Being the first espresso bar in St. Louis had its drawbacks. When The Brevé Coffee Company opened its doors in 1995, the concept of a latte was unfamiliar to most residents in the downtown area, and the shop only made $58 its first day in business. But as owner Kevin Wiesehan and his wife added in flavorful small-batch-roasted coffee beans, a panini press, and savory café food, business started to boom. Brevé now has three locations throughout the St. Louis area.
In these coffee shops, baristas serve up expertly poured coffees alongside sandwiches, veggie wraps, and salads. Hand-dipped ice-cream treats with Ghirardelli chocolate, shots of house espresso, or foamy pours of root beer are both decadent and refreshing, much like waltzing with an ice sculpture of Fred Astaire.
Flanked by walls in cotton-candy pink and decorative accents reminiscent of a gingerbread house, the glass case at SweetTpieS Dessert Studio displays tiny cheesecakes, mini pecan pies, and cupcakes. Bakers glide behind the counter, adding flourishes of fondant to towering wedding cakes designed to resemble dresses, bouquets, or the frosting-filled swimming pool where the couple met. Artful cupcake towers array confections in an impressive fashion, and custom cake designs can be shrunken down into cake shots, which layer cake, toppings, and buttercream frosting made in house into push-pop form.
Choose your own cut of steak at Festus' Tanglefoot.
If you re sick of counting calories, the absence of low-fat food on Tanglefoot s menu is sure to appease your taste buds for a day.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Tanglefoot's drink list.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Tanglefoot.
Tanglefoot offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Tanglefoot.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Tanglefoot to your next party or event.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Tanglefoot's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Tanglefoot.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Tanglefoot, so plan your budget accordingly.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Tanglefoot's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Hillbilly's Bar and Grill in Pevely.
The food at Hillbilly's Bar and Grill is high-calorie, high-flavor, and highly-rated.
Large groups will appreciate Hillbilly's Bar and Grill for its ability to seat them quickly.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Hillbilly's Bar and Grill, known for its laid-back ambience.
At Hillbilly's Bar and Grill, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
The average check at Hillbilly's Bar and Grill will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Hillbilly's Bar and Grill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
For a quick burger (don't forget the fries!), McDonald's has what you need.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at McDonald's, a local favorite.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at McDonald's won't cost you a sitter.
McDonald's is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
No need to put on airs for a trip to McDonald's — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from McDonald's.
You'll find your bill at McDonald's to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
McDonald's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
For tasty Mexican fare, Festus' La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant is hard to top.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant's drink list.
La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant to create the perfect night.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.