St. Louis' Best Breakfasts (and Brunches)

Power up at one of these egg-zemplary eateries

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. 

Gingham's Homestyle Restaurant

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.

The Barn at Sappington House

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.

Southwest Diner

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.

Cafe Madeleine

The Saint Louis Art Museum's Panorama delivers great views and beautiful food at Saturday and Sunday brunch.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a bastion of beef and wine at tony Plaza Frontenac, also sets out a lovely 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.



David Lancaster
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