When I moved to St. Louis in 2003, I worked my way through a printed list of area coffee shops, looking for a space I could call my own. I had two coffee shops in my college town that I would bounce between depending on my mood. One had an eclectic array of mismatched furniture, plastic flower table cloths, and amazing hummus. The other was a bit more polished with an impressive patio that was covered in ivy. I loved them both and finding a replacement in my new home was of the utmost importance to me when I first moved to the city.
Lucky for me, the coffee scene in St. Louis has grown so much since that first list. There are so many awesome options, yet I tend to stick to the same ones (Rise, Blueprint, Kaldi’s and Gelateria). To help you find your next cup of Joe, here’s a list of coffee shops by neighborhood. If I missed one, let me know, and I’ll make sure to add it.
Soulard/Lafeyette Square/Benton Park
Soulard Coffee Garden, 909 Geyer Ave.
Benton Park Cafe, 2901 Salena St.
Shameless Grounds, 1901 Withnell Ave.
The Mud House, 2101 Cherokee St.
Foam, 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
Sump Coffee, 3700 S. Jefferson Ave
Tower Grove East & South/Shaw
Kitchen House Coffee, 3149 Shenandoah Ave.
MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse, 3606 Arsenal St.
Gelateria Del Leone, 3197 S. Grand Blvd.
Crave Coffee House, 3500 Caroline St.
Hartford Coffee House, 3974 Hartford St.
Fiddlehead Fern Cafe, 4066 Russell Blvd.
Shaw’s Coffee, 5147 Shaw Ave.
The Grove/Forest Park South & Southeast/The Hill
Park Avenue Coffee, 5105 Columbia Ave.
Rise Coffee, 4176 Manchester Ave.
Comet Coffee, 5708 Oakland Ave.
Kaldi’s Coffee, 808 Chestnut St.
6 North Cafe, 701 Market St.
Park Avenue Coffee, 417 N. 10th St.
Blondie’s, 1301 Washington Ave.
Midtown/Central West End
Kaldi’s CoffeeSLU, 3900 Laclede Ave.
Kaldi’s Coffee CWE, 52 N. Euclid Ave.
Cafe Ventana, 3919 W. Pine Blvd.
Northwest Coffee Roasting, 4251 Laclede Ave.
Coffee Cartel, 2 Maryland Plaza
Kayak’s Coffee, 270 N. Skinker Blvd.
Blueprint Coffee, 6225 Blueprint Blvd.
Meshuggah Cafe, 6269 Delmar Blvd.
Kaldi’s Coffee DeMun, 700 DeMun Ave.
Kaldi’s Coffee Downtown Clayton, 187 Carondelet Plaza
Cafe Breve, 120 S. Central Ave.
City Coffeehouse & Creperie, 36 N. Brentwood Blvd.
Maplewood and Richmond Heights
Coma Coffee, 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd.
Living Room, 2808 Sutton Blvd.
Foundation Grounds, 7298 Manchester Rd.
Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios, 2500 Sutton Blvd.