The sizzle of bacon, the aroma of coffee, the golden glow of a stack of pancakes, the satisfying combo of an egg-topped hamburger…ah breakfast. Start your day at any of these fine establishments, offering a scintillating variety of early-morning noshes.
The baristas give your coffee an artistic touch at The Mud House, the immensely popular breakfast joint on Cherokee Street.
Grab a satisfying breakfast at Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant, open and serving breakfast 24/7 from a classic down-home menu a short drive from the St. Charles historic district.
Surprisingly, you can get breakfast all day at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, with four locations in the St. Louis area.
Breakfast comes with a little history (and a lovely view) at The Barn, the on-site restaurant at the Sappington House Museum, St. Louis County's oldest existing brick residence.
Downtown’s Pickles Deli serves a deli-style breakfast starting at 9 am, featuring locally roasted coffee.
Southwest Diner earns its name twice by being located on Southwest Avenue and doing breakfast with a Mexican accent for its legions of loyal customers.
A leisurely Sunday morning gets even better at the groaning board of a brunch buffet.
At Café Madeleine, you can brunch in the splendor of a Victorian-era walking park: more precisely, in its 1878 greenhouse, the oldest one standing west of the Mississippi in Tower Grove Park.
Bixby’s, inside the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, offers brunch under the direction of a French Culinary Institute-minted chef.
Also in Forest Park, the Boathouse serves brunch by the lake, after which you can pedal away some calories on a rental boat.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a bastion of beef and wine at tony Plaza Frontenac, also sets out a lovely brunch.
Downtown’s Robust Wine Bar, near the National Blues Museum, serves a sumptuous Sunday brunch.
Elsewhere downtown at Cardinals Nation, the upscale sports-bar in Ballpark Village, the Sunday brunch is a winner.
Lafayette Square’s Sqwires, ensconced in a former wire factory, does a weekend brunch to die for.
Hiro, a stylish dining room and equally chic food serves a Sunday brunch of some of the most beautiful dishes in town.