Who doesn’t love brunch? This is one of my family’s favorite past-times, mainly because it works well for our schedule while we’re in the season of napping children! Here are my top ten picks for family-friendly brunch spots in St. Louis. You can’t go wrong with any of them!
City Coffeehouse & Creperie
This French-themed creperie nestled in the heart of downtown Clayton is a staple for my family! They have an extensive drink menu, savory and sweet crepes for days, and other assorted lunch menu items like sandwiches, salads, and more. There’s a patio for nice days, and the staff and ambiance are very kid-friendly. No worries about a mess here!
The Brittany crepe is to die for! Ham, spinach, eggs, asparagus, hollandaise sauce … YUM!
Half and Half
Another breakfast spot not to miss, just down the road from the Creperie, is Half and Half! This eclectic eatery has a menu that will leave you wanting one of everything. They do also serve a nice lunch if you arrive past the brunch hour! This one fills up quickly, so be prepared for a wait.
If you’re looking for sweet, go for the Clara Cakes! If you’re looking for savory, you’ll love the Ham and Gruyere omelet or the biscuits and gravy!
Rise Coffee House
Rise Coffee House is a beloved local hot spot located in the Grove. With some retro vibes and a fabulous outdoor patio with a special spot for kiddos, this would be a perfect brunch spot on a warm and sunny day!
Don’t sleep on the breakfast tacos!
Clover and the Bee
Clover and the Bee is the most charming coffee shop tucked into darling downtown Webster. This cafe’s amazing food is only matched by the dreamy decor (think green velvet booths, gorgeous floral murals, gold finishings) and the kindest staff. This is the perfect spot for a family brunch or coffee with a girlfriend! All are welcome here.
Lavendar latte, any pastry from the front of the house, and the strata is chef’s kiss.
This quaint neighborhood cafe located at the corner of Lindell and Forsyth is bustling with locals, so you know it’s good! They’re perhaps most well known for their gorgeous cookies, and their menu is filled with classics. Very kid and family-friendly.
Look for the polka dots!
Rooster, part of the Baileys’ restaurant family, is a European-style urban cafe specializing in crepes, sandwiches, and brunch fare along with a unique selection of coffee, craft beer, and award-winning Bloody Marys and mimosas! All of their dishes are made in-house, with locally sourced ingredients from farms across Missouri. This is a must-try!
Go for the Rooster Slinger or the french toast.
La Bonne Bouchée
This French patisserie and cafe in Creve Coeur is fun for the whole family! With a relaxed atmosphere and Parisian decor, you’ll enjoy a relaxed meal with brunch classics. But be sure to save room for a delectable French dessert or pastry … you’ll be mesmerized by all the goodies on display.
Start with the continental breakfast … that’s how the French do it!
The Wolf Cafe is eclectic, artsy, and inviting, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create unique dishes that not only check the healthy box but also satisfy your tastebuds. There is something for the whole family! The friendly staff makes you feel right at home, and there is even an outdoor patio space!
The avocado toast, breakfast bowls, and homemade pastries are a must!
While a newcomer to the STL food scene, the Annex has made a name for themselves FAST. It’s hard to know where to begin sharing what’s great here! From their curated market filled with jams, candies, spices, breads, locally sourced goods, and specialty items to their extensive drink menu, mouth watering breakfast sandwiches, and heavenly pastries! My favorite part of the Annex is the covered outdoor patio. Heated in the winter and shady in the summertime, this is a wonderful spot for families!
Try the quiche!