Breakfast and lunch spot Hatch’d STL to open in south St. Louis next month

South St. Louis’ Princeton Heights neighborhood is getting a new breakfast-and-lunch spot. As reported by St. Louis Business Journal, Hatch’d STL is slated to open at 6931 Gravois Ave. in mid-February.


Co-owner Joshua Sturma plans to maintain much of the integrity of the two-story, 4,500-square-foot space, which formerly housed Quincy Street Bistro. “We got lucky with the space. It has a lot of character, with beautiful hardwood floors and exposed brick. We don’t have to change much aside from the paint,” he said.


Inspired by Sturma’s prior experience working as a general manager at The Shack, Hatch’d will double as a breakfast-and-lunch spot by day and a catered event space at night. The first floor, which houses the kitchen and bar, can seat up to 75 guests, and will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. On weekends, the second floor will open up with an additional 60 seats.


Sturma aims to introduce a new concept to Princeton Heights, which he said lacks a “straightforward breakfast spot” like Hatch’d. The menu will combine classic diner staples, like pancakes and eggs, with some more inventive takes on St. Louis favorites, such as a slinger-inspired Mexican skillet, and the Dutchtown Hoosier, a sandwich with grilled bologna, cheddar and caramelized onions.


As for drinks, guests can opt for anything from a glass of orange juice to pineapple-infused vodka or a strawberry mimosa. The full bar will have two of each spirit, red and white wine, as well as a handful of local beers, five of which will be on tap.


Sturma credited his family and friends for helping him bring his vision for Hatch’d to life. “The entire process has been a big family affair,” he said. His parents and co-owners Karen and Paul Sturma will help operate the restaurant. Two of Sturma’s aunts, Susan Pupillo and Julie Sturma, helped design the restaurant’s branding and secured building permits. The name Hatch’d? “That was the brainchild of my girlfriend, Sarah Evans,” he laughed. 


Sturma hopes to bring his family’s longtime passion for food and hospitality to Princeton Heights. “We’re South City people making a South City restaurant,” he said.


Look for a website and social media presence coming soon.