restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch, Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 2 pm.

Grand Pied has a patio and they’re also BYOB, so bring your own drinks and chill for a while. You can also order a nonalcoholic mimosa made from fresh orange and pomegranate juice.

Their pork steak and dirty grits is a St. Louis twist on a southern favorite. The pork steak is house-smoked to perfection and served over grits.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Pork Steak and Dirty Grits
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Traditional American

16. The Blue Duck

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Address: 2661 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO 63143 | Phone number: (314) 769-9940

Owner Chris Rayburn, his wife and pastry chef Karmen Rayburn opened The Blue Duck in its current location in 2013.

Along with executive chef Jordan Knight and bar manager Adam Anglin, they serve up traditional comfort food with a twist.

They’ve blended Mexican, Korean, and southern cuisines into an eclectic menu featuring dishes made from smoked duck. The Eggs Bene-Duck is their take on the brunch classic eggs benedict.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Eggs Bene-duck
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Comfort Food, Burgers

17. Latte Lounge + HG Eatery

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Address:  2617 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO 63103Phone number: (314) 833-3087

This local hotspot is the perfect place for an unusual brunch. As they describe it on their website, it’s a “clucking good brunch.”

Try their Açai bowl for a fresh fruit explosion in your mouth. The breakfast fried rice is like nothing you’ve tried before.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Breakfast Fried Rice
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea

18. The Crow's Nest

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Address: 7336 Manchester Rd Saint Louis, MO 63143Phone number: (314) 781-0989

If you’re looking for something a bit more, shall we say alternative, then you should check out the Crow’s Nest. This hidden gem is located in downtown Maplewood.

The Metal Brunch on Sunday is what attracts most people to this quirky and cool place. The menu feature “Decappitizers” and “Merciful Plates” to satisfy your cravings.

The Bowl of Slop is the house favorite with a hashbrown casserole slathered in a gouda jalapeno cheese sauce. They also have a veggie version.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Bowl of Slop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Traditional American

19. Yolklore

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Address: 8958 Watson Rd St. Louis, MO 63119 | Phone number: (314) 270-8538

Yolklore was established in 2016, and gives you a modern take on the traditional breakfast and brunch menu. Not to mention, they have a drive thru!

Their breakfast burrito is huge! It comes with a tasty sauce on the side. The signature Yolklore Smash Burger is a hit with patrons.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Yolklore Smash Burger
  • Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Bakeries

20. Winslow’s Table

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Address: 7213 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63130Phone number: (314) 725-7559

Winslow’s Table is the place for local farm-to-table food, amazing drinks, and gifts, all under one roof. They offer indoor and patio dining.

The Water Buffalo Kefta is made from water buffalo and ground beef. It has marinated cucumber, whipped feta, pickled red onions, herbs, and lettuce. All of this served on fresh pita.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Water Buffalo Kefte
  • Cuisine: New American

21. Juniper

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Address: 4101 Laclede Ave Saint Louis, MO 63108Phone number: (314) 329-7696

Juniper is a restaurant that serves classic southern cuisine that reflect the spirit of the region. They serve brunch on Sunday starting at 10 am.

The most popular brunch item is the Braised Beef with Chimichurri. It has potatoes, peppers, onions, and a fried egg.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Braised Beef Hash with Chimichurri
  • Cuisine: Southern, New American, Bar

22. Ivy Café - Coffee, Tartines & Things

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Address: 14 N Meramec Ave Clayton, MO 63105Phone number: (314) 776-9377

Co-founders Julie Keane and Ashley Morrison opened Ivey Café in 2019 to bring the West Coast to St. Louis.

Sourdough is made fresh daily. They only source locally grown fresh produce and other sustainable ingredients. The Meramac is served on that delicious sourdough.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: The Meramac
  • Cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cocktail Bar, Salads

23. Shack Breakfast & Lunch

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Address: 731 S Lindbergh Blvd Frontenac, MO 63131Phone number: (314) 736-5900

You’re going to be cracking up over the menu at Shack Breakfast and Lunch. They serve up silly and delicious dishes, along with cocktails to compliment any meal.

Dishes like “Please Dad Don’t Buy That Affliction T-shirt” and “Mommy Where Does Bacon Come From” are a unique twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: “Make A Grown Man Cry” Breakfast Burrito
  • Cuisine: Traditional American, Breakfast & Brunch

24. Cinder House

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Address: 999 N 2nd St St. Louis, MO 63102Phone number: (314) 881-5759

Cinder House is conveniently located inside the Four Seasons Hotel near the central business district and nearby attractions, including the Mississippi Riverfront.

Serving contemporary South American cuisine cooked over open fire, Cinder House offers you an elegant brunch.

The brunch includes access to limitless breakfast pastries, fresh baked breads, artisanal charcuterie & cheese, and seasonal fruit.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Cost: $$$
  • Specialty Dish: Cinder House Eggs Benedict
  • Cuisine: New American, South American

25. Fiddlehead Fern Café

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Address: 4066 Russell Blvd St Louis, MO 63110Phone number: (314) 300-8111

Darcy Heine, owner of Fiddlehead Fern Cafe, has been a part of the Shaw Neighborhood for most of her life.

Craft cocktails and traditional brunch food define the menu at Fiddlehead Fern Café. They also have a variety of homemade pastries and baked goods.

Anything made with their homemade bread, from toast to sandwiches, is going to be delicious. Ingredients are locally sourced and dishes made fresh.

  • Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • Cost: $$
  • Specialty Dish: Summer Avocado Toast
  • Cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch
Article updated:
January 5, 2024

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