Cafes in Clayton

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Fizzy's Soda Fountain & Grill invokes waves of nostalgia with its charming, old-timey decor, friendly staff behind the counter, and a menu of burgers, floats, hot dogs, and fries. Guests chow down on reuben sandwiches, cheeseburgers, and fresh salads, pairing meals with frosty glasses of chocolate soda, malts, milkshakes, and ice cream in a variety of flavors.

29 North Gore Avenue
St. Louis,
MO
US

A bastion of barista beverages, Deer Creek Coffee complements morning liquids with an amiable atmosphere and a straightforward collection of café fare that bakes itself fresh every day. Breakfast creations, such as three varieties of belgian waffles ($7.95) and smoked-trout potato pancakes ($8.95), are legally prepared within the police-enforced breakfast time. Eaters can design their own egg sandwich ($5.95) to accompany a manually made espresso drink such as a large mocha ($3.30) or a medium mocha mudslide ($3.45), which is based on geological trends in Malibu. Deer Creek Coffee also welds together fruit and juice smoothies ($3.95) and greek, caesar, and asian salads ($10.95).

9820 Clayton Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

In 1927, thousands of feet above the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was shielded from the elements only by the Spirit of St. Louis' thin linen covering. His eyes, though, boasted much sturdier protection on that historic flight?a custom pair of goggles designed by brothers A.P. and August Erker. More than 80 years and four generations later, the Erker name still stands behind high-quality optics.

Jack Erker Jr., great-grandson of August, presides over the business's two present-day locations, which have also played their part in adorning famous eyes. During Jack's tenure, Will Smith, John Goodman, and Shaquille O'Neal have all stopped in to swap needlepoint tips and grab a pair of stylish frames, which are sourced from Italian and German design houses, as well as his own manufacturing division, Studio Optyx.

28 Maryland Plz
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Pint glasses fill with fresh drafts of craft beers from Parma Grill and Tap's microbrewery while cooks prepare platters of Italian fare, such as lasagna and eggplant parmesan, inside the kitchen. A selection of specialty pizzas includes buffalo chicken with blue-cheese or ranch dipping sauce and Elizabeth's Favorite, a vegetable pizza topped with roasted eggplant and fresh tomatoes.

3359 S Jefferson Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

A red brick exterior, spacious sidewalk patio, and delectable café menu highlight the charming European appeal of Rue Lafayette, whose beginnings were documented on a recent episode of Renovation Realities on HGTV. Early-morning strollers, comptrollers, and world-weary street mimes can start their morning of artfully aimless ambling with Rue Lafayette's sweet, flaky croissants imported from France. The chocolate croissant ($2.25) matches particularly well with large cups of the café's drip coffee ($2.25) or frothy cappuccino ($3.55). Lunchers, meanwhile, can feast on the quiche ($6.99) and mix it together in their digestive centrifuge with the sinfully tasty croissant bread pudding ($5.99). Since Rue Lafayette's dishes rotate with the stately dance of the seasons, each polite café employee will cheerfully lay out today's recommendations, tomorrow's libations, and yesterday's neutron radiation gyrations. The café's mad scientists have also combined breakfast and lunch into an unholy (yet delicious) monstrosity known as brunch, which gets unleashed from its chains every Saturday and Sunday.

2026 Lafayette Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Kayak’s Coffee & Provisions greets visitors with the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a widespread menu of quick bites, hearty entrees, and sweet desserts. Quiet loud-mouthed stomachs with a Highlands sandwich––prosciutto, cheddar, and brown-ale mustard packed between grilled farmer’s bread ($5.95). Or teleport to Italy for breakfast without scrambling molecular structures with the Sicilian omelette sandwich, which meshes eggs with parmigiano reggiano, marinara sauce, and basil ($5.95). Caffeine cravers can fill up their cups of joe with Kaldi’s strong brews while snacking on a treat from the café’s rotating assortment of satisfying scones, muffins, chocolate-chip cookies, and other baked beauties. And in the winter, Kayak’s regulars enjoy roasting s’mores at their tables, as the shop provides the flames, skewers, and ingredients necessary to cook this campfire classic ($5.95 for two people).

276 N Skinker Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US