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Best Brunch Spots In St. Louis

February 2, 2012 4:43 AM

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Benton Park Café and Coffee Bar, located in the busy Benton Park area, is a great brunch location. (Credit: bentonparkcafe.com)

Benton Park Café and Coffee Bar, located in the busy Benton Park area, is a great brunch location. (Credit: bentonparkcafe.com)

On days when you have the luxury of sleeping in a little late, what better way to start your day than indulging in that mid-morning meal known as brunch? Whether you prefer pancakes and eggs or a hearty sandwich, the best brunch spots in St. Louis make for a real treat. – Stephanie Shepard 

mokabes Best Brunch Spots In St. Louis

Try MokaBe's Brioche French Toast – topped with butter and powdered sugar, and served with pure maple syrup. (Credit: mokabes.com)

MokaBe’s Coffee House

3606 Arsenal St.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63116
www.mokabes.com

This bustling coffee shop in St. Louis has the self-proclaimed “Best Brunch Buffet in Town.” From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, feast on brunch items such as eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, or buttermilk pancakes. Try MokaBe’s Brioche French Toast – topped with butter and powdered sugar, and served with pure maple syrup, it is sure to delight even the pickiest eater.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

bentonpark Best Brunch Spots In St. Louis

Benton Park Café and Coffee Bar, located in the busy Benton Park area, is a great brunch location. (Credit: bentonparkcafe.com)

Benton Park Café and Coffee Bar

1900 Arsenal St.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63118
www.bentonparkcafe.com

Benton Park Café and Coffee Bar, located in the busy Benton Park area, is a great brunch location. With creative dishes like Breakfast Pizza and classic mainstays like French toast, this neighborhood café is the perfect spot for a quick brunch. Try the “McGrittl This” – this creative take on a breakfast sandwich is comprised of one pancake layered with scrambled cheese eggs and sausage, and finished with a pancake on top with maple syrup drizzled over the entire sandwich.

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, open 24 hours.

blackbear Best Brunch Spots In St. Louis

The Black Bear Bakery is located on historic Cherokee Street in Benton Park. (Credit: bentonpark.com)

Black Bear Bakery

2639 Cherokee St.
Saint Louis, Mo. 63118
www.blackbearbakery.org

The Black Bear Bakery is located on historic Cherokee Street in Benton Park and has been in operation since 1998. This cooperative bakery is worker-owned and operated and has recipes in its collection dating back to 1916. The Black Bear Bakery features a weekly vegan brunch every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring such favorites as biscuits and gravy, sweet potato hash browns and eggless quiche, making it one of the best brunch spots in St. Louis for vegetarians.

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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