6 restaurants with great breakfast menus in the St. Louis area
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s crucial to get it right. Here’s a rundown of some unique and tasty spots guaranteed to give you a delicious start.
Bowood by Niche
This charming spot, tucked away in a quiet corner of the Central West End, serves breakfast until 3 p.m. every day. The menu has favorites like eggs Benedict and the aptly named classic breakfast, featuring two eggs, brioche toast, potatoes and bacon (vegan and gluten-free options are also available), alongside specialties like the Vermont cheese waffle, which combines sharp cheddar goodness and maple syrup for a delicious sweet and savory combo. 4605 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.454.6868, bowoodbyniche.com
Billy G’s Finer Diner
Who says breakfast is only an AM deal? At Billy G’s, it’s an all-day affair, served from 7 a.m. until close, seven days a week. The behemoth of a menu has something to please every palate. Indulge in breakfast staples like buttermilk pancakes, brioche French toast, biscuits and gravy and a plethora of omelets, or keep things light with offerings like avocado toast, oatmeal and the yogurt berry crunch parfait. 1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.778.9120, billygsfinerdiner.com
This spot brings a little bit of Paris to West County. As the name suggests, crepes are the star of this show. The menu features a total of 16 crepes – 10 savory and six sweet varieties. An additional $1 gets you extra meat or a scoop of ice cream, depending on the crepe, and there’s a gluten-free buckwheat option that can be had as well. Bon appetit! 17409 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, 636.778.0188, frenchcreperie.com
Tartines are the main attraction at Ivy, which offers a variety of savory and sweet toppings served open-faced on housemade sourdough toast. Variations include The Forsyth, with caramelized bananas, cinnamon peanut butter, housemade jam and vanilla yogurt, and The Fern, a vegan extravaganza with Oatly cream cheese, vegan eggs and plenty of veggies. The menu also boasts plenty of other breakfast favorites and a wide range of coffee and tea drinks. 14 N. Meramec Ave., Suite A, Clayton, 314.776.9377, ivytartines.com
Looking Meadow Cafe
The all-day breakfast menu at this new vegan cafe satisfies whether you adhere to a plant-based lifestyle or not. Specialties include vegan versions of biscuits and gravy, quiche and a biscuit sandwich made with Beyond sausage. For those inclined to a bit of sweetness, there are pastries like fritters, doughnuts and cinnamon rolls, and to keep guests caffeinated, a list of coffee drinks based on ethically sourced Blueprint Coffee beans and featuring housemade syrups and plant-based milks. 2500 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.550.2583, lookingmeadowcoffeeco.com
This eatery from the folks behind Kounter Kulture features a menu of dishes created with the best local, sustainable ingredients from purveyors like Buttonwood Farm and Lindley Mills. The jewel in Songbird’s culinary crown is The Combo, a breakfast sandwich with egg, white cheddar and applewood-smoked bacon on toasted sourdough, which fans will recognize from Kounter Kulture’s booth at Tower Grove Farmers’ Market. There are also plenty of other bites to choose from, including a kale frittata and a breakfast tamale. 4476 Choteau Ave., St. Louis, 314.781.4344,
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